Studio 65+: Watercolours


As of Monday, February 28/22, visitors to SJAC will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.

Please note that out of an abundance of caution, SJAC will continue to keep a mandatory mask policy in place for all programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events) after the Public Health restrictions are lifted on March 14/22. We will continue to monitor and reassess in the coming weeks.

Workshop Description

SJAC is excited to welcome back Jane Geurts to teach Studio 65+ 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

Workshop Information
Age group: Seniors and Adults

Time: 1:30-4pm

Dates: Tuesday afternoons – April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2022

Duration: 4 weeks

Tuition fee: $110 for adults / Seniors aged 65+ are eligible for a 20% discount on all adult workshops; enter coupon code SENIOR65 at checkout.

Supplies fee: $20, purchased from your instructor at the first class

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

Capacity: 10 students

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