Painting - Watercolour Outdoors

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Course description

Learn to paint the world around you with watercolours at this outdoor painting workshop in Sydney.

Studio painting is one thing, painting outdoors is definitely another. It presents its own challenges, but the memories created are entirely unique and will allow you to truly capture with your brush the mood of a place and time.

Join this workshop to learn how to select your subjects, how to simplify your subjects into a sketched composition then work in stages to complete watercolour landscapes and street scenes.

Working from a harbourside location in the Balmain area, the class will take place entirely outdoors, with undercover options available for wet weather. The locations will be close to one another so we don’t have to pack up cars and worry about transport in the middle of the day.

Ideal for

This workshop is suitable for all levels of competency.

Course content
  • Subject selection and the traps to avoid
  • Simplifying the subject and reducing your composition to bare essentials
  • Drawing / first wash
  • Adding atmosphere and mood with tone, light and shadow
  • Developing confident brush strokes and a direct approach to the subject
  • Finishing with the details
  • Completion of two watercolour paintings
Please come prepared
  • Wear comfortable footwear for walking
  • Wear clothing you dont mind getting paint on
  • Bring lunch and a water bottle, plus any other refreshments

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Other Information

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, Darling Sreet, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, King Street, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art, 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.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Nicci said: Tony was the perfect tutor: highly skilled but informal and relaxed in his approach, gave lots of help and guidance without making us feel like beginners (even though we were!). My paintings were so much better than I expected because of how he led us through the process - it was a delightful day!

  • Vicki said: I loved everything about it!!! Great location, easy access, handy bathroom facilities that were spotlessly clean. We had a lovely group of enthusiastic people and Tony White is a fantastic tutor. He imparts lots of knowledge whilst keeping a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I now have 2 paintings I love and lots of great memories of the day. I would definitely attend more of his classes if you have them.

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