Absolute Beginner  Live Online

Watercolour - with Jenny Gilchrist.

This class is full and has started. 

* NEVER painted in Watercolour?
* Paint, but never learned properly?
* Taught yourself?
* Dissatisfied with your results?
* Not sure where you go wrong?

Learn how to paint in beautiful watercolour - from zero to hero in 10 weeks. Jenny's popular Absolute Beginner Stage 1 course Live Online on Zoom.  We'll be starting right at the start.

  • 10 weeks -  Tuesdays, 10am - 12.30pm. (Sydney, Australia time)

  • 21st July to 22 September.

  • $35 per class, paid by the term of 10 weeks $350

  • You can join from anywhere !

  • You just need the internet, the zoom app, an email address and a pc/laptop/ipad or  smartphone

They say watercolour is the 'hard one'.    Sure,... if you're not taught how to do it properly.  This isn't a class where you just paint, and THEN find out what you could have done better...  this is a class where you'll LEARN watercolour, not just watch and paint. 
Jenny likes to give a little tutorial,  where you'll find out about the day's subject. It will be demonstrated on the spot...you'll get some excercises to try it, and then a picture you can paint to use your new skill.  We'll keep the subjects uncomplicated so you can really practice your skill.  You'll see the workspace through the second camera. Like this: 

FULLY DEMONSTRATED.

EVERY BRUSHSTROKE EXPLAINED

ALL COLOUR RECIPES SHOWN

LOTS OF VARIED SUBJECTS

PAINT FROM YOUR OWN HOME
Individual attention given to every student
+ end of class critique if you want.
Templates, graphics and photos sent to you before class where required.

Paint your own gorgeous picture every week. 

CLASS Notes emailed to you every week!
 

THIS IS A BEGINNER'S COURSE FOR ADULTS.  NOT SUITABLE FOR ADVANCED PAINTERS. WE WILL BE STARTING FROM THE VERY START.
 - What equipment works best? what should I get and why?

- how to apply the paint.

-painting wet into wet, dry brush, wet on dry, granulation, 

-tone and monochrome - why is it so important.
- difference between dark and strong.

-perspective techniques, how to make distance look distant. 

-watercolour special effects

- colour mixing and getting that gorgeous watercolour look.

- painting in layers, where to start, where to finish.

-drawing skills tips, common drawing mistakes.

-how to create fresh paintings, avoiding mud.

-exercises and artworks to copy.
PLUS class notes and an end of class critique.

- BOOKING CONDITIONS APPLY (you can find them under the bookings tab.) 

Please note: this unusual situation we find ourselves in has created the opportunity to offer this live online class.  It is a GREAT opportunity to try watercolour, and get into one of Jenny's very popular Absolute Beginner courses.    It is soon hoped that Jenny's face to face classes will be able to reopen (we're hoping in October).  At this time it is unclear whether we will be able to continue this method of teaching after face to face classes have resumed, - I hope so - however, students may choose to join Jenny's Collaroy or Narrabeen (Sydney Australia) classes  where space available at the appropriate level. 
Jenny's regular full watercolour course goes for 4 terms and by the end of it, it is hoped you can produce your own sophisticated artworks such as those below, and enjoy painting independently.  Practice makes perfect!

 


 

EQUIPMENT:   Jenny has very firm ideas on what makes good equipment and what does not. It is highly recommended that you check out Jenny's Equipment list  for STAGE 1 via the button below. 
You will need only 6 colours. One Brush.  Various bits like water container, hair dryer... if you already have equipment and prefer not to buy extra, then that's fine, however PLEASE READ the list and also note my one compulsory item:   
COMPULSORY PAPER - 2 sheets of Arches 300gsm rough watercolour paper.

  • Permanent Rose

  • Burnt Sienna

  • French Ultramarine Blue

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Raw Sienna

  • Aureolin Yellow.

Please  checkout the button above to obtain the equipment list for this class.  Student quality equipment leads to disappointing results, buy artist quality where possible. 

** PHOTOS OF PAINTINGS on this page ARE NOT REPRESENTATIONAL OF THE WORK WE MAY DO IN CLASS.  They are decoration only. 


IF YOU DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT ZOOM, PLEASE READ : and please experiment with it before class.

About Zoom: 
Zoom is a software application that allows users to have meetings,  workshops and webinars online through the use of your device's camera and audio system.  
You DO NOT have to have a Zoom account to attend or participate in  a Zoom meeting or workshop.
But you do need to have Zoom downloaded to your device that you intend using. 
You can download Zoom, free and easily to your device, a number of ways:  from the url www.zoom.us  , (Zoom client for meetings) , or the App Store on iphones and ipads, or Google Play on android.   
OR  Jenny will email you with workshop details in the days prior to your workshop.  There will be a zoom link in the email.  If you haven't already, you will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You can do this in plenty of time before the workshop. (simply click it again when it's time for the workshop.)  You  may be prompted to make an account, but you DO NOT need an account, as the joiner.  When starting the workshop, click the link, you'll be asked if you want to join use computer audio and video. Say yes, and there you are!

You'll see your tutor through two cameras, one pointing at the 
workspace for a direct view of the painting area and palette. >

Note: Zoom workshops are NOT recorded to protect your privacy
and NBW copyright.  You may screenshot if you wish but   may not reproduce screenshots of NBW tutorials without our  
express permission.   Class notes will be emailed after the workshop

What you need for Jenny's Zoom Workshops: 
1. A valid email address - which you are able to check and to receive your zoom instant-join link and password.
2. A computer, laptop or tablet with the free Zoom application installed from Google Play or App Store 
3. On that same device - a functioning webcam / camera and functioning audio/speakers  (as the Zoom application is a video link.) Most ipads and tablets and smartphones have an integrated camera, some laptops have an integrated camera, or you could buy and install a webcam. 
4. You'll also need the equipment listed in Stage 1 under the equipment tab. 

About Payment: 
Australians: bank deposit, credit card, debit card, paypal. Bank deposit must be cleared 3 days before 1st before class.
International visitors: credit card or paypal options only.  NO bank deposit.

 

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