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Watercolour Workshop | Blues and Whites | Susie Murphie

Watercolour Workshop | Blues and Whites | Susie Murphie
$200 Limited inc GST
Watercolour Workshop | Blues and Whites | Susie Murphie

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<p>In this class learn how to mix a range of different blues to add drama and appeal to your still life. In Susie's classes, students


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In this class learn how to mix a range of different blues to add drama and appeal to your still life. 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 artists are welcome, some prior experience with watercolours is recommended. Students should have at least attended a beginner watercolour workshop.

This is one of a series watercolour workshops by Susie Murphie in 2024 — click below to explore them all. You can sign up for all workshops, or pick and choose particular workshops that match your interest.

  1. January - Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond
  2. January - Travel Sketching
  3. February - Dogs, Cats and Other Pets
  4. March - Translucent and Shiny Objects
  5. April - Classic Still Life for Kitchens
  6. May - Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond
  7. June - Portraits Made Easy
  8. July - Subtle Colour Mixing
  9. August -  Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond
  10. October - Flowers, Loose and Vibrant
  11. November - Blues and Whites

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.


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
    • Cerulean Blue
  • Watercolour paper cold pressed – pad of A3 or A4
  • Large watercolour palette – if unsure, just bring a large white china or melamine plate (not plastic) and Susie can show you which type of palette is best.
  • Watercolour Brushes - a selection between size 12 and 18, Synthetic round pointed 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 soft rags
  • Roll of 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.

Tea and coffee is provided, please bring some lunch.

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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Course testimonials:

  • Susie Murphie was a fantastic tutor with constructive and encouraging feedback, delivered with a wonderful sense of humour. It was great to discover some new and wonderful ways to explore the medium in a terrific venue. Her focus on the importance of tone variation was enlightening.
  • Classes with Susie are lots of fun, in which you are taught some great watercolour techniques and given great, positive feedback. Lovely way to spend a Sunday and I learnt so much! Thanks Susie.
  • It was a fun day - relaxed atmosphere - laughs and learning more about watercolour, a great combination