Watercolour Skies Watercolour Sunsets

Learn how to paint a stunning watercolour sunset and a glorious watercolour sky. We will focus on colours that harmonise and glow in creating 2 watercolour sky paintings. 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
  • Basics of perspective in the sky
  • All source photographs are supplied

Learning Outcomes:

  • Watercolour techniques – wet in wet and wet on dry
  • Simple perspective
  • Colour harmony

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;

Watercolour paper pad A4 or A3 (quality paper works best)
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 medium to large brushes so you can enjoy painting wet in wet washes. Marion uses 5 brushes: 2 medium round brushes with good points, one flat brush (e.g. 1/2 inch), 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, 2 water containers and a sense of adventure

Starter kit available for $210 (contact Marion 0411 665 443) 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!
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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: Medal of excellence Art Sydney Royal Arts Show, 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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