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. (You are welcome to use pan watercolour paints or whatever you have.)
  • Paper – 2 pads of watercolour paper. 1 x quality watercolour paper pad A4 or A3 (quality paper works best) and 1 x cheap watercolour paper pad for quick exercises.
  • Brushes – a big brush for water (eg Hake brush or large mop) will be helpful. Also bring a range of brushes so you can enjoy painting wet in wet washes. As a guide, Marion uses 5 brushes: 2 medium round brushes with good points, one flat brush, liner brush and a large flat brush for water.
  • You also need: 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 and a sense of fun.

Starter kit available for $210 (contact Marion 0411 665 443 to pre-arrange) includes pad Arches watercolour paper, pad practice watercolour paper and everything needed to attend this workshop and many more.

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!
View Eckersley's Website for product ideas.

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

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 prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

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