Paint with me

Upcoming Workshop-Tape & Technique 

Friday 26th February 2021

Come and enjoy a guided watercolour class led by botanical artist Lauren May SK.

 

Learn about colour, composition and some of the fundamental watercolour 

techniques as you create your own botanical inspired pattern artwork.

 

This class is excellent as an introduction to watercolour painting and for anyone in the mood for making something pretty.

Where: the Newcastle Food & Flower Market

            1 Rural Drive, Sandgate, NSW

When:   Friday 26th Feb 2021, 9am-12pm

Cost:      $120

All materials needed and morning tea will be provided.

Upcoming Workshop- Negative Space

Thursday 11th March 2021

Come and enjoy a guided watercolour class led by botanical artist Lauren May SK.

 

Painting in the negative space is so important when working with watercolours especially for maintaining white/light areas in your work. This class is all about practising this essential skill.

 

This workshop is excellent for beginners to watercolour painting and also for anyone in the mood for making something pretty.

Where:  The Hunter Wetlands Centre

            1 Wetlands Pl, Shortland NSW

When:   Thursday 11th March 2021, 9:30-12:30pm.

Cost:      $120

All materials needed and morning tea will be provided.

Upcoming Workshop- Negative Space

Saturday 20th March 2021

Come and enjoy a guided watercolour class led by botanical artist Lauren May SK.

 

Painting in the negative space is so important when working with watercolours especially for maintaining white/light areas in your work. This class is all about practising this essential skill.

 

This workshop is excellent for beginners to watercolour painting and also for anyone in the mood for making something pretty.

Where:  The Hunter Wetlands Centre

            1 Wetlands Pl, Shortland NSW

When:   Saturday 20th March 2021, 9:30-12:30pm.

Cost:      $120

All materials needed and morning tea will be provided.

'Lauren May SK' is registered as a Covid Safe business and all workshops will be run in accordance with a Covid-19 safety plan.

Appropriate social distancing, sanitising etc. will be observed and anyone unable to attend their booked workshop day due to cold or flu symptoms will be given the opportunity to transfer their credit to an alternative workshop day of their choice (subject to availability).

Coming together for friendship, fun and shared creativity is so important after the isolation that was felt in 2020. Every effort will be made for this to be done safely at my workshops.

It's no secret that I love drawing, colouring and painting with watercolours. It's just something that I have always enjoyed and am drawn to doing. I enjoy the challenge and the process of trying to replicate the colours, textures and details of the world around me. It feels great to take a blank piece of paper and to make it into something special that I can be proud of and share with others.

As it so happens, I also love helping other people to love these things too. So many people comment that they wish they could create beautiful artwork but it is hard to know where to start! 

Let me help you out.

 

I teach a range of workshop classes for all levels of ability. I always love teaching absolute beginner classes but I also run classes that focus on specific techniques and artistic principles, do step-by-step paintings together and teach more advanced botanical watercolour classes. 

(If you're looking for a little head-start then click here for my free digital downloads for you to practice on.)

Beginner Watercolour Workshops

Perfect for if you've never used watercolours before and are interested to try but also great for anyone wanting to practice the basics! Learn what materials you need, how watercolours work and all the essential techniques you need to make the medium work for you.

Technique Focused Workshops

These are workshops in which I have chosen a particular technique to focus on and practice getting right.

How do you work with white in your watercolour paintings? How can you create fun textures? How do you mix the colours that you need?

I'll tell you.

Step-by-Step Paintings

Lets step through a painting together and I'll show you how to get from a simple line drawing to a detailed, full colour painting.

Advanced Botanical Painting Workshop

Let's step it up a notch and take your work to the next level. Detail and accuracy is my thing and I'd love for you to come and join me! All abilities are welcome in this class but a little experience with watercolours may be helpful to you.

Lauren May SK | Artist/Illustrator

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