For more details and to enrol in watercolours or drawing classes follow the location links below. Currently, there are two locations: 

Kenmore - weekly classes

Salon Art Studio in Upper Brookfield - starting with watercolours introductory course

Watercolour & Drawing Classes

I am delighted to offer our Brisbane community the opportunity to learn how to successfully paint using watercolours and other media such as pen and ink or gouache. 

 

The classes are for all skill levels, teaching practical brush work, paint mixing and use of tonal values. So, learn from the best artist in town and be part of the very special community for creative people!

Recommended Materials (Watercolours)

Paper

White watercolour paper:

good quality cold-pressed 300 gsm/140 lb, 190 gsm/72 lb (good for pen and wash); preferred brand - Arches, Fabriano, Strathmore or similar quality.

NOTE: please don't buy cheap/ poor quality paper - it is easier and more enjoyable to paint watercolours on a good quality paper.

Travel journal: ideally, paper should be acid free, heavyweight for dry and wet media; must be suitable for pencil, ink and watercolour wash; size - A5 or similar (but not too small). 

 

Paints

Watercolour tubes (preferred) or pans;  Windsor & Newton Cotman is a preferred student brand.

 

Colours

Blues

Ultramarine blue

Cerulean blue

Cobalt blue 

Antwerp blue (or similar) 

Prussian blue or Windsor blue 

Turquoise (optional)

 

Yellows

Raw sienna

Cadmium yellow

Lemon yellow or similar

 

Reds

Alizarin crimson

Light red

Cadmium red

Browns & Grey

Burnt sienna

Payne grey

Sepia 

Burnt umber (optional)

 

Brushes

Round watercolour brushes size 14 or 12, 8, 4 or 5, 2 (essentially: large, medium, small) 

Rigger size 1

Medium hake (or similar flat brush) e.g. 1" or 1 1/4" 

 

Pencil  & Pen

Soft 2B (or very soft 4B)

Pen and ink (black or brown)

Charcoal stick NEW

Pastel (oil or dry) pencil or stick (white or light grey)

Other:

Watercolour palette or just a white (porcelain) plate

Masking tape

Old towel(s)

Small sponge

Flat & smooth wooden or plastic board (attach paper to it with masking tape)

Water container

Small spray bottle

White gouache and/ or white pastel pencil

Desk easel (optional)

Recommended Materials (Drawing)

 

Paper

White paper sketchbook (A4 or similar size) 

Grey or brown /tinted paper (e.g. craft paper book or loose sheets)

Pencils

Black Medium soft - B; Soft - 2B, 4B 

White pastel pencil

Other:

Flat & smooth wooden or plastic board (attach paper to it using a masking tape)

​Eraser

Ruler

Current classes: 

  • use 'Download - list of materials' buttons (above left) to print (watercolours or drawing classes);

  • go to MEMBERS (see top menu) to download a list of suggested subject images (watercolours classes).

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