Painting: Workshop with Watercolours

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Learn to paint and use watercolour with our painting courses in Sydney.

Watercolour is a painting medium like no other. Its beauty is linked to an understanding of the medium’s relationship with water – an element that can make it difficult to master.

Designed for students who have already an understanding of the medium watercolour and beginners who would like to be introduced to it, this one-day workshop will give you the guidance and challenge you need.

With self-directed projects and the individual support from your tutor, you will master your skills and enjoy the journey of becoming a watercolour artist yourself.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for beginners who would like to be introduced to watercolour as well as for intermediate to advanced students.

Course content

  • Techniques and composition
  • Painting of shapes and shadows
  • Tonal value

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • practised their painting techniques
  • gained a better understanding of tonal values
  • deepened their painting skills

Please come prepared

  • A3 size watercolour paper or larger sheet paper that can be cut up to smaller sizes, medium or rough surface, 300 grams or less
  • Minimum two rounded brushes sizes approximately 8 and 12
  • Pencils, HB or B
  • Watercolour paints. Recommended: Winsor &Newton Cotman (Student) series in pans, but if you have tubes that is ok, too
  • Palette, old china plate (white) for mixing colours would be the best
  • Water container, i.e jar
  • Old rag
  • Tutor will provide photographs to paint from, but please bring your own if you wish

Other information

  • Lunch can be purchased on Darling Street (10 min. walk) or
  • Bring your own lunch (Fridge and Microwave available)
  • 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

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Course testimonials:

  • said: We had a small and lovely group of students who all got along very well. Our teacher Elli was wonderful. She taught us some excellent techniques and was a joy to have as our teacher. We all left wanting more and wanting to have more sessions with Elli. Thanks for another great painting experience at the Rozelle venue. Stephanie

  • said: "Excellent teacher, Elinor, who shared her artistic knowledge generously and taught us many techniques all with skill and fun. Well organised and encouraging and with hard copy notes to take home. Elinor is an artist herself and has the knack for explaining for all levels of student, I am a beginnr and learnt much on a very enjoyable day. Look forward to attending her next class. Thank you."

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