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Artist: Shevaun Doherty

Course Date:  8th – 10th July 2024
Medium: Watercolours
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: Suitable for all levels
Course Cost: €370

Shevaun Doherty is an award winning Irish botanical artist whose highly detailed watercolour paintings capture the intricate beauty of nature.

Passionate about conservation, her artwork is often used to raise awareness. She designed a set of Irish postage stamps featuring bees in 2018, and the logo-image for the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015. Shevaun’s work is is in the Natural History Museum of Ireland’s collection and gives regular workshops at home and abroad.

Course concept

Do you love nature and want to know how to capture vibrant hues of flowers in paint?

Join award winning artist Shevaun Doherty for a three days of flowers and watercolour painting.

This three day Botanical Art Workshop will unravel the mysteries of colour mixing, and show you how to achieve the rich colours of summer flowers in watercolour.

Learn how to create realistic light and form through the watercolour techniques of washes, glazes, and drybrush, and how to build up depth and vibrancy of colour through layering.

An experienced tutor, Shevaun will demonstrate her painting techniques as well as giving practical advice on how to set up botanical subjects for painting, how to choose the right colours, and how to finish and present your artwork.

Whether you are a beginner or simply wish to improve your painting skills, this friendly and informal class will inspire you to pick up your brushes and enjoy the colours of your garden.

The class will cover

  • Observational drawing
  • Colour mixing and colour theory
  • Tonal awareness
  • Watercolour techniques- wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing and dry brush
  • Botany for Artists

* Art materials list required to participate in the course will be provided after signing up to the course. 24hr access to the studio is offered to each visiting artist. Accommodation is not included in the course price, on request Artform provides an artist accommodation package.

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