On the 31st of July, 2022, visitors of Tashkeel contemporary art center will be welcome to participate in a one-day workshop which will tell about the fundamentals of watercolour painting.
Art teacher Wei Meng will help the participants to create exquisite watercolour paintings using art exercises focusing on aesthetic quality, colour matching and drawing. First, participants will create basic sketches. Afterwards, the teacher will explain how to mix colour to achieve the desired result.
Wei Meng is an art teacher and freelance painter. She is a graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, member of the USA National Watercolour Society and Chinese Watercolour Association. The artist’s artwork was chosen for the 210th exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (UK).
“My primary works are watercolour flowers and still life. My paintings echo my interest in complex patterns of shape, light, colour and texture. I spent 10 years learning to sketch and watercolour,” says Wei Meng.
Watercolour is considered to be one of the most difficult painting techniques. Like paper, watercolours originated in ancient China. They were used to colourise black and white sketches. The Renaissance artists were the first to appreciate the possibilities of watercolour – Albrecht Dürer was an excellent watercolourist. Prior to this, a similar effect of translucency and smooth transitions could only be obtained on frescoes painted on wet plaster.
However, it was only in the middle of the 18th century, when portrait miniature became fashionable, that watercolour gained popularity. This genre was actively mastered by almost all those who were interested in drawing. From that moment on, watercolour painting has become an independent direction in art.
The workshop will be held from 2pm until 5pm at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba. The Watercolour Painting workshop is suitable for beginner participants even without prior experience.
To get more information and register, please visit the official webpage of the event.
You may also be interested in visiting the exhibition titled Made in Tashkeel.