Absolute Beginner Level 1
the Ultimate guide for new watercolour painters.
Live or Online
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A beginner watercolour course that ACTUALLY TEACHES!
Level 1 - is this you?
* NEVER painted in Watercolour?
*Can't find a course that teaches you HOW to paint?
*Sick of just copying?
*Tired of wasting your money on amateur videos and hobby classes.
*Getting nowhere trying to figure it out from books?
*Frustrated with lack of self taught progress?
*Want to paint more professional looking pictures?
*Over painting 'cute' things off YouTube?
*Want to learn to paint your OWN great stuff?
* Maybe you Paint, but never learned properly?
* Dissatisfied with your results?
* Not sure where you go wrong?
NO MORE WONDERING.
Learn how to paint in beautiful watercolour - from zero to hero in 10 weeks.
Jenny's popular Absolute Beginner Stage 1 course :
All the foundation skills taught in a carefully structured course.
10 x full classes - 2.5 hours each on zoom, or around 30 hours of modules online.
An Exclusive and Private Facebook Group just for course students for easy contact.
multiple demonstrations, images and lectures so you really GET IT!
Each skill built on the one before in a structured course created over years!
Cleverly crafted exercises to practice your skills
and all painting subjects supplied.
Fully explained techniques and Colour Recipes
No drawing skills required - templates and drawing aids supplied.
Comprehensive, relaxed Step by Step instruction
Full set of .pdf class notes to keep / download / print as reference.
and individual tutoring by a professional artist and teacher with 30 years experience.
Course content below.
Course content identical - Choose from:
Live on Zoom or Online Anytime
Please note - students may NOT swap between zoom classes and online, if they miss class.Attendance is your responsibility, same as it would be in face to face classes. Please see Booking conditions.
COURSE CONTENT includes, but is not limited to:
- What equipment works best? what should I get and why?
- how to apply the paint, and how much water?
-painting wet into wet, dry brush, wet on dry, granulation,
- glazes, charging, centre of attention,
-hard and soft edges, manually softening edges
- how to keep colours bright, or soft, how to make shadows
-how to make things look smooth or round
-tone and monochrome - why is it so important.
- difference between dark and strong.
-perspective techniques, how to make distance look distant.
-watercolour special effects
-how to avoid 'cauliflowers' / backruns and how to fix mixtakes
- colour mixing and getting that gorgeous watercolour look.
- painting in layers, where to start, where to finish.
-that tricky water thing - how much water in the mixture and on the page!
-drawing skills tips, common drawing mistakes.
-how to create fresh paintings, avoiding mud.
-exercises and artworks to copy.
- PLUS class notes
- 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 which generally have a long waiting list. It is hoped that Jenny's face to face classes will be able to reopen - but we'll not do this until vaccines are readily available and distributed. When classes reopen, students may choose to join Jenny's Collaroy or Narrabeen (Sydney Australia) classes where space available at the appropriate level. Meanwhile, why don't you get started with the online course, and swap to the appropriate term of live classes when they start.
By the end of this Watercolour course Level - YOU:
Will know all the foundation techniques of watercolour
Have had tons of practice putting your skills into real-life painting applications.
Have had the satisfaction of painting real paintings.
Won't just have to copy everything.
Will have a great set of reference notes.
Will have a great list of resources to draw from
Will have access to Jenny's enormous watercolour community
Can keep progressing if you want to
and you'll be able to produce paintings you can be proud of.
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. WE have a paint shop link, if you have time to buy SUPER CHEAP paint from the UK.
Please check out the button above to obtain the equipment list for this class. Student quality equipment leads to disappointing results, buy artist quality where possible.
Northern Beaches Watercolour is Jenny's website and business name.
Welcome to Watercolour (Teachable) is the name of the page on which the Online course lives. It is part of Northern Beaches Watercolour.