Introduction to Watercolour Intensive Weekend

Learn how easy and fun watercolour painting can be

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Over 2 days, learn the skills and techniques of watercolour, including exploring illustration, colour mixing, and paper types. In a relaxed and fun environment, with small group sizes, this workshop requires no prior experience, catering to any skill level -  from those who have never picked up a paint brush, to those who are looking to fine tune their knowledge.

Shared morning tea and lunch is included.

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What you will learn
  • Introduction to various watercolour techniques including wash types, negative painting, layering, colour mixing, shading and masking
  • Information about water colour materials including brush types and paper
  • Brush control and mark making
What you will get
  • Tuition under and excellent and experienced teacher and practicing artist
  • Materials included in the course tuition
  • A relaxed environment with small class sizes to ensure individual attention
  • Shared morning tea and lunch
  • Take home your amazing illustration creations at end

What to bring
  • Just yourself and an open mind - leave all self-doubt at the door!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate for

This class is designed for adults. No prior experience is required.


Alisa Tanaka-King

Vendor since 2016

Alisa Tanaka-King is a Melbourne based artist, with a practice which focuses on sustainability and the handmade. Her work is often non-traditional in form, combining installation and the drawn line with live performance.

Alisa is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (printmaking) and Graduate Diploma of Performance Creation (animateuring). Since 2009, Alisa has been represented by Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, while exhibiting across Melbourne at various galleries and events. 

In 2012, Alisa returned to study to explore marrying her two loves - live performance and visual art.

Since then, she has continued to investigate and experiment with this unique practice. While her work is non-traditional, she draws on traditional techniques to inform how she creates her work and the materials she uses.

In 2014, Alisa spent time in Japan at the Awagami Traditional Papermaking Factory as part of their visitng artists program. Here she was taught the traditional techniques used in Japanese paper making. Alisa's Japanese heritage underpins her work, and is a constant reference when she is making.

 In October 2014, Alisa was invited to be an artist in residence at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland where she spent one month in the forests of the Lake Regions with ten other international artists.

During this time, the importance of environment, consumerism in arts practices and sustainability became crucial considerations to how she made work. Interested in creating immersive experiences for audiences, Alisa's work has since taken the form of large-scale installations, growing and forming around an audience.

IIn 2016, Alisa has been privileged to travel to Japan and Europe, connecting with artists, festivals and events supported by the Australia Council Artstart grant. 

Aside from her solo practice, Alisa coordinates the Community Arts Program at Ballarat Community Health in Victoria. Here Alisa runs art and drama workshops, education programs, creative support groups, and the Lucas Community Gallery & Arts Space.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Alisa Tanaka-King does not offer refunds for classes. If you are no longer able to attend a class, 48hrs notice via email prior to the start of a class is required to receive a transfer.  Transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within  48hrs of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds or transfers for missed classes. For cancellations prior to the 48hr cut off, email Alisa Tanaka-King to organise a transfer.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Alisa Tanaka-King or organised by Alisa Tanaka-King must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Alisa Tanaka-King.


I agree to give Alisa Tanaka-King unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Alisa Tanaka-King classes and events or on Alisa Tanaka-King's premises. (For use of Alisa Tanaka-King marketing materials).


Alisa Tanaka-King requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a transfer. No refunds.  


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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03 July 2018 • Introduction to Watercolour Intensive Weekend

Great class! Alisa is a wonderful teacher, very helpful and approachable. She gave good examples and instructions on a range of watercolour techniques - I was a total beginner who had only attempted to do a few online courses prior to doing Alisa's course, and I came away feeling confident that I will be able to use waterecolour a lot in my illustration work. Would definitely recommend this course, and am looking forward to doing Alisa's other courses in the future.


03 July 2018 • Introduction to Watercolour Intensive Weekend

I highly recommend this course. Alisa keeps it small; Max of 6 people which means that the class is really tailored to your needs and wants. Alisa is a fantastic teacher and empowers you with the basic skills and understanding to be able to watercolour on your own. Alisa is very kind, passionate and thoughtful and it feels very much about your enjoyment. Also added bonus she makes great food. Couldn't recommend this course more highly!!!!


21 April 2017 • Introduction to Watercolour Intensive Weekend

I really enjoy this intensive watercolour weekend class. Alisa is a great instructor and a thoughtful teacher. I love how she allows us to develop our own understanding and interpretation of what we can develop with watercolour from all the different styles she has demonstrated to us. There is no right or wrong or competition to who can create the 'best' end product, that is what makes me want to continue her classes in future. Plus, she is a very down to earth person and very friendly. And ask anyone who has been to her class/es, she will not only serves great refreshments, good food but also positive vibes :)

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