Painting in Watercolours

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Hornsby and Baulkham Hills
also available online

Course Fees

8 Week Course

Course Overview

Learn how to master the unique and sometimes challenging medium of watercolours. Students will discover the possibilities of this medium, acheiving effects ranging from powerful and dynamic to soft and subtle.

Learn how to use watercolours to achieve effects ranging from powerful and dynamic to soft and subtle

Whether you are a beginner or advanced artist, understanding and applying watercolours to your practice can help you to achieve a “painterly” quality to your art and add to your repertoire of techniques and understanding of painting media.


What You Will Do & Learn

Suitable for all levels of experience, this course will provide clear and detailed instruction on how to use this dynamic and popular medium. For absolute beginners, you will start with some fundamental watercolour techniques, including:
  • Wet-in-wet
  • Wet-on-dry
  • Drybrush
  • Blending
  • Colour mixing
  • Controlling tones
  • Understanding the materials and medium
  • Negative and positive painting
  • Lifting off and correcting mistakes
  • Creating texture
And over the course of the term you will develop ways to apply these techniques to a variety of topics. Subjects will vary from term to term, but the tutor will set and demonstrate each subject for you before you paint it yourself.


Paper: 300gsm – good paper to start with no hidden surprises
Board: Marine Ply – 5ply is the best
Cosmetic Sponge
Small Water Container (small ice cream tub)
Towelling – White Clean – face washer
OR Paper Block A3 size minimum, medium surface
Burnt Sienna
Raw Sienna
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Winsor Yellow
Quinacridone Gold/Australian Gold
Permanent Rose
There are many, many other colours some of which will be suggested in class or you may discover them for yourself.
You can look forward to a large collection of brushes of many types and sizes.
If they are looked after they will last for a very long time

Topics Covered

Direct and indirect painting approaches that can be used to depict the effects of light and atmosphere

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Art Class Location Start Date Start End Price per Term
2024-TERM 3 MON -PAINTING IN WATERCOLOURS- 7PM-KRISTA BRENNAN Baulkham Hills 22/07/2024 07:00 pm 09:00 pm $370.00
2024-TERM 3 WED 10AM--PAINTING IN WATERCOLOURS-VALERIIA SEDLAK Hornsby - Hunter St 24/07/2024 10:00 am 12:00 pm $370.00
2024-TERM 3 WED 12.30PM-PAINTING IN WATERCOLOURS-VALERIIA SEDLAK Hornsby - Hunter St 24/07/2024 12:30 pm 02:30 pm $370.00
2024-TERM 3 WED 7PM-PAINTING IN WATERCOLOURS Baulkham Hills 24/07/2024 07:00 pm 09:00 pm $370.00
2024-TERM 3 -PAINTING IN WATERCOLOURS-ONLINE/FACE TO FACE-SAT 9AM-KRISTA BRENNAN Hornsby - Hunter St 27/07/2024 09:00 am 11:00 am $370.00