Watercolour Bird Workshop
Workshop completed. Thank you to all the participants. We hope to see you again!
Interested in taking this workshop? No worries! We host several workshops year-round, both with new and returning instructors.
For more info or to register contact us or call 780-467-3038
About this workshop:
This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to paint birds with watercolour, create or keep a bird journal, or bring more realism to their subject with this beautiful and vibrant medium. Lessons include observation, basic bird anatomy and structure, sketching techniques, and finally adding details using a variety of watercolour techniques to bring your subject to life. Hands-on techniques and exercises as well as demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will provide you with the better understanding and the skills to help you move forward in your artistic journey. Basic watercolour skills are recommended.
"Charity is very good at teaching about how to detail in watercolour, colour saturation, and colour layering."
"Excellent workshop giving me both an understanding of technique as well as many many ideas and tips. Charity is an excellent instructor and the venue is very convenient and comfortable. Thanks!"
"Very relaxing and enjoyable."
Charity Dakin’s creativity has always been clear. “I’ve been drawing animals since I could hold a crayon,” she recalls. Born on Canada’s West Coast, the daughter of a dairy farmer and the oldest of five children she certainly was not born into the art establishment. Her early years revolved around chores, the farm animals, and drawing. And when she wasn’t drawing she was discovering all she could about wildlife. “I used to walk through the corn field on Saturdays after chores to my grandparent’s house. They had 2 things – a National Geographic magazine subscription and cable TV. I spent hours reading the wildlife articles and watching nature shows and then I’d go home and draw everything I saw. It was simply all-consuming.” Her fascination for wildlife combined with daily interaction with the livestock taught her two very important things – observation and hard work, qualities that would become evident in her painting. Her home in the northern boreal region of Canada gives her firsthand opportunities to observe the wildlife and landscapes that end up in her paintings.
Learn from professional artists who show and sell their art in fine art galleries. These two or three-day workshops are the perfect opportunity to embrace your own personal creative process. Plus, small class sizes mean students get individually tailored guidance.