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:

  • 3 tubes watercolour: Blue (Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue), Red (Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose) and Cadmium yellow (or bring blue, red and yellow tubes of artist quality watercolour paint). Optional extras: raw sienna, burnt sienna, cerulean, ultramarine, viridian, hookers green, lemon yellow, magenta. If possible, avoid buying a box of cheap watercolours. You will get much better value by buying a few quality tubes.
  • Watercolour paper: A4, A3 or quarter sheets – must be quality watercolour paper such as Arches or Saunders Waterford or you will be disappointed with the results.
  • Brushes: 2 medium round brushes with good points, one or two flat brushes (1/2 inch and 1 inch would be perfect), liner brush, medium hake brush

Additional Materials:

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

Beginners Watercolour Kit available from your tutor, Marion Chapman. The kit has everything you need to get started in watercolour including professional quality paints by Daniel Smith, archival quality watercolour papers, a full range of watercolour brushes including a Black Gold quill (the best watercolour brush on the market), masking fluid kit, and lots of handy items all collected for you in one kit. Cost $170. Contact Marion 0411 665 443 in advance of the course to arrange a kit.

Art Supplies Discount:

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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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 own 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

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