Watercolour Weekends: Under the Sea

Under the Sea themed watercolour class


Learn the skills and techniques of watercolour during a 2 hour workshop with a focus on things that life below the surface of the sea. Explore illustration and design principles, colour mixing and paper types while learning how to perfect the art of painting sea creatures and shells. 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 paintbrush, to those who are looking to fine tune their knowledge.

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What you will learn

  • Introduction to various watercolour techniques including wash types, colour palettes, brush textures and masking.
  • How to adapt a photographic image into and art work using design and illustration principles and techniques.
  • Information about watercolour materials including brush types, paint, paper, and where to buy them.

What you will get

  • Tuition under an excellent and experienced teacher and practicing artist
  • Materials included in the course tuition (you will be taking home your creations of one small final work, as well as several handmade cards)
  • A relaxed environment with small class sizes to ensure individual attention

What to bring

  • Just an open mind - leave all self-doubt at the door!

What to wear

Casual clothing - it could get messy!

Appropriate for

This class is designed for adult. Any skill level is welcome.

Alisa Tanaka-King

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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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5.0 (1 review)
26 August 2019Watercolour Weekends: Under the Sea
I really enjoyed the Watercolour Weekends: Under the Sea. Alisa was a great teacher showing a range of watercolour techniques and assisting me with making the most of the workshop and ending up with some cards to take away from the class. I certainly will look for other classes Alisa runs on other mediums and techniques

Refund 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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