Ruined Castles & Abbeys in Watercolour – Moved from 2020

Tutor: Ian Scott Massie

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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Join Ian Scott Massie to explore the portrayal of romantic ruins in the landscape using watercolour. From Jervaulx Abbey, and Middleham Castle to the follies of Hackfall woods, inspiration is all around us in Masham.

– Learn to control light, tone and colour in your portrayal.
– Explore ways of using inks and watercolour separately and together.
– Complete a number of paintings conveying the mood and romance of some classic ruins.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please bring your painting kit which ideally should include the following:

A selection of watercolours with brushes and a dip pen.
A pencil, rubber and sketch pad.
Masking tape and masking fluid.
Any acrylic inks you may have. (We will also have some available.)
A bottle of Quink black fountain pen ink.
Painting boards and water jars will be provided but, if you have a support you normally use, please bring it.
At least five sheets of watercolour paper (no smaller than 10” x 8”) of at least 140 lb. The weight is usually given on the cover of a pad. We will be doing some fairly wet work so the heavier the paper the better.

“Being an absolute novice, I enjoyed being able to experiment and learn about essential techniques … loved it!!”

– Carol

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