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Learn to paint and use watercolours with our Painting courses in Sydney.

This Painting Watercolours course is designed for both absolute beginners and experienced students.

Week by week, this course will help you to develop your skills with watercolours and gain the confidence to further challenge yourself. Starting from the basics you will be introduced to the world of watercolour. You’ll be given opportunities to build your knowledge with each exercise, which is designed to give you confidence and increase your knowledge.

Enjoy an optimum learning experience with this weekly course as it introduces you to the world of watercolour and to the complexities of the medium. You will further build on this knowledge with three paintings each designed to give you confidence and increase your knowledge.

This course is designed to be ongoing, with students encouraged to re-enrol as many times as they like to continue their watercolour learning. Your teacher will structure each session to suit all levels of experience in the group.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Painting Class you will have:

  • created a variety of brush techniques
  • learned tonal value in a painting and how to manipulate colour and tone
  • applied techniques of watercolour painting
  • learned the power of composition
  • used glaze, wash and sketching techniques

Ideal for…

This course is designed for all levels.

Course content

  • The medium and your watercolour equipment
  • Application of pigment and brush techniques
  • Rules of watercolour
  • Colour mixing and atmospheric perspective
  • Controlling the interplay and water, paper, pigment & you
  • Problem Solving: How to paint your watercolour for success
  • Come to understand what makes a great painting and the role of composition
  • The illusion of three-dimension and the role of light and dark

Online course

Please note: The online course is a modified version of the full course, so the content and learning outcomes will be reduced to suit online delivery and the shorter course duration.

Course materials

Online class - enrolment includes home-delivered paints, paper & brushes kit.
(You will also need to supply your own pencil, eraser and ruler)

On-campus class - Please click link for materials list...

Other Information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle ph. 9810 8309
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown ph. 9516 2339

* Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St (deliveries: 160 Clarence St) 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via SMS or email.

15% Earlybird Discount available on 2021 classes for this course.

Simply enrol before 31 December 2020 using the discount code EARLYBIRD21 at the payments page. (Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other concessions or discounts.)


Painting: Watercolours Course

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$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: It made me realise I am capable of doing something arty. I achieved results I thought impossible... has spurred me to explore further classes. In the current climate Zoom was a good way to start my learning but you also need some in-house training to grasp the finer points such as colour blending. Shippi was very patient and willing to re-explain what I did not initially grasp.

  • said: Zoom worked well once bugs sorted... Excellent course, longer would be better. Well informed, experienced tutor. I really enjoyed it, very satisfying and learned a great deal. The place. No parking probs, tea on hand, very comfortable.

  • said: I loved the teacher's passion and belief in the students. I achieved way more than my wildest expectations. Thank you so much. I also attended every class.

  • said: very helpful and resourceful

  • said: The online course was very convenient.