Watercolour Tips & Tricks

Join us to experiment with watercolour. Create 10 sample squares of watercolour experiments. See how watercolour behaves with: salt, rock salt, urea, plastic wrap, wax paper, masking fluid and incised lines and more. Follow up your experiments by creating a watercolour painting using your favourite watercolour tips and tricks.

What to bring:

  • Watercolour tubes: min. 3 tubes watercolour: Blue (Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue), Red (Permanent Rose or Alizarin) and yellow (Winsor yellow or Aureolin yellow) Burnt sienna. Optional extras: magenta, phthalo blue, lemon yellow. Or bring whatever you have.
  • Watercolour paper: A4 pad (or A3) – must be quality watercolour paper. Also, bring a cheap pad of watercolour paper for sampling.
  • Watercolour brushes: 2 medium round brushes with good points, one flat brush (e.g. 1/2 inch), liner brush, medium hake brush
  • Extras: HB or 2B pencil, eraser, masking tape, watercolour palette, spray bottle, old towel for the table, tissues, masking fluid + old brush/applicator, 2 water containers 2 or 3 non-absorbent support boards larger than your paper, salt, plastic wrap, wax paper, old cut up credit card
  • Marion is happy to answer any queries about these supplies 0411 665 443
  • Would you like all these supplies ready and waiting for you? Rent all the supplies listed above, all professional quality, cost $50. Contact Marion to pre-arrange 0411 665 443
  • Buy a complete watercolour kit (take-home, one kit only available): professional watercolour tubes, professional watercolour brushes, Arches watercolour paper and all the extras you need to paint for this course and many more, cost $210. Contact Marion to pre-arrange 0411 665 443

Art Supplies Discount:

As a 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 in-store 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 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 before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.