Join us as we explore the Chilterns and discover more about the nature and wildlife that lives here.

If you have always wanted to try to paint with watercolours, but have not had the confidence to give it a try – then join us for a day and give it a go and it might encourage you to begin the journey. Work together on a practice piece, then weather permitting painting ‘en plein air’ in the surrounding and inspiring landscape, you will begin to master some of the techniques of how to use this versatile medium. I look forward to helping you take up the challenge!’ Open to all levels of ability.

Tutor: Sue Wieck

Sue Wieck originally trained as a textile designer. She began watercolour painting over 20 years ago, continuing to develop her own distinctive style, mainly working directly from the landscape. She has been teaching art to both adults and younger students for over 36 years, during which time she was also Art Adviser for Bexley Education Authority. Sue works directly from life to produce paintings which express the light and shade in landscape. Her work is mainly on full-size heavy watercolour paper, as she enjoys using a variety of large brushes. This gives her the freedom to experiment with skies and express mood, which is a very different approach to that of many other watercolour painters. Her style is loose and not too detailed. Her themes include interesting old buildings, seascapes, bleak landscapes and tree studies, as well as fish and animals. For more information and examples of her work, please follow this link: http://suewatercolours.wordpress.com/

FSC want to inspire people to be curious, caring, and passionate about our environment. Our Explore nature and wildlife experiences are open to anyone. The mix of activities will inspire you to find out more about and discover how you can help wildlife on your doorstep. To take part you do not need any experience or any expensive kit, just an enthusiasm for being outside and discovering more about nature. Experts leaders and are happy to share their enthusiasm and encourage you to ask questions.

What's Included

  • Hot and Cold Drinks

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • A set of basic watercolours-either in tubes or pans
  • A good selection of watercolour brushes
  • Something to mix paint on (plastic plate, palette etc.)
  • A drawing board or thick piece of card to lean on (A3 size)
  • Jar or container for water
  • Pencil and eraser
  • A phone / camera to record images
  • Bring a packed lunch and additional drinks
  • Bring a bag to carry personal items whilst outside
  • Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and being based outside for some or all of the day
  • When outside, expect to be walking through easy terrain, sometimes on small unsurfaced (and muddy) paths.

Provided in the course fee:

  • Watercolour Paper
  • Kitchen towel
  • Masking Tape
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