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Learn how to paint with an impressionistic style, with our painting short courses in Sydney!

Join this workshop to learn how to paint quick, expressive watercolours with fewer brush strokes.

Through detailed artist demonstration of a four-step method, you'll discover how you can create atmosphere (rather than strictly copying the subject matter) by using a limited palette, simplifying shapes and avoiding too many details. Working with large size brushes - adding shape against shape, stroke by stroke and not going over the same area twice - you can capture a scene, leaving large areas of paper untouched. This approach is fun, quick and gives paintings a truly fresh and spontaneous look.

Join this full-day workshop, with professional artist Tony Belobrajdic, to get inspiration and try new techniques in your painting. The class includes artist demonstrations, painting time, plus friendly discussion and feedback on your work.

Please note: Online workshop is adapted for Zoom delivery and may not achieve all outcomes in the shorter timeframe.

Who is this watercolour painting workshop for?

All students are welcome, but some watercolour or other painting experience is advised.

Workshop venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

Desks and easels are provided, but please bring:

  • 2-3 sheets × A3 size watercolour paper, medium or rough surface, 300gsm or less
  • At least two round brushes suitable for watercolour, sizes approximately 12 and 16
  • Watercolour paints (Recommended: Winsor & Newton Cotman (Student) series in pans (but if you have tubes that is ok, too)
  • Palette - an old white china plate for mixing colours is best
  • Fabric rag(s)

Additional information

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

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Capturing Light Watercolour Painting Workshop

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Capturing Light Watercolour Painting Workshop

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Course testimonials:

  • said: 5 stars

  • said: Tony gave us clear and direct instructions throughout the session. He assisted every student individually and encouraged us to explore the impressionist style more. Enjoyed every bit of this experience.

  • said: Very informative.

  • said: Good techniques, individual tuition and generous with time.

  • said: I enjoyed the workshop very much and Tony was brilliant in his teaching. The only down side was there wasn't enough time...think it should go on till 4pm.

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