Workshops – Winter and Spring 2017

January 23, 2017 Workshops

I’ll be offering 5 workshops for the first half of 2017. If you have any questions or would like to register for any of these please email me at info@margaretwalshbest.com or give me a call at 709 753-2643.  MasterCard & Visa accepted.

#1. Simplifying Watercolour- An Introduction

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 PM
Location: St. John’s studio
Cost: $87 + HST (ALL materials included in this workshop)

Level: Introductory

Description:
This workshop is designed for those who have had little or no experience with painting or for those who have painted in another medium and want to experience the possibilities of watercolours. It will focus on the materials and tools which will contribute to your success and then follow with demonstrations of techniques followed by giving you time to practise and enjoy this wonderful medium. All workshop materials will be supplied but, if you already have some supplies, please bring them along to test their quality and performance.

#2. Simplifying Watercolour – An Introduction

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 PM
Location: St. John’s studio
Cost: $87 + HST (ALL materials included in this workshop)

Level: Introductory
Note: This can be a follow-up with new techniques for those who have done the January 26th Introductory Workshop or a time to hone your skills and learn new ones.

Description:
This workshop is designed for those who have had little or no experience with painting or for those who have painted in another medium and want to experience the possibilities of watercolours.  The materials and tools which will contribute to your success will be demonstrated and then you will have time to practise and enjoy this wonderful medium as I give one-on-one guidance. All workshop materials will be supplied but, if you already have some supplies, please bring them along so as to test their quality and performance.

# 3. Introduction to Botanical Art

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

Description:  This workshop focuses on basic tools and techniques for creating botanical drawings and paintings with a goal to capture the plant or any part of it in as much detail to make it identifiable, while at the same time creating a pleasing piece of art. The scientific and the artistic components go hand in hand.
Demonstrations will be combined with plenty of one-on-one instruction, which will allow this workshop to accommodate various skill levels.  Supplies will include your basic watercolour and drawing kits with a few small additions. Details will be sent to those interested in registering for this workshop.

#4. Botanical Art 2

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 10 am  – 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

Description:  This workshop will be a follow-up to the “Introduction to Botanical Art” offered in February or for those who have had experience drawing and painting plants. There will be a reminder of basic tools and techniques for creating botanical drawings and paintings. The goal of capturing the plant or any part of it in as much detail to make it identifiable and  creating a pleasing piece of art will always be the focus. Demonstrations will be combined with plenty of one-on-one instruction, which will allow this workshop to accommodate various skill levels.  Supplies will include your basic watercolour and drawing kits with a few small additions. Details will be sent to those interested in registering for this workshop.

# 5. Forty Shades of Green (Watercolour)

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 10 am  – 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

Level: Beyond Basics to Advanced
Description: The date of March 16th is significant for this workshop in that the next day we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Mixing greens shouldn’t have to be a hit-or-miss experience. In keeping with the theme of florals, this day is planned to help you choose and mix a selection of greens you like and to capture greens you see as you paint from some of the plants around the room or from those you may choose to bring along. Maybe there’ll be a shamrock plant in the collection!


Floral in Funchal – Art Workshop Tour

January 23, 2017 News, Workshops

FLORA IN FUNCHAL ART WORKSHOP TOUR
Following wonderful art vacations in Ireland and Italy in past years, another one is planned for 2017. This time the destination is the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira.

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Workshops, Classes, and Open Studios – Starting January 17th!

January 13, 2017 Classes, News, Open Studio, Workshops

Check back over the weekend for all of the details on workshops, classes, and open studios.


Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!
This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be updating my website in a next few days.
My New Year’s Resolution is to be be much more vigilant with my website.
I’d love to tell you about the wonderful exhibitions I took part in during 2016 as well as the beautiful book, published in Ireland, where you’ll find a full-page image of my botanical painting of a new hybrid Narcissus. It was very thrilling to see it in print.
Check back for details of these, with photos, plus a listing of this Winter’s classes, Open Studios and Workshops.
I’ll also be sending information of my destination Art Vacation in Madeira, Portugal.
Hope you can get to check back soon.
Margaret