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Extend your skills and tonal expression with a painting course in Sydney.

We’re raising the tone at this workshop, with watercolour artist Tony Belobrajdic, on how to create studies and sketches using graphite and water wash.

Through detailed artist demonstration and hands-on practice, you'll discover how to work with graphite stick and pencil to produce a black and white drawing, which is then transformed into a tonal watercolour using just water and brush.

This technique is easier to control than traditional watercolours, producing a simple but striking monotone image, with texture and depth. The technique is great for studies and sketches and can be finished to a very detailed drawing.

Ideal for…

All are welcome, but some level of drawing or painting skill is advised.

Course content

  • Basic drawing methods and composition
  • Sketching out with pencil
  • Using graphite stick for line, shading and highlights
  • Water and brush techniques to add tone and soften
  • Final detailing and charcoal for darkest accents

Please come prepared

Desks and easels are provided, but please bring:

  • 1 large sheet of Arches 300g Watercolour paper (cold-pressed, medium or rough)
  • 1 water-soluble graphite soft bar
  • 1 water-soluble graphite pencil
  • charcoal sticks or pencils
  • 1 round size 16 watercolour brush

Other information

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

Classes

Painting: Graphite & Wash Workshop

<p><strong>Extend your skills and tonal expression with a <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Arts/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops">painting course</a> in Sydney.</

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$169 Limited inc GST / $135.20 / $152.10
Please check materials list for what to bring
Painting: Graphite & Wash Workshop

<p><strong>Extend your skills and tonal expression with a <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Arts/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops">painting course</a> in Sydney.</

...
$169 Limited inc GST / $135.20 / $152.10
Please check materials list for what to bring

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Painting: Graphite & Wash Workshop

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Great course. Good introduction to graphite and wash. Thanks Tony

  • said: Good tutor, I learnt a lot, enjoyed the course and would attend further courses when able... but the room would be inaccessible to some possible students... Would recommend to friends depending on the lift and their level of activity.

  • said: A very worthwhile class, I am eager to sign up for another with Tony. Thank you for conducting such open classes. Having also attended Watercolour Impressionist in March, I can recommend these full day workshops.

  • said: Tony was very generous and affable tutor. He was encouraging and patient.

  • said: 5 stars!

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