Intro to Watercolour 1-Day Workshop

SJAC welcomes new instructor, designer and painter Jane Geurts! Watercolour is a graceful medium, as light emanates from beneath the surface, connecting the painter and viewer to the multiple layers of translucent colours. This course will teach basic techniques specific to watercolour, as well as the fundamental principles that relate to all great design and composition. You will have the opportunity to put these principles and techniques into practice, so they start to become intuitive.  This is an introductory course; however you can work to your own skill level if more advanced.

Workshop supply kits will be purchased from the instructor for $10 on the day of the class. 
They include everything you will need for the workshop:

  • Watercolour Paper:  140lb and 90lb cold press, three sheets 
  • Palette: warm and cool versions of red, blue and yellow, plus black and white
  • Brushes: round, flat and angle
  • Drawing pencil
  • White magic eraser
  • Mixing palette/plate
  • 8”x10” Matt for a 5”x7” painting
  • Foam core board
  • Instructional notes

One day workshop: Saturday, March 20, 2021 • 9am to 4pm (1 hour break for lunch) • Cost: $60 (pay instructor an additional $10 for all supplies on the day of the workshop) • UPDATE: FULL!

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COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: As a public building, SJAC must follow the Government of New Brunswick’s Public Health guidelines on the coronavirus. In the unfortunate event that the local Saint John Zone must ‘move back’ to stricter social distancing policies and classes must be cancelled, participants will be refunded for the remaining classes. Please note that community face masks are required.


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About the Instructor

Jane is a designer and painter with a penchant for watercolour. She is well known for her large-scale watercolours that grace residential and commercial spaces across the country. Her artwork has been purchased for public and private collections in Canada, the US, and Holland, and she has lectured and conducted workshops around the globe. Jane spent more than thirty years as Head of Design at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and has acted as a design consultant for several commercial and residential design firms, with her work being featured on HGTV. Lately, you will find her at her boutique shop, Bankside Cottage Gallery, in the Village of Gagetown where she represents a range of Canadian fine art and craft.