Watercolours: The Natural World

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3.0 hours x 4 Weeks
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This class explores a range of drawing and watercolour techniques  under the guidance of Melbourne artist Judith Van Heeren.

Over a four-week period students will develop skills in drawing and the use of watercolours using the natural world  as inspiration.  It is anticipated that this  class will continue as a mixed-level ongoing class for students wishing to stay on and further develop skills and techniques, and new students are welcome to join at any time.

Beginners will be guided through the basics of drawing and watercolours, making a series of small studies. Continuing or more advanced students are welcome to bring their own projects to the class for assistance and feedback, or to explore tasks suggested by the teacher. 

This class is suitable for both complete beginners and students with some previous experience. Each student will work at their own level with one-on-one guidance.

Throughout the course there will be practical demonstrations and the opportunity to ask questions. Students may choose to  bring their own paper, brushes and watercolours or pay a small fee to have all materials provided. A materials list will be emailed upon booking.

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What you will learn
  • An understanding of the principles of observational drawing
  • Basic skills in using watercolours
  • Advanced watercolour techniques
What you will get
  • One-on-one guidance from an established artist
  • Finished works to take home
  • Morning tea

What to bring
  • Your watercolours, brushes and paper or hire a kit from us
What to wear

Casual clothes, aprons available

Appropriate for

This class is open to all levels

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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16 March 2019 • Watercolours: The Natural World

A great intro to water colour painting. We were a small group of students but all received one on one instruction and advice from an excellent teacher. The course really helped me to look at things (in nature) differently. I’m keen to do more classes!


11 March 2019 • Watercolours: The Natural World

Terrific, loved the course! Lovely environment to aquire new skills from a present and talented tutor. Looking forward to continuing my practice. Cheers

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Thanks Jamie, glad you enjoyed the watercolour classes with Judith, all the works from the class looked amazing!


07 November 2018 • Watercolours: The Natural World

This class was inspiring well, organised and lots of fun!!

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Thank you Nicola, it was a pleasure to have you in the class and we hope you are suitably inspired to continue at home, you made some lovely works!

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