Beginners Watercolour Class

Learn how to paint with watercolours in Sydney



2 hours Class size 12 to 60     label $50

Learn how to paint with watercolour in this two-hour workshop in Sydney, perfect for anyone wanting to establish or grow their painting practice with the support and guidance of artist, Sally Ann Conwell.

This two-hour session is filled with demonstrations, experimentation and the ability to play with watercolour paints and leave this workshop with your own work of art you’ll be proud to show off!

This workshop will include lessons on the properties of watercolour paint, brushwork, texturing techniques, colour mixing and advice on the vast amount of art supplies available out there. Using the various techniques you will be shown during the class you will work from a variety of still life objects and reference material to create your own unique composition.

Discover a new hobby, meet new people, and discover why watercolour is such a popular and fun medium to work with!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.


What you'll get

All materials provided and your own watercolour artwork to take home.

What to bring

Just yourself!

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.


Sally Ann Conwell (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

Work-Shop HQ - 16 Cope Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Sally Ann Conwell

Sally Ann Conwell

4.9 (10)

From a young age in the suburbs of South Sydney, Sally was busy getting paint on her mothers carpet. Before the age of 22 she had completed two scholarship residencies in France, and launched a bizarre range of greeting cards that make very little sense, under the name Sit Still Sally.

She can’t actually sit still, and each work is different from the last. Sally completed studies in Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, with a focus on oils and watercolours,  and continues to work as a practising, emerging artist in Sydney’s inner west.

With any time left over, she likes to dabble in the world of illustration, design, and other crafty things, inspired by everything nonsensical, colourful and wonderful.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2235)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews

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Andy McGinty Jun 2021


Thank you for a great time! Hopefully I will be back to learn more :) -Andy

Jasemyn-Ranea Harper Apr 2021


Was a great, fun filled class.

Sally Ann is a great teacher and made the learning process easy and fun.

Amy Fracarossi Apr 2021


Fun and relaxed. Gave demonstrations but then plenty of time to play and make mistakes (and work them into your art)

Painting workshop review by Amy Fracarossi

Alexandre Guterres Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was a really fun experience. Sally is a great teacher, highly recommend to everyone.

Bronwyn Sheldon Dec 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


It was good but I would like to learn more skills in the class and also the teacher to do more demos for us to follow along

Tracy Oct 2020


I absolutely loved the workshop. The space was huge. And very comfortable. The staff were friendly and inviting.
Sal who taught us was such a beautiful soul. Patient and talented. An excellent teacher. All the materials were perfect I thought. I didn't get to finish all that was offered as I was so relaxed and enjoying myself I didn't care.
Thank you we have already had friends interested.
Tracy

Painting workshop review by Tracy

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Kostan Arthur Sep 2020


Relaxed and fun environmetn to paint in. Learnt some cool ways to paint water colours having had little to no idea beforehand.

Fern Shaw Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What was the teacher like? Sally is so lovely, she explained and demonstrated the techniques so well and loved how she explained the therapeutic benefits of painting and how it affects the different parts of the brain
How was the venue? So easy to get to, a short walk from redfern station. Nice venue, a bit chilly in winter so bring something warm to wear. There was also a tea and coffee station but there wasn't any milk so I had a herbal tea instead. Should have grabbed a coffee from the cafe near the station on my way in!
If materials were provided, did you like them? The quality of the materials provided were amazing.
Was the class good value for money? Yes, absolutely
What did you do / learn? We learnt how to sketch a still life object, then how to turn the sketch into a template you can paint over with watercolour, lots of different water colour techniques and got to paint some scenes. Loved that we didn't have to stop at 1pm on the dot and could stay and carry on painting.

Painting workshop review by Fern Shaw

Yolande Neve Sep 2020


Sally was a great teacher, very engaging and relatable! The class was super fun, it was easy to chat with the other students and meet lovely people. She offered a wide range of techniques and different ways of approaching watercolour. I just wish I had more time to spend on my art! Those 2 hours passed way too fast!

Brooke Romcke Sep 2020


We had such a great time! Sally was lovely and explained techniques so well, she also answered all of our questions with ease and made us feel super welcome. The creative space was mad, it didn't feel like there were as many people as there actually were, it was intimate for such a large group. Overall, loved it. Would definitely recommend
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