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Workshop Title
Spring is Here! Watercolour and Ink Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinth
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Subject / Focus
Painting individual flowers in a quick loose style and finishing with ink.
Class Description
- Introduction to flower shapes and spring colour palette.
- Painting tulips, daffodils and hyacinth in a loose and expressive style.
About the Artist
Nancy is an award-winning artist, teacher and juror. She is a Director of the Toronto Watercolour Society (TWS), Past President of the Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA) and a Master member of the International Watercolour Society. Nancy has exhibited her work in many solo shows and juried group shows including TWS Aquavision, IWS, Art Aurora, Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA), and Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts (BMFA) shows. She has received several First Place, Honourable Mention and People's Choice Awards.

Nancy has been a guest instructor for many art societies such as the Banbury Group of Artists, Don Valley Art Club and the Marsh Street Painters, Clarksburg. She gives workshops and teaches regular sessions of classes at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Nancy has been an instructor at the Haliburton School of the Arts for many years. In June of 2015, 2016 and 2017 Nancy was an instructor for the Blue Mountain School of Landscape where the focus was painting en plein air.
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Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
Staedtler or Micron permanent pigment liner. Size .3 or .5
If that is unavailable, the finest black marker you have.

Paint / art media:
- Professional Quality Transparent Watercolours

- Raw Sienna
- Aureolin or Lemon Yellow (cool)
- Indian Yellow (warm)
- Quinacridone Gold

- Permanent Red or Scarlet Lake (warm)
- Quinacridone Rose or Permanent Rose (cool)

- Cobalt Blue
- Ultramarine Blue

- Sap Green
- Perylene Green

Violets: (optional)
- Permanent Magenta
- Winsor Dioxazine Violet

- Burnt Sienna
- Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Art Surface / Support
- Smooth drawing paper, photocopy 8.5 x 11 is fine, or larger cartridge/ sketchbook
- 140 lb. cold press Arches watercolour paper, several small pieces for exercises and choice of 1/8 or 1/4 sheet for final paintings
- Painting support board; coroplast or plexiglass to fit paper
Supplies and Tools
- Masking tape to affix watercolour paper to support board
- 2 water containers
- Kleenex and paper towels
- Pencil 2B
- Eraser

- Medium/ large pointed round with a good tip #12 or 14
- Small round or rigger
- 1/2“ and/or 1” flat watercolour stroke brush
Reference materials
The instructor will provide reference materials.

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Materials the instructor will provide
- Reference photos

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
Day 1:
- Look at, and draw basic flower shapes
- Practice brush strokes for petals and leaves
- Loose painting of flowers
- Specific style of outlining in ink
Session 2
Day 2:
- Continuation of flowers and practices

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