Using tutor Helen Hanson’s unusual but effective mix of ink and dry coloured pencil, this course will focus on the water, sky, rocks and flowers that make up the summer shoreline. Unlike pen and wash, her method is not water-based, nor does it involve “colouring in”. Instead, the two media are integrated as you work, bringing the landscape to life with layers of rich colour, mark-making in ink and the use of easy to learn creative techniques. Discover how to represent rocks, sea and sky in an inventive way and introduce the plants that will give your picture an authentic sense of place.

Using your own or the tutor’s images you will be guided through the processes with demonstrations and individual help and encouraged to follow your own style. This is slow art but you will have time to complete one or two small images. The process is very therapeutic and absorbing, and you will be surprised at the uniqueness of the result!

Tutor: Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists, winner of the President's Award and a former Council Member of the Society of Women Artists. She was for many years a successful printmaker, exhibiting her landscape etchings in galleries and exhibitions throughout Britain. Always inspired by the natural world, she now concentrates on ink and coloured pencil landscape and botanical coloured pencil works and enjoys tutoring adults locally and at residential venues in the UK.

What's Included

Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.

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