A class for beginners and those with some experience. Discover the techniques unique to watercolour painting – washes, wet on wet, wet on dry, colour mingling and pen and wash. Learn to master tone, colour, perspective and composition with landscape, still life and floral subjects. Join our watercolour painting class now.

Class Objectives: By the end of the term it is intended that students will be able to create watercolour paintings using traditional wash techniques with a knowledge of colour, tone and perspective.

When: Weekly, Tuesdays & Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 nn
Teacher: Deidre Morrison
Cost: $30 per week

Watercolour Painting Class Outline: It is intended that the course will cover:

  • Introduction to Materials and equipment
  • Washes, wet on wet, wet on dry and masking
  • Colour mixing and minglingCreating Textures
  • Creating Textures
  • Tone
  • Sketching the Subject
  • Landscape
  • Still Life
  • Flowers
  • Pen and Wash

Requirements: For those with no experience or for those with some experience wishing to brush up and develop their skills.

Delivery Mode: This course will involve a combination of teacher demonstrations and student practical work. Students will be guided step by step by tutor through individual projects.

Items to Bring: First lesson – notebook & pen. A materials list for students will be supplied at the first lesson, but you can bring any equipment you may have already: Paints, Brushes, Paper.

Any further art materials can be purchased from our shop on location with a 5% discount for our students who attend any of our classes.

Good quality paints & brushes will give much more satisfying results than cheap, inferior quality materials.

watercolour painting class

Cadmium or Spectrum Crimson
Cobalt or Spectrum Blue
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Other colours that can be added:
Lemon Yellow
Cadmium or Spectrum Red
Hookers Red
Phthalo Blue

Round pointed sable or synthetic #0, #6, #10
Flat Sable or Synthetic 3/4
Cheap fine brush or Colour Shaper for Masking Fluid

Arches Cold Pressed (Medium Texture) 300gsm paper either A4 pad or a sheet.

White with wells for mixing washes, Ice block tray or saucers can be used.
Palette: White with wells for mixing washes, Iceblock tray or saucers can be used.
2B Pencil
Kneadable Eraser & Block Eraser
Masking Fluid
Masking Tape 2 or 3cms wide
Tissues, Paper Towels & Cotton Rag
Water Container: Recycled Margarine tubs best. Supplied at class.
Notebook & Pen
Loose Leaf Folder: to store notes & exercises & inspiration pictures
Backing board: Optional as supplied at clas