Whether you are very new to the watercolour art or more advanced, Tony Walker’s workshops are a refreshing approach to the fundamentals and subtleties of the medium. They open the way to creative techniques, ideas and approaches and the ability to explore different types of subject matter. This workshop will provide plenty of individual attention for participants, and communication is enhanced by having a video screen display of Tony’s demonstration artwork and a second screen displaying the painting subject with easy staging of demonstration.
The aim is to enhance the range of skills, for example techniques of washes and brushwork, wet-in-wet effect, lost and found edges, tonal values - darks to white paper, creative composition, colour theory, mixing on paper, and drawing. There is guidance regarding pigments, palette, brushes, paper and equipment.
To get best value for your time, proper materials are important. Bring a reputable brand watercolour paper and watercolour brushes. Different types and qualities of paper and brushes will be discussed. Below are some basic items as a starting kit.
Workshops with Tony are an enjoyable way to explore techniques for free and expressive painting. Tony Walker’s artwork ranges across cultural divides and through urban and remote spaces. He has had many solo exhibitions and has tutored at various art societies and other venues in Australia and overseas
Although I expected more of the class I still enjoyed it. Tony's approach to watercolour is relaxed and the big screen demonstration is easy to follow.
I learnt how to work a 'wet edge' and the importance of using good quality paper, Great value for money.