Wednesday Watercolour Classes
- at Collaroy Swim Club



Experienced Beginners  (Stage 3)  Watercolour Painting Class - Weds 29 January, 2020

WHO:  Anyone over 18yrs.
  Collaroy Swim Club above the Collaroy Beach Surf Club (beach side). Find the glass door leading upstairs.
WHEN:   Wednesdays, 10 week term starts 29 Jan, 2020 - 3 April, 2020.  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 FULL TERM of 10 weeks - only $14.80 per hour.
OPTION 2:  $345 9 of 10 weeks.  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.)

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.
Note 2. It is hoped that in the very near future the Northern Beaches council will revert the SLSC carpark back to a 4hr.  


You'll LOVE what we're doing this term:  

  • Backgrounds, the how and why of great backgrounds.

  • Everyone's favourite, pen and wash day!

  • Trees 2.0 especially how to paint lovely gum trees!

  • Illustration pictures - how to paint a 3D subject, or vignette.

  • Tonal Value study - the LIghthouse 

  • Flowers - how to paint white flowers.

  • Clouds and soft edges - the importance of water in your painting.

  • Simplifying complex scenes - have a go, it's fun!  You're the editor. 

  • and so much more. 


Course Features:
*Multiple Artist demonstrations every week
*Interesting and varied subjects to paint. 
*Take home notes most weeks - with class summary and optional 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.
* Individual attention for every student, preserving the student's own style
*We have two great options - the full course  or an option for students who think they might  have to miss a class or two.  Go and check the options!  
*This class has a followup final term called Stage 4 - Consolidation, which you can join after this Stage 3. 
Heaps of fun, and tons more to learn.​ 

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 experience in all the watercolour foundation skills. (New students are welcome providing you have foundation 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 or use the contact button in the top menu. 

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'.  That's what classes are all about!!!  Discuss it with me if you remain unsure. 

BOOKING conditions apply, see bookings and refund page.​

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