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Watercolour Painting for Everyone | Susie Murphie

Course overview

Learn quickly how to paint with the tricky medium of watercolour. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and addiction to this extraordinary watery paint and be confident that you can tackle anything. Each week you will cover a different subject and approach to painting with watercolours in Susie’s wonderful loose style that does not concentrate on a lot of detail.

What to expect

In this course you will:

  • learn how to keep colours transparent and beautiful
  • learn about painting a variety of subject matter with watercolour from still life to flowers and landscape
  • develop your ability to tackle all sorts of subjects with confidence.

Is this course right for me

Suitable for anyone

Materials

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 wh ite plastic or ceramic plate to your first class 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

For Term 4, our regular classes will return to studio based learning.

We are also continuing some classes via zoom for students preferring online learning at this time. Please check the location details with the class information before enrolling.

For studio based classes, extra measures are in place for your health and well being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

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

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Course testimonials:

  • The variety of watercolour subjects covered by Susie. The friendly and collegiate class atmosphere.
  • The friendly atmosphere makes all the difference!!!
  • I try to get to any new class that Susie is doing. She’s an outstanding teacher, and her watercolour style suits me perfectly.