This online class is for anyone who wishes to explore the exciting potential of contemporary watercolour.


We study various artists who have used watercolours, build a visual databank of various techniques and discuss the elements that make up a great work. Technical applications and processes will be demonstrated so as to highlight the possibilities of this medium, and to achieve the expression you are looking for, or to inject new possibilities into your current practice.


This supportive, explorative, fun online class is suitable for beginners, or for those with some basic painting experience, though not necessarily with watercolour.

Course requirements: 
Reliable desktop computer/smartphone/laptop

Internet connection /wireless

Webcam /microphone

Zoom account can use a free version


Watercolour paints: pans or tubes, for beginners pans, are easier to work with

Watercolour paper: 300gsm cold press roughly A4 or A3 size, loose pack of sheets or block

Flat synthetic brush approx. size 24, smaller will work

Round synthetic brush approx. size 6 - 10

Purple delicate painters’ tape

Candlestick or masking fluid

Butter or pallet knife only needed if working from a watercolour block

Table salt



Session 1 Introduction to the course and watercolour materials. The tutor will demonstrate several techniques.

Session 2 Techniques continued, putting various techniques together to create finished works.

Session 3 Colour theory, glazing, tonal exercises, negative painting.

Session 4 Reflections and flowers: different types/techniques demonstrated.

Session 5 Composition, looking at the elements that make a work of art through a slide presentation of historical and contemporary artists works.

Session 6 Blind contour drawing and music are an explorative, fun escape from the world while finding creative ways to keep your watercolour practice going. Demonstration, slideshow, and music.

Course Code: ONW421 [eve]

Tutor: Krystie Wade

When: Wed 6.30 - 8.30pm 

Dates: 20 Oct - 24 Nov 2021 

Duration: 6 weeks

Level: L1

Cost: $190      

Dramatically From Dawn To Dusk (2020)
Dramatically From Dawn To Dusk (2020)
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Toxic Attraction (2020)
Toxic Attraction (2020)
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"Krystie is excellent, very inspiring... just lovely... she runs a great class".  Kate Jones