Welcome to Workshop in a Box - An Introduction to Watercolour

Workshop in a box offers you the chance to explore a new medium, build on your skills or hone your abilities in Watercolour. Working alongside professional artists Ali Hargreaves and Jo Allsopp, you’ll learn the tools you need to create six masterpieces; all by following video tutorials and comprehensive step-by-step guides.

Introduction to your tutors

Meet Ali Hargreaves

Ali is a qualified teacher with a BEd (Hons). She gave up her teaching career to pursue her dream occupation as an Artist but she still loves to inspire and teach.

Ali enjoys working with a variety of art materials from watercolour to acrylics, textile art and mixed media and produces artwork in different styles.

Ali will guide you through a series of subjects including floral art and landscapes. As you explore watercolour, Ali also introduces you to the possibilities of mixed media with acrylic ink and oil pastel.

Meet Jo Allsopp

Having had a keen interest in art for most of her life, Jo decided to take it up as a career 20 years ago and became a qualified art tutor working in Adult Education.

Jo will introduce you to her renowned loose watercolour style and show you how to capture character and movement in your paintings. She’ll also demonstrate her style of mixed media using watercolour and ink.

As your confidence grows, Jo will teach you how to build depth into your paintings and explain how to measure proportion.

Techniques in Watercolour

Techniques in Watercolour Getting the basics right

 

Join Ali Hargreaves as she demonstrates key watercolour techniques and colour mixing. These fundamentals will help you as you progress through the lessons in this series.

Discover even more helpful hints and tips from our Knowledge Hub Find out more about how to use Watercolour

Lesson 1 | Introduction to Floral Art in Watercolour – Painting a Stargazer Lily with Ali Hargreaves

 

Join Ali Hargreaves for your first introduction to Watercolour. In this lesson, Ali will guide you through the process she takes to create a stunning painting of a Stargazer Lily.

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Lesson 2 | Introduction to Landscapes in Watercolour with Ali Hargreaves

Join Ali Hargreaves and build on the skills you have gained in lesson one. In this lesson, Ali will talk about perspective and creating depth and distance into your paintings to create a beautiful landscape you can be proud of.

Don't forget, you can pause your lesson at any point to practise your technique.

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Lesson 3 | Introduction to Painting Animals in Watercolour with Jo Allsopp

 

Join Jo Allsopp as she introduces you to the world of animals. Using a loose style, Jo will show you the steps she takes to create Harvey Hare.

Before Jo starts to paint, she measures out the proportions of the hare. She'll also guide through creating playfulness within your painting.

Grab your paints, click the link below and get ready to paint!

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Lesson 4 | Advanced Animals in Watercolour with Jo Allsopp - Painting Stanley Stoat

 

 

 

Using Pen & Wash techniques and a dash of ink, Jo will teach you how to create lots of texture and movement, resulting in a fantastic painting of Stanley Stoat.

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Lesson 5 | Painting in Mixed Media with Ali Hargreaves - Painting a Daisy Seascape

In this lesson, Ali teaches you how to paint a Daisy Seascape using all of the techniques that you've learnt and practised over the past lessons.

We'll not only be using watercolour in this lesson!  We introduce Daler-Rowney FW White Ink and Yellow Oil Pastel too.

Don't forget, you can pause your lesson at any point to practise your technique.

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Lesson 6 | Painting in Mixed Media with Jo Allsopp - Painting Monty Mouse

In this final lesson, Jo will demonstrate how to paint Monty Mouse using the techniques that you have learnt and practised over the past lessons.

We’ll be using watercolours as well as wax resist, FW White Acrylic Ink, and pen to complete this painting.

Don't forget, you can pause your lesson at any point to practise your technique.

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