Flatlay of watercolour paintings

Watercolour Essentials Two with Libby Derham

Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May 2024

Two day workshop from 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Recomended for ages 16+

Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Entry via level 2


Tutor: Libby Derham

This course continues the exploration of painting with watercolour looking at harmony in colour and combination of techniques. Students will learn how to stretch paper and will complete a series of exercises and projects based on themes from nature. We will look at monochromatic, complementary and analogous colour schemes and will gain practice combining wet and dry techniques with transparent glazing.

Watercolour Two is the second course of a 4-part series and is a recommended prerequisite for the follow-on Watercolour Three and Four.

Learning outcomes:

An enhanced ability to identify and mix colour and an understanding of how different hues affect each other.

Skills in stretching paper

Further skills in transparent glazing and applying washes on wet and dry

An understanding of highlights, surface and cast shadow

Suitable for 16+ ages, beginners who have completed Watercolour ONE and those wanting to revise their practice.

This workshop is facilitated by NatureArt Lab. Established in 2017, NatureArt Lab is the premier natural science art and illustration organisation in Australia. NatureArt Lab offers a range of art and photography courses in Brisbane including drawing foundation studies, watercolour, printmaking, wildlife and botanical art programs.

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