NRCG Web Images Dave Sparkes Feb 2024 1 Feature 1320 x 480 

Intro to Watercolour & Landscape | Dave Sparkes ***SOLD OUT***

Please note that the below workshop has reached capacity. Put your name on the waiting list via the booking link below to be informed if a space becomes available, or a second workshop released.

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February 2024

Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm both days
Where: Ignite Studios - 60 Crane Street, Ballina
Ages: 16+
Cost: $260 (inc GST)

Join local artist Dave Sparkes for this weekend introduction to watercolour painting through the lens of land-and-seascapes. Across two days participants will receive an overview of fundamental watercolour techniques, learning the 4 basic washes; flat, graduated, variegated, and wet into wet; basic design and composition; colour mixing; the mysteries of paper dampness and timing; and will undertake a landscape or seascape painting exercise with Dave’s guidance and support. This workshop is suitable for beginners, or those already familiar with the form. All tools and materials provided.

Advanced Bookings are required via the ticketing link below or by phoning the Gallery on 02 6681 0530.

Dave Sparkes is a full-time artist based in Byron Bay. His practice largely focuses on plein air watercolour landscapes and seascapes and is a hybrid of impressionism and realism. A published author, award winning photographer, and avid surfer, Dave is also known for his work for iconic surf magazines and other publications in Australia and internationally.



 Booking Terms & Conditions

In case of cancellation, NRCG will only provide a refund if we can successfully offer your place to a participant on our waiting list. In this case, the workshop cost, less a booking fee of 5%, will be provided, once the replacement student has paid in full. This is at the full discretion of the NRCG team.

In the case of class cancellation by NRCG, a full refund will be provided to all participants.

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Image credit: Dave Sparkes, Wategos Glare, Watercolour, 2023

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