Judith Van Heeren, Teacher
Judith Van Heeren is a professional artist who has been painting images from the natural world for the past 30 years. She exhibits in private and public galleries, and her work is held in many public and private collections nationally and internationally. Judith has been finalist in prizes including the Geelong contemporary art prize and Waterhouse natural history art prize. judithvanheeren.com
Watercolour Workshop description:
Picturing Nature in Watercolour is a one-day workshop on observational nature drawing in watercolour. The six-hour course will guide the student in the art of observing and focusing on the intimate in the natural world. Two sessions in the morning focus on observational drawing and familiarising with the medium: sketching in pencil; mixing colour through transparent layering; becoming familiar with the brushes and their endless possibilities; exploring wet on wet technique and wet on dry. In the second half of the day we will combine the various techniques and work on a detailed study in watercolour.
Our watercolour workshop is limited to 10 students ensuring each attendee gets one-on-one tuition and can understand the medium at their own pace. All materials are included. Judith’s skill, patience and knowledge will help to unlock the difficulties in controlling this delicate medium and get students on the road to working autonomously.