Watercolour impressions: Advanced

If you have worked with watercolours and enjoy the challenge of producing loose, bold and free watercolours, then this is for you. Learn how to create depth, incorporate figures, connect shapes, and control edges as you discover how to exploit the medium to create wonderful atmospheric effects such as mists, rain and fog.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Chan Dissanayake 17 July Monday 6:30-9:30pm 10 $410 Enrol now

Course outline

These workshops will suit students who have been exposed to the medium of watercolour and want to extend their knowledge to the next level. If you enjoy the challenge of producing loose, bold and free watercolours, then this is for you. Each week you will complete a painting from start to finish. You will be taken though the stages of design, drawing and painting in an easy to follow, step-by-step process. You will tackle a wide variety of subjects from rural landscapes, urban cityscapes to coastal seascapes.

Chan will dispel myths in watercolour and share his insights and experiences by showing you how to create depth, incorporate figures, connect shapes, control edges and how to exploit the medium to create wonderful atmospheric effects such as mist, rain and fog.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should walk away with a sound understanding of the medium of watercolour and gain practical insights into the intuitive use of watercolour to express yourself.

Who should enrol

This course is best suited to intermediate to advanced students.

Materials

Paper: Saunders Waterford 300gsm rough surface or Arches 300gsm rough or medium texture.

Brushes: Medium size squirrel mop brush with a sharp point (Size 8 to 12). A good quality brush will hold lot of pigment and present a sharp point when fully loaded. Artist quality brushes will make a significant difference to your work

  • Essential brushes
    • Medium Size squirrel hair or natural hair Mop brush ( Size 8 to 12)
    • Size 12 round Brush with sharp point (Synthetic or Natural hair)
    • Size 8 Round with sharp point (Synthetic or Natural hair)
    • Size 0 or 1 Rigger (Synthetic)
  • Extra brushes (optional)
    • Size 6 Dagger, also known as a "sword brush" (natural hair)
    • 1" inch flat brush (synthetic)
    • 2" inch hake (natural hair)

Presenter

Chan Dissanayake was born in Sri Lanka to an artistic family, his father an internationally acclaimed film director and his mother an art teacher. He migrated with his family to Australia in 1985. A talent for drawing was recognised in pre-school days and a passion for art, especially for watercolours, kept him actively involved in it. He studied watercolour painting with renowned Australian artists embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Achieving rapid success and winning many major awards, he has gained a considerable reputation as an outstanding watercolour artist.

For more information about Chan's work and experience please visit: chandissan.com

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