Watercolour: Intermediate - Northern Beaches Community College

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Watercolour: Intermediate

Course Outline:

*Prerequisite: Watercolour Beginners or equivalent

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 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.

Please note if you have not completed a course with John Wells before, please follow the link below to the Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners where in the first week John will take you through the groundwork needed to complete this very popular course.

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

Please Bring:

  • 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: 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 enquiries@nbmc.nsw.edu.au 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

About the Tutor:

John Wells

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.

$329 Limited inc GST / $296.10
Watercolour: Intermediate

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<p><strong>*Prerequisite: Watercolour Beginners or equivalent</strong></p>

<p>Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour

*Prerequisite: Watercolour Beginners or equivalent
$329 Limited inc GST / $296.10
Watercolour: Intermediate

<h2 id="header-course-outline"><strong>Course Outline:</strong></h2>

<p><strong>*Prerequisite: Watercolour Beginners or equivalent</strong></p>

<p>Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour

*Prerequisite: Watercolour Beginners or equivalent

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed the interaction between students and our teacher John.
  • I really enjoyed the friendly group interaction with like-minded happy people. I like that there is still a vast difference between the competence levels of the class, it is good to see new ideas, be encouraged to know how far we could go as amateur painters and to receive encouragement for our efforts, often in very different styles. I'm impressed with John's expertise, his vast knowledge of not only painting but also other art forms as an author and an actor. His tips on how to improve some art work are very helpful and come from experience to which we would otherwise not have access. I have also attended two life drawing sessions at John's invitation and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge they posed for me. The fact that I was able to draw images of the model that actually resembled her is something I found amazing. As for the watercolour painting, I just love it. I love how the colours can just 'melt' into each other to a marbled effect . I love the very different interpretations of the same or similar image done by the whole class. The class is my favourite activity for the week.
  • I enjoyed learning additional water colour skills from my teacher John and I enjoyed the company of the other students.
  • I enjoyed the fantastic teacher and the group of friends who encouraged me to do better every time
  • I have totally enjoyed the course. I find it challenging every week. John Wells takes an interest in all students' work and he advises as required. I find John a very experienced people person.
  • Excellent classes. Good atmosphere with enthusiastic participants.
  • Given encouragement and freedom to develop my own style of painting in a conducive atmosphere.
  • I enjoyed the interaction with other class members and John’s teaching style.
  • I enjoyed improving my painting skills with suggestions from my teacher. I loved the rapport and fun with the other students.
  • The tutor John Wells is extremely good

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113