What to bring:
· Sketchbook: A5 or A4 cartridge (minimum 110 gsm)
· Paper: Watercolour block or loose sheets: minimum A3 size to half sheets* (minimum 180 gsm).
· Drawing pencils HB, 2B; Holbein sandpaper block; kneadable rubber
· Watercolour brushes: size 6, 8, medium size mop, and 2” Hake
· Colour palette: The primaries, also, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Hookers Green, Vandyke Brown, Yellow Ochre, Viridian, (plus your personal favourites).
*A watercolour full sheet measures 56X76cm. A half sheet is a full sheet cut in the middle of the long side. John will be using half-sheets in his demonstrations.
About the tutor
John Haycraft has been a professional artist since 1971. Trained as a perspective artist he has over the years developed his interest in watercolour as a medium for expressive painting particularly well adapted for plein-air work. He believes in the fundamental importance of good drawing as well as knowing the rules of figurative painting before you go out and deliberately break them. Grounded in sound technical knowledge, John encourages his students to look for the mood and atmosphere in a picture rather than recording scenes with no emotion.
John is an experienced teacher and demonstrator. He is the watercolour tutor at The Royal Art Society; Mitchell School of Arts, Bathurst; Sturt Summer School, Mittagong; Paradise Courses, Fiji, and was previously drawing tutor in the architectural faculties of University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales and Interior Design School, Sydney College of the Arts. He is the author of three books, a regular exhibitor and an award winner. A collection of his architectural drawings is held in the State Library of NSW. He is represented by the Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Gallery in Paddington.
Do not attend the studio if you are sick or unwell. If you are required to cancel at the last minute due to illness that you suspect may be COVID 19-related, a full refund will be given.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap (most effective) or use hand sanitiser on entry.
Maximum of 9 persons in the studio at any one time, plus one tutor.
Observe social distancing: 1.5m distance and 4m2 area in general, around each person. No sharing of tables. Stand back for demonstrations!
Worktables, easels and all studio equipment are to be cleaned with disinfectant before and after use, with disinfectant and paper towels supplied.
Bring your own food and drinks including hot water, crockery, cutlery etc. The kitchen is closed! (There are many cafes close to the studio if you would rather get some takeaway).
Sign the register of attendance each day of the workshop; by doing so you agree that the you are well, have not travelled overseas in the previous 14 days, have not knowingly been in contact with a person infected with Covid-19 in the previous 14 days, etc. Please read the declaration in the book.
These are new processes and procedures for us all to get used to, but they need to be followed strictly for the best protection of the health of all.
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or Constance Ellwood on 0418226173