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Watercolours for Beginners - Online class

Watercolour basics for beginners

Live via Zoom
Next Available: Tue, 16 Jun 10:00AM (AEST)
1 hour x 4 Days
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Fitzroy Painting also has kits for purchase at checkout, kits contain seven  tubes of artist quality watercolours, a porcelain palette, pad of 300GM cold press watercolour paper and two special brushes. Kits can be collected by arrangement, please emails us for details.

*Please ensure you have Zoom downloaded and are familiar with using it prior to your class! There is a free version available.

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What you will learn
  • Basic skills in using watercolours
  • Colour mixing and seeing tonal values
  • Apply techniques to make a small study
What you will get
  • One-on-one guidance from an established artist
  • The opportunity to ask questions

What to bring
  • Your watercolours, brushes and paper or purchase a kit from us
What to wear

Pyjamas are fine!

Appropriate for

This class is open to all levels


Fitzroy Painting

Vendor since 2013


Our studio is currently closed to support public health services and the wellbeing of our staff, students and wider communities.
All classes already booked in advance will be credited and rescheduled as soon as it is safe to resume, gift vouchers close to expiry will be extended.
We appreciate the ongoing support of our students at this challenging time and thank you all for your patience.

About us: Established in 2009 and based on the top floor of a Victorian heritage building overlooking bustling Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Painting for Beginners 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 4 or 8 - week blocks for ongoing students at a discounted rate. Some of our students have gone on to Higher Education courses and are now exhibiting professionally!

Need to miss a class? We understand busy lives and offer flexibility - just let us know in advance and we'll credit you a class. (Maximum of 2 changes per 8 weeks, ongoing students only).

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, aprons, 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.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

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 $20 administration fee + the Weteachme booking fee deducted on all refunds.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Should a course booked need to be postponed a credit voucher will be issued  and the class or workshop rescheduled.

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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. 

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25 May 2020 • Watercolours for Beginners - Online class

The watercolour Course through Fitzroy painting… Teacher Judith van Heeren...was fun and informative despite the technical issues on a couple of occasions. Doing a course online has its no physical interaction... but the convenience of not having to leave home has its benefits. I enjoyed the classes and learned a lot. I hope to continue.

Fitzroy Painting


Thank you Gail - great to hear you enjoyed our online watercolour course. Of course it is a lot easier to teach in person, but like everyone we have had to learn to adapt to the situation. 

We plan on keeping a selection of online classes available once we return to the studio, and I hope we'll see you again! 



23 May 2020 • Watercolours for Beginners - Online class

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Fitzroy Painting


Thanks for your feedback Ponch, and wonderful that you have signed up for the next one! 


23 May 2020 • Watercolours for Beginners - Online class

This was a terrific course, and Judith is an excellent instructor. I have no painting experience, and I was surprised how a few clearly explained techniques had an immediate pay off in terms of getting going. The one hour format first thing in the day meant I could also balance it around work.

Fitzroy Painting


Thank you Elizabeth, great to hear that you enjoyed  our online watercolour course, and the format worked for you. Wonderful to have an interstate student too, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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