Intensive Watercolour Plein Air weekend

A weekend course with kevin Scully and isabel carmona.

8th & 9th August 2020 , 10am to 5:30pm each day.  £200 for the weekend.
This workshop is for adults (18+).

Spend a weekend in and around the village of Kintbury and the Kennet & Avon Canal where we will be painting ‘en plein air’, using watercolour in a loose and expressive way.  You will get the opportunity to work both with Kevin Scully and Isabel Carmona and learn from their individual style.  This is an opportunity to learn how to capture the essence of a variety of subject matter including water, landscape, trees and buildings.

There will be plenty of demonstrations covering viewpoints, composition and technique, plus the opportunity to experiment with reducing the scene to the bare minimum, whilst working in a spontaneous and exciting way.  

This will be an intensive weekend so bring loads of energy to keep you going throughout the sessions which will be full of colour.

We will be working outdoors and meet each day at Kintbury station where there are public conveniences and public transport.

The schedule each day will be two sessions from 10 to 1 in the morning and from 2 to 5pm in the afternoon with an hour for lunch (bring your packed lunch) and a final 30 min at the end to share the works between the groups. There will be two groups and each group will work with either Kevin or Isabel and you’ll have the chance to work with both tutors (6 hours with each of them).

About the tutors:

Kevin Scully has tutored widely en plein air both in the UK and abroad His style is loose yet precise and with careful composition and economy of strokes.

Isabel Carmona has travelled and taught watercolour sketching on location in various European cities. Her work is colourful and bold with energetic mark making directly in watercolour.

What to bring?

You will be provided with some materials to get you started but you’ll need to bring the following:

  • Watecolour paper – A4 o A3 sheet pad – Bockingford 300 gsm or similar
  • Watercolours – what you have but at least three primary colours (e.g. French ultramarine, magenta and lemmon yellow)
  • Palette for mixing the watercolours
  • Brushes – again what you have but at least large/medium and small sizes for a variety of marks.
  • Water and water container
  • Seating stool or chair to sit on and be confortable.
  • Paper towel or tissue to wipe brushes

Don’t forget your own packed lunch and refreshments that you need during the day!

Participant numbers and social distancing

Workshop participant numbers will be capped at 10 people to retain small group numbers (we need a minimum of 6 attendees to run the course).  Each tutor would therefore work with a group between 3 and 5 people.

Please note that we will be observing social distancing whilst trying to make this as normal a workshop as possible.  Bring your own hand sanitiser and face mask in case you need them throughout the day.  Do not attend if you feel unwell or have CoVid like symptoms.  In any case we will be following the government guidance for meetings outdoors and if the guidance changes, we’ll be bound to observe it as necessary. 

Cancellation policy.

Please note that a ticketing fee of £5 is included in the price of this workshop and this is not refundable in any circumstance.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and you cancel your attendance more than two weeks prior to the workshop, an admin fee of £5 is retained on top of the ticketing fee above.  If you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop no fees are refundable.

In the event of City Arts having to cancel the workshop due to participants’ numbers falling below the minimum requirement or government advice changes, we will refund the whole workshop amount minus the ticketing fee above.