Watercolour Class and Workshop Information


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I aim to simplify some of the fundamental techniques of painting with watercolours and to achieve a sense of distance using tonal values, colours and shapes including composition. Demonstrations will be given throughout the day and students will aim to do at least 3-4 paintings in a day. References will be provided. It is suitable for beginners, intermediate to advanced students who will be encouraged to work fast confidently. I hold weekly workshops, so

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There are three types of classes available: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Refer to these descriptions and demonstration examples below to find an understanding of each level.

– Beginner –

Learn about the basics: Types of watercolour papers, watercolour palette, brushes, how to set up before painting. You will also learn how to do washes, how to mix the paints, to understand the tonal values, how to hold the brushes, what sorts of paints, learn the names of the colours, the quality of pigments. We will then learn how to paint a simple scene or object, and to paint a tonal painting, say just by using one colour (Burnt Siena or Sepia).

– Intermediate –

We will still go through the similar process as the beginner. Students will have more chance to do or practise more on colour mixing, and have a better understanding of the tonal values. The painting subjects will be more difficult. Try a beginner class first to get used to the classes.

– Advanced –

The subjects will be much more difficult, and students may supply their own references as a project for the class. Preferably for students who have confidently attended intermediate classes first.


3B pencil, kneadable rubber, watercolour palette with large enough mixing area compartments, 2 water containers, 1 roll toilet tissue, 1 old towel, 1 kitchen sponge

COLOURS (Artists Quality):

Alizarin Crimson Permanent, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Sepia, Quinacridone Gold. OPTIONAL COLOURS: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Sap Green, Viridian.


Good quality eg. Squirrel brushes (Raphael) – Size 3 and Size 1; and 1 synthetic liner (size 2 or 4)


300 gram watercolour paper, medium texture (cold pressed) or watercolour pad. Suggested brands: Saunders-Waterford or Arches

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