Join us for another Zoom Workshop with the ever popular John Haycraft!
Don’t be a slave to your photographs!
In this workshop, we will complete 2-3 paintings with photographic or sketch reference (that John will supply), but then change the elements, composition, values and maybe even the colours to create paintings using our imagination and creative endeavours. We will be painting along with John demonstrating.
This workshop is suitable for intermediate watercolourists.
John will email the photos/sketches of the scenes we will be painting. You can then print them out and have them to hand when you join the Zoom class with ID and password. You then paint along with John, and he will check out your work at progressive stages along the way.
John has been teaching at the Royal Art Society and has been live streaming classes via Zoom all around Australia, NZ, France and the USA.
To attend a Zoom class, you will need the following things:
- Good internet connection, to get a reasonable image and sound.
- Download the Zoom App, and join using the link we will send out.
- Learn how to join a Zoom meeting by watching this video or going to the Zoom website
- Sketchbook: A5 or A4 cartridge (minimum 110 gsm)
- Paper: Watercolour block or loose sheets: minimum A3 size to half sheets, (minimum 180 gsm).
- Drawing pencils: HB, 2B, Holbein sandpaper block, kneadable rubber
- Watercolour brushes: size 6, 8, medium size mop, and 2” Hake
- Colour palette: the primaries, also, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Hookers Green, Vandyke Brown, Yellow Ochre, Viridian, (plus your personal favourites).
About the Tutor:
John Haycraft has been a professional artist since 1971. Trained as a perspective artist, he has over the years, developed his interest in watercolour as a medium for expressive painting particularly well adapted for plein-air work. A world traveller, he uses extensive sketching and on the spot painting to capture a sense of place with atmosphere. He works from his studio in Lilyfield, Sydney.
• A collection of his architectural drawings is held in the Mitchell Library, the State Library of New South Wales.
• He has travelled and painted extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa as well as frequent painting trips to the outback of Australia and in his birth-place, New Zealand.
• Studied with Australian artist Lloyd Rees, American watercolourist Charles Reid, Joseph Zbukvic, and Eugen Chisnicean.
You can see more of John’s work at his website: http://www.johnhaycraft.com/
1. Ku-ring-gai Art Society Members only – log in, then book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $55
2. Non Members only – book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $80.
For any enquiries, feedback or suggestions for future tutors, click here to send Prue Finlay an email.
- This is an ONLINE Workshop, via ZOOM. Details of the Zoom meeting will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.
- Bookings are essential and workshop must be paid for at time of booking. Participants are booked in order of payment. This class sizes is restricted to a maximum of 20.
- There is no refund or credit for a cancellation. If you are unable to attend please check with Prue Finlay if there is anyone on the waiting list, or arrange for a friend to attend on your behalf.
- Ku-ring-gai Art Society reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum enrollment is not reached, or there are circumstances beyond their control. When such cases occur, a full refund will be made or a coupon will be issued to use for another workshop..