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Watercolour Painting for Everyone | Susie Murphie

h3. 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


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

Our term classes are held in our spacious studios.

Our main studios are air-conditioned for year round comfort, and 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:

  • Susie is an inspiring teacher.
  • Always interesting because we paint a wide variety of subjects. Susie gives helpful feedback to each student and is very positive and encouraging.
  • I mostly appreciated Susies teaching, it is highly skilled, and has improved my work considerably. I regret that I’ve had to leave the class this term. Hope to return some time. Jann from Hurlstone Park