Experimental Watercolors (Windsor Terrace)
Taught by Malou Zuidema
Malou Zuidema is an illustrator and teaching artist from the Netherlands. She graduated with a four year Bachelor in Fine Arts in Education from the Amsterdam School of Art in the Netherlands in 2010,and since than has run workshops as part of festivals, community art projects and in art studios in both Amsterdam and Hobart (Australia). Her work is characterized as hand-made, quirky and colorful. Her images are often the results of scribble drawings and playful collages.
She believes that playfulness is what creating art is all about; having a great time and going home with something new, something that you didn’t know you could create before.
Watercolors are an accessible and rewarding painting technique, that you can easily set-up at home without creating a mess. But as with most art making techniques, where to get started?
This workshop is a playful, and fun approach to watercolor painting, where we’ll explore this versatile medium through a variety of different experiments and techniques. We’ll also work towards a final piece for which you can bring an image that you like. But plenty of ideas will be provided as part of the workshop as well.
In this 2.5 hour workshop we’ll cover:
- Traditional techniques: wet on wet, dry on dry, textures, glazes and more.
- Color gradients: How to work the paint and water to create those beautiful color gradations.
- Fun! Play and explore watercolors with stamping, stencils, salt, drippings, splashes and straws.
- For on your wall: Besides a variety of different watercolor experiments, you’ll go home with a finished watercolor painting to hang at home or give as a gift.
images courtesy Malou Zuidema