About the Artform

The medium of watercolour has been particularly associated with England for several hundred years. However, its origins lie further back in the history of European painting. Pigments, consisting of earths or vegetable fibres ground to powder and bound with gum or egg, were in use in the Middle Ages.
Watercolour is a versatile and flexible medium that can yield a variety of results. Also known as aquarelle, it’s a painting technique wherein the paints are made of vibrant pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle.
To name a few timeless titans of the water colour medium: Vincent Van Gogh, Zoltan Szabo, J.M.W. Turner, William Blake. And here are some contemporary gems: Mulick Milind, Bijay Biswal, Akash Nandi, Shilo Shiv Solem, etc.

About the Workshop

The Canvas

Overall Details

Watercolor painting is a beautiful art-form, where the colourful paints meet the abstraction of water to create something stunning and surreal. Painting in watercolor is a partnership between the artist and the medium. This workshop will help you to become comfortable with the medium that is best known for its lively spontaneity. Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium, including the selection of the materials, basic techniques, color mixing, and many other tips.

The colours in the palette

Elements you will learn

  • Introduction to Watercolor
  • Blending/transparency
  • Watercolor techniques (Flat wash, Gradient wash, Dual-color wash)
  • Composition of an artwork / bookmark from scratch using the above techniques

Who is this workshop “just right” for?

  • This is a beginner friendly workshop. (age 14+)
  • This workshop is for those who want to de-stress from the mundane work life, and to therapize and rejuvenate their mind. 

The Picasso of the show

About the Artist

Pallavi Bhargava

@pallavi_006

Pallavi completed her graphic design degree from Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. She picked up the paintbrush in class 8th and hasn’t left since then. In Pallavi’s own words - “I believe that art is like a fresh breath of air and a way of self- expression. My work is an expression of my thoughts, my different moods, and a way to help myself connect with people. After conducting 40+ workshops, the one thing I can assure you is that if you're holding a brush for the first time, it won't be the last. You will want to paint again and again.“

Materials Required

  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Watercolor paper (preferably 300 gsm cold pressed paper - Brustro, Anupam canson brands) {7" x 2.75"}
  • 2 to 3 round brushes (preferably sizes 3, 6, 12)
  • 2 bowls of water (filled halfway with clean water)
  • 1 palette or plate to mix colors
  •  A piece of rough cloth or few tissues


Pre-requisites / Preparation prior to the workshop

Cut out a bookmark sheet of size - 2.5” x 8” inches and keep it ready, prior to the session.


The scope of creativity

Further prospects and application of what you will be learning

The techniques learnt during the workshop can be later on used to create different artworks such as greeting cards, posters etc.

Reviews

5 star rating

Padmavathi Thamvada

As a beginner who is interested in watercolor painting, this session helped a lot. Pallavi Ma'am's explanation was very clear and simple. And she was there with us all through the session by giving her valuable feedback. Looking forward to such fa...

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As a beginner who is interested in watercolor painting, this session helped a lot. Pallavi Ma'am's explanation was very clear and simple. And she was there with us all through the session by giving her valuable feedback. Looking forward to such fantastic sessions from her ...

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4 star rating

Shivani Anand

The workshop was perfect and they even explained it perfectly..

The workshop was perfect and they even explained it perfectly..

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn!

  • More like a classroom

    Being a replay of an actual live workshop, where students interacted with the instructor, it will give you more of a classroom experience.

  • Longer durations and better creations

    Masterclasses are longer in length due to the profound focus on the art which in turn facilitates better output from the learners.

  • Get in touch with the artist

    After the masterclass, you can get in touch with the artist through Instagram, and get clarifications & comments on your artwork!