Watercolour Classes, Gympie
RED HILL RD ART STUDIO
49 RED HILL RD, GYMPIE
WEDNESDAYS 9:30am - 12:30 midday starting October 7 2020
Suitable for beginners and more experienced.
$30 per class. Pay ahead for a 5 week block : $125 and save $25
Block 1: October 7 - November 4
Block 2: November 11 - December 9
The studio is at ground level (no stairs) and has an adjoining kitchen and bathroom. The lighting is great and chairs are comfy. Jan has plenty of reference materials and teaching tools.
Parking is available on the street outside or on Grabbs Lane. Walk through the easement to the studio. Parking available right outside the studio doors for anyone who has trouble walking (but unfortunately the studio and facilities are not wheelchair friendly).
Don't forget to book! Looking forward to seeing you there and helping your creative life bloom.
Please note: When using the option to pay ahead for 5 classes, they do not need to be all within a 5 week time frame. Therefore, if you miss a lesson, the credit will still be valid for another class. When those 5 classes have been attended, either pay ahead for another 5 lessons or pay week by week.
If you prefer not to pay online, you are welcome to bring cash on the day or I will give you my bank details for a transfer. Thanks!
Paints: You will only need 3 tubes of watercolour paint for my lessons as I will show you how to make a palette of 12 colours from those. Musgrave Art stocks my preferred brand - MaimeriBlu in the CMY primaries (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow).
Paper: Only 100% cotton watercolour paper is suitable, preferably in 300gsm weight. Paper that is not marked as being 100% cotton is incredibly frustrating to paint on and you won't get the desired results. Common great quality brands are Arches, Saunders Waterford and Fabriano. You will need a pad or block at least A4 size.
Brushes: I can sell you a set of watercolour 'rounds' for $5 during class or purchase your own. One fine brush and one larger is enough to get started. You will also need a larger 'wash' brush or 'hake'.
Palette: I recommend a large plastic palette with a lid. It needs to have at least 12 wells to hold the colour mixes you will make.
Other necessities: A 2B or B pencil and a kneadable eraser. One sheet of graphite transfer paper. Tissues and an old hand towel or face cloth, plus 2 containers for water. (1kg honey or yogurt tubs are ideal.) A roll of masking tape, preferably Washi tape, (the painting section of hardware stores stocks this). A sturdy but lightweight board slightly larger than your paper would also be handy.
ALL OF THE ABOVE WILL BE SHOWN AND EXPLAINED IN THE FIRST LESSON
NOTE: The studio is on the first floor of the Royal QLD Art Society. Slide across the front doors and proceed up the stairs or take the lift. We have air-conditioning, a kitchen and bathrooms in the studio for your convenience. Looking forward to seeing you there! Jan