Moments at Bowery – Workshops May 7th & 8th

A quick reminder that tickets are on sale now for the Workshop Weekender at Bowery Gallery in Leeds, as part of the Moments exhibition which features myself, Rachel Johns and Elizabeth Nast.

Watercolour Techniques with Liz Nast

7th May 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm

elizabeth_nast workshop
Watercolour painting by Elizabeth Nast

Learn from the award winning watercolour artist Elizabeth Nast. At the start of the day you will be introduced to the history of watercolour and the artist’s work, and then followed by tuition on the basic techniques of colour mixing, wet on wet, layering and the use of mixed media. In the afternoon you will create your own postcard sized mini cityscape masterpiece to take home using the techniques you have learned.
All materials and equipment provided, you may wish to bring along a cityscape photograph/image to work from that interests you, but the artist will provide other images as well.



Illustration with Rachel Johns

8th May 2016 10:00am – 2:00pm

Rachel Johns workshop
Illustration by Rachel Johns


Spend the afternoon with our exhibiting artist Rachel Johns who will be sharing her approach to expressive line drawing. The exhibition titled ‘Moments’ will be the inspiration behind the afternoon’s experimentation with mark making and character development culminating in a simple concertina book full of expressive characters



‘Family Fun’ Expressive portraits inspired by exhibiting artist Helen Dryden

8th May 2016 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Expressive portraits workshop


This workshop is presented by Bowery, and inspired by exhibiting artist Helen Dryden.

Working together you will paint a truly unique ‘masterpiece’ onto canvas that will take pride of place in any room and be a lovely memory in years to come. Please bring an A4 photocopy or printout of someone you want to make your portrait of. This could be someone you know, a selfie, a picture of a celebrity, or just a picture of someone who interests you in some way. You might even want to bring a picture of your pet.

Try and get your printout/photocopy so that the image of the person takes up most of the page, as it will help you to transfer the image onto the canvas. Don’t bring precious original photos in case they get paint on them! You may get messy so please wear old clothes or bring an apron.



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