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Watercolour Painting: Beginners to Intermediate

Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate but dynamic. Then this relaxed weekend painting course could be just for you. Your tutor, a master of fine art, will guide you, step-by-step through the basic techniques and skills, so after spending just a weekend on watercolour, you will have attained the confidence to paint pictures you will be proud to show your family and friends, as well as having a brand new means of artistic expression at your finger tips. Join this fun, relaxed course and discover this wonderful, soft yet powerful medium. You’ll begin by learning basic techniques, colour mixing and effects. Bring along your own subject – a favourite photo of a landscape, loved one or pet. You’ll be amazed by your progress in only a very short time.

Course Outline:

  • Colour identification
  • Colour mixing and application
  • Composition and subject matter

Course Materials & Subject Matter

  • 1 Canson Watercolour pad, 300gr A4 size
  • 1 A3 Drawing Board of a board to fit A4
  • 1 Rolls of masking tape
  • 1 HB pencil
  • 1 White Staedler rubber
  • Brushes: 3 soft, round brushes, size 2,4 and 6 (Dacron; Student quality)
  • Container for water
  • 1 White china plate or appropriate palette (not clear plastic)
  • 1 Bottle of Masking Fluid
  • 1 Hair Dryer

Colours to include:

  • Vermillion Red
  • Alizarine Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Sap Green
  • Viridian Green
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna

If you are unable to source all of the items please do not worry. Bring along what you can to the first session and John can help you source any items you could not find/purchase. Black or White watercolour paints are not needed.

Your subject matter can be taken from a photograph, so to support this watercolour painting course, please bring photographs of a family member, a favourite pet, a well loved holiday location, a still life group or a flower study. Otherwise, bring along a selection so there are a few to choose from.

Please Note: NBCC is not liable to for any loss incurred if a class is cancelled please check with the college by calling 02) 9970 1000 or emailing before purchasing materials.

Local Suppliers

Eckersley’s Arts and Craft Brookvale
1/648 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale
Ph: 02 8058 9491

The Art Shop
12/20 Bungan St, Mona Vale
Ph: 02 9979 6559

Manly Art Supplies
8 Belgrave St, Manly
Ph: 02 9977 4107

Riot Arts and Crafts
Westfield Warringah Mall, Brookvale
Ph: 02 9905 0910

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Contact us

Community College Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113