Watercolour Workshop St George & Sutherland Community College

Watercolour Workshop

Watercolour For Beginners Workshop is designed for those who have a desire to gain knowledge and learn techniques around the wondrous medium of watercolour. You will receive step-by-step instruction and learn the basics of watercolour then put this knowledge into action creating your beautiful artworks.

Course Outline:

  • watercolour techniques project graph
  • brush techniques using a variety of brushes for a purpose
  • looking at reflections
  • painting a collection of small landscape
  • learning negative painting

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of medium
  • Gain knowledge of and use of materials
  • Gain confidence in techniques
  • Apply to creative projects

What to bring:


  • Water Colour Tablets in Pan OR Water Colour Tubes
  • A total of 12 colours ranging from primary colours (red yellow blue) and green and brown.


  • Flat: Roymac or Sable No 6
  • Round: Roymac or Sable No. 6, 8, 10, 12
  • A Liner or Rigger Brush
  • Mop Brush Large


  • 300 GSM Paper in a Pad A4 or A3 Sizes The brand Mont Marte have a good beginners quality paper pad. You can get this at $2 shops or on line


  • Masking Fluid in a Pen, Stanley Knife, Blue Painters Masking Tape available at Bunnings, Mist Spray Bottle for Water, Sea/Cosmetic Sponge, An Eraser and a 2B pencil

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!
View Eckersley's Website for product ideas.

About the Tutor:

‘Sonja has exhibited in solo and group shows, Artist in Residency programs, community cultural development projects, received public commissions, and is a well-regarded arts educator with her work represented in private collections in Australia. A devoted arts educator, Sonja works to provide a nurturing environment in her classes in which every student feels safe, creating confidence and therefore extending themselves expressively. Her way of teaching is to facilitate her students’ style and creativity through structured lessons incorporating visual references and demonstrations in different mediums and techniques. Sonja will improve your skills to a level you never thought possible!'

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.