Botanical Watercolours - Autumn

Autumn in Watercolours // A Weekend Workshop with artist Shevaun Doherty // Sat September 4th & Sun September 5th // 10:00 - 16:30


''Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower'' - Albert Camus


Golden leaves, bronze conkers. and shiny red berries- these Autumn treasures are a delight to find and inspiring to paint. Join award winning artist Shevaun Doherty for a weekend of painting Autumn hues in watercolour!

This two-day Botanical Art Workshop will unravel the mysteries of colour mixing and show you how to achieve rich brilliant colour on paper.

Learn how to use washes, glazes, and drybrush effectively to create realistic light and form, and how to build up vibrancy and texture through layering.

An experienced tutor, Shevaun will demonstrate her painting techniques as well as giving practical advice on how to set up botanical subjects for painting, how to choose the right colours, and how to finish and present your artwork.

Whether you are a beginner or simply wish to improve your painting skills, this friendly and informal class will inspire you to pick up your brushes and enjoy the colours of Autumn.

The class will cover:

  •  Creative Colour Mixing and Layering

  •  Tonal awareness - painting highlights, reflected lights and cast shadows

  •  Watercolour techniques - washes, glazes, and dry brush

  •  Studio tips


Course Fee: €180

* A €100 Deposit through Eventbrite will secure your place, with the remainder due on the first day of class

**Some materials supplied, though a small materials list will be sent to each participant

***We will break for a 30 minute lunch each day


These classes will take place in our new building at 25-27 Bow Lane West, Dublin 8. The classroom is spacious with good ventilation, & all COVID safety protocols must be adhered to throughout the class.. Each participant must wear a mask throughout, and all work stations will be spaced apart. Each participant must sign a contact tracing form on arrival.