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Discover the world of watercolour painting – see for yourself the possibilities of this medium. Start-Up: Watercolour online is intended for beginners who ask the question, how do you paint that? How do you get started? Students will be guided step-by-step, through topics such as paints and tools to use, as well as various techniques; wet-into-wet, layering washes, loose and controlled watercolour. 


Explore subject matter that inspires you on your own project using your own reference such as photographs and sketches. This course will allow beginners, or those who have basic painting experience (not necessarily in watercolour), to feel fulfilled and accomplished through visual self-expression in a friendly, non-judgmental environment with like-minded people. Charge your inner-artist!

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. Hahnemüle Britannia Matt 300g watercolour 300g A5 PKT10 (reasonable price & good quality)

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: ONSUW322 [eve]

Tutor: Jo Dalgety

When: Wed 6.30 - 8.30pm 

Dates: 17 Aug - 21 Sept 2022 

Duration: 6 weeks

Level: L1

Cost: $190      

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