Watercolour Abstract Landscapes - New! St George & Sutherland Community College

Watercolour Abstract Landscapes - New!

Join us to experiment with watercolour landscapes. Create 3 abstract landscape paintings using easy creative methods. This is a class for all levels of watercolour painting. To start, we will paint some practice paintings to gently lead us into painting creatively and loosely in watercolour.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to wet in wet watercolour skies
  • The importance of a focal point
  • How to mix colours on the page to create vibrant paintings
  • How to create transparent layers of watercolour

Learning Outcomes:

  • Watercolour techniques
  • The importance of a focal point
  • How to create transparent layers of watercolour

What to bring:


  • Any landscape colours that you love
  • Marion will be working with 2 blues, 1 yellow, 2 reds, raw sienna and burnt sienna and sometimes turquoise
  • You are welcome to use pan watercolour paints or whatever you have.


  • 3 x A4 (or 3 x A3) watercolour paper (quality paper works best)
  • 4 x A4 practice watercolour paper
  • Brushes – a big brush for water (eg a Hake brush or large mop). 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, a liner brush and a large flat brush for water.
  • You also need Boards larger than your paper (unless you’re using a watercolour block), HB pencil, eraser, masking tape, watercolour palette, spray bottle, old towel for the table, tissues, 2 water containers and a sense of fun.
  • 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

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 Medal of Excellence (Royal Easter Show) 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.