Watercolour Crash Course

Watercolour Crash Course

Playful approach to Watercolour Painting

Visual Arts
Kid Friendly
Malou Zuidema

Malou Zuidema
(Malou Zuidema Illustrations)




3 - 25




This watercolour crash course is all about a playful, and fun approach to watercolour painting. It's a perfect one for those of you who want to get a concise overview on watercolour painting, and how to work a painting from scratch to finish.

In 2.5 hours we'll be covering all things watercolour; how to set-up a painting, start a first wash, keep 'light' in your painting and how to work in the details.

It's a small, self-paced class; aiming to get everyone to work on their own projects, and to offer plenty of opportunity to ask individual questions as you're progressing on your painting. So feel free to bring in images of your favourite places, landscapes, animals or pets. No stress if you can't think of a subject matter, there will be some colourful flowers for a still-life scene as well.

This crash course is for you if you:

- Love watercolours, but not quite sure about how to get started

- Have a particular idea you want to paint, and would love some feedback along the way

- Want to get a concise overview on watercolour painting, and how to work a painting from start to finish.

----Please Note----

- This is a BYOB event, so feel free to bring a glass of your favorite.

- There will be some small snacks (but make sure to have dinner beforehand, or afterwards)

- All materials are included

- You'll be part of a small group of max 10 persons

- Minimum participation for this class is 3 persons

- Minimum age: 18 years

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

This class is available on Request for groups of 3+

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No experience required

build Equipment Needed

- All materials are included
- Bring some images/ photos for inspiration

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This workshop is suitable for a hens party, special occasion, team building activity, baby shower, birthday, bucks party, corporate event or Christmas party.


Watercolour Crash Course class location

1/457 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW

The teacher can also travel within 20km of Surry Hills for private classes with 3 or more students


Malou Zuidema
Malou Zuidema
(Malou Zuidema Illustrations)

Illustrator & Creative Workshop Facilitator

Hi! I'm Malou, I'm a Sydney based, Dutch illustrator and Teaching Artist. I create colourful and playful illustrations, often with a quirky joke.
My workshops are all about creativity, playfulness and having a great time, while going home with a piece of art that you didn’t know you could create before.
Workshops I run: Watercolours & wine, DIY cards, Recipe illustration and acrylic painting.

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Review by (attended on 17 Sep 2018)

A great course. Informative, fun and relaxed. Malou was generous with her time and put in a lot of effort to help us get a great result. Definitely will be doing this course again. Highly recommended


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Review by (attended on 17 Sep 2018)

I loved the class! It was so relaxing and inspiring, perfect after work activity. I loved how everyone could do their own thing and still get tips from Malou. She was fantastic! I went out and bought paints and brushes the very next day!

Watercolour Crash Course review by Evelyn Liu Sydney


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Review by (attended on 17 Sep 2018)

Great introductory class to using water colours for a novice. Malou was great, very accessible and personable in her teaching style. Great venue, great materials. Highly recommend.


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Review by (attended on 17 Sep 2018)

Malou was a great teacher. All 5 students had not used watercolour before and she gave us all alot of encouragement. We learnt about how to wash, blend and mix colours then we chose our own picture or used one of her still lifes. She demonstrated how to start off and then individually helped us all. The venue was awesome with comfortable surroundings, nibbles provided and nice chill out music playing. The materials were of good quality and the value for money for this crash course was excellent. I just wish it went on for longer,it was over too soon! Nice to take home my first watercolour, I was surprised my first painting turned out ok. It definitely helped having a small class too. Highly recommend her class.

Watercolour Crash Course review by Lucienne Calvi


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Review by (attended on 8 Sep 2018)

The studio was nice and comfortable for a small group event. Snacks were provided as well as champagne glasses. Malou was fantastic in explaining the basics of the watercolour painting and she was really helpful and patient to help us improving in our paintings. My friends and I had enjoyed the class, and I would definitely recommend Malou's class to friends who are interested in painting and future groups activities.

Watercolour Crash Course review by Maggie

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