august, 2022

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08aug9:30 am12:00 pmPAINT PALETTE PAPER - INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR 6 WEEKS TUITIONA 6-week workshop by Cynthia Copley

Event Details

In this six-week course (6 x 2.5-hour lessons ) learn as Cynthia will guide you with expert tuition to learn fundamental watercolour techniques. Cynthia has developed a beautiful course that incorporates applying valuable skills into completing a finished artwork each week.

This course is perfect for beginners and for intermediate painters wanting to explore the fundamental skills needed for watercolour success.

Course Structure
Week One – Paint Palette Paper

I will take you through the process of how to mix watercolour paint. You will learn the quantities of water to paint ratios and how this is used to create value.

This technique is a staple skill for watercolour painting and requires practice. We will build on this skill throughout the course so that by week six, it will be a natural part of your painting process.

Week Two – Wet in Wet

In week two we will explore the wet-in wet process and discover how to achieve loose, watery washes.

Week Three – Glazing

In week three we delve into glazing techniques. You will learn how to layer watercolour to make the most of its transparent qualities.

This class will continue to build on skills learned in weeks one and two. In addition, you will learn colour mixing and explore basic colour theory.

Week Four – Experimental Mark Making

In week four we will have fun creating exciting marks on the paper. You will incorporate mediums into the painting process and learn how to use household items for exciting results.

We will also explore working larger, trying bold strokes, thinking about composition and experimenting with textures.

Our finished piece will be big, bold and balanced!

Week Five – Value Study

In week five we focus on the importance of value. Value is the colour spectrum’s light and dark and gives a painting definition and balance. This is an important skill to learn which requires keen observation of the subject/object.

You will learn to observe your subject broken into areas of tonal value. We will explore monochromatic values which is the value range held within a single colour.

Week Six – Negative Painting

In week six you will learn how to maintain and incorporate the white of the paper to capture the lightest value within a watercolour painting. We will explore ways to protect the whites of the paper, as well as how to build depth with negative shapes and glazing.

This final piece will require all skills gained throughout the previous classes to create a finished artwork. You will be amazed at your progress.



(Monday) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


The Crafty Studio

17a Thorn St


Cynthia CopleyCynthia is an Australian expressionist artist painting the natural world around me. She portrays her experience and interactions with the landscape through her interpretation of colour, feelings and connection with the environment. Expressionism is an art form that often romanticises the subject through the use of bold colours and formations; drawing on emotion and memory. Cynthia also paints abstract artworks through her spontaneous and improvised response to refracted light on the landscape.

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