Join me for a creative workshop online and discover a relaxed approach to painting that focuses on play and exploration. Using simple techniques, my aim is to demystify the painting process, giving you the confidence to find your own unique way of painting. You’ll be encouraged to trust in your feelings, noticing the things which inspire you, your favourite colours and the way you use your brush.
The workshops are a relaxed and supportive environment for you to explore your creativity. Maybe you want to try something new, reignite a passion for painting you had a long time ago, or try some new techniques. Perhaps you want to take time offline and make something with your hands. Painting truly is for everyone and you don’t need to have any special kind of talent or experience to find the joy in it!
Nurturing your creativity is a great way to switch off from your normal routine, and think about things in a different way. Spending a few hours focusing on shape, colour, and composition will help you to be in the moment and you might be surprised by how it can inspire a creative approach elsewhere – such as experimenting with your cooking or giving your lounge a fresh lick of paint.
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This workshop will give you a basic understanding of how to paint with watercolours. You’ll be shown how to work with pigments, and create a palette of beautiful, harmonious colours. You'll be shown how to make expressive marks to create paintings inspired by imagery provided. The workshop is about capturing the feeling of botanicals, rather than details, and enjoying the effects of watercolour to make colourful, expressive paintings.
Price includes all matierials sent to you via post. For full details follow ticket link below.
Saturday 30th January 2021 | 2 hours | 10am - 12pm - SOLD OUT
Monday 29th March 2021 | 2 hours | 7pm - 9pm | £60buy ticket
This workshop will give you a basic understanding of how to paint with watercolours. You’ll be shown how to work with pigments, and create a palette of beautiful, harmonious colours. You'll be shown how to make expressive marks to create paintings inspired by autumn plants and fruit arranged on the table.
Sunday 25th Oct, 2020 | 3 hours | 10am or 2:30pm | Tea and Crafting, London
We'll start the day exploring the unique properties of watercolour. You'll be shown how to use tone and hues to create balance in your colour combinations, and capture the shape of leaves and flowers using gestural brush marks. Then, having warmed up into the day, I'll show you how to create stunning, colourful and expressive watercolour flower paintings from arrangements on the table.
Sunday 18th October, 10am - 4pm | Insight Art, London
This workshop will give you a basic understanding of how to paint with watercolours. You’ll be shown how to work with pigments, and create a palette of beautiful, harmonious colours. From there, you'll learn easy watercolour techniques and practice them with a simple geometric painting. Once comfortable with your brush, you'll be shown how to make expressive marks to create summer flowers. The workshop is about capturing the feeling of blossom, rather than details, and enjoying the effects of watercolour to make colourful, expressive paintings.
Sunday 9th August 2020, 2:30pm - 5:30pm | Tea and Crafting, London
Plants have been used for thousands of years to make pigments and papers. In this fascinating workshop, you'll learn how to make your own watercolour paints with plants, and use them to make expressive and colourful botanical paintings.
We'll be working with artist pigments, plant extracts and vegetable pulp, to create a wide range of colours. With these colours, you’ll be shown simple watercolour teachniques and easy ways to paint plants and leaves. This workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. It's a one day event including all materials, refreshments and lunch. There will also be time to wander around the beautiful gardens at your leisure.
Friday 14th August 2020, 10am - 4pm | Chelsea Physic Garden, London
In this workshop you'll be shown how to use tone and hues to create balance in your colour combinations, and capture the shape of leaves and flowers using gestural brush marks. After practicing, you'll learn how to combine the botanicals into a floral urn painting.
Thursday 13th June 2019, 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Tea and Crafting, London
One of the most important considerations in art and design, is use of colour. It can help evoke a mood, inspire feelings of comfort or define a certain style. In this workshop you’ll learn basic concepts of how we perceive colour, and how it can be used to create a harmonious abstract painting.
Thursday 7th February 2019, 6pm - 8pm | Heal's, London
Michelle is a patient and very knowledgeable teacher and I found her so encouraging and generous with her praise and guidance. She creates a warm and relaxing environment and the time flew by as we concentrated on colour mixing and learning the wonderful ways of watercolours. Made me want to go home and practice what I'd learned.
Michelle was a lovely teacher and the class was an excellent introduction to water colour painting. The pace was perfect for beginners and the activities were fun and engaging. I'd thoroughly recommend this class to anyone with an artistic interest.
Bought this for me and my mum for a new years prezzie. Absolutely wonderful and Michelle is incredibly knowledgeable and easy to get on with. Felt so relaxed and learnt so much. My mum enjoyed herself and it really ignited her passion for watercolour.
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