WATERCOLOURS: THE NATURAL WORLD LEVEL 1
This 4-week course explores a range of drawing and watercolour techniques under the guidance of Melbourne artist Judith Van Heeren, and is suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh skills.
Students will develop skills in drawing, colour mixing and a variety of watercolour techniques using the natural world as inspiration, and making a series of small studies.
Throughout the course there will be practical demonstrations, one-on-one guidance and the opportunity to ask questions. Students may choose to bring their own paper, brushes and watercolours or pay a small fee to have all materials provided. A materials list will be emailed upon booking.
Fitzroy Painting also has kits for purchase at checkout, kits contain eight tubes of artist quality watercolours, a porcelain palette, 10 hand-torn sheets of 300GM cold-press watercolour paper and three special brushes.
What you will learn
- An understanding of the principles of observational drawing
- Basic skills in using watercolours
- Advanced watercolour techniques
What you will get
- One-on-one guidance from an established artist
- Finished works to take home
- Morning tea
What to bring
- Your watercolours, brushes and paper or hire a kit from us
What to wear
Your own apron, art smock or painting shirt.
This class is open to all levels
Vendor since 2013
About us: Established in 2009 and based on the top floor of a Victorian heritage building overlooking bustling Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Painting is the original and best of private art classes in Fitzroy! A working artists studio, the space provides a great environment to develop your painting and drawing skills with the expert support and guidance of highly qualified teachers and full-time professional artists.
Our 4 - week beginners courses in oil painting, drawing and watercolours are designed for the complete beginner, taking you through a series of exercises and building your skills week by week. Students may choose to continue to our Beginners Course: Level 2. Ongoing students are supported to help develop their own direction, with optional exercises offered to expand on skills and knowledge, and our Atelier students are assisted in taking it to the next level in professional practice.
Love the class? All students wishing to extend their course may purchase class-passes for ongoing students at a discounted rate. Some of our students have gone on to Higher Education courses and are now exhibiting professionally!
Evening classes include wine and cheese, and morning classes include tea, coffee and cakes. Classes run for 3 hours and basic equipment is available for student use at the studio, including easels, palettes and drawing boards. We believe in safe studio-practice and provide low-toxic, low-odour materials for student use, as well as high-quality clean-up materials for brushes and hands. We also have storage facilities if you wish to keep your materials at the studio.
Each student works at their own pace and receives one-on-one attention, and all students are invited to exhibit in our annual end of year exhibition, a fun opportunity to show family and friends what you’ve been doing!
Visit our website for more info and pictures of student work. www.fitzroypainting.com
Course refund policy:
- There is no charge to transfer you to another course or workshop at a later date with 30 days notice.
- A 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 10 days before the course commencement date.
- No refund will be given after 10 days before the course commencement date.
- No make-up classes can be offered for our beginners courses.
- Please note there is a $30 administration fee on all refunds requested by customers.
- COVID-19 UPDATE: Should a course booked need to be postponed a credit voucher will be issued and the class or workshop rescheduled.
Terms & Conditions
Bookings and class cancellations policy:
Due to the high demand for classes and small number of places available in our 4-week beginners course and workshops, Fitzroy Painting is unable to swap, substitute or offer ‘make-up’ classes. Full details can be found on our refund policy.
Ongoing students please contact us if you are unable to attend a class. Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit.
Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class students will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit voucher for a replacement class, course or workshop.
Collection of work and materials left at the studio: Please understand that our storage capacity is extremely limited. Beginners work and painting kits will only be retained for one month after which they will be disposed of. Ongoing students may store their materials in the shelving provided at the studio.
The safety of our students, staff and community is our utmost priority. If you are at all unwell, please get tested and stay at home until you receive your results.
We are offering additional flexibility at this time, having regard to the uncertainties posed by COVID-19 and to encourage you to stay at home if you are unwell.
If you or someone whom you have been in contact with exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 or is a confirmed case after you make your booking and prior to commencing your course/workshop please contact us and we will convert your booking to a credit note if you are unable to attend on the date booked.
If you, or someone you have been in contact with, develop symptoms after commencing your course you must contact us as soon as possible and stop attending classes. We will arrange make-up classes for you.
You agree to abide by all physical distancing, health protocols and the studio’s COVID-Safe plan.
You agree to follow the instructions of the tutors at all times.
If you do not comply with protocols, or authorised requests, you will be asked to leave immediately without refund or further recourse.