A painting workshop afternoon with Jane Tomlinson

Venue, Timing, Cost

Freeland, west Oxfordshire, OX29 8AG
Saturday, 20 July 2024
12.30pm -6pm

Enjoy an afternoon painting workshop with me as you create a watercolour based on my bird designs. I'll guide you through the process. You may interpret my compositions in any way you like, choose your own colours, or go completely off-piste and do your own thing! The choice is yours.

Our afternoon together takes place in my light and airy conservatory in my beautiful garden in Freeland, west Oxfordshire. With a maximum of just 5 participants, this is no rowdy brush party. This is a meditative, absorbing and fun experience which aims to leave you feeling productive and positive. It's proper "me" time! It's suitable for anyone who wants to try something new, and for those who already dabble with watercolour and want to learn more.

Annie, who attended a workshop in 2023, said: "It was absolutely brilliant fun, thanks Jane - I’d recommend it to anyone with any level of artistic talent! I loved the chance to experiment and to find out watercolour isn’t as scary as I thought.

If you can’t draw or haven’t picked up a paintbrush since you were a child, don’t worry. You will transfer the design onto high quality watercolour paper, leaving you free to concentrate on the pure fluid joy of applying watercolour paint and playing with beautiful colours. I provide you with smooth heavyweight Royal Watercolour Society paper and artist's quality paint. Using the best materials matters!

We start with a short demo. I will cover the fundamentals of colour, using the right tools, how to mix the colour you want, how to apply paint, mark making (lines, dropping colour into wet areas, dots, splodges, strokes, contrast) and washes, wetness, drying, and transparency. Then it's time for you to start painting! As you work, I will provide tuition, advise on techniques, answer your questions, and help you as required.

Your finished painting will measure 20 x 20cm. At the end of the session we will mount and fit your work of art into a 30 x 30cm frame for you to take home and hang.

This is an opportunity to learn about painting, open your mind to free your inner artist, and lose yourself in the joyous process of creating. You'll produce amazing results!

Jane Tomlinson