Ink & Watercolour Wash Illustration Workshop

Learn how to draw with ink and create watercolour wash sketches



5 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $200 - $215 ($215 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $200 for 2+ guests)

Join local artist Linda Newton in this full-day drawing class where you learn to outline your sketches before using watercolour pigments to fill them with colour!

Linda is known for her quirky yet incredibly detailed paintings and drawings and in this intensive workshop, she will show you how she creates her birds and dogs including how she creates movement in her characters and develops personalities.

You will then be guided in how you can add dimension and drama in your composition by adding a watercolour wash to your work. Linda will go over the basics of using watercolours and the effects that can be achieved with a variety of brushes and the finishes that can be achieved with different techniques.

Each participant will be provided with a kit to use during the workshop and take with them to continue their artistic journey at home. Your kit is valued at more than $70 and will include:

  • Kuretake Watercolour Set - incl. 12 high pigment paints
  • Zig Kuretake waterproof black fineliner
  • 3 x Watercolour Brushes
  • A4 Watercolour Pad

A delicious lunch will be provided created from all local organic produce and able to cater for any dietary requirements you may have. We also provide you with a divine afternoon treat and tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the course.

Please note
Sessions at The Old Auction House require a minimum of four participants to run. In the event that we do not have sufficient students we will cancel the class and contact you a minimum of 24 hrs prior to the session to organise a full refund or transfer to another date.



Knowledge required
No experience necessary, this class is suitable for anyone ages 16+ who want to learn or improve their ink and watercolour wash techniques!
 
What you'll get
  • Awesome Drawing Skills
  • Art Kit Valued at over $70
  • Locally Sourced Organic Lunch
What to bring
  • Just yourself!
What to wear: Closed Toed Shoes with long hair tied back - aprons are provided but please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
Location

The Old Auction House - Teaching Studio, 52-56 Mollison St, Kyneton VIC

Your teacher
Linda Newton

Linda Newton

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Linda Newton is a Central Victorian artist who creates spontaneous nature-inspired artworks often featuring birds and other native animals each with character that lifts off the page. Her own relaxed style carries over into her teaching meaning that classes with Linda are tailored to the skills and interests of the participants on the day.

A belief that art can be accessible to all shapes Linda's teaching style, and a warm and inviting classroom environment can be expected by all participants.

Linda's work can be seen on display in her Castlemaine studio, Studio MA56.




Your host
The Old Auction House
The Old Auction House

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The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne. Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.

The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.

The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.

The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year.

Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.


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Jenny Steele Jun 2022


The 5-hour workshop with Linda went by so fast. Linda was a wonderful teacher who imparted her wealth of knowledge and experience in organized bite-size pieces. She had wonderful attention to detail when mentoring each student. I joined the class to learn more about painting with watercolor, l wasn't disappointed, l came away from the class with much more clarity and learned many new techniques through Linda's amazing teaching. The whole workshop was well organized and the lunch was delicious. I will be definitely booking into more classes in the future. Thank you Linda for a truly wonderful experience.

Kimberley Hintner Jun 2022


Our teacher Linda Newton was wonderful, extremely patient, had plenty of tips & tricks to share with us, explained everything in detail but in an easy & straightforward way. The materials provided were excellent, & we got to keep them to take home & continue working on becoming better artists. I believe the experience was good value for money as Linda has years of experience & talent. Linda also has the unique ability to show & guide you in the right direction & as I was an absolute beginner with watercolors & very nervous she gently encouraged me & gave me pointers on where I needed to work on (which you cannot get from reading a book). I learnt that nothing can really go wrong & if you are learning it's all good, it's really about having fun & learning something new. I'm most definitely going home & will be practicing my artwork & watercolors to get better at it. It was also great to see other participants' artwork which had been made in the workspace. Do yourself a favor & do this class - you will absolutely love it. 10/10 Thank you, Linda.

Painting workshop review by Kimberley Hintner

Kaye Brown Jun 2022


A really lovely day from start to finish. Teacher was knowledgable and fun, materials were excellent and subjects were fun. We maybe tried to do too much so I didn’t leave with a finished piece, but will most definitely be using the take home set to push on. Great atmosphere and a lovely lunch too. Loved it :)

Danielle Ormandy Jun 2022


Great class for exploring different techniques and getting comfortable with water colours. Linda is an encouraging and experienced teacher - and the lunch was terrific!

Louise Marcello Jun 2022


Excellent in explaining techniques. Introduced many techniques. Great at giving feedback. A very pleasant environment

Andrea Mills Apr 2022


A great teacher and venue. Just what I was hoping for. Enough instruction and inspiration to go home and start painting.

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Glenice Warner Apr 2022


I thoroughly enjoyed the ink and watercolour class, learning lots of new skills, in all aspects of these media and pencil work, too.
Linda was a superb teacher, putting everyone at ease and giving lots of individual help, along with the general class teaching.
(I can’t wait to put it all into action, to produce my first masterpiece!)
I must add that lunch was magnificent, too, and the venue perfect for the class. Real coffee was a surprise treat, too.

Yvette Rowland Apr 2022


Venue & food great - well organised.
Teacher lovely, knew her craft but was a bit too focused on one student that took her fancy & prob didn't need the help that the rest if us newbies did.
Otherwise great would do again

Heather Wallace Apr 2022


Thank you so much Linda for an inspiring and encouraging workshop. Loved Linda’s humour and relaxed manner. Really appreciated learning techniques and new skills. Great teaching style.

Melva Ryan Apr 2022


Teacher was energetic and very helpful. Catered for both the experienced and the experimental.
Being the latter I learnt lots about watercolour paints and how to use that medium with black pen. We learnt the art of using graphite pencils and technique to master the black outline pen. So much in one day! Really enjoyed it… thank you Linda and the old auction house team.

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Mary McLaughlin Apr 2022


Linda is such an encouraging teacher; she gave me not just techniques but, importantly, the confidence to try them.

Elizabeth Woodroofe Oct 2021


I really enjoyed the classit was so nice to be able to learn new techniques and experiment with the medium. Linda was very knowledgeable, patient and the small class size encouraged a very supportive environment. Thank you for a great day!

Debbie Ware Oct 2021


An interesting and productive day learning new techniques with watercolours. Good venue with great spaces.

Andrea Simpson Oct 2021


Such a great day out ! Relaxed and informative instructor , delicious food and coffee just how you like it
Will book again for sure

Illustration Workshop: Ink and Watercolour Wash review by Andrea Simpson

Andrea O'Donnell Oct 2021


Excellent value for money. Teacher was very flexible and worked with everyone needs. Materials supplied were excellent. Lunch was very well received with thanks. Staff at venue were very welcoming and helpful. Overall, fantastic day learning so many new skills.

Painting workshop review by Andrea O'Donnell

Jennifer Macaulay Jun 2021


A good, fast presentation with ample time to experiment with the various techniques along the way. Catered for all abilities and encouraging comments for all. Very happy with the quality of the equipment provided, and a jolly nice lunch.
Thank you.

Priya Naidu Apr 2021


The teacher was great and shared a lot of tips to keep going with the illustrations at my own time beyond this class. She was really inspirational and is highly skilled at what she does.

Cassie-Lee Osborne Apr 2021


I really loved this class! Linda was very lovely and personable and gave each student tips and tricks on how to improve their artwork. I think everyone in the class left with at least one piece of their work they really loved. Highly recommend.

Valerie Hickey Feb 2021


The teacher was amazing. Giving all kinds of tips and gently guiding me to be more confident. I felt very at ease and feel that so much was learned today. I would pay this again for the same teacher.
Liked the kit we went home with.
I enjoyed the space and the meal. Everything ran at 100% for me.
Thank you

Rob Alexander Feb 2021


Linda is a terrific teacher. This was my first time attempting watercolours and Linda explained the process very clearly at a pace I could understand. I came away wanting to have a further lesson from Linda. The venue was perfect and they provided a tasty lunch. A great experience all round. Rob

Maree Barkla Jul 2020


Linda was very helpful very enthusiastic. For cold kyneton the venue seemed warm which was good. I was please with the kit we received and the meal at lunch time was delicious.
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