Tania Goryushina

Watercolor workshop. Basic

General description:

The Inner Landscape is a name for series of interventions, plain-airs, and discussions led by Ukrainian artist Tania Goryushina.
Besides the traditional academic methods in the usage of watercolour we will explore this media through the interdisciplinary lens of observation, combining of basic techniques practice with the study of discovering hints, signs, traces, revealing of place, objects (outdoors). During the day we will explore wide range of influences from the collected for the course material: slide shows, historical reviews, texts, videos, sound which all are to contribute in developing students ideas, methods, technics, combining it together with productive painting practice.
Participants are expected to contribute to the course by activities such as shared debates, making home tasks. The purpose of the course is not only to increase knowledge in using watercolour as a media but learning about possibilities how to visualize ideas, stories, which means finding your own symbols during practicing and interchanging experiences.

The course is designed in series of three-five days workshops, which can be taking separately, according the needs of participants.

Workshop 1. Basic knowledge in watercolor painting. Five days 10.00 - 17.00
Suitable for: Any member of the public regardless of drawing ability and also who has an experience in painting is weclomed to attend. The only thing most welcomed enthusiasm and curiosity. Goal: to become familiar with watercolor medium and color theory through practice.

Students will learn: seen color, making notans, developing good composition, stretching paper, making own watercolor paint.

Workshop 2. Advanced knowledge in watercolor painting. Three or five days 10.00 - 17.00
Suitable for: People who has a basic experience in painting. Goal: advanced technics in watercolor medium, experimental approach in expressing ideas.

Students will learn: brush work, fast sketches, painting different lights, documentation method, expressive portrait.

Workshop contains: lecture, discussion, visual material, practice, outdoor researches, home work, final presentation.

10-11  Historical review&Theory. Screening&discussion a set of influences according the topic of the day
11-13  Practice on theory
13-14  Break-Lunch 
14-16.30 Practice and experimentation with ideas indoors or outdoors 
16.30-17.00 Coffee break, day review, home work

Course supplies for one person:
A2 Drawing Board
A4 and A3 watercolor block
Small size soft wash brush round (squirrel or synthetic) 1 brush, size  8
Medium size soft wash brush flat (squirrel or synthetic) 1 brush, size   3 cm
Big size soft wash brush round (squirrel, hair of pony ear or synthetic)  1 brush, size 18
HB or 2B pencil
Hard white Staedler rubber eraser
Medium sponge
Medium jar
Album for sketching (A-3)
Masking tape
Ordinary white china plate, or any ceramic or plastic white plate for mixing colours

Paints set (tubes or boxes)
Watercolour red paints (Vermillion, Alizarine Crimson)
Watercolour yellow paints (Cadmium, Lemon, Yellow Ochre)
Watercolour green paints (Hookers, Sap, Viridian)
Watercolour blue paints (Ceruleun, Ultra Marine, Prussian, Cobalt)
Watercolour brown paints (Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna)

For the mutual usage:

Water tape (for the stretching paper) x2
Masking tape, artist quality x2
Roll of watercolour paper: 10 m. long x 140 cm. high
glass or ceramic mortar (for mixing pigments) x1

List of realised workshops:

Creativity for business. Methods for original ways of thinking through creative drawings, Avegagroup, two days corporative workshop, Stockholm

Intensive five days watercolor workshops for Cultural project. Summer sessions, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 Summer three days workshop in illustration, Sigtuna folkhigh school, Sweden

2014 Intensive three days workshop. Portrait. Uppsala, Sweden

2014 Watercolor workshop for Unikultur, three days, Sigtuna, Sweden

Intensive five days watercolor workshops for Cultural project. Summer sessions, Kyiv, Ukraine

Teacher on development of students projects with followed exhibition, three weeks.
Sigtuna folk high school

Guest teacher at Sigtuna folk high school. Innovative forms of Communication in Art:
performance, painting; watercolor painting, crocky. Lectures on: Dadaism, Minimalism.

Group or individual workshops on request: tania (at) goryushina.com