watercolours
AU$300.00

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

Watercolour basics - a one-day workshop

Next Available: Sun, 23 Jan 10:00AM (AEDT)
6 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

Join Melbourne artist Judith Van Heeren in our gorgeous Fitzroy studio for a one-day workshop learning the  basics of watercolour painting. 

 In the morning you will be taken through a series of exercises, learning a range of techniques in order to understand the medium and it's possibilities, including colour-mixing, washes,  building up tonal values and creating form. After a lunch break you will return to the studio to make a small watercolour study utilising the skills learnt and have your own masterpiece to take home.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh skills

Throughout the workshop there will be practical demonstrations, one-on-one guidance and the opportunity to ask questions.  All materials, morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.

Fitzroy Painting also has watercolour kits for purchase in studio and 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. 

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What you will learn

  • Tips and techniques from a professional artist
  • Practical information and demonstrations throughout the class
  • How to use watercolours with confidence

What you will get

  • Your own masterpiece to take home
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • All materials provided
Parking Info

Parking is ticketed in Brunswick St but there are some 2-4 hour spots in the surrounding streets. 

There is all-day parking around the Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, a 15-minute walk down Brunswick St. The No 11 tram comes down Brunswick St, get off at stop 15.


What to bring

  • An apron

What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Beginners and those wanting a watercolour refresher


Fitzroy Painting

390 Reviews

About us: Established in 2009 and based in 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 Courses Level 2 in both painting and drawing..  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 refreshments, 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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5.0 (5 reviews)
Angela
13 June 2021WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
Attended the day long Water Colour class headed by Judy. She is a thoughtful and skilled teacher. I felt the level was well pitched for an absolute beginner like me, and I had plenty of time to practice different techniques. I have come away with a lot of new tips about how to use watercolours. I am looking forward to practicing what I have learnt. BTW the location of the studio space is brilliant. Fitzroy is so cool and arty. So it was an immersive experience.
Angela
20 March 2021WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
I’ve been dabbling with watercolour painting for a while now, but I wanted to get some expertise knowledge on watercolour techniques so I wouldn’t be 2nd guessing on how to tackle my watercolours. Judith’s Sunday class was great. Set up in an art studio in the heart of Fitzroy, with a small group of participants so quality time was given to each student. The day course was very informative as Judith gave us demonstrations on techniques as we were given fun exercises to do such as colour mixing & painting sea urchins. A very relaxing day as we learnt, painted & chatted amongst a lovely group of people. I would highly recommend doing this beginners watercolour class or the other watercolour classes by Judith, if you ever want to learn this beautiful medium. Or if you want to treat yourself & a friend to a fun & creative activity, this is the place to go to! 👍😉🌺
Mi Fon
20 March 2021WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
Love the clear instructions and guidance as we learn hands-on. Well organised and well paced - I'd thoroughly recommend.
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Refund 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. 

COVID-19 POLICY

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.






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