Creating Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour | Herman Pekel Bienarté

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Creating Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour | Herman Pekel

Creating Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour | Herman Pekel

Join our world class award contemporary impressionist artist Herman Pekel.

Unearth fresh and honest art inside yourself and learn to capture it with watercolour or acrylic.

Herman Pekel, you will explore landscapes, seascapes and streetscapes and use a variety of watercolour techniques, to create an impressionist painting you never thought possible with watercolour.

Workshops with Herman are inspiring and very productive. Expect to be challenged, to be brave, and to have fun!

What will I learn?

Herman will guide you through his step by step process - beginning with a fast foundation painting and ending with a range of final approach options that are easy to learn and thought-provoking. Most importantly, Herman will work with you to articulate your own vision and find solutions to your own challenges.
Herman will teach you to find originality in your own work and to get started with new ideas in a way that is fast and fun!

Through demonstrations of various techniques and lots of individual instruction, you will learn about a range of topics including:
• colour mixing
• glazes
• composition
• drying time
• thickness and edges.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for people with basic knowledge in watercolour or acrylics.

Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

What do I need to bring?

Arches or Saunders 300gsm Rough – 2 sheets, sized 76cms x 56cms 

• 2” Hake brush • Stiff Fan brush Brush with a sharp point • Dagger brush • Variety of other brushes 

Bring your favourite watercolours, but please ensure you have:
• Cadmium Yellow Pale • Alizarin • Ultramarine Blue • White • Viridian Green • Burnt Sienna • Raw Sienna 

Acrylic Colours: 
Herman will use acrylics on his watercolour painting. Please bring a similar range similar to the watercolours, or whatever you have handy and like using. 

Other Items:
• Plastic Plates/ Tear off disposable Palette 
• Small water container 
• Tissues 
• Paper towel or rags – whatever you usually use to clean your brushes and palette 
• An old large towel to cover the table 
• Optional - An iPad or Tablet for photo references

Bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by.

What is provided?

• tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Bienarte art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Herman is a wonderful teacher as well as a superb artist, and the workshop was heaps of fun as well as a great learning experience. Mara from Brisbane
  • I learnt so much about watercolour (and acrylics as watercolour) and gained skills that will be the best start for me to begin using this medium. The venue is every artist's dream for a studio and the team who manage it are wonderful- very helpful and professional. I met some beautiful positive people who were learning with me. Herman Pekel is naturally a gifted artist who is willing to share his knowledge and skills. He is also extremely entertaining, so the three days was full of fun.