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Learn Travel Sketching in Watercolours | Masterclass | 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 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.

Materials

  • 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
  • Cerulean Blue
  • 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 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

Pay an extra $30 and we will provide your paints, brushes and paper to use in class. so you just have to turn up and enjoy yourself! Scroll down to ‘Related Products’, select Watercolour Material Fee and add it to your cart.

This class will run online

Due to Sydney’s COVID-19 restrictions, our classes have been designed to run online. Click here to see our detailed guide to setting up, and having a smooth online class.

Fees for adult classes exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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

Course testimonials:

  • I found Susie a wonderful teacher. She was honest, enthusiastic and made comments which really made a difference. I learned many techniques that day which will make my travel sketching come to life.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely loved my day . Susie was a wonderful tutor. I gained a lot personally from this experience. Would highly recommend this class. Thankyou Susie.