Less is More - Creating contemporary compositions in watercolour
Tutor: Jackie Devereux PSGFACourse Code: 2120-02

Summary

Incorporating hand embossing and collage this totally creative experience will take you through the thought process and practicalities of making contemporary artwork. Emphasis will be on simplicity with a high degree of emphasis placed on composition and why it is so important. All levels welcome.

Description

Incorporating hand embossing and collage this totally creative experience will take you through the thought process and practicalities of making contemporary artwork.  Emphasis will be on simplicity with a high degree of emphasis placed on composition and why it is so important. All levels welcome.

Please bring with you

Plastic palette
Magic Sponge
Water spritzer (from Boots)
Permanent Black Indian Ink
Brushes………
Large Filbert
Medium-large Squirrel Mop
Large Sword Liner (optional)
Medium Flat
Rigger
Nib+holder (optional)
(I have a quantity of coffee stirrers available for you to draw with!)
(BRUSHES: This is not intended as a shopping list, but a guide – bring what you have, and experiment with mine before investing)

Please bring papers of your choice; I would recommend Bockingford 300gsm, which is widely available, and most economically purchased by the sheet approx.70x50cm.

Watercolour paints: colours of your choice, either in tubes (preferably), or pans. I tend to use bright transparent colours, but will leave it to you.

You will also need two jam jars
Kitchen roll

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

I shall have a quantity of papers with me available at a very competitive price.

Level

Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

Jackie Devereux PSGFA

Jackie Devereux PSGFA

Greatly influenced by Japanese art and the light of southern France, Jackie’s work ranges from pure contemporary watercolour on a large scale, to delicate pencil and expressive pen and ink – all experimental in nature. She has travelled extensively and as drawing is an integral part of her work and development her sketchbook is her constant companion. An experienced adult tutor, Jackie enjoys working with groups and sharing her ideas and techniques and watching others develop their potential.

Jackie’s work is well published and collected internationally. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and France, as well as in the USA and Japan. She has shown with the RWS, RI and with the Society of Graphic Fine Art regularly in Menier Gallery, Southwark and Bankside Gallery, London. Jackie was elected President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art for five years.

Website: www.watercolour-online.co.uk

22nd to 24th May 2020
Friday to Sunday

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Timetable

Friday
4pm onwardsResidents may check in
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7.30pmCoffee on arrival for non-residents
8pmWelcome and tutor introductions for all
8.15-9.30pmTeaching session
Saturday
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Sunday
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching Session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-3.15pmLast teaching session
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"Excellent course - I have learned so much, Jackie is such an inspiring teacher.  I am full of ideas to try at home and will certainly book onto another course." (Summer School 2019)

"Jackie was most helpful, especially as I am not an artist and a complete beginner; she was very patient." (Summer School 2019)

"Thoroughly enjoyable course, lots of information and useful ideas.  Going home inspired to do more!" (Summer School 2019)

"Totally superb!" (Summer School 2019)

"Jackie is a great teacher who loves to share her knowledge with her students." (Summer School 2019)