Learn to wing it with Willie! This workshop for intermediate and advanced artists will concentrate on identifying and finding possible solutions to elements or areas in paintings that are not yet successful. The artist is encouraged to bring along uncompleted works or works in progress with which they are struggling with, or need advice on. The session will provide the artist with a thorough critique of the work/s as well as time to work on it under supervision. It furthermore allows artists to practice, either on an existing work or as separate exercises, techniques and skills which they need more help with.
TIME: 9am – 12pm
VENUE: Oranjezicht City Farm, 87 Upper Orange Street in Oranjezicht
Saturday 13 June
Saturday 10 October
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NB: Regret, no refunds or date changes
Materials needed: Sketching Paper; Tracing Paper; HB pencil; 300g Hot Press Arches Watercolour Paper; Winsor & newton / Daniel Smith or similar quality watercolour paints in following colours: Lemon Yellow, Winsor Blue / Indigo, Permanent Rose; Nr 4 sable round watercolour brush OR Paints / materials used in existing artworks.
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.