Watercolour Painting

Painting with watercolour has a lightness and fluidity that both beginners and experienced students can use to great effect. Learn techniques of watercolour painting as you explore subjects such as landscape, still life and individual ideas.

This course will suit beginners to intermediate students.

Watercolour paints: (least expensive option: Marie’s" approx. $10, remember you pay for what you get) otherwise Art Spectrum, Rowney, Windsor & Newton - (Cotman’s are their student quality paints, and cheaper)

  • A basic palette will require cadmium yellow or cadmium yellow hue (cheaper), vermillion, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, prussian blue, viridian green, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber
  • Brushes, ranging from small to larger, 6, and one 11 or 12 and a flat one inch brush. Budget choice is goats hair which are still very good, the best and most expensive is sable, synthetic brushes are also fine.
  • Paper: Arches 300 gsm cold pressed (available in sheets, pads or blocks) or RENO a cheaper alternative. You will need one A4 and one A3 pad, Cartridge paper or small sketch pad
  • drawing board (to rest drawing paper)
  • pencils 2B, eraser, one inch masking tape
  • palette (or small white plate), rags, natural sponge, and (optional) water spray bottle, 2 glass jars or plastic containers for water

Learning Outcomes
The course consists of:

  • Weeks 1-3 working on various techniques and building on them
  • Week 4 will be working on monotone
  • Weeks 5 and 6 will be working on your own piece: still life, landscape, your own sketches.

I really learnt how to do a good watercolour painting with the teacher. He had just the right balance between expert instruction and us doing painting to reinforce what we had to learn in each class. Highly recommended!

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

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