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Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Watercolour painting classes in Michelago!

This is a 6 class series that will run 1-3pm on Sundays from 18 July to 22 August.

Lisa Kewley, Googong based artist, will come to Michelago to teach us how to work with watercolours and we will take home a painting each week

Class 1: 18 July: Intro & landscapes

Class 2: 25 July: Still life

Class 3: 1 August: Pets/Animals

Class 4: 8 August: Botanicals

Class 5: 15 August: Street Scenes

Class 6: 22 August: Choose your own adventure


The cost is $400 per person (plus Humanitix booking fees) and all class materials and detailed information handouts are included in the price. You will also get to take home your own paint brushes & palette with the remaining paints so you can practice and continue at home.


I would love for this to be a lovely community event and as accessible to as many local people as possible so if you would really love to attend but are facing any financial hardship please get in touch so we can work something out.  Also if you can’t make it to all of the classes but would still like to attend please let me know so we can work out a plan. We need minimum 10 people attending for it to go ahead.


Information about our tutor

Lisa Kewley is a Queanbeyan-based artist and scientist. She trained originally in acrylics, and taught Paint-it-Up Classes in Canberra in 2015 and 2016. Her first exhibition, Mariposa, showcased her bright and colourful acrylic painting style. Lisa’s paintings have been featured at cafes around the Canberra region, including Grazing in Gundaroo. From 2017-2020, she trained in watercolour under local artists Chan Dissanyake and Cheryl Hodges. She loves nature art, and creates detailed watercolour botanical paintings as well as large-scale stylized acrylic paintings of Australian native flora and fauna. Lisa has a fun and hands-on style of teaching which focuses on inspiring an on-going love of nature and painting in her students.


Materials Information

For watercolour, the quality of the paint and the paper are really important for producing decent paintings. The paints supplied are good student-quality paints rather than artist's quality, which are roughly double the price. It is best if all the students are using the same type of paint and paper because different paint and paper produce different effects and colours. I expect you’ll still have a reasonably full palette and paint brushes still in good shape by the end of the 6 classes.

A natural hair brush is needed for washes and sable is really expensive so goat hair brushes will be provided instead. The rest of the brushes are low cost synthetic brushes, and we will be provided with 3 sizes of those for big, medium, and small detail.