Watercolour Painting with Marion

Do you love watercolour paintings? Join us at SGSCC for this inspiring art class. Start painting if you haven’t tried it before or learn more complex techniques to enhance your skills in this creative art course within a friendly and inspiring environment.

Learn watercolour painting: watercolour washes, colour mixing, composition tips and the importance of a focal point. Learn how to create watercolour paintings that glow. This is a class for beginners and intermediate watercolour painters to explore watercolour painting in a step by step class.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to watercolour techniques including washes, wet-in-wet, layering, splattering, spraying, wet-on-dry
  • Composition and the importance of a focal point
  • How to create transparent layers of watercolour
  • All topics are supplied and will include landscape and nature subjects
  • Colour exploration – hue, value, intensity
  • We will start with a loose quick organic sketch and create a pen and wash

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand wet-in-wet watercolour application
  • Understand wet-on-dry watercolour application
  • Obtain knowledge of the many ways to compose a painting
  • Obtain confidence in colour mixing
  • 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 (Cadmium yellow light or Winsor yellow). Optional extras: raw sienna, burnt sienna, cerulean, viridian, magenta. If possible, avoid buying a box of cheap watercolours. You will get much better value by buying a few quality tubes.
  • Paper – Watercolour paper: A4 or A3 – must be quality watercolour paper such as Arches or Saunders Waterford or you will be disappointed with the results.
  • Brushes: Minimum 4 brushes: 2 medium round brushes with good points, one flat brush (e.g. 1/2 inch), liner brush, medium hake brush
  • Also – Boards larger than your paper, HB pencil, eraser, masking tape, watercolour palette, spray bottle, old towel for the table, tissues, masking fluid + old brush/applicator, 2 water containers

Additional Materials:

Starter kit available for $190 (contact Marion 0411 665 443) includes 12 sheets Arches paper. Taster kit available for $20 (contact Marion 0411 665 443) includes 1 brush, 1 paper, 1 tester paper, paint samples.

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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