Creative Workshops at Wyresdale Park
A lovely introduction to painting creatively with watercolours at Wyresdale Park, in Scorton.
The watercolour workshops are focused on embracing the natural and unique qualities that watercolour paints offer, rather than technical skills and abilities, which makes it a perfect workshop for total beginners and 'none creatives'.
The workshops are based on beautiful dried flowers and their imperfect beauty.
- Start a lovely, relaxing and creative hobby.
- Learn simple and creative watercolour techniques.
- Find inspiration in the 'imperfect'.
- Create a beautiful botanical painting to take home or to gift to friends and family.
There's three simple stages to the workshop... Four if you include coffee and cake.
To start, we will do a little warm up exercise, getting comfortable with watercolours and relaxing your wrist (and mind).
I will then show you some simple watercolour techniques, inspired by the shapes and textures of the dried flowers. You will then practise the techniques and I will be on hand to guide you further if needed.
We will then take a short break for coffee and cake.
And then finally it's time to start your 'final' piece and put what you've learnt into practise! I know a blank piece of paper can be daunting, so I will provide examples and inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing and we can discuss your ideas together.
Lovely reviews about the workshops...
'Fantastic experience. I have been wanting to start painting with watercolours for a while. It was a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere which put you all at ease whilst being instructed on basic techniques. Even suggestions of which brush, paints and paper to use on your voyage of discovery into this new genre . I loved every minute.' - Karen - January 2023
'What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! I'm not naturally a creative person, but I found Carla's painting style so therapeutic and enjoyable, I will definitely be booking on again.' - Angela 2021
'Carla has a lovely way of teaching and explaining. I learnt several techniques in one lesson and I can’t wait for my next class! I highly recommend Carla’s watercolour workshops.' - Nicola 2020
What's included -
High quality art supplies.
Coffee/tea + cake.
A lovely and inspiring space.
And of course your final master piece.
For more info on workshop dates, times and venues please click here (each workshop varies) or feel free to get in touch.
This particular workshop (seen in the photos above) was based at Wyresdale Park (the home to my shop + studio).
The workshop venues do vary, so please do bare this in mind when booking.
Although all of the workshop spaces I use are lovely and offer something unique and special to your experience.