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PSA2.2 The Wonders of Watercolour with Pauline Smith

Watercolours with Pauline Smith


An  introductory course for watercolour painting.  Starting Thursday, 4 May to Thursday 22 June 2023, 9.30 am to noon. Students will learn about laying of washes, amount of water to use, understanding of the papers and brushes they will be using,  how to  reserve white and to mix colours both in the palette and on the paper. Students can expect to create exciting vibrant skies  and landscapes over this 8 week course.



Current EAC members will receive 10% discount.

To find out more about becoming a member click here.


Beginners welcome.


Students are required to bring their own art supplies.

Students with existing materials, need to bring what they have. Tutor will assess on first day. Make sure you have plenty of practice paper plus a quarter sheet of high quality paper for each lesson.

Materials are available from Gordon Harris in Albany, up by the North Shore district courthouse.  They have a list of these materials. Some paints can be purchased from Whitcoulls, Paper Plus, or Warehouse Stationery. Please note that the cost of materials could be about $200 as you are enrolling on a class where the materials can be used for many years.

Paint student grade is fine, artist quality optional: 

Tube paints please. ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cadmium yellow, raw sienna, alizarin crimson, cadmium red, burnt sienna, Indigo.

Optional other colours Van Dyke brown, Gamboge yellow, Prussian blue, Hookers green, phthalo green/blue,  perylene green.  Use Horadam, Winsor Newton, Cottmans all reliable brands for paint.

 Do not get Reeves, or Marie’s paint or paper.

Paper for all  artists:

For the term: 2 full sheets of watercolour paper, (approx. $12.50 per sheet) 300gsm cold press rough 100% rag (cotton), Extra White or Traditional White or one of each.  New students bring entire sheet, you will be shown how to cut it. Choose from Fabriano, Arches or Saunders Waterford, all high quality papers. Cheap papers will not take the water  for wet on wet painting.

Practice paper: Fabriano 25% cotton, 1264 pad, 300gsm retails at $35.99. (Or similar).

Brushes: Da Vinci Colineo brand is great, Size 20,  (and 10 optional).  

Or A20/22 cosmotop mop Code DV 5580/22  Code DV 559808 12/14 watercolour brush

Folder for storing art work, A3 size  (optional)

Lidded plastic palette

Kneadable rubber

2B graphite pencil

Board for attaching paper this can be hard board, or  gator board,  about A3 size.  No not get the drawing  board with the fixed clips it is too big.

Masking tape

Spray bottle ($2 shop)

Bring from home: ice cream container and a smaller one which will fit inside this, for water, old towel, (not paper towels), sketch book or loose paper A4 Size. 

 If you already have gear, bring it along and I can assess it for you.

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