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Learn watercolour painting with our online painting short courses from Sydney!

This online painting course is an introduction to the gentle art of watercolour painting. Learn from your home over 4 calming sessions to gain the basic techniques for the watercolour medium.

You will learn and build on skills in drawing and watercolour painting, with exercises to introduce and develop the techniques, plus plenty of opportunities to practice.

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

Learning outcomes

By the end of this online watercolour painting course, you should have:

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

What will be covered in this online watercolour painting course?

  • The medium and your watercolour equipment
  • Application of pigment and brush techniques
  • Rules of watercolour
  • Colour mixing
  • The interplay of water, paper, pigment & you
  • Simple composition in still life and botanical subjects
  • The illusion of three-dimension and the role of light and dark

Who is this online watercolour painting course for?

This course is designed for beginners and students with some experience. Drawing experience will be an advantage, but absolute beginners are welcome.

Course materials

Option 1: Purchase a kit at enrolment checkout - make sure we have your address and allow 5 working days for delivery.

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

  • Watercolour paints in a range of colours (Permanent Rose, Cadmium Red, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Pthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue)
  • Round watercolour brushes, size 2 and size 4
  • Drawing pencil, 2H
  • Soft white eraser
  • Watercolour paper (Smooth finish, 300gsm, 12 sheets A4 will be ideal)

All students will also need to provide from home:

  • a white flat ceramic plate for colour mixing
  • tissues
  • a water jar
  • a ruler
  • notes/images, emailed before each session, may be printed or viewed on a separate device

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Intro to Watercolour Painting Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Intro to Watercolour Painting Course

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

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Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Could be more organised and sessions/conversations kept on track.

  • said: Being able to complete the examples during class time...

  • said: Hard to evaluate venue, online... Certainly does have issues at times.

  • said: 4 stars

  • said: Great opportunity to see watercolour techniques demonstrated in an interactive way

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