Watercolour Workshop | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Watercolour Workshop | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

Watercolour Workshop | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

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

In this workshop, students will learn tips and tricks for painting flowers in watercolour. Susie will teach simple tricks and techniques for capturing the colour, form and delicate nature of flowers in a loose and vibrant way. You will learn methods for mixing colour mixing and ways of keeping watercolours transparent and beautiful. This workshop will give you the essential techniques to paint flower buds and bouquets with confidence. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and addiction to this extraordinary watery paint and be confident that you can tackle anything.

Is this course right for me?

This class is suitable for beginners, and would be a good refresher for students who previously enjoyed Susie's classes. While all levels of artist are welcome, some prior experience with watercolours is recommended. Students should have at least attended a beginner watercolour workshop at Art Est.

This is one of a series watercolour workshops by Susie Murphie in 2024 — click below to explore them all. You can sign up for all workshops, or pick and choose particular workshops that match your interest.

  1. January - Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond
  2. January - Travel Sketching
  3. February - Dogs, Cats and Other Pets
  4. March - Translucent and Shiny Objects
  5. April - Classic Still Life for Kitchens
  6. May - Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond
  7. June - Flowers, Loose and Vibrant
  8. July - Subtle Colour Mixing
  9. August -  Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond
  10. October - Portraits Made Easy
  11. November - Blues and Whites


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
    • Cerulean Blue
  • Watercolour paper cold pressed – pad of A3 or A4
  • Large watercolour palette – if unsure, just bring a large white china or melamine plate (not plastic) and Susie can show you which type of palette is best.
  • Watercolour Brushes - a selection between size 12 and 18, Synthetic round pointed 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 soft rags
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Masking tape or clips

Pay an extra $30 and we will provide your paints, brushes and paper to use in class. so you just have to turn up and enjoy yourself! Scroll down to 'Related Products', select Watercolour Material Fee and add it to your cart.

Tea and coffee is provided, please bring some lunch.

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.

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Course testimonials:

  • Susie Murphie's energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Her expertise in not only demonstrating her skills, but also in assisting her students to stretch themselves is amazing. We really would enjoy another workshop.
  • Susie is a fabulous conveyor of information and technique. She is friendly, supportive and very helpful. Great class, please book her for many more!
  • The course was very lively and fun! Was great help in building up my skill level and confidence! Susie was AMAZING! I've signed up for more!