Watercolour Painting Workshop: Expressive Art - Short Courses Sydney

Watercolour Painting Workshop: Expressive Art

What you'll learn

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 to create an 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 the paper untouched. This approach is fun, and engaging it helps bring paintings a genuinely 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, friendly discussion and feedback on your work.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Watercolour Workshop, you should be able to:

  • Mastering the four-Step method for atmospheric painting
  • Utilising a limited palette and simplifying shapes
  • Mastering large-size brush techniques 
  • Efficient stroke management to capture the scene

Course content

What will be covered in this Watercolour Painting Workshop: Expressive Art

  • Exploring atmospheric painting techniques
  • Capture spontaneous scenes 
  • Learn how adding shape on shape helps bring your artwork to life
  • How to create a unique artwork with a limited palette

Intended audience

Who is this watercolour painting workshop for?

This course is open to everyone, but some watercolour or other painting experience is advised. 

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

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

Course materials

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

Please note the following:

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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Tony, originally from Croatia, embarked on a journey that blended his love for Architecture and Engineering. Sydney, Australia, has become his home, where he passionately crafts his art as a...

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