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Online | Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

Course Overview

Sharpen your watercolour skills in this half-day workshop. Susie will address the many mistakes that are so easy to make in watercolour and how to avoid or fix them.

Susie uses a limited palette of six colours and large watercolour brushes in everything she does. Tackling a number of subjects from landscape, travel sketching, flowers to still-life, she will teach you how to make your work have more impact and confidence – while having lots of fun. This is the Bootcamp that will make a big difference to your watercolour painting skills.

What you will learn

Students will learn:

  • How to control your tone, mix colours with subtlety and how to apply the paint so it always looks beautiful and transparent.
  • Tips and techniques for drawing for watercolour painting
  • How to paint a variety of subject matter with confidence, using a loose style of watercolour painting that does not concentrate on a lot of detail.
  • How to work with a limited colour palette to achieve brilliant results

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for those with experience in watercolours looking to sharpen their skills. Students are expected to have at least attended a beginners workshop.


Please ensure you have the following materials:

  • Winsor and Newton watercolour paints

NB: your tutor has specified this affordable brand 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
  • Watercolour Brushes size 12 and 16 (synthetic round brushes are available at Bunnings craft section and are excellent). You will not need small brushes.
  • Pencil 2B
  • Old tea towel or hand towel or paper towels
  • Masking tape or clips

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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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.