Painting: Graphite & Wash Workshop

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Learn to paint with graphite wash technique at this workshop 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. It is great for studies and sketches and can be finished to a very detailed drawing.

Ideal for…

Some level of drawing skill is advised for this course, but absolute beginners are also welcome.

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

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling Street, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson Street, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York Street, Sydney

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.


Painting: Graphite & Wash Workshop

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$169 Limited inc GST / $135.20 / $152.10

Course testimonials:

  • 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: Very attentive and informative tutor. Great artist.

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

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