Watercolours for Beginners - Online Workshop

Watercolour basics for beginners - 1-day workshop

Live via Zoom
Over 20 people have attended this class
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Fitzroy Painting has watercolour kits for purchase at checkout, our kits contain eight tubes of artist quality watercolours, a porcelain palette, pad of 300gsm cold press watercolour paper and three special brushes. Kits can be collected by arrangement or shipped to anywhere within Australia. Our recommended materials list can be found here.

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

Fitzroy Painting thanks the City of Yarra for their support in helping make this cworkshop possible.

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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
  • Materials list included in booking confirmation email or oder a kit from us
What to wear

Pyjamas are fine!

Appropriate for

This class is open to all levels


Fitzroy Painting

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 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 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

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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 $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.

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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. 


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, they will be asked to leave immediately without refund or further recourse.

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10 November 2020 • Watercolours for Beginners - Online Workshop

Judith, from Fitzroy Painting, conducted our Watercolour Painting for Beginners class. Given that I was a complete beginner, I felt quite nervous about the online nature of the class. Though I wouldn't be quick to recommend watercolour painting classes for total beginners in an online forum, I found Judith to be a helpful and patient teacher.

Fitzroy Painting


Thank you for leaving us a review Heather, online classes can never replace the in-person studio class experience, but we hope you overcame your initial nervousness and enjoyed the class.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any watercolour questions, and we hope we'll see you in the studio one day! 


09 November 2020 • Watercolours for Beginners - Online Workshop

This was a fun, informative and productive class with an inspiring teacher who reminded us to “stay in play”. Thanks Judith! (And for being so accepting of my red onion because I didn’t read the instructions properly)

Fitzroy Painting


Thank you for taking time to leave us a review Amanda, great to hear you enjoyed our online watercolour class and got so much out of it!

Hope we see you in the studio IRL sometime! 


08 November 2020 • Watercolours for Beginners - Online Workshop

Wow, what an outstanding teacher and introduction to watercolour painting. The 5 hours flew, with a personalised approach and an opportunity to have "fun" painting. I highly recommend this course to any beginner who has some trepidation about taking that initial step - this course is supportive and constructive. Also a great group of students, too. Thanks

Fitzroy Painting


Hi Will, Thank you so much for the lovely and considered review! It's always great to hear feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our online class with Judith, and got so much out of the day. 

Now we are open we hope we might see you again sometime in the studio, we have a casual Friday afternoon  watercolour class if ever you need a bit of studio time-out. 

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