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Watercolours for Beginners

Embark on a journey into the world of watercolour painting with our immersive four-week course. Under the expert guidance of our skilled tutor, Robyn White, you'll discover the foundational techniques and principles essential to mastering this versatile medium.

Throughout the course, you'll delve into the intricacies of the colour wheel, honing your understanding of colour theory and its application in watercolour painting. From mastering basic brushstrokes to experimenting with advanced techniques, you'll receive personalised instruction tailored to your skill level.

Gain confidence as you explore a variety of surfaces, materials, and tools commonly used in watercolour painting, discovering the spontaneity and freedom this medium offers.

You'll learn to utilise different papers, brushes, knives, and scraping tools, experimenting with techniques such as salt application, masking fluid use, and splatter effects. Additionally, you'll uncover the potential of white gouache, adding depth and dimension to your paintings.

By the end of the course, you'll be ready to continue your watercolour journey with newfound confidence.

Term 2, 2024 Dates:
10.30am - 3.30pm
4 May - 25 May 2024
4 consecutive weeks


Bring your own materials or purchase a MAMA Materials Package tailored for this course. Packages may be purchased online, or through MAMA Store: (02) 6043 5800.

Cost: $210
2x Saunders Waterford 100% Cotton Watercolour Paper 300gsm
2x Taklon Round Brushes 10mm and 20mm
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Pyrrol Red
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Rose Madder
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Raw Sienna
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Burnt Sienna
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Permanent Yellow Lemon
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Permanent Yellow Deep
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Prussian Blue
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Ultramarine Deep
Holbein Artists Watercolour 15ml - Viridian Hue

Meet the Tutor: Robyn White

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Robyn White is a passionate visual artist and engaging arts tutor with over 25 years experience. Working across mediums in her own practice, Robyn loves to teach watercolour, drawing, mixed media and pastels.

As a tutor, Robyn is warm and empathetic, having experienced many of the challenges and frustrations that her students faced in the development of her own skills and knowledge. Robyn embraced art 30 years ago, after taking a break from her career in finance to raise her family. Having always had aptitude and appetite for art, Robyn built on her earlier talents for drawing and after 25 plus years, now has her own studio and fine art supplies business in Wodonga.

Robyn encourages students to build strong technical foundations upon which they can loosen control and let the materials work their magic on the page.

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