Continuing watercolour

Discover different aspects of this art medium such as colour, composition and complexity as you are guided through painting stages, discovering different techniques and principles along the way.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Kirrily Humphries 2 March Thursday 6.30-9.30pm 10 $395 Enrolments closed. Join our mailing list

Course outline

Each lesson you will complete a piece that will concentrate on different aspects from the subject presented. You will learn different techniques as they are demonstrated step-by-step and you replicate them. You will discover a range of mediums associated with watercolour.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students should:

  • be confident to tackle any subject - people, seascapes,landscapes, portraits and still life
  • be inventive as well as accurate with the medium
  • be able to take risks in composition, design and subject matter
  • develop a painting style and subject interest
  • know the processes that are necessary to plan a watercolour painting
  • progress to more difficult painting subjects as the course proceeds
  • be able to cover some of the different mediums associated with watercolour -pen and wash, and graphite stick.

Who should enrol

The course is best suited to immediate to advanced students.


For those not already equipped and experienced with their own kit - the following are suggested:

  • colours: bring at least one of each of the bright primary colours of red, yellow and blue such as permanent crimson, cad yellow and cobalt. If you can bring all the common blues – cerulean, cobalt and ultramarine – they give the most options for varied colour schemes creating particular violets and purples. Also you will need two or more earth colours - especially Venetian red, raw sienna or burnt sienna. Use "Artist Quality" pigments as cheap paints have much less intensity of colour and you end up using more paint.
  • paper: Rag paper (cotton derived, acid free) is a must- the tougher the better. Best value is to buy full size sheets. If you have 300gsm paper, a ¼ sheet can be edge taped to a board using a good quality masking tape such as Sellotape brand without stretching. Bring along loose ¼ sheets if you wish to copy drawings (tracing over a light box). Purchase both rough and smooth paper as this will provide for the different paintings.
  • brushes: you will need large soft brushes a 2" goat hair hake and a sharp No. 12. You can use all sorts of brushes usually synthetic, the longer the bristle the better (holds lots of paint).
  • water container: old ice cream container will do
  • additional: soft pencils; tissues or soft rag for cleaning palette and puddles; hair dryer and scrap paper to try out colours and mixes.

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