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Learn to paint and use watercolours with our painting short courses in Sydney!

This painting with watercolours course is designed for both absolute beginners and experienced students.

Starting from the basics, week by week this watercolour painting course will help you to develop your skills with drawing and watercolours, gaining the confidence to further challenge yourself. You'll have plenty of opportunities to practice, with exercises designed to introduce and develop the techniques.

Enjoy an optimum learning experience with this weekly watercolour painting 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 watercolours painting course, you should have:

  • learned 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

What will be covered in this watercolours painting course?

  • 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
  • Composition in the context of still life and botanical subjects
  • The illusion of three-dimension and the role of light and dark

Who is this watercolours painting course for?

This watercolour paiting course is designed for all levels. Beginners are welcome, but some drawing experience will be an advantage.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

Option 1: Purchase a full materials kit at enrolment checkout. This will be supplied at your first class.

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own - materials list.

Additional information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes and/or bring an apron
  • Long hair must be tied back

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Watercolours Painting Course

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Materials kit can be purchased at checkout - or uncheck it to bring your own.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Thank you so much for a great watercolour course! I had a lot of fun and developed a lot of skills in a very short period of time.

  • said: Thanks for the course Shippi! Was a great experience each Tuesday running through the various techniques of watercolour. Cheers!

  • said: I absolutely loved the watercolour class and our tutor, Shipra, was just amazing. She taught us great techniques. The 7 week course went by so quickly! Already can't wait until the next semester starts :) Thanks.

  • said: I was very happy with this course as a first time watercolour student. Shippi provided good challenging exercises and instructions to assist all students. She also provided feedback and assistance between each class whenever requested.

  • said: Shipra was a great teacher, giving you step by step instructions on each painting and advice on the way through. I would recommend this course to anyone who wanted to improve their skills in water colour painting. It would be great if the course was a couple of weeks longer.

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