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Learn Travel Sketching in Watercolours | Masterclass | Susie Murphie

Travel sketching or holiday sketching is a great way to record your travel experiences. You can sketch on the spot or bring your travel photos to life with sketches. In this fun class, learn the tips, tricks and secrets of travel sketching with popular watercolour tutor Susie Murphie. This class is conducted in the studios working from reference photos. Bring along your favourite travel photos/postcards for reference or use Susie's reference material.

What to expect

Students will :

  • learn the value of having a time limit!
  • practice capturing a scene with minimal drawing and instead use a beautiful wash of paint
  • learn what to put in and what to leave out!
  • learn about focal points and composition, colour and more

Is this course right for me?

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


  • Winsor and Newton watercolour paints NB: your tutor has specified this brand which is affordable and of excellent quality to ensure you get optimum results. The Winsor and Newton colours you will need are below.
  • Watercolour paper cold-pressed – pad of A3 or smaller
  • Large watercolour palette – if unsure, just bring a large white plastic or ceramic plate and Susie can show you which type of palette is best.
  • Watercolour Brushes size 12 and 16, Synthetic round brushes. You will not need small brushes.
  • Pencil 2B
  • Old tea towel or hand towel or paper towels
  • Masking tape or clips
  • Optional: If you have favourite travel photos bring these along.

Colours required

  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cerulean Blue

Use Your NSW Discover Voucher

This class is eligible for the NSW Discover Voucher so you can save $25 on your total cost. To book with your Discover Voucher, simply use our online form in the link below or book over the phone. Please ensure you have your voucher in the form of a PDF ready when you book (this would have been emailed to you by Service NSW).

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

Course testimonials:

  • Susie was excellent as always!
  • Watching Susie Murphie work, I always learn something in her workshops.
  • Susie Murphie was great and enjoyed her enthusiasm. The pace of the class and ease of access and parking also contribute to a top weekend of learning. Thanks.