Course Summary

This course is designed as an introduction to painting with watercolour. Students will develop confidence in mixing colour and basic watercolour painting techniques including laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out. Enjoy painting in a studio environment as you explore this expressive and interesting painting medium.

All Materials are supplied for this course.



Course Sessions

Sunday, 5th December - 1 class

Session ID HXA30106C
5 Dec - 5 Dec 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$229 / $218 (conc)
Eleni Rivers

Sunday, 16th January - 1 class

Session ID HXA30101C
16 Jan - 16 Jan 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$239 / $227 (conc)

Subjects covered included:
– Colour mixing
– Washes
– Transparent layering
– Dry brush technique
– Textures
– Masking techniques

Students will create several small works experimenting with techniques that are discussed and demonstrated during the class.

Louise Foletta

Louise has been painting and exhibiting her works for many years and has accumulated a body of work that has earned awards and acclamation.  Her work is a joy to look at and a great investment.


Eleni Rivers

Eleni Rivers is a professional artist who has been teaching painting and drawing for over 25 years. She completed her MFA at JFK University in Berkeley, California in addition to holding several art degrees from colleges in Australia.

Eleni's paintings, drawings and illustrations have been exhibited and published in many countries and are held in collections both here and the US.

Now based in Melbourne, Eleni continues her journey in paint on themes of nature, family and belonging within the Australian landscape.

You can see examples of Eleni's work at

Materials are provided.


This course is for complete beginners or students who have some experience of painting but who want to gain confidence in the medium of watercolour. Useful for people who are developing folio work or who are looking for a portable painting method to capture images of their travels in painterly form or for those who want to enjoy painting purely for relaxation.

Last updated: September 22, 2021 04:30pm