Learn the joys of free and flowing contemporary botanical watercolour painting with Natalie Martin. Over the two days we will build up a set of skills and techniques to paint beautiful loose flowers and foliage and you will come away with a number of your very own pieces.
Suitable for beginners, we will cover a broad range of basics so that you can feel confident in approaching your very own botanical subjects. We will be interpreting and painting flowers from real life (not photos) and discuss the advantages of using this technique.
What we will cover:
• Learning about materials: brushes, paints and paper
• Colour mixing
• Brush control
• Watercolour tips, tricks and techniques
• Observing and drawing flowers from real cuttings
• Setting yourself up at home
All materials supplied. If you would like to try Natalie's techniques on a full sheet of watercolour paper, then bring a minimum of 2 x sheets of 300gsm good quality cold-pressed watercolour paper (Archers or Saunders & Waterford are good brands).
Please check the terms & conditions below for changes to your booking.
You can park out the front or in the the park next door. There is a cafe across the road for lunches.
All Saints High School - Highfield Dr, Merrimac QLD 4226
Meet the Teach
Natalie is an illustrator and graphic designer from Melbourne. Whilst Natalie has worked for some of the big names in retail (Rip Curl, Patagonia, Lalaland to name a few), it is her dreamy contemporary botanical and animal watercolour illustrations which have been selling through a fleet of retails stores and online that caught the attention of Artable.
Natalie takes the watercolour medium to a new level, with bright, punchy colours and clean crisp backgrounds. Natalie has been teaching her skills through workshops for some time and is flying up to the Gold Coast to share her skills with you.
Drawing inspiration from anything and everywhere, Natalie’s greatest influences are storytellers; Enid Blyton, Dr. Seuss, Tim Burton, Walt Disney, just to name a few. Other things that tickle her fancy are people watching, liquorice, travelling and daydreaming.
She works between the Surf Coast and Melbourne, enjoying the best of both worlds.
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