Details for "March 16/17 Zoe Evamy's Watercolour Workshop"
"Towards Abstraction in watercolour"
with Zoe Evamy
Abstraction is not a style - it’s the process of removing superfluous detail, through design and meaningful selection.
“An eye not told what to see, sees more”.
Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
9:30-4:00(1hour lunch break)
Dene Croft's Studios, 118 Pemberton Ave. (@West 1st)
BIO Originally from the UK, Zoë studied Fine Art and Illustration in London. Her Arts career took her to Europe, the US and Canada. With a natural flare for colour and movement, Zoë gravitated towards a career in Animation, painting background scenery for classically animated feature films including “Anastasia”. Now a Canadian National living in Squamish, BC, she balances her passion for painting with an ongoing interest in Visual Narrative and as an Instructor at Capilano University, Vancouver. Zoë is represented by Mountain Galleries, Whistler; is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists; teaches workshops/classes and shows her work in Whistler, Squamish and the lower mainland, Vancouver.
TEACHING HISTORY Since 2011, Zoë Evamy has taught workshops and evening classes in Squamish, Whistler and West Vancouver. She is a classically trained artist with over 30 years experience working in animated film and TV as Designer, Background Painter and Art Director. As a Faculty member in IDEA School of Design at Capilano University, she now teaches and mentors 3rd and 4th year Illustrators and teaches Drawing and Photoshop for Illustration at Langara College.
ART STATEMENT “The expressive nature of watercolour continues to fascinate me and allows me to explore new ideas and themes. It is a way of thinking and problem solving for me. I particularly enjoy a fluid, slightly unpredictable way of using paint and work in a variety of water media. Against a backdrop of ancient Coast Mountains and Temperate Rainforest, I find endless opportunities to study and document the changing landscape around Squamish and the Sea to Sky area. I explore familiar places that have either changed by development, been abandoned or remain untouched by progress; places that are controversial, protected, endangered or that are simply breathtakingly beautiful”.
In this workshop you will learn how to develop a personal visual language and framework from which to dive confidently in and fully engage with the expressiveness of the watercolour medium. Through a series of instructor demonstrations and personal practise, you will experience the various stages of loose watercolour painting, the benefits of surprise elements and restraint in adding just enough definition to capture the viewer’s imagination.
This workshop is directed to intermediate to advanced painters.
* These are the essentials, feel free to bring your own additional supplies of brushes, paints and your favorite mark making implements.- Cheap-o black bristle with wooden handle
* Black pencil for sketching+ sharpener -Prismacolour
* 2" Cheap-o Bristle brush - Home Depot brush
* 2"soft flat water brush - Silver Black Velvet
* 1" Richeson Professional - Stephen Quiller
* Watercolour brush 1" tapered oval (or equivelant) - Silver Black Velvet
* Watercolour brush size 10 - Escoda versatil
* Watercolour Script brush size 6 - Princeton
* Chinese brush x2(to use with the ink) : Large and medium wash
* Chinese black ink - Water soluble
* Black Sharpie - Regular/ Fine tips
* Sketch book - Canson mixed media - 11”x 14”
* Watercolour paper : We will be working on a painting 16" x 20" and we'll use the remains of a full sheet for thumbnail sketches. Please arrive with your 16" x 20" sheet stretched and ready to paint on.( I stretch my paper using brown gummed paper tape available at OPUS. I use a lot of water and prefer a flat, tight surface to work on.) - Arches 140 lb 22" x 30"
Paper Proportions: To divide your full sheet 140lb CP Arches watercolour paper, cut, and wet stretch the larger area - 22”x18” to accommodate your 16”x20” painting area.
The remainder can be cut or torn into 6x smaller pieces measuring 6”x7”. These will be used for our black and white abstract exercises in ink.
* White designer's gouache - Winsor + Newton
* Watercolour (artist grade W+N, Holbein or Daniel Smith)
- Lemon yellow
- Quinachridone Gold D.Smith
- Cadmium Red light
- Alizarin Crimson
- Opera Rose
- Pthalo turquoise
- Ultramarine blue
- Cobalt blue
- Bamboo Green (Holbein)
* Masking tape
* Yoghurt pot for water, paper towels, palette - Large
* Plenty of kitchen paper towel
Course Cost & Status
- CAN$225.00 with Non NSAG Member Workshop Fee
- CAN$180.00 with NSAG MEMBERS ONLY