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Fly like a Bird, November 20 and 21, 2021

fly like a bird

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November.

18.00 to 20.30 Berlin time or to be agreed with participants

 

Live online workshop with YVES KERVOELEN, Berlin

This is one of the three watercolour workshops part of the “Mix, Match and Fly” watercolour course. You can book each workshop individually or take advantage of the special price for the bundle containing the three events. Read more below.

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Workshop Info

Overview

Through the use of birds, you will practice how to mix colours, to apply them as washes, layers, or using texturing, By painting three different birds over the course of three workshops, you will gain the necessary skills to paint your very own Kingfisher watercolour artwork in the fourth workshop. And learn how to step through your process. For you to apply these teachings on your own.

You will learn
  • Layering techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Washes
  • Texturing
  • Create abstract motifs to use as an illustration
  • Paint four different birds
  • Play with contrasts
This workshop is good for all skill levels

Basic knowledge of paint and the handling of paint and brush are a plus.

If you wish to brush up your colour mixing and matching skills to make the best out of your bird paintings,  make sure to sign up to Ame’s workshop on colour mixing and and Andrea’s workshop on the Impact of Colour

Workshop content

Using the teachings from Amé’s workshop on colour mixing,  and Andrea’s workshop on colour matching for maximum impact,  you will learn to apply contrast, motifs, colour contrast (primary and secondary) to create a series of birds, leading to the making of your bird.

1. Paint a Cockatoo; Layerings

In this lesson we will practice layerings techniques by painting a Cockatoo. This bird, mostly found in Australia, is the perfect shape for beginners/ medium level artists – ready to take their skill sets to the next level. Or to learn how to shape, and layer an animal. We will also learn to play with washes as this bird has a wonderful coloured crest.

2. Paint a Lilac Breasted Roller : Washes/ textures

This small bird from Africa with its bright coloured chest is the perfect animal to learn and practice color mixes and washes. Through this one hour class we will practice how to shape a three-quarter view of a Lilac Breasted Roller, mix various colours to create bright hues. For us to recreate the multicoloured palette of this bird through watercolours washes

3. Paint a Peacock : Layering/ motifs

To deepen our skills in colour mixing, layers and textures we will work on a peacock. This bird is perfect to get a little more abstract and start creating a more illustrated version using the abstract techniques learnt with Andrea.

4. Paint your own Kingfisher

In this lesson you will use all the skills you have learnt with us/ me and create your VERY OWN KINGFISHER BIRD. Due to the 114 species this bird has; you will choose your own kingfisher. You will be able to choose how to approach the lesson more or less on your own. What techniques are you planning on using and in which order. Why? What is your colour palette? Is there a style you want to explore (dynamic, illustrated, flat, …)

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS

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Recommended Paper

Please make sure the paper is suitable for watercolours and at least 250gsm. Ame’s personal recommendations are Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media 265gsm, Hahnemühle Britannia MATT 300gsm, and Strathmore 400 series 300gsm.

Recommended Paints

For true beginners and those who aren’t familiar with pigments and colour names – I recommend getting a good, inexpensive set of palette such as the ones below, which are very affordable and of good quality!

  • Winsor and Newton Cotman 12 Half Pan Set
  • Van Gogh Travel Half Pan Set (of 12 or 16)

IF you are ready to get your own paints, here are my recommendations. You do not need to get all the colours, but please prepare at least six colours (both warm and cool primaries) and Burnt Sienna.

Warm Primaries:

Ultramarine Blue(PB29), Nickel Azo Yellow(PY150) or Hansa Yellow Deep(PY65), Pyrrole Red/Permanent Red Deep(PR254)

Cool Primaries:

Phthalo Blue Green Shade(PB15:3), Lemon Yellow(PY3) or Permanent Yellow Light(PY151), Permanent Magenta(PR122) or Quinacridone Rose(PV19) or Pyrrole Crimson(PR264)

Muted/Earthy(optional):

Perylene Maroon(PR179) or Indian Red(PR101), Yellow Ochre(PY42) or Raw Sienna(PBr7), Indanthrone Blue(PB60) or Cerulean Blue(PB35/36)

Essential for Mixing Neutrals:

Phthalo Green Blue Shade(PG7, Also known as Viridian in some brands) and Burnt Sienna(PBr7/PR101)

 

Recommended Brushes

A round and a flat brush of size between 8 to 10 would do nicely. Please make sure they are made for watercolours. There is nothing more frustrating than a brush that doesn’t hold enough water or pigments!

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Hourly Schedule

20 November: Painting techniques for birds

18:00 - 20:30
Paint a Cockatoo and a Lilac Breasted Roller
Layers: In this lesson we will practice layerings techniques and play with washes as this bird has a wonderful coloured crest. We will learn washes and textures.
Speakers:
Yves Kervoelen

21 November: Choosing colours for your birds

18:00 - 20:30
Paint a Peacock and a Kingfisher
you will use all the skills you have learnt with us/ me and create an original design. You can apply all the techniques and colour choices you picked up in the previous session and workshops on colour mixing and colour matching.
Speakers:
Yves Kervoelen
Yves Kervoelen
Yves Kervoelen
Illustrator, Architect, Painter
Yves Kervoelen is an editorial and commercial illustrator based in Berlin, Germany — a chocolate addict and a former architect. You can find him, on weekends, at local markets (see below). When not outside, Yves can be found at home doodling, painting, knitting, or baking. Or outside, happily swinging in a park or by the riverbed. Yves is also the founder of Handmade Berlin, a community to support artists in Berlin. More at https://www.instagram.com/handmadeBerlin

Book Event

By booking this event you can attend all occurrences. Some of them are listed below but there might be more.

20-11-2021
21-11-2021

EUR 55 Single Session Ticket Approximately USD 65

Ticket for one session within a workshop.

Available Tickets: 10
The EUR 55 Single Session Ticket ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
EUR 115 Yves´s Workshop Ticket Full Workshop Approximately USD 134

This ticket allows you to attend all sessions of Watercolor Workshop with Yves

Available Tickets: 20
The EUR 115 Yves´s Workshop Ticket Full Workshop ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
EUR 345 Workshop Bundle Ticket: all three workshops Approximately USD 404

This ticket covers ALL sessions of the three live online workshops offered by Ame, Andrea and Yves.

Available Tickets: 20
The EUR 345 Workshop Bundle Ticket: all three workshops ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
EUR 25 Individual Live Feedback Session Approximately USD 29

Individual 30min Feedback session with the artist. Time and Date to be arranged

Available Tickets: 10
The EUR 25 Individual Live Feedback Session ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

20 Nov 2021

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Berlin
  • Date: 20 Nov 2021

Cost

€115.00
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Speaker

  • Yves Kervoelen
    Yves Kervoelen
    Illustrator, Architect, Painter

    Yves Kervoelen is an editorial and commercial illustrator based in Berlin, Germany — a chocolate addict and a former architect. You can find him, on weekends, at local markets (see below). When not outside, Yves can be found at home doodling, painting, knitting, or baking. Or outside, happily swinging in a park or by the riverbed.
    Yves is also the founder of Handmade Berlin, a community to support artists in Berlin. More at https://www.instagram.com/handmadeBerlin

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