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Online | Watercolour Painting for Everyone with Susie Murphie

Course overview

Learn quickly how to paint with the tricky medium of watercolour. You will go away with a feeling of wonder and addiction to this extraordinary watery paint and be confident that you can tackle anything.

What to expect

Each week you will cover a different subject and approach to painting with watercolours in Susie’s loose style

What you will achieve

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?

This course is suitable for anyone

Material List

Please bring the following materials with you to class;

  • Watercolour paints: Winsor and Newton watercolour paints

Note: your tutor has specified this brand which is affordable and of 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, 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 Bunning’s 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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Course testimonials:

  • Susie is an inspiring teacher who manages to communicate her teaching message to a wide variety of personalities within her class. She does this with great humour, passion and skill. I have recommended her and her classes to many friends who are or are contemplating trying watercolour painting.
  • I enjoy Susies method of teaching. She makes everything seem effortless by her demonstrations that keeps me going in the hope that I can get the same results.
  • Susie’s demonstrations are so helpful, her guidance and the final sharing display; all the latter make her classes a brilliant means to learn and love watercolour painting. Pauline Raja