Friday Watercolour Classes
- at Collaroy Swim Club



Experienced Beginners  (Stage 3)  Watercolour Painting Class 

10 weeks starts: Fridays 16 october - 18 December.

WHO:  Anyone over 18yrs.
  Collaroy Swim Club above the Collaroy Beach Surf Club (beach side). Find the glass door leading upstairs.
WHEN:  Fridays,  16 October - 18 December -  10am - 12.30pm.  Doors open at 9.45am. 

Door is open from 9.45am.

REQUIREMENTS:  An equipment list is provided on this page for the class work. (See orange button)  Students are required to provide their own equipment. Some items are compulsory.

PRICE: please examine the options below.


  • OPTION 1 -  Full 10 weeks - $370 (only $14.50 an hour.)

  • OPTION 2 -  Any 9 of the 10 weeks - $345

  • 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.  

 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.                                                                   

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

Class Work:

  • How to paint Backgrounds

  • Pen and watercolour wash

  • Trees - how to paint gum tree trunks, pines, park trees.

  • illustration painting - clever and fun, shadows and shading.

  • Lighthouse tonal value study and how to choose a subject to p aint. 

  • Drawing skills - learn some very clever tricks.

  • Clouds - lots of different ways to explore.

  • Water v paint v paper ratio - a vital part of watercolour painting.

  • Simplifying a complicated scene

  • Flowers - Paint your own flower....and more.

  • and ....if you haven't been to one of Jenny's workshops, you don't know what you're missing.
    Fun, fully guided, demos, handouts, templates, and no pressure!!

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 regular  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.​