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Watercolour: Intermediate

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 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 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

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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Course testimonials:

  • John is a great teacher.
  • Excellent classes. Good atmosphere with enthusiastic participants.
  • I enjoyed experiencing the creative talents of convivial company and receiving good advice to enable me to express my own creativity
  • I love being in a group of like minded people. We all love this class so much. Monday is my favourite day of the week. John is excellent and very helpful. His guidance encourages our individuality. I look forward to next term. John is a very talented artist and we appreciate that he comes so far on public transport to teach us. We are indeed privileged.
  • Fun Interaction between course members. The tutor was extremely approachable and helpful.
  • While I have been coming for many years, I still learn.
  • John is a great teacher and his wealth of knowledge is incredible. I feel so lucky to have found myself lucky enough to have a place in John's class with all my talented wonderful classmates. Monday is the best day of my week. I look forward to class in 2020.
  • I enjoyed learning new techniques and the friendship of the group
  • I enjoyed experimenting with watercolour. Our teacher John Wells, very informative and a great teacher
  • I enjoyed improving my painting skills with suggestions from my teacher. I loved the rapport and fun with the other students.

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