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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Expressive Watercolour

  • Location: Slapton Ley
  • Tutor: Hilary Jean Gibson
  • Dates: Monday 29 July 2019 to Friday 02 August 2019
  • Times: 05:30 PM - 09:00 AM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £330

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

This course is ideal for those who wish to loosen up their watercolour or use watercolour in a more expressive way using this beautiful translucent medium en plein air, in and around Slapton Ley. There will be plenty of demonstrations, and one to one guidance, whilst we explore using resists, lift off and wet on wet and play with other intriguing methods. We will spend time acquiring skills and techniques which lend themselves to a more atmospheric way of painting, with space to experiment in the studio but there will also be optional opportunities for those who wish to start with a more traditional approach. Whilst exploring the medium of watercolour we will also be able to paint en plein air in and around Slapton's beautiful Nature Reserve, the sea and beaches of Slapton Sands and Torcross and in the picturesque village of Slapton. We will have use of the FSC minibus for trips to paint the surrounding stunning Devon coastline. The evenings will be spent working up the days paintings and include colour workshops and stimulating slideshows of watercolours. A trip to paint at sunset or twilight will provide an exciting opportunity to paint using atmospheric techniques. Most of the painting locations involve minimal walking but sometimes we use country or coastal footpaths, which can be rough so please bring stout shoes. A folding stool and a watercolour easel would be useful as are a sun hat/ cream, midge repellant and rain gear.

Hilary Jean Gibson is an experienced illustrator and tutor who teaches for the St Ives School of Painting, Cornwall and delivers guided tours for Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. She has a 1st Class BA Hons degree in Graphic Design, an MA in the History of Modern Art and Design and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice. In 2010 Hilary wrote, illustrated and self-published a book about Godolphin (NT). She is about to self publish a book about the Leach Pottery St Ives where she has been drawing and painting since 2012. In 2017 she completed 6 large drawing commissions for Trelissick (National Trust). Hilary has taught art since 1980 and run F.S.C. art courses since 1999. For examples of Hilary's artwork please visit www.hilary-jean-gibson-illustrator.co.uk www.com/Hilary.Jean.Gibson.illustrator

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Expressive Watercolour
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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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