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Draw and Paint with Watercolour Pencils | Tanya Baily

Course overview

Come along and let Tanya show you how to get the best results from that set of watercolour pencils you’ve been longing to use! Over the course of the day, students will practice both quick sketching as well as more sustained artworks, and unlock the secrets of this mysterious medium!

What to expect

Workshop begins with technical exercises and some quick sketches, exploring a full range of mark making. Along the way, you will learn about colour organisation and palettes.
The course will finish with a sustained still life painting where you will practise the more refined and delicate possibilities of this fabulous medium.

Is this course right for me

Beginners and those with prior experience in any other medium are welcome


  • 100% cotton watercolour paper, medium grain: most often found brands are Arches, Fabriano. You can buy it in large sheets size 56x76cm at all good art stores. 1 sheet of this size is enough economical way to buy it, you can cut it down to smaller sizes. If you wish to purchase a pad of A3 size, go ahead and do this. It is important to bring this good quality paper to get the most out of the excercises Tanya will be facilitating.
  • Watercolour paints, brushes and palette#
  • A set of Watecolour pencils – a small set is fine
  • One roll of kitchen roll absorbent paper
  • HB pencil, rubber, sharpener

#Please use quality paints such as Windsor & Newton, Art Spectrum, Daniel Smith, Schmincke cheap paints are a waste of money. A basic colour palette will include a cool and warm of each primary colour:
Lemon Yellow, Warm Yellow, Windsor Red (or cadmium), Alizarin Crimson, Prussian or Pthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue. If you have other colours, please bring those along.

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

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

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