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Watercolour Painting for Everyone with Susie Murphie

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 large white melamine or ceramic plate. 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

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.

Unless otherwise noted, prices *exclude* art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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Use Vouchers and Save

Art Est accepts the NSW Creative Kids Voucher, Parents NSW Voucher and NSW Discover Voucher. You must use your voucher at the time of booking. To book with a Service NSW voucher, you will need to book over the phone or with our voucher booking form. Please note: we cannot accept the Service NSW vouchers via our online checkout. 

To find out what vouchers you can use on your class and how to book with your preferred voucher, visit our special offers page:

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Susie, and the camaraderie - the best day of the week!
  • Susie's love of teaching expressive watercolour encourages and extends all her students in a fun class.
  • 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.