This art retreat is part of our group retreat where you choose 1 of 8 artists/mediums to spend your days with and we gather as a group at night. The aim is on keeping this workshop affordable and accessible, therefore accommodation is in dorm style shared rooms of 2-4 people.
If you would like more lavish accommodation, please look at any of our other retreats.
Work in collaboration with two artistic minds to help inspire and instruct upon techniques of the watercolour medium. Barry and Lucy will discuss the advice that they wish they had of been given, when they first began creating in order to help you gain confidence when approaching a painting. Step by step methods are taught through the use of regular demonstrations, using a variety of subject matter and approaches.
Watercolour is very much about saving the "whites" and Barry and Lucy will teach the four ways in which they achieve this. The course will cover such aspects as equipment and their use, basic art principals and elements involving design, colour, value, shapes and edges in order to give you the skills to, not only produce a painting, but a piece of art.
This workshop is designed to get you to the next stage with your art, and both Lucy and Barry's patience and individual, undivided attention will ensure an enjoyable experience.
Pay your deposit now via the link and we will send you the final invoice in March 2018.
A LIST OF STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR LUCY AND BARRY McCANN’S
WATERCOLOUR 5 DAY CLASS
- Sketch book (A5 or A6) for sketching and notes
- Pencil - clutch or mechanical with 2B / HB lead and rubber and clear ruler
- Paper 3 x 560 x 760 mm watercolour paper 300gsm 100% cotton, rough
- Paint Artist Quality Watercolour in the following colours;
Ivory Black, Ultramarine Finest, Phthalo Blue, Magenta, Cadmium Red Light, Burnt sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Lemon Yellow, Titanium White.
(We will be using Schmincke Horadam Aquarell paints)
- Palette (a CMW palette is available for purchase at the class for $35)
- Brushes - a selection of watercolour brushes including round, filbert and flat brushes ranging from small no.2 for detail to a large round or flat for washes, and a liner
McCann Signature Series brush sets and individual brushes are available for purchase at the class
- Container for water
- Masking tape
Backing Boards & Subject material will be provided
ARTABLE WILL HAVE A SHOP SET UP ON SITE WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE EXTRA MATERIALS AT THE VENUE. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH IN 2018 WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRE-ORDER MATERIALS AT DISCOUNTED RATES AND HAVE THEM DELIVERED TO YOUR ROOM.What's Included
|Tuition with your chosen artist for 5 days||Art materials - see supplies list from tutors|
|4 nights shared dorm accommodation with ensuite||travel to and from the venue (please request if you need a lift from the airport)|
|all meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon tea||alcohol and extra snacks (please byo - there are fridges on site for storage)|
|nightly art demos, Q&A sessions, games nights and more||internet and phone connection - there is limited wifi and phone reception - telstra works best|
|nightly fireside sessions||marshmallows, guitars|
|easels, drawing boards and clips|
|pillows, linen and light doona provided||towels, bedding for extra warmth (please request if you are flying in)|
|art supply shop on location||art supply shop will not stock items outside tutor lists|
To book, email your enquiry using the button below or phone Gillian on 0411 317 606.
Meet the Teach
Barry & Lucy McCann
Both full time artists, Lucy & Barry McCann are a husband & wife team who produce works largely on a commission basis. Their demonstrations, teaching & judging skills are sought after by art societies and groups throughout Australia & overseas. They have achieved numerous prizes and awards with their work represented in many private & corporate collections. They have appeared on the TV series “Colour in your life”. Please find the link to their 4 episodes at their website www.mccannfineart.net.au under the heading “Resources”.