Sunday, 14 November 2010

Trevor Waugh Workshop.....

"Flowers in Watercolour" 
                                      ...with Trevor Waugh

Back in October my friend Joanna from Holland came to stay and we had lots of time and fun painting together. Whilst Joanna was here we were fortunate to be able to attend a workshop "Flowers in Watercolour" with Trevor Waugh.

I've only been to a few workshops including 2 previous ones with Trevor, one in watercolour, the other in oil, and I have to say they are the best. With a max of 6 students you really do feel like you are getting one on one tuition from a truly talented artist, who genuinely enjoys passing on as much as he can to help you further your journey.

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Trevor demonstrating one of the many paintings.

Trevor starts with an informal chat, where he gets to know you, not only as an individual, but also your capabilities and at what stage you are. This enables him to work with you throughout the course on your own individual level.


Next he demonstrates the first painting, while we all watch in awe of his talent and the ease in which he quickly produces a masterpiece. Of course we find out it's not quite as easy as it looks, but with practice and the way in which Trevor teaches, your well on your way and the rest is then up to you.


Trevor with another painting,
where he demonstrated his way of painting Roses.


   You can bring your own photos to work on, although Trevor is always more than happy to let you choose from his vast collection. Although each student works on a different photo and often different subject, Trevor somehow watches everyone individually, quickly stepping in to help and encourage you when needed, constantly giving small snippets and demo's throughout the course to help you to the next stage, as well as happily repeating anything you didn't quite master the first time round. This I found most valuable, and would stop what I was working on at any given time to absorb all that Trevor was sharing with any student.

           
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Trevor and Darlas

        Apart from the Expert tuition, you really do feel like you are part of the family, with Trevor's partner, accomplished Artist & Teacher in her own right, Darlas Hunter, who also makes you feel so at home and relaxed, along with cooking superb lunches....








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     This really is a true experience and one not to be missed if you get the chance, so much more than just a workshop.You are left feeling so inspired, along with coming away with a mind full of knowledge to practice with.

If you get a chance, take a look at Trevor's Journals and sketchbooks, they really are something else...What a talent this artist has....   

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