CREATIVE: Linda Forrester and Sharon Dewsbury.
CREATIVE: Linda Forrester and Sharon Dewsbury.

Art workshops to bring the colour

WHETHER you are a seasoned professional in front of an easel or someone who has never picked up a paint brush, Art Whitsundays welcomes locals from all walks of life to join their watercolour workshop today.

The session will be hosted by Art Whitsundays' vice-president, Sharon Dewsbury, who will teach participants watercolour techniques, how to paint people (not portraits), simplify pictures and how to give pieces movement.

"There's no pressure. People get scared when they haven't drawn or painted but it's not intimidating," Ms Dewsbury said. "Every workshop is designed for beginners to advanced levels. It's just to give it a go and have fun."

Art Whitsundays plans to continue hosting regular workshops in the future, hoping to make use of the many talented artists in the region.

"We have a lot of photographers, potters, sculptors, oil painters and acrylic painters but people don't ask us," Art Whitsundays' president Linda Forrester said. "We've got a lot of talented people in the Whitsundays who are happy to share their knowledge."

Today's workshop will start at 10am and costs $10 per person.

WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES

What: Art workshop

When: Today from 10am-12.30pm

Where: Art Whitsundays (Whitsunday Shopping Centre)

Cost: $10


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