Jasons next Lìve Course….

Detailed Paintings of pebbles can look impressive and make tasteful artworks for interiors with a seaside theme, so its little wonder that many gravitate to painting this subject.
The title of this course is ‘easy pebble painting’…… not long and laborious pebble painting.
This course aims to show you fun and inventive ways of painting pebbles with watercolour that cut down on the hours of careful work otherwise needed to paint near-photographic images.

Medium – Watercolour

What will you do on the course ?

  • Learn how to spatter paint effectively to quickly creat the look of detail and texture
  • Learn how to use dry brush to add volume and texture to pebbles
  • See how the use of stencils can transform how you can build up a pebble painting so that you can move away from strictly copying a photograph into more creative imagery
  • Find out which shapes often work most effectively in shadows
  • Learn to plan the layering of your picture to gain both detailed and softer sections to make greater depth
  • During the course you will create drawings and painting sketches that help you better understand how to create detailed pebble paintings;
  • …then you will make finished artworks which pull together the ideas shown in the preceding weeks.
What will you need to undertake the course in terms of art materials ?
  • Drawing equipment:
  • Pencil, erasure and a pencil sharpener
  • Computer printing paper or drawing paper sheets, at least A4 – about 20 sheets
  • Painting equipment:
  • 2 Water pots, Watercolour palettes, Watercolour paints, Watercolour brushes
  • I recommend a wash brush, size 12 or 10 round, a 6 round and 2 round – sable and synthetic mixture brushes, stencil brush.
  • Watercolour paper – bockingford ‘NOT’ surface – 300gsm or 140lb
  • Accessories: Drawing board, masking tape, kitchen roll, palette knife, scissors.
Jasons new Live Courses, based on his real-life classes of many years, will allow you to interract with him in a ‘virtual class’, replay any lesson later and ask questions after the Live, and ask him to (re)cover sections or go into more detail in the next lesson. Students will also be able to submit their work to Jason during the course and at the end he will hold a final Live session where these are put on screen & discussed
So what are the advantages of learning in this way compared to a ‘real life’ class ?
  • You’ll have the best seat in the class, with an unobstructed view of every aspect of the demonstration
  • You can watch the demonstration as many times as you like after the Live is over
  • * You can ask Jason further questions after the Live session is over by using the web chat that Jason will monitor
  • You can upload photos of your work using the Chat, and gain feedback from Jason and the others undertaking the work
  • Beyond the course you can be part of an online comunity of learners sharing ideas, reference material and observations or simply chatting about art.
  • You have access to a large library of photographs to work from without having to search for or take the images yourself
  • You can watch our prepared looped-video ‘moving pictures’ of scenes, so you can see the ‘dynamics’ of natural subjects to try and capture.
  • You can keep all your weekly appointments to watch Jason from anywhere you happen to be, on Mobile devices as well
So why do the course live… when you could watch the recordings* of it at your leisure when the course is over ?

The contents of all the Chat that takes place during a Live Course will be removed/reset when a new course starts, so only those doing the course live will truly gain from the web chat content created in the weeks the course is on.

So how do i get on the Course ?
To take part in the next Live Course you will need to first join studio ( or already be a member ) and then you would need to subscribe to the full content. This costs around the same as the price of a cup of coffee a week.

( * All previous Live courses will be made available for subscribers to view )