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Watercolour - with Jenny Gilchrist.

Beginner's BOOST - Stage 2 ~ ZOOM  CLASS

The big boost to your basic skills.
​​(Not Absolute Beginners)


  • Want a course that teaches you HOW?

  • Getting frustrated at just copying?

  • Want to be able to paint your OWN stuff?

  • Know the absolute basics, but want to move up?

  • Feel like you're still a beginner, but don't need to start at the start?

  • Want logical, structured learning?


10 weeks started: Tuesday 13 Oct,  but you can join ANY TIME>
Term Finishes 15 Dec. 

If you would like to join mid term - email me now
Jenny - at: and I'll tell you how,
or click the Book Now button for remainder of weeks.

WHO:  NEW students welcome.  Adults.  You know the foundation skills. We do not teach basics.
WHERE:  Online, at home, on Zoom.  (free Zoom app at

WHEN:  Tuesdays,  from  13th October - 15 Dec  - 10 weeks   YOU CAN JOIN ANYTIME - pro-rata
Just email me - easy!

TIME:  Log in 9.45am for 10.00am start - 12.30pm. 2.5hrs.
REQUIREMENTS:  Zoom on your device, your own equipment (an equipment list link is provided on this page. See green button)   Arches 300gsm paper is compulsory, and a decent sized natural hair brush. 


Please note Ts and Cs. Please do not ask for further discounted/shortened weeks. We cannot offer refunds, credits, transfers  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 MUST REQUEST THIS.  Zoom is 100% free for students, and you simply need to download the free app onto a device with a camera. Click on your emailed joining link prior to class.  






LEARN  ~   PAINT   ~   ENJOY: 
This term we're going to paint easy snow scenes, shells, negatively painted leaves or frangipani, learn about salt paintings, find out how to paint trees, make your own gorgeous greens, work out how to paint super darks,  paint rocks and foregrounds, learn more about tones, paint some glorious skies, do a still life, learn design, and so much more. 


*Multiple Artist demonstrations every week
*Interesting and varied subjects to paint. 
*Emailed  notes every week - 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.

*Painting in layers, how and why. 
* Making tones stand out.
*How to fix mistakes and correct problems
*exercises and artworks to copy
*paint your own gorgeous paintings from the very first lesson.
* The complete course runs from Level 1 - Level 4. You can choose to keep growing with your        watercolour painting if you wish.

 BOOKING conditions apply, see    Bookings and refund page.​

Watercolour courses painting classes tutorial online for beginners
Learn Beginner watercolour painting online on zoom

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 1 via the button below. 
You will need only 6 colours. One Brush.  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.

  • Permanent Rose

  • Burnt Sienna

  • French Ultramarine Blue

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Raw Sienna

  • Aureolin Yellow.

Please  checkout the button above to obtain the equipment list for this class.  Student quality equipment leads to disappointing results, buy artist quality where possible. 


IF YOU DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT ZOOM, PLEASE READ : and please experiment with it before class.

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  , (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.


learn beginner watercolour painting online on zoom