Watercolour Painting CityEast College

Course Outline

Painting with watercolour has a lightness and fluidity that both beginners and experienced students can use to great effect. Learn techniques of watercolour painting as you explore subjects such as landscape, still life and individual ideas.

This course will suit beginners to intermediate students.


A3 art board for taping watercolour paper onto Masking tape
Paper: Arches 300gsm A3 size. It’s cheaper to buy in single sheet and cut up, which we can do in class if you’re not sure. Bring 2 A3 sheets and something to transport them in.
Colours in tubes please:
Ultramarine Blue and Cerulean Blue
Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium red
Lemon yellow and Indian yellow
Indigo and Viridian
Cotman’s or equivalent quality is fine
Brushes: Variety of watercolour brushes, standard length (not long handled)
Sizes: 4,8,12 and a rigger 00 (for details) 1" soft and flat for large washes, square end. Synthetic hair (taklon) is fine. Please don’t purchase sable brushes if you’re a beginner.
White plastic palette with at least 8 small compartments with a larger mixing tray or 2.
Small spray bottle for water
An old hand towel
Box of tissues
Big and small water containers (1 each)
2B pencil and eraser

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.


$210 Limited inc GST
Watercolour Painting

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  • Course testimonials
    I really learnt how to do a good watercolour painting with the teacher. He had just the right balance between expert instruction and us doing painting to reinforce what we had to learn in each class. Highly recommended!