Discoveries in watercolour are all the sweeter because it’s a fantastic medium to play with. This is where you can make your best discoveries – just by playing and understanding the relationships between hand, heart, brush, paper, pigment and water! Playing gives us the confidence to just take a risk and throw some colour down and see what happens. Playing also gives us the latitude to slow down and see the wonders the pigments create all by themselves leading us to paint and create intuitively.
In this workshop, we’ll explore abstraction and design, shapes and marks, pattern and creating physical and visual texture. We’ll also focus on playing with new colours and pigments, new tools and media and develop our concept and design thinking processes.
Join me and experiment with washes and shapes to create abstracty floral or still life works of art!!
Amanda's daily demonstrations include
an emphasis on design principles, composition, colour and value relationships. By helping you to simplify what you see and how you think, Amanda will work with you to develop quick and energetic painting skills whilst focusing on your painting "idea". A wonderful opportunity to paint with a contemporary watercolour master.
It was a delight to welcome Amanda Brett to teach at Watershed Studio this summer. She was efficient, easy company and put every one at their ease immediately. Her method of tuition suited everyone present on her full course. Several students felt strongly that she had opened their eyes to a new way of looking at painting and all had been inspired and encouraged. One student who has been coming to us for several years declared that that one of her paintings was the best thing she had ever done and another who had only booked for a single day stayed for two – a real testament to Amanda and her skills as a tutor. Allison Bond.
My demonstration and
original paintings will be
available for sale at discounted prices
for workshop students.
thank you Amanda. I had a great time at your workshop on Saturday! I have done as you suggested, drawing & sketching and also playing with paints and colours, I’m really enjoying it and it’s a good way to relax.
"Your course gave me the confidence to play with watercolour!! Many thanks to you for your fun approach to teaching, it really helped me to have a go for the sheer pleasure of it." Carol
"Just want to thank you so much for the class last night - your encouragement and grace is so wonderful. I still can't believe I actually painted! And I'm thrilled with my effort, please tell me that tomorrow is Wednesday!!!" :) Katherine
"All credit to Amanda Brett Artist my wonderful encouraging teacher. Without her I would not have got this far." Catherine