Watercolour Landscapes for Beginners

Did you always want to learn how to paint with watercolour and create beautiful landscape paintings? Start painting and get creative at SGSCC and join us for this fun art class for beginners. Your experienced tutor will show you tips and tricks on how to create and help you to create your very own pieces of art using watercolours and how to develop a good painting technique.

Learn watercolour washes and use them to create 2 simple landscapes. Paint with wet in wet washes and watercolour glazes. All painting is guided with step by step instruction, as well as the freedom to express your creativity in a relaxed and fun environment.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to watercolour techniques including washes, wet-in-wet, layering, splattering, spraying, wet-on-dry and dry brush
  • Composition and the importance of a focal point
  • How to create transparent layers of watercolour
  • Colour exploration – the value of a limited palette

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the wet-in-wet watercolour application
  • Understand the wet-on-dry watercolour application
  • Obtain knowledge of types of landscape composition
  • Learn the value of a limited palette
  • Learn the value of quality watercolour paper and paint

What to bring:

  • Tubes: Minimum 3 tubes watercolour: Blue (Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue), Red (Permanent Rose) and yellow (Winsor yellow or Aureolin yellow) Burnt sienna. Optional extras: magenta, phthalo blue, lemon yellow, white Gouache. (Please avoid buying a box of cheap watercolours. You will get much better value by buying a few quality tubes.)
  • Paper: Watercolour paper: A4 pad (or A3) – must be quality watercolour paper such as Arches or Saunders Waterford or you will be disappointed with the results. Also, bring a cheap pad of watercolour paper for sampling.
  • Brushes: Minimum 4 brushes: 2 medium round brushes with good points, one flat brush (e.g. 1/2 inch), liner brush, medium hake brush
  • Extras: HB or 2B pencil, eraser, masking tape, watercolour palette, spray bottle, old towel for the table, tissues, masking fluid + old brush/applicator, 2 water containers 2 or 3 non-absorbent support boards larger than your paper
  • Marion is happy to answer any queries about these supplies 0411 665 443

Would you like all these supplies ready and waiting for you?

  • Rent all the supplies listed above, all professional quality, cost $50. Contact Marion to pre-arrange 0411 665 443
  • Buy complete watercolour kits (take-home): professional watercolour tubes, professional watercolour brushes, Arches watercolour paper and all the extras you need to paint for this course and many more, cost $190. Contact Marion to pre-arrange 0411 665 443

Art Supplies Discount:

As a bonus for learning Art with SGSCC, all enrolled students are entitled to a generous 10% discount off the purchase of art supplies when they shop in-store at Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Taren Point!
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About the Tutor:

“I love watercolour. I love the way it moves and creates beautiful textures on the page. I love teaching people how to control the water and to create beautiful works of art in their unique style. I have a Bachelor of Arts, USyd and a Master of Art, UNSW Art & Design. Some of my recent awards include Winner, Watercolour, St George Art Society and Best in Show, Art, Goulburn Show.” Marion

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.