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Botanical Illustration using Gouache and Watercolour with Tania Mason


Let’s get painting with watercolour and gouache on paper! The course is set up for beginners to some with experience. All are welcome for a fun introduction to the fundamental principles of exploring watercolour and gouache on paper and canvas.

The aim is to study nature, flora, fauna, still lifes and exploring the different ways we can paint subject matter. This will lead us into looking at other illustrators from ancient times to now. Getting inspiration and learning/borrowing new techniques to place into your own work.

Image: Illustrations by Tania Mason

Students will:

• Introduction to the various types of watercolour and gouache.
• Experimenting with different techniques and approaches.
• Explore and create abstract and figurative methods.
• Learn various methods of expressive ways to create images.
• Develop a series of compositions from quick sketches to longer more developed pieces.
• A variety of traditional, ancient, old and contemporary illustrations will be supplied as well as still life set ups of flora as a subject.
• Learn about former illustrators and new illustrators.
• Each week we will look and discuss subjects.
• Looking at images of other people’s work, books, posters, artworks, Instagram, Etsy plus many other traditional and contemporary subjects.
• Discuss, Explore and create a variety of ways of creating a final composition.
• Learn to create their own work throughout the day, having a final body of work at the end of each session.

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for beginners through to more advanced students.

Materials Required

• Lead Pencil HB/staedtler preferred.
• 1 Arches or Canson water colour paper pad (185gsm Preferred, smooth A3 size)
• cheap A3 sketch book
• Hard Eraser
• Masking tape
• rags/old tea towel.
• Water colour brush set ( a mix of round/pointy and flat brushes) (cheap).
• Water Colour Set: Koh-I-Noor water colour discs (cheap) or Reeves Water Colour tube set (cheap) preferred.

• Please also bring a pack of sanitizing wipes to clean your space as a covid safe measure for other users.

NEW Location!

Art Est has moved and our classes will all be delivered in our new, fully airconditioned Studios in the John Street Leichhardt Precinct. We are affectionately calling it East Village Leichhardt, as it’s on the border with Annandale. Click the venue link below for details.

Maximum of 8-12 students in all our classes depending which studio is used. Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials.
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$675 $641.26 Limited inc GST / $607.51
Botanical Illustration using Gouache and Watercolour with Tania Mason

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Enrol by 31 January and receive 5% discount on your term fees. Discounts applied at the checkout. Price excludes materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.