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Crafted in Time: Watercolour Workshop

Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Thursday 29 April 2021 (18:30-19:50)

Aerona Moore, Learning and Public Engagement Manager at the Lapworth Museum of Geology


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Watercolour techniques

Crafted in Time: Watercolour Workshop

Artist Mita Solanky will lead a creative virtual watercolour workshop inspired by the Lapworth Museum’s collection.

Explore our collection of magnificent minerals and join artist Mita in creating your own ‘Wild Mineral Land Escape’. Unlock your imagination and creativity while you learn exciting painting techniques and build a unique collaged piece of artwork.

To register for this free workshop please click here

Materials that you will need:

• Water colour brushes. You will need one wash brush - such as an oval 1/2 inch brush, although any flat or oval brush will do, and one small brush for adding colour to soap or salt. Click here and here for examples.

• Heavyweight Mixed media or watercolour paper – 4 sheets. If you are using watercolour paper, it is recommended you use hot pressed smooth textured paper (click here for an example), or use a heavyweight (minimum 170gsm) multimedia sketchbook paper (click here for an example).

• Watercolour paints or inks. If you are buying new, it is recommend you start with a basic set of reds, yellows and blues which can be mixed to give other colours, or buy a beginners set (click here for an example). A basic set of 6 watercolour tubes (warm and cool red, warm and cool yellow and two blues) can be bought individually here.

Mita Solanky explores the human connection with the natural world, and covers painting, printmaking, participatory, and live artwork. Her background in science influences the process-led nature of her artworks.

Before registering, please read the Lapworth Museum's information on 'Virtual Workshops: Guidance and Code of Conduct'.

Please note: There is no charge for this online event.

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