Narrabeen Tramshed
Wednesday Evening Watercolour Classes

Absolute Beginners (Stage 1)
Watercolour Painting Class
29 January 2020

WHO:  Adults over 18 years. 
WHERE:   Berry Hall, Tramshed Arts & Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen, NSW 2101.

WHEN:    From Wednesdays, starting 29 th January - 3 April, 10 weeks of 2.5 hours each lesson,  from 6.00pm to 8.30pm .    Come no earlier than 5.45pm to set up.  Doors not open until 5.45pm.  We will start at 6.00 sharp. 

REQUIREMENTS:  An equipment list link is provided on this page. (See green button)  Students are required to provide their own equipment. Some items are compulsory. Please do not buy things that are not on the list.

OPTION 1:   $380 for FULL TERM of  10 weeks - only $14.80 per hour. 
OPTION 2:  $355 for any 9 (of the 10 weeks available) option.   (If you find you can come to the last one pay $40 cash (only), before class, on the day.) Please do not ask for further discounted/shortened weeks. Please try to avoid missing the first 3 classes.

PARKING:  FREE parking available in the  Tramshed Carpark next to the facility.  Alternate parking over the road on the main road, or in adjacent streets, or a little further away in the Woollies carpark, or the carpark behind Woollies.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions of cancellation or refund before booking, see the T&C page under the Bookings Tab. 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. 


Is this YOU?
*Never picked up a watercolour brush? or

* fiddled around with the medium but never learned how to paint? or
* maybe you painted in the medium but never had formal lessons and would like to learn skills right from the basics

* or perhaps you are a painter who 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 basics 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  a lot in the very first lesson!)   Please 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, direct painting and more.
* Colour mixing with your colours. Getting to know what your colours will do. 
* Painting in layers,  Painting wet in wet, tone and monochrome, special brush techniques
* perspective, design, planning,  and many other skills and methods. 
*Multiple Artist demonstrations every week for you to learn from.
*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 beautiful watercolour effects
*how to create fresh paintings and avoid 'mud'.
*some drawing skill tips.
*How to fix mistakes and correct problems
* tons of structured 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 (stages 2, 3 and 4)  that you can sign up for if you want to continue. 

NOTE:  This venue has a very small group (2- max 6) of independent painting (Jenny's NBW Graduated) students who paint at the opposite end of the room, and who are not part of your class.  They will not interact with your class group during session. 

If you have any questions about whether it would fit your 'skill' level, check out our new quiz under the 'classes' tab.  Don't ever be worried that you're 'not good enough', not young enough, or not artistic enough.  That's what classes are all about!!!  

THIS IS a Beginners course, and not suitable for advanced painters unless you are happy to start back at the 'start'.  

BOOKING conditions apply, see bookings and refund page.​ 

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