Schmicke Aqua Bronze Powders. By Natasha

Schmicke Aqua Bronze Powders. By Natasha

After seeing our Calligraphy tutor Anthea Power use the Schmicke Aqua Bronze Powder in Copper on a demonstration at Christmas I just had to have my own! These powders are lovely, they work beautifully on white but WOW do they ‘pop ’on darker colours like black. These powders come in 5 different colours: Silver, Rich Pale Gold, Rich Gold, Pale Gold and Copper.  What you will need: Schmicke Aqua Bronze powder in a colour of your choice (if you’re like…

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Daniel Smith fine Watercolour – 8 new 15ml colours

Daniel Smith fine Watercolour – 8 new 15ml colours

Available from our Cambridge shop from Monday 11th March 2019 are 8 exciting new Daniel Smith 15 ml watercolours. DANIEL SMITH have created a New Signature Series of 6 gorgeous Grays, as well as a new PrimaTek (Red Jasper) and Gray Titanium Why so many Grays? Well colours are not static, every colour has an infinite range, including Gray. Six of these beautiful Grays, are part of the New Signature Series of colours for Artists to choose from, to make…

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Watercolour Landscapes – the Importance of Atmosphere and Tone with Susan Boddy

Watercolour Landscapes – the Importance of Atmosphere and Tone with Susan Boddy

Workshop report by Hannah Shepherd Saturday 23rd February at the Colchester store. Materials used: Winsor and Newton Artist watercolor paint (limited palette) Rough paper (140lb)  Brushes – flat, round 12 and 8 and rigger Jakar Daisy Palette Faber-Castell water pot Susan Boddy was with us in Colchester looking at atmosphere and tone in watercolour landscapes. Susan spent a lot of time demonstrating for the students and speaking about colour mixing and the students then worked on Bockingford paper for their…

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What’s on in Colchester in March 2019!

What’s on in Colchester in March 2019!

Written by Hannah Shepherd We have got lots of exciting events on in March, including two free demonstrations with artists who have not previously demonstrated with us which we are really looking forward to. We kick off the month with a demonstration with Vicky Rosenthal on Saturday 2nd March. Vicky is a watercolourist and will hopefully be holding some classes with us over the summer. Vicky will be with us from 10am – 4pm and we will be offering discounts…

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Janie Pirie Coloured Pencil Taster Session report

Janie Pirie Coloured Pencil Taster Session report

This took place at our Colchester shop on 9th February 2019 Janie Pirie was in the Colchester store on Saturday teaching a free two hour taster session. She focused on drawing grapes as they are small and a great starting point for someone new to coloured pencil. The students were taught about the best paper to use for coloured pencils and how to use and blend them. Taster sessions are a great way to test out our workshops at Colchester….

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Michele Webber’s course Getting Started in Watercolour

Michele Webber’s course Getting Started in Watercolour

A review – by Hannah Shepherd This workshop took place at our Colchester shop on the 5th February 2019 Michele Webber’s course Getting Started in Watercolour was very popular, we had fourteen students very interested to gain some experience. The students were taught about the materials you will need to start watercolour painting, including: Watercolour paper Watercolour paint Watercolour brushes Palettes Michele spoke about the differences in watercolour paper surface and weight and then moved onto some small exercises with…

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Buildings and Architecture in Dip Pen and Wash. Workshop with Susan Boddy

Buildings and Architecture in Dip Pen and Wash. Workshop with Susan Boddy

Review by Hannah Shepherd Susan kicked off our 2019 workshops with a fully booked class studying buildings and architecture. The students worked using lots of different materials including: Dip pens with a general drawing nib Bamboo pens Winsor and Newton Indian ink Cartridge paper for practicing on Hot pressed watercolour paper for final images A selection of watercolour brushes, Fineliner Pens Limited palette of Winsor & Newton watercolour paints Susan had a full class of students and they had a…

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Upcoming Demonstrations in Colchester.

Upcoming Demonstrations in Colchester.

We have two exciting new demonstrations coming up in the Colchester branch. Vicky Rosenthal is with us on Saturday 2nd March 2019 and she will be demonstrating in watercolours. Vicky loves to paint impressionistic flowers but also paints dramatic skies and trees. Vicky will be here from 10am – 4pm working on a piece. Vicky will be able to answer any queries you may have about watercolours and we will be offering discounts in store on the products Vicky uses….

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Working with coloured pencils

Working with coloured pencils

Following Robyn’s successful taster session we have Janie Pirie holding one on Saturday 9th February from 10am – 12pm at our Colchester shop. Janie will be working with Faber-Castell Polychromos, Caran d’Ache Luminance and Pablo coloured pencils. Attending a taster session is a fantastic way to try out different materials and see how a workshop at Tindall’s works. You will also get to experiment with the additional items used in conjunction with the coloured pencils, such as electric erasers, electric…

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