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Watercolour: Beginners Weekend Workshop

Course Outline

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 workshop class, could be just for you. As you complete your personal watercolour painting, by a process of mentorship, your tutor, a master of fine art, will show you basic techniques and skills. Topics include

*Colour identification
*Colour mixing and application
*Composition and subject matter.

By the end of this course students should be able to

  • Recognise the complexity of watercolour painting.
  • Recognise the nuances of colour and colour mixing.
  • Identify where light and contrast are seen in painting.
  • Employ some of the various watercolour painting techniques available.
  • Obtain confidence in the knowledge that they are able to begin to paint almost any subject.

These classes are geared towards people from the ages of eighteen years and upwards, who have either some previous art experience, or none.

Please Bring

Materials Drawing Board: A little larger than A4

Brushes: Medium size soft wash brush, and three round, soft brushes size 2, 4 & 6Sponges:
Small natural sea sponge
Pencils and Rulers: HB or H pencil and an ordinary rulerRubber:
Hard white Staedler rubber
Masking Tape (artist quality)
Water Container: Jam jar or equivalent
Mixing Dishes:
An ordinary large white china plate
Masking Fluid:
Watercolour masking fluid

Either tubes or pans (ie paint box pans) of the following watercolour paints:

Reds: Cadmium Red & Alizarin Crimson
Yellows: Cadmium Yellow, Lemon & Yellow Ochre
Greens: Hookers, Sap & Viridian
Blues: Cerulean, Ultramarine & Cobalt
Browns: Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber & Raw Sienna

Note: Black and white watercolour paints are not needed.


Canson, 300gm watercolour pad, medium texture, size A4

Please Note: NBMC 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.

About the tutor

John Wells has a Foundation and Pre Diploma from the Rochester College of Art, a Diploma in Art and Design (First Class Honours) from Brighton College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Art Degree from Reading University. John is a professional artist, and produces murals and works in trompe l’oeil for clients as diverse as Meriton Apartments and Fox Studios. John has extensive teaching experience in the adult education sector.

$199 Limited inc GST / $179.10
Watercolour: Beginners Weekend Workshop

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Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

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