Watercolour (Introductory to Intermediate Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Watercolour (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Watercolour (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Date: January 30, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Christopher Gorey
Fee: $96 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $110.04 plus HST (Non Members)

One day workshop geared for the beginner and intermediate students. Topics covered will be Methods and Materials; basic watercolour techniques and a landscape “Paint Along” with Mr. Gorey.

There will be a discussion of watercolour materials; basic technique such as flat washes, wet on wet, lifting and scratching out etc. Mr. will demonstrate these as students follow along.

The students will paint a three colour landscape along with Mr. Gorey.  The lessons learned in the morning session will be applied in a practical manner during the afternoon. This will be followed up with a constructive group critique pointing out the positives and areas that may need improvement and how the student may go about this.

Suggested Watercolour material list:

Paint colours (artist quality);

Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine, Permanent Rose or Alizarin,Raw Sienna

Tissues or paper towels, masking tape or bulldog clips

Sable or synthetic Brushes: #’s 4, 12 or 14 rounds; (minimum)

Palette, water container

HB pencil, white nylon eraser, razor blade or old credit card

Board for 7.5: x 10” paper size

Paper: Block or single sheet, 140 lb. Arches, Fabriano or Waterford 100% rag rough

Hairdryer (nice to have but optional)

Christopher Gorey was born and educated in the US and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art. After numerous painting excursions to Atlantic Canada he moved to the small coastal village of Ingonish to take up painting full time. His career flourished quickly with solo and group exhibitions across North America. In 1981 and again in 1987, Mr. Gorey’s One Dollar Commemorative coin designs were chosen by the Mint to be produced in silver. His paintings have won awards at La Societe Canadienne de L’aquarelle, QC, The Watercolour Art Society of Houston, TX, The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolour, NY, among others.

Mr. Gorey works in oil and watercolour and his paintings, which reflect a feeling of light and texture, not only depict the people and landscape of his adopted CB but other areas of Eastern Canada as well. His work can be seen in various galleries throughout NS and in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Advanced registration for members begins January 4. General registration for non members begins January 11. 

For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111