Watercolour for Beginners

Watercolour for Beginners

Watercolour for Beginners
with Nicolette Benjamin Black

Sundays > 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Term 4 | 28 October – 2 December

Explore the wonderful world of watercolour painting with Nicolette Benjamin Black. This six-week course is perfect for budding artists who want to develop their watercolour painting skills, through examining the painting styles of six different classical artists and the way watercolour behaves to give spontaneous and interesting effects. You will also explore different types of paper and colour mixing, a wonderful base for the start of a watercolour addiction!

Nicolette trained at the ANU School of Art & Design when it was called NITA, and finished a four-year degree majoring in painting. Proficient in all painting and textile media, Nicolette’s main passion is for watercolour. Everywhere she travels, she has her little watercolour palette and travel diary.

Content >

28 Oct:

Colour, Water and Paper
We will paint a colour wheel to see how colours work together, as discovered by Joseph Itten.


4 Nov:

Watercolour and Still Life
We will be working with Paul Cezanne’s theory of colour in a still life of fruit and vegetables to understand solid shapes.


11 Nov:

Watercolour and Landscape
We will work with Vincent Van Gogh’s wonderful sense of colour to explore a simple landscape.


18 Nov:

Watercolour and Hockney
Bring some photos that you would like to work with and we will make a work exploring David Hockney’s ideas of colour.


25 Nov:

Watercolour and Picasso
Picasso did some wonderful exploration of colour in his early years. We will examine his colour periods and make a painting based on his work.


2 Dec:

Matisse and Watercolour Cut-outs
We will experiment with cutting sections of our watercolour out and placing them together to make a collage.


Costs >


Friends of BAC cardholders receive a 10% discount.
Some materials will be provided. Students will need to bring the following (try Eckersley’s or Riot Art & Craft):

  • Minimum 8ml watercolour paint tubes in cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine or intense blue, ivory black and titanium white
  • Paint brushes: a flat three-quarter inch, angled size 4 and round size 4

Enrolment >

More info >

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.