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Learn Travel Sketching with Watercolours One Day Workshop | Susie Murphie

Course overview

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 class 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 artist are welcome, some prior experience with watercolours is recommended. Students should have at least attended a beginner watercolour workshop with Jane or Susie.


  • If you have favourite travel photos bring these along.
  • 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; Quinacridone Gold; Burnt Sienna; Raw sienna;
  • Watercolour paper cold pressed – pad of A3 or smaller
  • Large watercolour palette – if unsure, just bring a large wh ite plastic or ceramic plate to your first class and Susie can show you which type of palette is best.
  • Watercolour Brushes size 12 and 16, Synthetic round brushes are available at Bunnings craft section for under $5 each and are excellent. You will not need small brushes.
  • Pencil 2B
  • Old tea towel or hand towel or paper towels
  • Masking tape or clips

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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$160 Limited inc GST
Learn Travel Sketching with Watercolours One Day Workshop | Susie Murphie

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Price excludes art materials | While all levels are welcome, students should have at least attended a 1 day beginner watercolour workshop

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Course testimonials:

  • Practical ideas and clues to enable me to reach satisfying outcomes. The positive teaching and appraisal methods along with helpful hints and encouraging comments from Susie.
  • Susie is a fantastic teacher. I learnt so much and had fun at the same time. I really enjoy these workshops
  • This style of creating needs quick action and it starts with the darkest tones. It was reinforced that precision isn't vital, & you don't need to cover the whole page with colour - in fact, white is OK. Watercolour forces you to be loose!