This class is now full- please contact tutor Maria on 0439 933 090 or firstname.lastname@example.org for available times.
In this class taught by watercolour artist Maria Field, emphasis is placed on:
- Understanding the cause and effect of watercolour techniques
- Focal points, mixing darks, controlling paint and edges
- Common problems (how to avoid them, how to fix them)
- Composition and design
- Creating light, mood, tone
- Planning your painting and interpreting photos
You will try a wide variety of subjects and be guided to develop your skills and understanding of the medium with step by step demonstrations, heaps of information, techniques and individual assistance.
More advanced students will be encouraged to work on your own projects, with advice given on different styles, ideas to improve techniques, extend their artistic journey, variation, tonal patterns, other mediums, framing and impact in their paintings.
About Maria Field
A self-taught artist, Maria Field is passionate about watercolour and her excitement and enthusiasm are contagious. She delights in creating colourful, clean watercolours with her work, encompassing many subjects, usually inspired by light/shade, colour or shape. She has won over 59 awards, including 19 firsts in the past 10 years and her works are held in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas.
Maria has been featured in many articles in the Australian Artist magazine and she exhibits her work continuously. She loves teaching and has gained a reputation for being a patient, encouraging and helpful teacher.
Classes on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
- Understand the cause and effect of watercolour techniques.
- Be aware of common problems - how to avoid them, how to fix them.
- Try a wide variety of subjects.
- Tuition under an expert art teacher
- Small class size to ensure individual attention
- Step by step demonstrations, heaps of information, techniques
- Projects you will work on in class
Vendor since 2016
The RQAS, from its modernised and functional new premises on Petrie Terrace, continues to achieve the original objectives of the Society to encourage Fine Arts and organise exhibitions in Brisbane.
The RQAS has a long, proud, though at times difficult, history. It was born from the wish of a group of like-minded people to share their love and interest in art and to establish a Queensland National Art Gallery (QNAG). Informal meetings in 1884 and 1885 brought together the group ultimately responsible for establishing the Queensland Art Society in 1887, the key figure being Isaac Walter Jenner. It was not all smooth sailing in the formative years due to infrequency of meetings, disagreement among members, lack of government support and concern over the works displayed in the first exhibition − a mixture of pictures on loan, copies and other non-original works. However the appointment of Richard Godfrey Rivers as president in 1891 brought a period of stability and a new policy of allowing only original works to be shown at exhibitions.