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.

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: $25 per week

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.

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