Watercolour Painting - Beginners and Intermediate

Create watercolour paintings while enjoying watercolour washes and colour mixing. Learn the basics of tonal variation, types of watercolour brushes, types of watercolour paint and focal point placement to create a visually satisfying image. We will start with a loose quick sketch. This course is best suited for beginners and intermediate..

What to bring:

  • Tube paints – Red – Alizarin crimson, Blue – cobalt, yellow – cadmium yellow.
  • Optional extras: raw sienna, burnt sienna, cerulean, ultramarine, viridian, hookers green, lemon yellow. If possible, avoid buying a box of cheap watercolours. You will get much better value by buying a few quality tubes..
  • Watercolour Paper – A3 or quarter sheet. Recommended brands: Arches, Saunders Waterford, Art Spectrum. 300 gsm preferred. Rough texture preferred.
  • Brushes – Medium round brush with a point, small dagger brush, medium hake brush.

Great news!

As an added 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 instore at Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Taren Point!
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Additional Materials:

  • Masking tape
  • Pen (suitable for a pen & wash eg. waterproof Fineliner)
  • Pencil & Rubber
  • Masking fluid
  • Support board (options include corflute or any light weight waterproof board to fit your paper)
  • Tissues (cheap are best)
  • 2 x water containers
  • Palette (a white china plate with substitute)
  • Old towel (to collect water run-off)
  • Spray bottle

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 create beautiful works of art and in particular and like to lead people to discover their own creative 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; Artist in Residence, Artestudio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy; Best in Show, Art, Goulburn Show.” Marion

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