Watercolour: Experimental Landscapes

December 09, 2023



The unique qualities of watercolour make it an ideal medium to create ‘experimental landscapes’. In this workshop, participants will make three small-scale landscapes that will focus on a variety of watercolour techniques including mark making with brushes, mixing colours on the paper, creating graduations and glazing (layering of colours to create depth and brightness). Discussion of colour and composition will also be covered. No previous watercolour experience is needed. Suitable for all levels.

Special Instructions

This online course will be held via Zoom. Students will receive a link one week ahead of the start of the course.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List

-watercolour pan set or watercolour in tubes (blue, red, yellow, orange, violet, green)

(if you already own watercolours bring what you have)

-#10 or #12 round synthetic sable watercolour brush

-#4 or #6 round synthetic sable watercolour brush (optional helpful for small details).

-plastic tray for mixing colours (white plastic lids could suffice).

-blotting paper (optional -sold in large sheets at Opus Art supplies)

-two containers of water

-H pencil, eraser and sharpener

-lo-tac masking tape (1/2")

-small spray bottle

-9 x 12″ watercolour sketchbook with 100% cotton paper, cold press, 140 lb is recommended. This pad is more expensive than the lesser quality pads but you will get better results and you can use both sides of paper.

-paper towels

December 09, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm