WATERCOLOUR Painting Classes - Brisbane

Watercolour paints consists of fine pigment particles suspended in a water-soluble binder.  The binder in watercolour consists of gum, glucose, glycerine and wetting agents. It is usually used on a variety of papers including cotton, cellulose and yupo. As watercolour is semi-transparent, the white of the paper allows for luminosity to bounce back through the washes of colour.


White is not ordinarily used in watercolour but rather, white areas of a composition are left unpainted leaving the white of the paper exposed. Watercolours are most commonly sold as cakes of dry paint (pans) or as liquid tubes; water is added in varying quantities to achieve the various effects. The paint can be applied with myriad techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry to obtain different effects and saturation of pigment.

Discover your style in our studio. Learn a variety of watercolour techniques to create your own compositions. Watercolour painting is a ‘zen’ practice requiring patience, thoughtfulness and self control. Less is definitely more – just one of the studio mantras for working with watercolour.

Whether you want to paint florals, land and cityscape scenes or keep a visual travel diary, I can show you how to go about getting started and maintaining your practice. Relaxation is a key benefit of working with the natural translucence and fleeting fluidity of watercolour.

Classes cater to a range of styles from crisp, graphic botanical art to spontaneous stylization and to absolute abstraction, plus everything in between.

Watercolours are a good choice if you have limited space to work in at home, plus clean up is a breeze!

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 Some examples of ART101 students' watercolours

Brisbane Watercolour Painting Classes for Beginners