Intensive Studio Practice - Creative Skills with Watercolour and Acrylic


Sunday 19 November 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Join me to explore and develop your creativity and painting technique

1 day of tuition for all levels, lunch, morning & afternoon tea for $160

Early Bird before 22 October $145

%10 discount for pensioners / if you book for more than one workshop/ if you bring a friend

Click HERE to book in now or ph. 0432 922 653  (Limit of 6 places)


Working with watercolour and acrylic paint is a dynamic and exciting process, requiring you to master technique and have courage to overcome creative challenges. Together we will explore how best to select a subject, the impact of compositional devices and various methods of layering and building your painting to create the effect you desire. I will guide you to work intuitively, maximizing the immediacy and versatility of these mediums.

The purpose of this class is to teach you various skills to apply watercolour or acrylic and compose a picture thus empowering you to capture the feel and appearance of your chosen subject matter.

You will learn how to:

•    Understand the unique challenges and qualities of working with water-based paints

•    Develop skills in composition and arrangement

•    Explore and experiment with transparent and opaque paint application

•    Confidently handle washes and fluid mark making

•    Select the best materials for each painting

•    Manipulate and layer colours

•    Understand the challenges of working quickly, with immediacy

•    Use coloured and white grounds

•    Tap into your intuition and judgment to make critical creative decisions

•    Understand how to develop your work at home

We will work in my studio, in the lower Blue Mountains where I will share my expertise and passion with you. No matter what your level or experience, you will develop your skills and confidence to create paintings using a range of mark making, equipment and techniques. You will also connect with like-minded and interesting people.

Call me with any questions you may have, I’d love to chat with you, ph. 0432 922 653


The workshop will run Sunday 19 November, 9.30am – 4.30pm with lunch and refreshments provided on site.


My studio is in Blaxland, NSW 2774, which is in the lower Blue Mountains.


Lunch is included in the workshop fees and provided on location. Fresh fruit, cookies, water, tea and coffee will be available as needed. Please let me know when booking, if you have special dietary requirements.


You must be 16 and over to attend this workshop unless otherwise agreed. A parent or guardian must provide written permission for you to participate if you are under 18.


By train from Sydney – Trains run regularly on the Blue Mountains Line, from Central station, stopping at major junctions like Strathfield and Parramatta. If you would like to be collected from the train station please arrange this with me.

By car from Sydney – It takes approximately 70 minutes from Sydney CBD or 50 minutes from Homebush to travel along the M4 to Blaxland.


Places for the workshop are limited to 6 and will be allocated in the order of bookings received with full payment. You can book via my website or by telephone ph. 0432 922 653. I will then invoice you $160 and provide you with bank transfer details. Once your direct bank payment is processed, you will receive an email confirmation, along with detailed information about the workshop.

Early Bird bookings: $145 Prior to 22 October 2017

%10 discount for pensioners / if you book for more than one workshop/ if you bring a friend


I reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum enrolments are not reached two weeks prior to the workshop date or for circumstances beyond my control. You will be offered placements in an alternative workshop or a refund of all fees.

As I rely on group numbers for this workshop, the following cancellation fees will be charged if you choose to cancel or do not attend:

·      On or before 4 weeks prior to workshop - FULL REFUND

·      Between 4 and 2 weeks prior to workshop - 50% of workshop fee

·      Less than 2 weeks prior to workshop - 100% of workshop fee

By purchasing this workshop you agree that you have read and agree to the above conditions.


·      OPTIONAL FOR ACRYLIC PAINTERS: 1 canvas or board approx. 30 to 45 cm

·      Pad of watercolour paper A4 / A3 size

·      Sketchbook & pen/pencil

·      Camera is optional

·      Source material or images to work with

·      Palette is optional – I will supply some and cling wrap to cover between uses.

Watercolour, Gouache or Acrylic paint:

PLEASE NOTE: These colours are only a guide. If you already have some paints, I am happy to supplement what you have.

·      White

·      Cool yellow such as Lemon / Cadmium yellow pale

·      Warm yellow such as Cadmium yellow deep / Cadmium orange

·      Warm red such as Cadmium red medium/ Spectrum Red

·      Cool red such as Crimson / Rose / Spectrum Red Deep

·      Cobalt Violet

·      Warm blue such as Ultramarine blue

·      Permanent Green

·      Black

·      Other colours are optional, but you can mix a full spectrum using these colours.



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