Watercolour & Sketching Course: Advanced - Short Courses Sydney

Watercolour & Sketching Course: Advanced

What you'll learn

Learn to paint and sketch landscapes with our advanced watercolour painting course with our painting short courses in Sydney!

In this advanced watercolour course, you will explore crucial aspects of watercolour painting, focusing on colour indicators such as Transparency, Lightfastness, and Staining. These properties play a significant role in understanding how colours interact and endure on paper, aiding artists in achieving desired effects while preserving the integrity of their artwork. Additionally, we'll introduce techniques to select and modify reference photos for creating compelling compositions, enhancing the creative process for students.

Moving on, we'll delve into various advanced methods and techniques to elevate watercolour artistry. We'll cover fundamental aspects like lights and shadows, instructing students on creating atmospheric perspective in landscapes. The tutorial will encompass advanced painting methods, including capturing different sky conditions, clouds, and landforms, guiding students to imbue depth and texture through layering. We'll also delve into the art of capturing reflections and water, teaching students how to create water textures like ripples and waves. Furthermore, we'll explore the integration of rapid pens with watercolour, demonstrating advanced composition and planning principles, enabling students to infuse intricate details and depth in their artwork using various shading techniques.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this watercolour beginner guide, you should have:

  • A quick refresh on basic watercolour techniques and sketching 
  • How to use waterproof pens to create layers and depth within their artwork. 
  • An understanding of how to use rapid pens to add intricate details to their artwork.
  • How to add cross-hatching, stippling, or other shading techniques to give the piece more dimension.
  • Experience with watercolours and how to transition from one colour to another

Course content

What will be covered in this watercolour painting workshop?

  • Brief Introduction to colour indicators: Transparency, Lightfastness and Staining.
  • Introduction to high-quality materials and tools for professional Landscape and Urban watercolour painting 
  • Use of waterproof fine liner to add depth and layer to your artwork
  • New techniques to bring dimension to your artwork
  • Gradients: Create smooth transitions from one colour to another, how to use slope to make the transition smoother.
  • Discussion of advanced watercolour techniques.

Intended audience

Who is this painting course for?

This class is perfect for those who have completed a full watercolour course. This course is not recommended for beginners. 

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

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

Course materials

What to bring to class

Additional information

Please note the following:

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

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