Special Effects in Watercolour – Workshop at ArtEst

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Date(s) - 06/11/2016
10:00 - 16:00

Art Est Art School and Gallery


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In this workshop you will explore many of the special effects that can be achieved with watercolour using a range of simple techniques, materials and every day objects. In this workshop students will get a better understanding of staining, transparent, opaque and granulation characteristics, effects with inks of various types, effects with water-soluble pencils, spray bottles, foil, sponging, wax, plastic wrap, salt, gouache, resist/masking fluid, scrubbing, splattering, backwashes and ‘cauliflowers’, dry-brush and so on.

We will work through a large number of effects and techniques and also look at how to put them to use in a painting so they form an integral part of the finished work.

Is this course right for me?

While all levels of artist are welcome, some prior experience with watercolours is assumed. Students should have at least attended a beginner watercolour workshop with Jane or Susie


Please bring the following materials with you:

  • At least 4 sheets A3 watercolour paper 300gsm preferably medium, though smooth or rough is fine if that is your usual preference. Arches or Langton recommended. Please get good quality paper not cheap discount store paper as it behaves like blotting paper. (You can purchase paper on the day from your tutor)

185gsm watercolour paper additional if you have it. Any size.
Notebook (optional)
Ruler – preferably clear plastic
Watercolours – please bring what you usually use and any extra tubes you may have. (Can also be bought from tutor.)
Brushes – bring your usual watercolour brushes plus a couple of ‘old’ brushes for use with masking fluid and gouache.
An old toothbrush
Water containers x 2
White gouache – one tube
Spray bottle (if you have one)
Masking fluid (if you have it)
Paper towel
Other materials you already have – please don’t buy them specially as I will have some and others can share – Indian ink, coloured ink, pastels, crayons, oil pastels, water-soluble / aquarelle pencils, nibs, gouache, sponges of any kind, etc.

Jane will have available for purchase additional colours, brushes and paper so please bring some cash in case you’re tempted!

Jane strongly urges students, especially new students, to contact her directly about watercolours if they you are planning on purchasing them as she can make up an affordable artist quality set for you in advance for the workshop. If you wish to discuss the materials, please feel free to contact Jane directly:


Phone: 9420 9446

Mobile: 0408 630 894
email: janeblundellart@gmail.com


For registration follow this link.

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