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Watercolour | Streetscapes and Buildings | Tanya Baily

Course overview

Do want to paint streetscapes and buildings in watercolour and improve your understanding of perspective? Join this workshop to learn tips and tricks to simplify complicated streetscapes and learn the basics of perspective.

What to expect

Through structured exercises learn the following:

  • Drawing and perspective
  • Approaching a complicated urban landscape
  • Rendering brickwork and masonry texture in watercolour
  • Colour mixing and light effects
  • Tips on successful composition

Students will make a series of small watercolour paintings covering different aspects of the urban landscape.

Image: by Tanya Baily

Is this right course right for me?

Beginners to watercolour painting are welcome however, students should have completed at least a beginners watercolour class.


  • 1x pad A4 size cheaper student-quality watercolour paper(10-15 sheets). NOTE Tanya is very keen on good quality paper, as her style of painting requires the paper to be able to hold multiple washes of paint. The cheaper paper is fine for sketching and experimenting.
  • 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.
  • Your watercolour paints, brushes and palette*
  • 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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$150 Limited inc GST
Watercolour | Streetscapes and Buildings | Tanya Baily

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Price excludes materials

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