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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 course will run online

Due to Sydney’s COVID-19 restrictions, our courses have been designed to run online therefore artists from all over the country are very welcome to enrol. We do hope to return to face-to-face studio classes in the nearby future and Art Est will inform students once this is possible. To see our latest Covid-19 updates visit:

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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$460 Limited inc GST
Online | Watercolour Painting for Everyone with Susie Murphie

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Term 3 classes are all delivered online via Zoom.

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Course testimonials:

  • I really enjoy Susies class. She is a wonderful teacher and a lovely and interesting person. I have learned a lot from her. I enjoy the whole experience of the class with the other students. We have a very happy time
  • Susie Murphie is a brilliant teacher. She is really helping me to understand how to apply watercolour and to understand the importance of tone and suggestion in my painting.
  • Susie is an inspiring teacher.