NatureArt Lab

Studio Art Workshop: MIXED MEDIA - SHELLS WITH WATERCOLOUR ON GESSO : 18 June 2022 (Beginners to Advanced)

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Learn how to paint shells with watercolour on gesso with experienced artist and tutor Lesley Wallington!


About the workshop:

This workshop introduces the versatile technique of painting with watercolour on white gesso.  

A gesso surface is both absorbent and repellent and allows colour to be applied and lifted alternatively.  The form emerges out of the page as we build up rich layers of colour. Texture and pattern can be incorporated into the layers of gesso to enhance the effect of the finished work.

Date: 18 June 2022

Day/Times:  Saturday, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT


Learning outcomes:

Students will learn how to prepare their paper with gesso and spend some time becoming familiar with drawing shells.  There will be a practice in basic colour mixing as well as step-by-step instruction on the unique process of painting watercolour on a gesso surface.

Experience/Pre-requisites: Suitable for people aged 16+, all levels of experience.

About the tutor:

Lesley Wallington is a professional award-winning artist and tutor with more than 20 years’ experience. Her journey in water based media through studies at the ANU with Noel Ford has resulted in innovative approaches to her painting with competency across a range of mediums. As a teacher Lesley combines theory and technical advice with straightforward practical instruction on working with watercolour, gouache, pencil, ink and collage. With an in depth knowledge of her medium and extensive experience teaching all age groups and levels, Lesley has the ability to inspire and direct a class while encouraging the unique style of individual students.


Artwork image:  Lesley Wallington


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