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Picturing Nature: A Watercolour Workshop


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Description

Picturing Nature in Watercolour is a one-day workshop on observational nature drawing in watercolour with Melbourne artist Judith Van Heeren.

This six-hour course will guide the student in the art of observing and focusing on the intimate in the natural world. 

The morning session will focus on observational drawing and familiarising with the medium: sketching in pencil; mixing colour through transparent layering; becoming familiar with the brushes and their endless possibilities; exploring wet on wet techniques and wet on dry. 

There will be a one-hour lunch break and there are many cafes nearby.

 In the second half of the day we will combine the various techniques and work on a detailed study in watercolour. All materials, morning and afternoon tea supplied.

Follow Judith's Instagram feed for images of her latest work.

Judith Van Heeren is a professional artist who has been painting images from the natural world for the past 30 years. She exhibits in private and public galleries, and her work is held in many public and private collections nationally and internationally. Judith has been finalist in prizes including the Geelong contemporary art prize and Waterhouse natural history art prize. While predominantly known for her oil paintings, she considers her watercolours on paper the essence of her practice as the intimacy of paper and the delicacy of watercolour allow her to explore the sublime in the natural world. In recent years Judith has conducted private workshops in addition to her own practice.
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What you will learn
  • Sketching in pencil and observational drawing
  • Mixing colours through transparent layers
  • Developing concentration and engaging with the natural world through art
What you will get
  • Practical demonstrations
  • All materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea

What to bring
  • All materials provided however a small notebook may be useful
What to wear

Casual clothes, aprons provided

Appropriate for

Beginners and more advanced art students, some drawing skill an advantage


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Course refund policy:

  • Full refunds for cancellations can be given up to 30 days before the course commencement date. If available, we are happy to transfer you to another course or workshop at a later date with 30 days notice.
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 10 days before the course commencement date.
  • No refund will be given after 10 days before the course commencement date. Under exceptional circumstances a full refund will be given regardless of date of cancellation.
  • No make-up classes can be offered for our beginners courses.
  • Please note there is a $30 fee deducted on all refunds.

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Terms & Conditions

Bookings and class cancellations policy: 

Due to the high demand for classes and small number of places available in our 4-week beginners course, Fitzroy Painting is unable to swap, substitute or offer ‘make-up’ classes. Ongoing students please contact us if you are unable to attend a class. Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit.

Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class students will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

Uncollected materials and artworks will be disposed of at the end of each year.






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Tynan

26 November 2018 • Picturing Nature: A Watercolour Workshop

Thank you for a lovely Sunday. It was both enriching and meditating. It was a perfect introduction to watercolour painting. The full day was the right way to do it for me, as it allowed me to work on one piece and see ways to improve it, rather than giving up on it too quickly. The studio and teachers were great, and the other students a lovely group. Delicious cake for morning tea!

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners

14/12/2018

Thanks for your review Tynan, glad you enjoyed the workshop and hope you are continuing to explore watercolours at home. The cake is one of our favourites too! ;)

Kaz

21 November 2018 • Picturing Nature: A Watercolour Workshop

Terrific workshop, well organised, teacher was great and everyone was lovely. I learnt so much in a bright, relaxed and comfortable studio setting. Great day!

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners

14/12/2018

Thanks Kaz, glad you enjoyed the day, lovely to see you in the studio again!

Katrina

19 May 2018 • Picturing Nature: A Watercolour Workshop

Brilliant experience and would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn in a friend environment with a lovely group of people.

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners

25/05/2018

Thank you Katrina, great to hear you enjoyed it - we did too, such a lovely day and such incredible work was made during the day. Hope we see you again in the studio one day!

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