Course Summary

In this beginners watercolour course, students will familiarise themselves with watercolour, develop their technical skills, and learn painting methods that will enable them to approach their own watercolour paintings with knowledge and confidence.

During the start of the course we will cover the basics of watercolour, delve into colour theory, and experiment with various painting techniques.




Course Sessions

Tuesday, 13th August - 4 classes

Session ID HXAS6303C
13 Aug - 10 Sep 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$399 / $379 (conc)
Anna Steele

Tuesday, 12th November - 5 classes

Session ID HXAS6304C
12 Nov - 10 Dec 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$369 / $351 (conc)
Anna Steele

Contemporary and traditional warm-up activities will be used throughout the course. Each of these warm-up activities helps to develop a particular skill, such as: depth and perspective, masking and layering, light and shadow, planning a painting, and representational drawing/painting.

As the course progresses, students will be encouraged to come to class with their own projects or ideas to work on and explore.

Throughout the course, we will study and discuss the work of contemporary artist models that are utilising watercolour in an interesting way.

Anna Steele

Artist Anna Steele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from RMIT University (2009) and has been exhibiting locally and internationally since. She recently graduated with a Master of Contemporary Art from the VCA in 2020.

Anna’s practice has always been themed around the landscape. Over the last couple of years while being embedded in the city, her work has been about envisioning spaces beyond the built environment. From traversing the imaginary to finally being able to return to nature and more wild spaces.

Please bring the following materials to class:

Good quality tubes of watercolour paints –
Winsor & Newton/Art Spectrum/Holbein/Sennelier/Daniel Smith

Essential colours:
White (titanium or any)
Ultramarine Blue
Red (spectrum, cadmium light or pyrrole)
Yellow (cadmium light or lemon)
Burtn Sienna
Alizirin Crimson/Crimson

Optional colours (but great to have in your tool box)
Paynes Grey
Lemon Yellow
Raw Umber
Yellow Ochre
Cobalt Blue

One x size 12 soft watercolour brush.

Optional: smaller and larger soft watercolour brush.

Large sheet of rough textured 300-350g Arches Watercolour paper (this works out cheaper and can be cut up in to small pieces for each class)
OR a pad of watercolour sheets Arches 300-350gram paper is best but anything is ok for week 1

Plastic watercolour palette/wells (one or two)
2 x vessels for water (plastic jars or similar size containers)
Roll/sheets of paper towel
HB or 2B pencil for preliminary sketching
Good quality Masking/Frog/Painters tape

Other Materials may be required or recommended for subsequent sessions.


Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:39pm