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Online | Dogs, Cats and Other Pets | Watercolour Painting with 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 .

Recommended Materials list

Please ensure you have the following, or something very similar:

  • 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, Cerulean Blue
  • Watercolour paper cold pressed – pad of A3 or smaller
  • Large watercolour palette – if unsure, a large white plastic or ceramic plate will work
  • 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

This class will run online

Due to Sydney’s COVID-19 restrictions, our classes have been designed to run online. Click here to see our detailed guide to setting up, and having a smooth online class.

Fees for adult classes exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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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 course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.