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Watercolour with Aimee Li - Single session

Watercolour with Aimee Li - Single session

Basic Watercolour Painting with Aimee Li

Next Available: Tue, 16 Jul 1:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours


Are you at the beginning of your watercolour journey, unsure how to navigate painting in layers or the correct order of painting steps? Do you struggle with achieving the right darkness or find your paintings lack life and light? Perhaps you’re uncertain about planning a painting from start to finish or tackling more complex subjects despite knowing watercolour techniques?

Aimee’s Fundamental Watercolour class is designed to guide you through these challenges, focusing on fundamental techniques and providing expert instruction and supportive feedback. Whether you’re a beginner or someone looking to refine and expand your skills, this course will equip you with the confidence to create stunning watercolour paintings. Join us and transform your frustration into artistic fulfillment.

Aimee Li 的水彩基础课程


Aimee 的水彩基础课程正是为您而设。我们专注于讲解基本技法,提供专家指导和支持性反馈,帮助您克服这些挑战。无论您是初学者还是希望提升和扩展技能,本课程都将赋予您创作出令人惊叹的水彩画的信心。加入我们,将您的挫败感转化为艺术成就,把水彩画变成享受其中的爱好!


Course Outline

Class 1: Major Fundamental Techniques

Explore essential techniques: flat wash, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brush.

Gain foundational skills to confidently explore the endless possibilities of watercolour.

Class 2: Colour Mixing and Harmony

Understand principles of colour mixing and harmony.

Learn techniques for achieving realistic and harmonious colour combinations.

Class 3: Mastering Values and Depth

Techniques for achieving accurate values in watercolour paintings.

Create a sense of depth and dimension in your artwork.

Class 4: Keeping it Fresh and Clean

Strategies to maintain a clean and fresh appearance in your paintings.

Techniques to avoid overworking and preserve spontaneity in your artwork.

Class 5: Creating Depth Through Layering

Explore layering techniques to enhance depth and dimension.

Understand interactions between layers in watercolour painting.

Class 6: Exploring Atmosphere and Light

Learn to capture desired atmospheres in your paintings.

Understand the role of light and shadow in creating depth.

Class 7: Simplification and Composition

Principles of simplifying painting compositions.

Techniques for creating balanced and visually appealing compositions.

Class 8: Timing and Paint Consistency

Manage timing and paint consistency for optimal results.

Techniques to achieve the right balance between wet and dry paint.

Class 9: Plein Air Painting Practice

Introduction to plein air painting techniques.

Tips for setting up and painting in outdoor environments.

Embark on your watercolour journey with us and discover the joy of creating vibrant and expressive artworks. Whether you’re just starting out or aiming to refine your techniques, this class is tailored to support your growth as an artist.

Materials List

Paper: 18 x 26 cm pad or sheet of 300 GSM watercolour paper for practice and value studies. Saunders Waterford 300 GSM rough paper, 56 x 76 cm sheet (cut into four 28 x 38 cm sheets), for paintings.

Palette: Watercolour palette with at least three separate good mixing areas.

Pigments: Any good quality pigments. Colours that I recommend: Sap Green, Cerulean, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Neutral Tint, Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, White Gouache.

Brushes:  Use brushes what you’re comfortable with. I normally use: Squirrel mop brush #14, #18 for the first wash. Synthetic brush #10, #12, #14 for the intermediate washes and detail work. Rigger for tiny details and lines. Sable or any soft brush #10 for foliage and trees.


- 2B pencil and kneaded eraser

- Small Spray Bottle

- Water container

- Household sponge or natural sponge

- Paper towel

- Roll of Artist’s tape

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What you will learn

  • You will learn some fundamental techniques to improve your compositions, simplify complex scenes and choose colours and methods of working that convey your message.

What you will get

  • Boards, tables and tea and coffee supplied.

What to bring

  • BYO watercolour paint, brushes and paper.
  • Please refer to the class description for details regarding the additional materials you should bring.

What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Everyone interested to learn watercolour!

Box Hill Art Group

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Our offer to you
Painting pictures is enjoyable, satisfying, therapeutic, good for the soul, great for your social life, combats social isolation, and helps the brain fight against depression and dementia.

Let our expert tutors show you how it’s done because expressing yourself through art is about the best way to be happy and fulfilled.
We cover all styles for all levels.

Our history

The Box Hill Art Group Inc. was established in 1952 and since then it has nurtured many thousands of budding artists, as well as stretching the skills of experienced and exhibiting artists.

Moreover, we cater for watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, life drawing and mixed media.

We also offer our member’s access to lessons, paint outs, art demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and arts awards.
The Box Hill Art Group will open up a whole new colourful world for you to enjoy.

Our membership
Membership is open to anyone between 16 and 116 years of age. Whether you are just starting out in painting or drawing or have been doing it for years you will love being a part of this group, meeting with like minded people to express yourself visually.

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Your Teacher

Aimee, a talented artist, developed a passion for art from childhood, specializing in Chinese calligraphy and painting. Her career as a curator, along with extensive global travels, deepened her appreciation for both traditional Eastern and Western art.

Over the past dozen years, Aimee has cultivated a deep fondness for watercolour. She has embarked on a journey of learning, creating, and exploring this art form, marked by her unwavering determination and continuous practice. With the growing popularity of her artwork, she has become a sought-after tutor, sharing her skills with the local community.

Aimee’s multicultural background and diverse artistic influences are evident in her work, enriched by a unique cultural perspective. She focuses on realism and excels at creating atmospheric landscape paintings. Her delicate use of colour and simple yet powerful brushstrokes create a fresh and natural elegance, conveying deep emotions and significance in each piece.


The artwork “Sunday Morning at Mailing Road” was selected for the Camberwell Art Show 2023. 

The artwork “The Winter Sea, Sunset” was selected for the Bluethumb Curations Winter Wonder 2023.

Solo exhibition “The World Around Me” in Mackley Members’ Gallery at Victorian Artists Society from 01 March 2024 to 28 March 2024.

Community exhibition “In the Neighbourhood” at Town Hall Gallery from 19 June to 28 July 2024.

Victoria Artist Society “Paint The world Around You” intermediate watercolour tutor from October 2023 to April 2024.

Box Hill Art Group “Fundamental Watercolour” tutor in 2024.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aimeewatercolour/

Website: https://www.aimeeartstudio.au

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Ericrated it
04 Jun 2024
This has been a great term of watercolour with Aimee so far. We have covered a number of techniques and everyone has produced some excellent paintings. I have found the wet in wet techniques particularly satisfying and Aimee has found ways to help each individual class member make great improvements in their techniques.
Yuen Shan (Kubi)rated it
22 Feb 2024
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Transfers for classes that cannot be attended need to be made up within the same term.

Non members are entitled to only purchase ONE single $26 tutored class. All additional purchases require the participant to become a member of the Box Hill Art Group. This condition excludes Life Drawing sessions and one day workshops which are open to everyone.

Memberships are not transferable to other people. Class payments are not transferable to other members.

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