Watercolour Workshop: Water Lily (FR)

Friday September 16th at 6 P.M. (EST)
Duration :
2.5 hours
Teacher : Marie-Hélène Pelletier

$55 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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Watercolour Workshop: Water Lily (FR)
Discover how to easily paint a lovely water lily! In this 2.5-hour workshop, you will explore the many creative possibilities of watercolour. Marie-Hélène will then guide you step-by-step in the creation of a peaceful pond with a water lily. This subject will allow you to learn about the effects of colour diffusion on wet paper. A relaxing creative project for nature lovers.

Open to beginners and intermediates (ages 14 to 99)

*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop)


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Part 1: Exploring the materials and preparing your subject

First, Marie-Hélène will review all the necessary materials for the project. She will then guide you through preparing your subject using drawing gum.

Part 2: Practice exercises

Before starting your main project, you will be invited to explore different effects that can be achieved using the wet-on-wet technique. This step will allow you to experiment with the way water moves on paper.

Part 3: Project creation

With step-by-step guidance, you will put into practice the techniques you learned earlier by creating a pond with a water lily floating peacefully.


List of materials to bring:

✓ A watercolour set (for reference, the colours used in the model are: Phthalo Blue, Lemon Yellow, Magenta, Violet, Forest Green, Emerald Green, Payne's Grey, Burnt Sienna)
✓ Three round paintbrushes with synthetic or natural bristles, in different sizes (one large for washes, one medium and one small for details)
✓ Two sheets of watercolour paper (9 x 12 in, 140 lb, cold-pressed)
✓ Drawing gum in a jar or marker
✓ One roll of masking tape
✓ A graphite pencil and eraser
✓ An absorbent cloth
✓ Two jars of water
✓ Table salt
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