Robert Dutton Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

ARTWAVES Bluebell Woodland Sunlight and Shadow mixed media workshop, Bridlington Spa, East Yorkshire Coast

Artwaves Festival 2020 Bridlington Spa
Sadly cancelled due to Coronavirus - next year now!

Bluebell Woodland Sunlight and Shadow
Artwaves 2020

About The Workshop
ArtWaves is happy to announce the return of sell out artist Robert Dutton (who is a regular contributor to 'The Artist'' magazine) for the first of two exciting mixed media workshops are sure to inspire students once more!

As a mixed media specialist, Robert will expertly guide you through a variety of exciting creative techniques to help you create beautiful paintings that are sure to surprise by being filled with eye catching use of colour. Using Watercolour/Gouache, and soft pastel learn how to use 'big brush techniques' with a focus on suggested detail with glazing and layering to create an exciting Bluebell woodland full of dappled light and shade.

You will be shown in regular demonstrations how to mix those tricky greens in an exciting layering process so all the media used work together to make your paintings stand out from the crowd with a really expressive style!

About The Artist
Robert is quickly becoming one of the UK's best known and respected contemporary fine artists; winning regular fine art awards for his distinctive and expressive style of work in numerous international competitions.

He is a very popular training partner for several leading UK art businesses and art holiday companies throughout the UK and a leading Canson Ambassador at many prestigious events including Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival and 'Art Materials Live' at Birmingham NEC, amongst others.

He exhibits throughout the UK (to include the Mall Galleries and Royal Academy) to include several leading open arts competitions and is a regular contributor to 'The Artist' magazine.

What you need to bring with you

Gouache or watercolour
Tube paints in the following colours highly recommended or bring your own favourite colours if you don't want to buy all of these but these are Roberts palette colours and he will be using them: Magenta, Winsor Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Qiunacridone Gold, Lemon Yellow, Viridia, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Winsor Blue, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine, Indigo, Yellow Ochre, Winsor Green.

Permanent White Gouache. Essential!

Masking fluid and an old painting brush to apply it.

Large drawing board and easel (your own choice)

Soft and hard pastels (of your choice) different colours,

A variety of different watercolour brushes.

Essential: large brushes such as sizes 24, 30 round and 1 and 2 inch 'flats', Swordliner (large) and above in size

Bring your own favourite brushes too but the large brushes are essential!!

An old hog brush or tooth brush for textured paint effects,

Water Spray atomiser,

Old jam jars (for clean water mixing),

White old ceramic plates on which to mix your paints or equivalent - several of them please

Kitchen roll,

Masking tape,

Bulldog clips,

Watercolour 100% cotton rag  300gsm (140lb) 'not' surface highly recommended.
Robert will have some to sell - £2.50 half imperial and £5 full imperial sheet if you struggle to bring or find the right kind of 'not' surface to work on.

Graphite stick - 4B,

An eraser

Pastel fixative (essential),

Soft and hard pastels to include darks but not blacks - highly recommended Unison Colour 'Midnight Set', Unison Colour pastels and Rembrandt harder pastels

Workshop runs from 10am - 4.30pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time to help the ArtWaves team direct you to where you need to be.

To book your tickets on line follow this link

Further information
For further information please visist
or contact the Box Office on 01262 678258

Pay and display car parks
Langdale Wharf Car Park, South Cliff Road
Nelson Street Car Park, Nelson Street
Palace Car Park, Springfield Avenue

Pay and display on street parking
South Marine Drive

Feee on street parking close by also

Opening times
Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 10am-4pm




  • Full day workshop per person : £35.50

Location: Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

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