Watercolour Painting



As of September 22, 2021, some New Brunswick businesses will require Proof of Vaccination to access non-essential services. All of SJAC’s programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events) fall under the included categories of services.

All people aged 12 and up will be required to show their record of immunization or medical exemption certificate and a government issued identification to be able to access our programs.

For further details, please see our full policy update by clicking here.


*Please also note that SJAC is maintaining a mandatory community face mask policy until further notice.*

SJAC is excited to welcome back Jane Geurts to teach Intro to Watercolours! As Jane guides you through a variety of techniques, you will discover the qualities that make watercolour such an enjoyable and unique experience. This workshop is designed for beginners who have never picked up a brush before, through to intermediate level participants.

In this workshop you will explore:

  • The characteristics of watercolour painting
  • How to mix your paints
  • How to use watercolour washes, wet-on-wet techniques, flat wash, graded wash
  • The basic colour palette
  • Watercolour lifting techniques
  • The composition of good landscape painting
  • How to create effective looking landscapes/seascapes
  • Creating light in your landscapes/seascapes
  • How to paint moody watercolour skies
  • Matting and framing techniques for watercolor paintings
Workshop materials kit is purchased from the instructor on week one and includes:
  • Watercolour Paper:  140lb and 90lb cold press 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

Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm • October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 2021 (4 weeks) • $110 • PLUS: Materials kit purchased from your instructor: $20

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COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: 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 during the class.

Read our Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy.

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