‘Peacocks and Hummingbirds’ – Beginners in Watercolour & Goache Illustration – *NEW 2022


This workshop gives you the freedom to work bright, loose and splashy on two very different birds under the tuition of artist Helen Rubinstein. Ideal for beginners in Watercolour and/or Gouache.


In this workshop we will incorporate various special effect paints and mediums with  watercolour and gouache. You will find that it is possible to use a mixture of mediums to very good effect. The vibrant colours of Hummingbirds and Peacocks will give us the opportunity to throw caution to the wind. We will begin with some small, splashy Hummingbirds and then move on the excitement of texture paste and bling with our Peacock.

Beginners and improvers are all welcome.


Additional information


28th July 2022



Requirements :

Watercolour paper, 300gsm NOT surface, 11×15 (quarter imperial)

Bright and colourful images if you prefer to work from you own – but Helen will also bring reference pictures.

Pencil & Rubber

Brushes for watercolour and mixed media (I suggest a large and medium Round)

Any watercolour or gouache that you have

I will have an assortment special effect watercolours, gouache, and acrylics for you to experiment with.

I will also supply watercolour texture paste.

I always have spare paper, brushes etc with me if anyone needs them.

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