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 Friday Morning Watercolour Classes
 LIVE- online - on ZOOM!

 

Experienced Beginners  (Stage 3)  Watercolour Painting Class 


10 weeks starts: Fridays 16 october - 18 December.


WHO:  Anyone over 18yrs. We welcome new students.  You will be either: one of Jenny's students who has done stage 1 and 2 OR be a painter who has a good understanding of the absolute basics of watercolour and wants to learn more.
WHERE:   Online, At home, on zoom.

WHEN:  Fridays,  16 October - 18 December -  10am - 12.30pm.  Log into class at 9.45am Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
REQUIREMENTS:  An equipment list link is provided on this page. (See ORANGE button)  Students are required to provide their own equipment. Some items are compulsory. Please do not buy things that are not on the list. If you are new to Jenny's classes, be equipped and set up with whatever you have, it's fine if you don't want to buy extra, however you MUST have Arches 300gsm paper, and a decent sized natural hair brush. As for colours, if you need to buy new paint, buy the colours on the equipment list only. You will also need a device such as a laptop, computer or tablet/ipad with a camera, and the zoom software. (Jenny will help.)
ZOOM: Easy to use, and a free, personal, 5-10 minute intro to zoom with Jenny for any of Jenny's previous class members who are unfamiliar with zoom. Don't know what zoom is, or how it works?  don't worry. Read 'How to love zoom' below.  Students are emailed a recurring joining link for the meeting, which they simply click on every week. 

PRICE: discount for this term's zoom class.
$330 for a 10 week term. ($13.20 ph.) paid by the term.

STUDENTS WHO ARE OWED FOR LAST TERM when covid struck: Please use the voucher Jenny emailed you when you enrol to get your 1 or 2 week refund. Put the code in the field named "coupon code" on the first page of checkout.
VICTORIANS - you have a voucher code, use it in the first page of checkout.

                                                                 Don't stop reading: here's the fun stuff.
You'll LOVE what we're doing this term

Class Work:

  • How to paint Backgrounds - before or after? plain or patterned, over or around? all good questions.

  • Pen and watercolour wash - a beautiful, easy and fun diversion from classic watercolour. How to.

  • Trees - how to paint gum tree trunks, pines, park trees in glorious colour and realistic style

  • illustration painting - clever and fun, shadows and shading. How to make things look so real!

  • Lighthouse tonal value study and how to choose a subject to paint.  Such a fun and valuable class.

  • Drawing skills - learn some very clever tricks, you'll wonder why you never knew.

  • Clouds - lots of different ways to explore, some easy, some tricky, ALL fun.

  • Water v paint v paper ratio - a vital part of watercolour painting - the important 'must do's of watercolour.

  • Simplifying a complicated scene - editing, your best friend.

  • The fun Workshop class - all painting fun pictures.

  • and ....much more. You'll LOVE it.

Course Features:
*Multiple Artist demonstrations every week

*Extra tips about things you didn't even know that you didn't know.
*Interesting and varied subjects to paint. 
*Emailed class notes most weeks - with class summary and optional homework exercises.
* gorgeous colour mixing, special 'recipes' and how to make the best of your colours.
*creating watercolour effects
*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.
*This class has a follow up final regular  term called Stage 4 - Consolidation, a term of 10 workshops of full paintings, which you can join after this Stage 3. Heaps of fun, and tons more to learn.​  You're all set up!

This light hearted and fun class  is perfect for students who have either: 
* done the Stage 1-2 course with Jenny before, or
* those with some experience in all the watercolour foundation skills. (New students are welcome providing you have basic skills). 
We'll learn more about methods and styles and learn new techniques so you can build on your knowledge. (no Basics.)  The aim of this class is to have fun and enjoy painting while learning some serious stuff along the way.  This class is NOT SUITABLE for absolute beginners as we do not revisit any application method or equipment.  Your tutor is experienced teacher and artist Jenny Gilchrist.  You'll be painting from the first lesson, and you'll be so surprised at what you can accomplish. Please come to class with all your Stage 1,2 and 3 equipment, (there are plenty of options for you to keep the price down, please bring compulsory paper and artist quality paint.) and if you have any trouble obtaining it, see the Art Shop recommendations in the equipment list.  More Questions?  Contact Jenny at northernbeacheswatercolour@outlook.com.au or use the contact button in the top menu. 

Don't ever be worried that you're 'not good enough'.  That's what classes are all about!!!  Discuss it with me if you remain unsure. 

  •  Please Note Ts & Cs -  Please do not ask for further discounted/shortened terms.  We cannot offer refunds, transfers, 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 .
     

  • HOW TO LOVE ZOOM:  If you are unsure, never used zoom, don't like technology, worried.  Don't Panic!  Jenny will offer a 5 minute free zoom tutorial, online WITH YOU INDIVIDUALLY prior to class.  You will get instructions how to set up, (don't worry, it's not as bad as setting up a Video recorder...haha)  then you will join a 'fake' meeting, where you will meet Jenny (and only Jenny) and we'll go through the couple of things there are to know.  It's so easy, you'll be so surprised.  You will also be emailed a 'how to love zoom' printed tutorial. AND there are tons of tutorials (not that you'll need them) online. 

BOOKING conditions apply, see bookings and refund page.​
                                                   

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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