A Step by Step Workshop for Beginners in Botanical Painting
Enhance your creative skills while enjoying a morning in the world’s most beautiful outdoor studio! This workshop will guide the beginning watercolour painter through a series of step by step drawing exercises and painting techniques in order to achieve a fairly accurate watercolour painting of a plant. These techniques include colour mixing and matching, as well as layering and application.
TIME: 9am – 2pm
VENUE: Oranjezicht City Farm (87 Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht)
Saturday 11 July
Saturday 14 November
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NB: Regret, no refunds or date changes
Materials needed: Sketching Paper; HB pencil; Sheet of 300g Hot Press Arches Watercolour Paper; Winsor & newton / Daniel Smith or similar quality watercolour paints in following colours: Lemon Yellow, Winsor Blue (red shade) / French Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Rose; Nr 4 sable round watercolour brush.
Award-winning botanical artist, Willie Schlechter, studied Fine Art at Stellenbosch University, graduating with a Masters in Illustration in 2008. After enjoying a career as a high school art teacher, Willie has turned his attention to full-time painting and teaching botanical art workshops privately. His attention to detail and realism has won him awards at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Biennale, the World Orchid Conference and Bottalia, Painted Flora Lucca.