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268 Lenah Valley Road
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Lenah Valley
Tasmania 7008


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Atmospheric Skies - 2 day workshop - Leanne Halls

Creating unique, atmospheric and individualised skies is what this workshop is all about.  In this two-day workshop, Leanne Halls will teach you how to paint different sky and cloud effects in watercolour, whilst teaching you about design, value, colour, atmospheric perspective and other fun painting tips and advice. Participants will initially paint a number of different small sky and landscape studies which will be used to create their final large watercolour paintings.

This workshop is best suited to anyone who has a desire to learn about painting expressive atmospheric skies in watercolour.

NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop.
             Day 1 - 27th July 2023 (Thursday).
             Day 2 - 28th July 2023 (Friday).

Workshop notes and materials list information are shown below.

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Workshop description.

Learn how to paint expressive, atmospheric watercolour skies using watercolour and reference photos.

Let’s admit it... you can't escape it even if you wanted to. Whenever you sit down to paint a landscape painting that empty space at the top of the picture plane, the sky is always there. And it has such a huge impact on the balance of the painting as well as its general atmosphere. It isn't something you can just leave until the end of the painting. You have to address it early on as it influences everything. The sky can be cloudless, warm, overcast, cloudy and the list goes on and on. And each different sky requires a different approach and will have an effect on the rest of the landscape objects. Have you ever looked at a landscape and been daunted by the prospect of painting the sky or just painting the fluffy clouds in it? Or do you just want to have fun painting different skies to see the effects on your landscape? 

Personally I think painting skies and clouds is one of the most enjoyable and exciting aspects of landscape painting as it uses techniques like wet into wet, lifting, washes and other exciting techniques. 

Students will need to come prepared with their own watercolour painting equipment, watercolour paper to paint small studies as well as a larger final piece.

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Thursday, July 27, 2023, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Lady Franklin Gallery, Ancanthe Park
268 Lenah Valley Road
Lenah Valley, TAS  

0490 910 229
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carol A Sheppard
(AST Webmaster) Phil Muir
Registration is required before Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Please let us know as early as you can if you have to cancel. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of the Committee.
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The Art Society of Tasmania Inc., Ancanthe Park, 268 Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley, Tasmania 7008.    ABN 73 537 464 400