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Creative Watercolour and Gouache with Tania Mason

Get creative with watercolour and gouache in this workshop for beginners and those with some experience. Tania has gained a solid reputation for her expressive and creative compositions that explore nature’s complex geometric shapes such as vines, plants, trees and leaves. Join Tania in a warm and inviting introduction to ways of thinking and creating a final image and composition on paper. The final aim is to have students thinking about how to create composition from one single image on paper to building many images on paper, allowing for happy accidents to create an amazing composition they will be happy with.

images: works by Tania Mason

What to expect

Students will

  • be introduced to watercolour and gouache painting basics
  • experimenting with a variety of techniques and approaches
  • explore both creative abstract and figurative methods
  • learn various methods and expressive ways to create images


  • Bring your own found flora, Favourite cactus plant or A4 Print outs for reference.
  • 1 Arches or Canson watercolour paper pad (185gsm or 300gsm Preferred, smooth A3 preferred size size).
  • 2 sheets of A2 Arches or Canson Watercolour paper.
  • Watercolour brush set ( a mix of round/pointy and flat brushes). Please include small pointed brushes for delicate work. (cheap brushes are fine).
  • 2 ice cube trays ( for your palette of paints).
  • Gouache Paint tube options: Reeves Gouache set (cheap) or Art Spectrum Gouache Set (a variety of colours – red, blue, yellow, green,brown, *white, *black ). Please bring tubes not disc/dry sets.
  • Watercolour set: If you already have watercolour tubes, bring what you have, if not Tania suggests Reeves Watercolour tube set (cheap). Please bring tubes not disc/dry sets.
  • 2 empty containers to hold water ( max 400g).
  • 2 rags/old tea towel.
  • Pencil
  • Hard Eraser
  • Masking tape
  • 2 Bull Dog Clips

Use Your NSW Discover Voucher

This class is eligible for the NSW Discover Voucher so you can save $25 on your total cost. To book with your Discover Voucher, simply use our online form in the link below or book over the phone. Please ensure you have your voucher in the form of a PDF ready when you book (this would have been emailed to you by Service NSW).

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This class is held in our new studios.

Our 2022 workshops will all be delivered in our new, fully airconditioned Art Est Studios in the John Street Leichhardt Precinct. We are affectionately calling it East Village Leichhardt, as it’s on the border with Annandale! Click the venue link below for details.

Maximum of 8-12 students in all our classes depending which studio is used. Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials.
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Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed the two days working with such an inspiring tutor. Tania planned and delivered a short couse that had us all doing lots of painting under her expert guidamce. Coming home with a composition to complete will keep me motivated to continue painting and return for more instruction at Artest.
  • Highly enjoyable. Great teaching approach and came away with lots of new techniques and ideas. Loved it and have painted non-stop in the days following the workshop!
  • Loved every minute of the class.