Mon, 06 Aug 2012
Welcome to Quay Arts 10th annual Summer School programme, an opportunity for you to spend an intensive few days discovering or rediscovering the joy of painting, drawing or making, across a broad choice of courses.
Designed for those with some painting experience, this course will look at capturing water and the composition of a seascape, using watercolours and/or acrylic paints. It is hoped that at least one day will be working out on location (weather permitting!). Students are required to bring their own paints, equipment and paper.
Students can bring any equipment that they have and already use. Students will be using water-based paints only. The tutor will have paints and paper that students can pay to use (the maximum cost probably being £10 if students use the tutor's materials for all four days.
Here is a suggested list of materials and equipment:
- stout bag / rucksack
- water-based paints (acrylic / watercolour / gouache)
- palette knives (a small and a medium one - only if you want to use them)
- brushes (3 - a selection of sizes)
- water pot
- water bottle
- metal clips
- water atomiser (you can buy one from the travel/cosmetics section in Boots)
- paper towel
- heavy paper (around 300 - 600gsm. Cartridge paper, watercolour paper or cardboard - wahtever you are used to A4 - A2 maximum. Around 10 sheets.)
- scrap paper
- notebook or sketchbook
- masking tape
- drawing board (to fit paper size. The tutor suggests around 54 cm x 38 cm for practicality. A foam board makes a nice light one)
- easel (if you like to use one)
- Portable stool/seat
We are celebrating Quay Arts 10th Summer School by offering our course students an exciting opportunity to showcase the work they create, in a special exhibition in our Rope Store Gallery. This experimental exhibition, curated by our Exhibitions Organiser, will grow and evolve throughout August as each Summer School course comes to an end. The opportunity to exhibit is entirely optional for students.
Hilary Thorpe is highly regarded on the Isle of Wight for her ability to capture the sea in her paintings. She works primarily on location, always drawn to the coast, and loves the constant activity of the sea. She can often be seen on the seafront during popular regattas in the Solent, capturing the activity of the yacht racing. Hilary has been exhibiting her work on the Island and the South Coast since 1991. www.hilarythorpe.co.uk