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Watercolor artist Andrea England’s sketchbook, showing a northern Pacific coast scene of rocks with trees and water swirling around them.

Capturing Shapes

Bring Balance and Flow to Your Paintings with Andrea England

Online Workshop with Andrea England

Join us on Saturday, March 25th at 10am Pacific for Capturing Shapes with Andrea England!

Shapes are the storytellers in art. In this workshop, you will learn how shapes bring balance and flow to your paintings and artwork.

Andrea will share quick techniques for planning a successful composition, considering which shapes to include and which to leave out. You’ll discover how to use shapes to guide the eye around a piece of art and ways to create a focal point by using shape, value, and color.

Finally, you’ll explore techniques for giving your forms hard and soft edges and how these combine within a painting.

All levels are welcome!

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What to expect

Art Toolkit workshops are live events that take place on Zoom. During the workshop, you will have a chance to ask the instructor questions. After the workshop, we’ll provide you with a link to a recording to review on your own time (viewable for at least six months).

We’ll be in touch a week before the workshop with instructions for connecting and additional information. Please remember to adjust for your time zone. Tickets are non-refundable, but we may be able to transfer your ticket to another student if there is a waitlist.

We present our workshops with automated captions. If you wish to request additional accommodations, please let us know in advance.

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Watercolor artist Andrea England sits on rocks in the tidal zone of a Pacific coast beach, with painting in hand, looking at the camera.

About Andrea

Andrea England is a watercolor artist who lives aboard a sailboat studio. She loves sailing, scuba diving, and beach combing, and her love of the water flows through her and into her sketches and paintings. Andrea uses translucent colors, bold shapes, and rippling lines to bring depth, movement, and life to her coastal art. Each piece recreates the revitalizing, energizing sensation of being by the sea.

Andrea is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and organizes meetups for Victoria Urban Sketchers. Before running away to sea, she spent 15 years as a primary school teacher, and she now combines her passions for art and education through teaching online classes. Andrea is excited to share her techniques for capturing the magic of the coast in this Art Toolkit workshop!

Learn more about Andrea on her website, and on Instagram.