Wednesday Watercolour Classes
- at Collaroy Swim Club



Absolute Beginners  (Stage 1)  Watercolour Painting Class - 24 July, 2019

WHO:  Anyone over 18yrs. No previous painting experience required AT ALL!
  Collaroy Swim Club above the Collaroy Beach Surf Club (beach side). Find the glass door leading upstairs.
WHEN:   Wednesdays, TERM STARTS 24th July, 2019 - 25th September 2019, (10 weeks)  10.00am - 12.30pm (2.5 hours) . Door is open from 9.45am. 
REQUIREMENTS:  An equipment list is provided on this page. (See orange button)  Students are required to provide their own equipment. Some items are compulsory.
OPTION 1:   $370 for a full term of 10 weeks - only $14.80 per hour!
OPTION 2:  $345 Buy any 9 (of the 10 available) weeks option (and if you find you can come to the last one pay $40 cash, before class, on the day.) (This is good for people who think they may miss a lesson or be away, we dont' offer any other reduced options.))

Please Note Ts & Cs -  Please do not ask for further discounted/shortened terms.  We cannot offer refunds, credits or makeups for missed weeks after term start date due to your individual circumstances.  (holidays, illness, work etc.)   Please check terms and conditions pages for full details  and book carefully choosing the appropriate option above. 
PARKING:  FREE parking available in the near vicinity.  Park off the main road so you are not metered.
Note: parking can be inconsisent, particularly in summer  - carparks and local secondary roads offer the best parking.  


Never picked up a watercolour brush?  or fiddled around with the medium but never learned how to paint? 
Maybe you have painted in the medium but never had formal lessons and would like to learn skills right from the basics, or painters who have previously learned to paint, but would like to revise and pick up the knowledge again right from the foundation skills.   Students need no experience whatsoever.  

The aim of this class is fun, while learning serious stuff along the way.   :)  We'll start from the absolute basics of watercolour painting and have tons of fun doing it.  You'll be so surprised what you can do after only a couple of lessons.    Your tutor is experienced artist and teacher, Jenny Gilchrist.
You'll be taught many of the necessary techniques for composition, and will build up skills to create artworks you will be proud of. Please come to class with all your equipment, (Yes, we paint on the first lesson!) set it all up in the 15 mins prep time, and if you have any trouble obtaining it, see the Art Shop recommendations in the equipment list.  More Questions?  Contact Jenny at or use the contact button in the top menu. 


Course Features:
*What equipment to have, and how to use it. Why Artist Quality?
*How to apply the paint - manipulating the brush, washes, charging, painting in, and more.
* Colour mixing with your colours.
* Painting in layers.
*Painting wet in wet
* tone and monochrome
* other brush techniques
* perspective, techniques, abstract and many other skills and methods. 
*Multiple Artist demonstrations every week
*Interesting and varied subjects to paint. 
*Take home notes every week - with class summary and optional exercises.
*subjects such as florals,  waterscapes, fruit, landscapes, still lifes, abstracts, 3D painting, leaves, and much more!
* gorgeous colour mixing, special 'recipes' and how to make the best of your colours.
*creating watercolour effects

* how water affects your painting.
*how to create fresh paintings and avoid 'mud'.
*some drawing skill tips.
*How to fix mistakes and correct problems
*exercises and artworks to copy
*paint your own gorgeous paintings from the very first lesson.
* Individual attention for every student, preserving the student's own style
*This class has ongoing terms that you can sign up for if you want to continue, which continue at the same venue, day and time. You must re-enrol early to secure your spot. 


If you have any questions about whether it would fit your 'skill' level, check out our quiz found via the tab on the main menue.  Don't ever be worried that you're 'not good enough'.  That's what beginner classes are all about!!!  Discuss it with me.

THIS IS a Beginners course, and not suitable for advanced painters unless you are happy to start back at the 'start'.   
BOOKING conditions apply, and are adhered to.  See
 bookings and refund page for any questions.


Collaroy Painting Watercolour Class