We had nearly 20 participants working through the Zoom technology from their home studios while Jacky delivered an excellent all day (2 sessions) lesson from her studio in New Zealand.
Jacky dealt with landscapes and how to add figures into our pictures to bring them to life. Progress pictures were captured through each lesson section, Jacky followed up to all participants by sending a detailed record of each step in the lesson, and lots of very valuable general sketching and watercolour painting tips long garnered from her extensive teaching experiences.
Due to the COVID19 lock-down, a number of Australian Art Teachers have started teaching via Zoom: for many, the zoom teaching experience has advantages over the classic classroom art lesson.
In her follow up to the workshop participants, Jacky noted, ” Mind you, some of the feedback is that on Zoom you get a really clear view of each brush stroke from the camera directly over the painting without anybody standing in the way – so Zoom tuition does have advantages! ”
Thank you Jackie for a great experience!
Jacky was unable to come in person, however agreed to run an online workshop for us via Zoom in June 2020
The total watercolour workshop ran over 2 zoom sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. (9 -11:30 am and 1:30-4 pm)
Jacky has been running her regular classes via Zoom, so has her camera set up so you can see her painting clearly. During the zooms, Jacky will do a step by step demo, and you will paint with her, and Jacky will give online, real time reviews of your work to help you along, just as she would in person. Jacky can see you also, and you can ask questions, and show her your progress during the class.
As an added bonus, after the course, she will send you a more detailed review of your work and a summary of the lesson’s demos and pictures in pdf.
To attend a Zoom class, you will need the following things:
Use your Laptop or your iPad. (Mobile phone can be used except the screen may be a little small)
Good internet connection, to get a reasonable image and sound.
Download the free zoom App, and join the meeting by using the link we will send out.
Jacky will also run a free online trial zoom review of your general work the day or two before the class to help you try out Zoom and get it running comfortably.
Date: 20th June 9 -11:30 am and 1:30-4 pm
Location: Online via Zoom. Details of meeting and password will be sent to attendees
Cost: $65 for KAS members and for Non Members Click here to book online
The required materials are listed below.
For any other enquiries, including other methods of payment, please see the Workshop page on the website, or contact Anne on 0411 034 413 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacky Pearson was one of our most popular tutors last year, so we are excited to have her run a workshop for us again this year. Jacky is unable to be with us in person due to travel restrictions between NZ and Australia, so this workshop will be online!
Jacky doesn’t mind if you want to use what you are used to painting with. She is used to working with differences in painting equipment and styles.
Please have some watercolour practice paper available for exercises as well a good piece about A3 or “half sheet size”.
Paint – Student or Artist Quality TUBE Paint 14/15ml size
(Note: if you only have pan paints you will be unable to make the full range of tones)
Preferred colours and/or your usual palette colours, below is only a suggestion
- Ultramarine Blue (important-we will use quite a bit of this colour)
- Cobalt Blue
- Cerulean Blue
- Cadmium Red
- Pyrrol orange or cadmium orange (optional)
- Quinachrodone Gold (optional but worth having)
- Alizarin Crimson or other cool red like magenta or permanent rose…
- Raw Sienna or yellow ochre
- Indian yellow or cadmium yellow (optional)
- Lemon Yellow, transparent yellow or Aureolin
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Umber
- Pthylo or turquoise or other intense blue/green
- eg. Saunders, Langton, Arches, Fabriano or student eg.Bockingford, rough or NOT 300gms. Sold loose (full sheet)76x56cm or in gummed blocks or pads (A3 ). We will get through a couple of A3’s or equivalent- half the full sheet per day and you can paint on either side for economy. Careful with old paper it can go mottled. If you have old paper, 2 years+ test it out with water and reject if it is like blotting paper.
- sketch pad.
Brushes Large and medium pointed (pref.soft hair with a point eg squirrel or synthetic squirrel, my favourite is a No 4 Casaneo, Da Vinci brush) a synthetic med and small pointed detail brush and a small (1- 0.5cm) flat stiff synthetic brush. Photo of my brushes on my website under Equipment
Palette – a decent size for mixing large washes (Warehouse Stationary do a good folding palette).
Art Board large enough to take at least A3 size
Art Board Prop eg a block 30c length 4×2” wood (or box of tissues works too) to tilt art board
Spray Bottle-optional eg small empty from home
Masking Tape –you don’t need to stretch your paper.
Water Container studio- large (at least 1 lt) outdoors small jar eg 500ml
Pencil ( B or 2B) and Eraser (preferably kneadable )
Box of tissues or rag/old towel and a small piece of flat kitchen sponge
This is only a suggestion list intended as the basic requirements but feel free to use what you usually use.