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Watercolour: From Basics to Landscape Painting


Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Cam Wilson.

This class series is excellent for beginners as well as students who have tried a little watercolour and want to learn more about its versatility. We will take you from basic watercolour mixing and techniques to creating your own landscape painting! Along the way, you’ll learn to depict the elements of landscape effectively.

Week One: This introduction to watercolours gives you the foundation for creating vibrant and dynamic paintings. Learn about the various watercolour papers, brushes, and pigments, and explore mixing colours as well as basic, foundational painting techniques.

Week Two: Start with mixing colours and learning techniques for creating the natural elements of land, sky, and sea. You’ll be practicing making watercolour sketches of these and other landscape elements.

Week Three: The three main components to a landscape painting are sky, water, and earth. Using your watercolour sketches as a basis you will create 3 simple paintings, one each of sky, water, and earth.

Week Four: Time to put it all together! Using your new knowledge you will create at least one accomplished landscape painting incorporating all three elements.

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

 Professional-quality watercolours: (e.g. Winsor Newton, M Graham, Holbein, Schmincke)

Permanent Red   Pure Yellow   Cobalt Blue   Hooker’s Green   Burnt Sienna

Brushes: # 4 Round AND  #8 Round AND  1” or 2” Flat

Palette: Watercolour palette with large mixing area and several wells

Paper: Package of papers made by The Paint Spot (includes different types of watercolour paper)

Other supplies: Pencil & eraser   masking tape   board or other firm surface to mount paper on while you paint

Soft cloth (e.g., old tee-shirt or dish towel)

You may wish to bring suitable art clothes, a notebook, a snack & a drink.

About the Instructor: Cam graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a diploma in Visual Communications. He then worked as an art director before venturing out on his own as a freelance Illustrator and designer. Cam also taught Graphic Design and Illustration in the Visual Communications program at MacEwan University. Several years ago Cam embarked on a journey to Southeast Asia and since then has returned on many occasions to paint some of the most beautiful places on earth. Visit Cam’s website: