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

This online painting course further explores the gentle art of watercolour painting. Learn from your home over 4 calming sessions to expand beyond your basic techniques for the watercolour medium.

You will learn and add more drawing and watercolour painting skills, with exercises to consolidate your understanding and develop the techniques, plus plenty of opportunities to practice.

Want to learn watercolour painting in person? Check out our Watercolours Painting Course!

Learning outcomes

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

  • learned advanced brush techniques
  • learned tonal value in a painting and how to manipulate colour and tone for various subjects
  • applied complex techniques of watercolour painting
  • learned the power of composition for multiple subjects
  • used advanced glaze, wash and sketching techniques
  • confidence to attempt a bigger composition independently

What will be covered in this online watercolour painting course?

  • The medium and your watercolour equipment
  • Application of pigment and advanced brush techniques
  • Thorough colour mixing
  • The interplay of water, paper, pigment & you
  • Complex composition in still life and botanical subjects
  • The illusion of three-dimension and the role of light and dark for bigger compositions

Who is this online watercolour painting course for?

This course is designed for students with some experience. It is perfect for students who have completed Online Intro to Watercolour Painting, or a similar beginner short course.

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)

What to prepare for class

  • a white flat ceramic plate for colour mixing
  • tissues
  • a water jar
  • a ruler

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

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

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.

Facilities & equipment

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.

For business, or pleasure

Our courses help you rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, for professional development or personal interest.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: 5 stars

  • said: The course was most enjoyable, friendly and recommended. The tutor is most highly recommended for her amazing painting and teaching skills. Thank you.

  • said: Well-graded learning of skills

  • said: I am glad I learnt a number of things. Good to have a wide variety of subjects to paint even though course was only four lessons. Thank you Shippi.

  • said: 5 stars for course and tutor

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