Watercolour Painter’s Experience with Ian Scott Massie
How are your paintings going? Do you ever feel as though you’ve gone so far, would like to spread your creative wings, but not sure of which direction to take?
The Watercolour Painter’s Experience is for people who have some knowledge of watercolour and would like to develop their creativity further or overcome the problems standing in their way.
The medium of watercolour is wonderfully diverse but it is easy to fall into a routine way of working. What keeps an artists’ work fresh is undertaking new challenges and making changes based on how their work most closely mirrors their feelings.
We will take an in-depth look at your work, studying your paintings for what is and what is not working for you. We'll try to solve any problems you're having with how you paint or the materials you're painting with, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the paintings in your portfolio and look for ways to make painting a source of greater happiness and satisfaction.
Your experience leader: Ian Scott Massie
I have been a painter, poet and musician for many years, creating work which is guided by my feelings and reflecting those back to the viewer. I’ve lived in Masham for over 30 years teaching workshops designed to unlock creativity, exploring special places in search of inspiration and painting and writing for exhibitions. Although I teach various creative experiences and work with art groups this experience gives me the opportunity to work with an individual artist and help realise their potential.
The Painter’s Watercolour Experience is tailored to you - part consultation, part tutorial - to help build strengths, introduce new ideas to develop and explore the map of your personal journey. It takes place over 3 hours at the Happy House in Masham, North Yorkshire or online via Zoom.
The experience is a one-to-one session and is held in the inspiring surroundings of the Music Room of the Happy House. The experience will comprise a series of creative steps in a calm and relaxed way. Although some materials will be supplied you need to bring your painting kit plus examples of your pictures with which you are most, and least, satisfied. When undertaking this experience online via Zoom I'll ask you to show me some work and details of your painting materials.
We'll begin by discussing how being creative, especially in watercolour, can best make your life happier and more rewarding. We’ll explore together the elements of painting, what most inspires you and how this can make the most satisfying artwork. By the end of the experience you’ll have a clearer idea of how the medium of watercolour can work for you in reflecting your thoughts and feelings.
Your creative experience will include:
- Problem solving based on your current paintings
- An in-depth look at your work, to help you develop your style.
- Examining previous paintings, palette and materials choices and advising on future developments
- Addressing specific problem areas
- Working on 1 or two paintings to focus on issues
This is an experience recommenced for painters who are moving beyond the novice stage or in search of new directions. It makes a perfect gift for the painter in your life.
What You’ll Need To Bring
- A notebook or pad to jot down ideas from the session
- A selection of paintings you’ve done
- your usual painting kit
- An open heart and an inquisitive mind
Happy House Masham is part of the home of artists Ian Scott Massie and Josie Beszant. It's rooted right in the centre of Masham - in the ancient Market Place. The room we'll be working in is the music room in the oldest part of the house, it's warm and friendly with plenty of interesting instruments and art on the walls. Come to the front of the building (Masham Gallery) where you'll be shown to the Happy House rooms.
beginners or those wanting a different approach to their creativity. For anyone over 16 years of age.
Number of People:
Please be aware: the building is home to 2 cats. Although they will not have access to the room we are working in they may be in the communal areas. Please let us know if this could be a problem for you or any of your group.