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Watercolour | Painting Dogs, Cats and Other Pets | Susie Murphie

Course Overview

In this class learn how to capture cats, dogs and other pets in watercolours – it’s usually all about their eyes. This workshop will give you the essential techniques to tackle all sorts of domestic animals with confidence. Please bring along photos of your pets for reference or you can use Susie’s reference material. In Susie’s classes, students learn tips and tricks for keeping watercolours transparent and beautiful. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and addiction to this extraordinary watery paint and be confident that you can tackle anything.

Is this course right for me

While all levels of artist are welcome, some prior experience with watercolours is recommended. Students should have at least attended a beginner watercolour workshop .

Student feedback

I am a big fan of Susie Murphie’s style of working with watercolours and she has been a big influence on my own work. Even though I am an experienced artist myself I always learn something from her workshops.

Materials list

Please bring the following materials with you to class;

  • Winsor and Newton watercolour paints NB: your tutor has specified this brand which is affordable and excellent quality to ensure you get optimum results. Small tubes are absolutely fine and will last for months, if not years. The Winsor and Newton colours you will need are: French Ultramarine Blue; Quinacridone Magenta; Quinacridone Gold Burnt Sienna Raw sienna
  • Watercolour paper cold pressed – pad of A3 or smaller
  • Large watercolour palette – if unsure, just bring a large white plastic or ceramic plate and Susie can show you which type of palette is best.
  • Watercolour Brushes size 12 and 16, Synthetic round brushes are available at Bunnings craft section for under $5 each and are excellent. You will not need small brushes.
  • Pencil 2B
  • Old tea towel or hand towel or paper towels
  • Masking tape or clips

Pay an extra $30 and we will provide your paints, brushes and paper to use in class. so you just have to turn up and enjoy yourself! Scroll down to ‘Related Products’, select Watercolour Material Fee and add it to your cart.

Our workshops are now delivered virtually until restrictions surrounding COVID-19 are relaxed.

Workshops planned for later in the year are expected to take place in Art Est’s Leichhardt Studios.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

What you need to join our Zoom Art Room classes

• A desktop, laptop, tablet or ios or android smartphone
• An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
• Speakers, microphone and webcam (wireless or inbuilt)
• Download the free version of Zoom to your device
• Check and test everything before you enrol, and double check the day before your class!

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$160 Limited inc GST
Watercolour | Painting Dogs, Cats and Other Pets | Susie Murphie

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Fee excludes materials | While the class is for all levels, students should have at least attended a one day introductory workshop.
Should this workshop move to an online delivery due to extended COVID-19 restrictions, the duration will be reduced to 3 hours with a reduced fee. Students will be notified mid-June.

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

Course testimonials:

  • This is an excellent course - I cannot praise Susie enough for her structure and delivery. And for passing on her accumulated wisdom and experience, not forgetting the tips from professionals. I got more bangs worth than expected from my buck.
  • I find Susie a highly skilled, enthusiastic, and very generous teacher who makes watercolour skills very accessible, and I enjoyed the workshop enormously as well as learning a great deal. The Art Est school is also a very light, beautiful and enjoyable place to come to, reflecting the wish of the teachers and organisers to share their art and nurture their students. And details like having environmentally/socially sound loo paper and a big proper towelling towel for hand drying in the toilet instead of paper or electric dryer, and the great array of teas and real coffee in the kitchen say a lot about the values of the school which is also very warming.
  • I love that I always take home a completed artwork or two from Susie's workshops.