Beginner Level 2
The Big Boost to your Basic Skills.
Live or Online
Here it is!
The Ultimate 'learn to paint' for 'almost beginners'
Level 2 - is this you?
*Feel like you're a beginner, but don't want to start at the start?
*You want to build on your basic skills
*you want guidance to try different and new techniques
*you want to find a course that teaches you HOW, not just copying.
*you want to stop guessing how it's done.
*you're sick of trying to figure it out from books and youtube.
*you are wondering if your equipment is the right equipment.
*you are an artist in another medium who knows the basics of watercolour
*you have dabbled successfully, but want to take it further.
*OR you have already done Level 1
*NOTE - PLEASE checkout the Level 1 course if you have not done Jenny's Level 1 before.
- if you are a 'good drawer' or paint in another medium, it may suit you to start at Level 1 as there are a lot of things about watercolour basics that we do not cover in this Level. Level 1 is not just for Absolute Beginners, it's for anyone who may have missed the important foundation skills. Not colour mixing, not brushes. It's soooo much more than that.
From TODAY - you could improve.
Learn how to paint in beautiful watercolour - boost the quality of your pictures with
Jenny's successful Level 2 Beginner Course!
A range of Level 2 skills taught in a carefully structured course
Slightly harder, a little trickier, extra knowledge....you've got this!
logical, easy to follow progression of exercises.
Easy contact with your instructor when you have questions.
10 x full classes - 3+ hours for each class online, 2.5hrs each live class.
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!
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.
This is the boost to take your basic skills up a couple of notches.
Course content identical - Choose from:
Live on Zoom or Online Anytime
Live - on Zoom
No places available at the moment in the Level 2 Zoom Classes. Please choose the Online Course.
10 x 2.5 hour classes over a 10 week Term.
Zoom Course is identical to online course.
Live, with tutor Jenny and the class, on zoom where you can listen, watch, & paint in the class group.
You'll LOVE IT! Students join from all over Australia, ....even from UK, NZ and USA at times. It's wonderful to paint together in this strange situation we find ourselves in. A pleasant community of painters, where we're all learning in the same environment. Safe and well.
You get a 'bird's eye view' of my workspace, better than face to face students, this has it's benefits!!
All information - templates, photos, printouts etc, will be emailed to you prior to class, if required. Class notes are even emailed to you after every class. Course is identical to the face to face and Online course.
Private and exclusive facebook group for students only to enjoy if you want to post your work, comments or questions.
Student requirements for Zoom.
Over 18 years ONLY, NO minors.
A valid email address to receive the zoom link and emailed class information every week.
A device with an inbuilt camera eg: ipad, tablet, laptop, computer, or LARGE smartphone.
The Zoom App downloaded on your device.
A big enough device that you can see the screen easily.
An Internet connection.
Note: Class recordings are NOT available to students due to protection and privacy laws.
Book Now and start whenever you like.
Duration: Approx 30 hrs all online.
Classes: 10 x classes, each approx 3+ hours long
Price: $340.00AUD - Full 10 classes x 3+ hrs each.
This equates to about $11 per hour.
How: Course hosted on our Welcome to Watercolour site on Teachable. Simply click the button above.
Only $11 per hour for professionally taught class.
No Covid restrictions or worries.
Paint at your own pace, any time you like, no time limits.
Repeat, rewatch, rewind any classes or videos.
Unlimited access, your course to keep.
Start when you want, have breaks, go on holidays....
No download required. All online on Teachable.
Easy and free registration to Teachable.
Communication via your private Facebook Group or...
Comment and question sections under each class.
FANTASTIC reviews for this online course, which has students from all over the world. You get a clear, bird's eye view of my workspace through the HD video provided in multiple demonstration videos throughout each class. All extra 'bits and pieces' provided via downloads - traceables, templates, photos, even class notes for every lesson. Identical to the live zoom classes. A private, and exclusive facebook page for students to have direct communication with Jenny.
Booking: When you enrol you'll be directed automatically to the Teachable checkout page for this class.
Student requirements for Online course:
A valid email address so that your registration can be acknowledged.
A device with a big enough screen that you can see the video screen easily. (a very small smartphone would be hard).
An Internet connection to access Teachable and your course.
Online course is easy to join and easy to access.
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:
- All about brushes, what and why and when.
- how to paint trees, and make your own gorgeous greens.
-how to paint darks, shadows, and make things look 3D
-painting texture, rocks and foreground.
- learn much more about tones
what makes mud when painting, how to avoid it
the personalities of your paint colours and how it can help to know them
what is a layer?
-Painting glorious skies
- complementary colours and why they're great
-'What's your Problem?' analysing your painting habits
- a wonderful 4 x painting workshop.
-painting shells for beginners.
-the beauty of negative painting.
- designing a painting, and painting still life
-easy snow scenes, and fun with salt in watercolour
-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 have a thorough knowledge of all main watercolour techniques.
and how to apply them
have had tons of practice putting your skills into action.
be painting more complicated pictures
will be able to plan your own painting
will have a great set of reference notes
and a great list of resources to draw from
will have access to Jenny's enormous watercolour community
and be able to produce paintings to 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 2 via the button below.
You will need the equipment required from Stages 1 AND 2 (about 9 colours, 1-2 brushes, paper & 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. Note, we use certain colours in our classes, you will need to make your own recipes if you do not own them. You can save a lot of money buying Winsor & Newton Paint online from the PAINT SHOP.
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.