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Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond Workshop with Susie Murphie

Course overview

This watercolour painting class is perfect for absolute beginners or those who have previously enjoyed Susie’s workshops and wish to learn tips and techniques for painting 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.

What to expect

In this course you will:

  • learn how to keep watercolours transparent and beautiful
  • learn about painting a variety of subject matter with watercolour from still life to flowers and landscape using a loose style that does not concentrate on a lot of detail.
  • practice working with a limited colour palette to achieve brilliant results
  • develop your ability to tackle all sorts of subjects with confidence.

Is this course right for me?

No experience necessary. Suits absolute beginners to artists keen to practice and learn new skills.

What other students say about Susie

_[Susie] taught the class enthusiastically with a great sense of humour and plenty of hands on feedback and encouragement. I had lots of fun too and she helped me let go of some of my apprehensions about watercolour application with her individual approach. It was the best art workshop I have ever attended and I was thrilled with what I accomplished that day! _


Use of watercolours, brushes and palettes is included in your workshop fee. If you have watercolours and brushes already that you wish to use, please bring them along.

Everyone should bring the following items:

  • Pad of cold pressed watercolour paper (A4 or A3 size is fine) (from the art supply store – please don’t use cheap discount store paper as the quality produces an inferior result).
  • a roll of paper towel or some soft rags
  • lead pencils HB 2B
  • eraser
  • note book or visual diary
  • masking tape or clips

Maximum of 10-12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

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Course testimonials:

  • It was a fun and supportive learning environment, Susie helped us feel safe to create and explore the techniques she taught so that at the end of the day we had produced a number of pieces that we could feel good about. Even though I am an absolute beginner I am now eager to continue to create on my own using what I learnt.
  • I always love watching Susie work and learn something every time I attend one of her workshops at Art Est. including this one. I find being at Art Est. always a very enjoyable experience. Thanks
  • An excellent day perfectly geared to the beginner level as indicated. Susie was an engaging and encouraging teacher and look forward to doing more of her classes