Learn   ~   Paint    ~   Enjoy  

new! Watercolour Classes 
on ZOOM at home!

10 weeks - 10 classes - 2.5 hrs each. Choose From:
  • Tuesday am - Stage 2 Beginners.
  • Wednesday am Stage 4 - full paintings
  • Wednesday night Stage 2 Beginners
  • Friday am Stage 3 Experienced Beginners
Full demos, everything explained, notes every week, you'll absolutely LOVE IT! Join from anywhere in Australia! Worried about Zoom? Jenny will give you a mini tutorial. It's so EASY!
OPEN to book Your Classes
on Zoom Starting 13 October.    

No Stage 1 in the coming term, please put your name on our waiting list and subscribe to updates!

About Northern Beaches Watercolour-

IS A 4  x stage BEGINNER'S WATERCOLOUR PAINTING COURSE  for Adults only.   It aims to encourage new artists to try the beautiful medium of watercolour paint.  Jenny likes her classes to be fun and lighthearted while learning the serious stuff along the way! Jenny now teaches online by Zoom, and will even give you a mini zoom tutorial if needed.  We also have two venues: Collaroy Swim Club and Tramshed Narrabeen, and teach on Wednesdays and Fridays, including an evening class on Wednesdays. During this time of Covid we are limiting to online Zoom Classes  (see the classes tab.)

There are 4 stages in this very structured course, and continues on with Independent Stage 5 Painters group if you wish. 



- Absolute Beginners (Stage 1)

- Beginners (Stage 2) and

- Experienced Beginners (Stage 3)

The first 3 stages are structured classes with set topics and students learning how to paint, each week building on the classes beforehand, painting fun subjects, exercises and paintings: 

- Consolidation (Stage 4), is the final set stage where students put together skills  learned into full paintings of set subjects. 

- Stage 5 Painting Groups  -  students paint whatever they want or choose something from our collection.  Note, different venues have different conditions for this group. This group is for graduated NBW students only.
Students can do as many, or as few stages as they want, and can join at any stage.
Sometimes described as "the hard one", watercolour is a learned technique and it's easy when you know how.  NBW wants to show students the right way, not the hard way (trying to figure it out yourself!)  to enjoy this gorgeously soft, but dynamic and colourful medium.  Taking students from Absolute Beginners to independent painting, NBW will share tips and tricks learned over 30 years and ultimately help painters produce their own fantastic artworks that they will be proud to show off.  
Of course, practice is key, and nothing is achieved without practice. 

Students need have no prior experience, and a talent for drawing is certainly NOT a prerequisite, though it is very handy!   Jenny is careful to preserve a beginner watercolourist's natural style and likes a casual, relaxed and fun atmosphere in her classes and her approach to teaching Watercolour.  You will learn using artist grade equipment which will give you the best possible and most encouraging outcome.   Students will benefit from dozens of hands on demos and discussions. You will have step by step instruction, with worked examples and an atmosphere of encouragement. 


 Everyone can be an artist, it's never to late to learn. Please ensure you choose the right 'stage'. We have a Quiz on the 'classes' tab to help you decide if you wish!

Jenny Gilchrist is your tutor.



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