A relaxed day of design and having fun with different materials and techniques in watercolour. Go home with a range of your own hand painted Christmas cards that will certainly stand out on the mantlepiece.
– Design and create a range of cards from simple themes.
– Plan for hand painted mass production.
– Reduce design iconography to simple effective forms.
Please note there is a £3 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you.
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
If you are a regular watercolour painter please bring your painting gear which ideally should include:
A selection of whatever brushes you usually use including a No. 1 (very thin), a rigger (long and thin), a medium round, size No. 4-6, and a large round or flat brush.
A large sketch book, pencil, ruler, drawing pens and rubber.
A selection of watercolours.
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.
If not there will be brushes and paints to borrow and paper to buy, but if you do have a sketchbook and pencils they would be handy.