FESTIVE MAKINGS!

FESTIVE MAKINGS!

by catherine peters December 14, 2020 1 min read

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES

Alongside our christmas cards, we have been filling our sketchbook with wonderful festive artworks.

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WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 8

WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 8

by catherine peters December 02, 2020 2 min read

Episode 8 'Creating a Landscape'

Our final episode of 2020 brings together all the techniques showcased over the last 7 episodes along with new techniques, to conclude with a final piece.

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WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 7

WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 7

by catherine peters November 25, 2020 1 min read

Episode 7 - 'Creating Textures'

Our episode shows you how to create texture using non-specialist supplies such as sponges, rock salt and clingfilm.

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WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 6

WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 6

by catherine peters November 18, 2020 1 min read

Episode 6  - MASKING & RESIST TECHNIQUES

We are looking at Masking and Resist watercolour techniques in this episode.

Our In-House artist Ellie Jakeman takes you through resist techniques using both tea-light and Taper candles plus masking techniques with our own ARTdiscount masking fluid and masking tape.

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CREATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARDS

CREATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARDS

by catherine peters November 16, 2020 1 min read

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES

 

Using watercolour Glazing techniques from episode 5 of Watercolour Wednesday, Ellie guides you through some festive creating to make your own Christmas cards using techniques shown in our previous episode.

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WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 5

WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 5

by catherine peters November 11, 2020 1 min read

EPISODE 5 - 'Glazing Techniques'

We explore Glazing, an important technique for all watercolour artists, especially when using a limited colour palette.

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WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 4

WATERCOLOUR WEDNESDAY - EPISODE 4

by catherine peters November 04, 2020 2 min read

EPISODE 4 'Exploration of Brushes (Part 2) Flat Brushes'

Ellie Jakeman, guides you through how to use your new flat and fan brushes with mark-making, textures and patterns......
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HOW TO USE GRAPHITE PENCILS

HOW TO USE GRAPHITE PENCILS

by catherine peters October 22, 2020 3 min read

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES

All great art starts with a sketch 

Picasso owned an impressive 175 sketchbooks filled with ideas at the time of his death. Pencils are a great way to sketch ideas quickly or make beautiful, detailed drawings. Using a good range of graphite pencils allows you to explore a broad tonal value and achieve varying results.

 

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