Watercolour Painting

Course Overview

Dive into the world of Watercolour Painting! Whether you are a beginner or have prior experience, we will help you take your skills to the next level.

Explore the unique techniques of watercolour, including washes, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, colour mingling, and pen and wash. Master the subtleties of tone, the interplay of colours, and the intricacies of perspective and composition.

We will cover a variety of subjects such as landscapes, still life, animals, and florals, honing your skills and unleashing your creativity in the vibrant medium of watercolours.

Join now and enjoy an enriching journey into the art of watercolour painting!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

This course will involve a combination of teacher demonstrations and student practical work. Students will be guided step by step by tutor though individual projects.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to materials and equipment
  • Washes, wet on wet, wet on dry, masking
  • Colour mixing and mingling
  • Creating textures
  • Tone
  • Perspective
  • Sketching the subject
  • Landscape
  • Still Life
  • Flowers
  • Animals
  • Pen and wash

Course outcome

  • By the end of the course it is intended that students will be able to create watercolour paintings using traditional wash techniques with a knowledge of colour, tone and perspective.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge necessary. This course is applicable for beginners or for those with some experience wishing to further develop their skills.

What you need to provide

  • Bring a notebook and pen and any materials you may already have.
  • First lesson – paint, paper and brushes will be provided if you don’t have your own.

Other information

A list of materials and equipment will be given and their uses will be explained at the first lesson.

Class details

Start Date07 May 2024
End Date25 June 2024
Time10:00am - 12:00pm
TutorDeidre Morrison


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

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