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This class will be delivered online.

During this short online course, you will learn about watercolour painting through the active application of various types of techniques by creating a set of artworks over the course of 4 weeks. You will start by learning about basic colour palette combinations and trying out simple techniques, then progressing to more difficult pieces and styles over the course of each week.

Each week you will explore different methods of watercolour application and then completing a small painting during each lesson. This course will allow you to attain the skills required to paint with watercolour by yourself in a range of different styles, from the comfort of your home.

To enable your learning, you will receive a step-by-step PDF each week, outlining the techniques and process of the painting you complete and teacher’s feedback throughout the lesson and the duration of the course.

Course Outline

Week 1: Introduction to materials, colours and brush techniques
Paint a wombat

Week 2: Introduction to colour mixing, blending, and sketching
Paint Eucalyptus

Week 3: Introduction to Ink and fine liner pen. Application of washes and basic shapes
Paint a koala

Week 4: Application of fine liner and layering paints. Introduction to composition development and splatter
Paint a kookaburra

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn a variety of watercolour techniques
  • Have a basic understanding of colour blending and use of materials
  • Understand painting composition
  • Create 4 paintings throughout the duration of the course
  • Have the ability to paint with watercolour by yourself

Who should enroll?

The course is aimed at beginners but is open to all experience levels.

Required materials

  • Watercolour paints: at a minimum a standard pack of 12 colours is recommended, either liquid or dry (Monte Martre is a suitable brand for beginners). Colours should at least include: blue, red, yellow, ochre, crimson (pink), brown, black, green (2 shades)
  • Watercolour paper: A4 paper at 300gsm is recommended (with no less than 240gsm). This course involves a lot of heavy application of water -based paint, making thin pages deteriorate quickly
  • Masking tape: used to tape down paper
  • Brushes:
        1 x large, soft, round brush
        1 x medium, soft, round brush
        1 x small, round brush (soft or hard)
        1 x medium, flat brush (optional)
  • Palette: a small palette with 8-12 well will be sufficient. Alternatively, any flat surface will be sufficient
  • Fineliner
  • Paper towel
  • Scrap paper
  • 2B pencil (for sketching)
  • Rubber (hard or soft)
  • Sharpner
  • Reusable water container or plastic cup
  • Personal Electronic Device (Laptop, phone, computer, go pro)

Online platform

The course will be run through Zoom

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