Watercolour Workshop | Classic Still Life for Kitchens | Susie Murphie Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Watercolour Workshop | Classic Still Life for Kitchens | Susie Murphie

Watercolour Workshop | Classic Still Life for Kitchens | Susie Murphie

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

In this class paint still life favourites like fruit, lemons or vegetables. In Susie's classes, students learn tips and tricks for keeping watercolours transparent and beautiful. 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?

While all levels of artist are welcome, some prior experience with watercolours is recommended. Students should have at least attended a beginner watercolour workshop.

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

Student feedback

I am a big fan of Susie Murphie's style of working with watercolours and she has been a big influence on my own work. Even though I am an experienced artist myself I always learn something from her workshops.


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
    • Quincridone Gold
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Raw Sienna
    • Cerulean Blu
    • Watercolour 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 the best
    • Watercolour brushes - a selection between size 12 and 18, synthetic round pointed brushes are available at Bunnings for under $5 each and are excellent. You will not need small brushes.
    • Pencil 2B
    • Old tea towel or soft rag
    • 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’s Sunday class was fabulous! Susie is a skilled teacher who not only did wonderful demonstrations and shared so much of her knowledge and great tips, but also provided individual feedback and assistance in the most relaxed and fun way. Lots of laughter, great cake and great company made for a fabulous course.