NatureArt Lab

Evening Studio Art Course : PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOUR ONE - 25 July to 15 August 2022 (Beginners)

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About the course:

This four-week course provides a solid foundation with a knowledge base that will give you confidence, creative excitement and demystify watercolour. The great thing about watercolour is the recognised complexity in the medium that people notice when they admire a watercolour painting, but, when broken down into bite sized chunks, the mystery unravels and with a little time and a little practice, there is a good chance you will be loving this magical medium and you will be bringing your expressions to life through the art of watercolour painting.

With just a few beautiful artist grade colours, quality watercolour paper and brushes you will learn first hand the basic techniques that will provide you with the tools to express your view of the natural world around you through watercolour.  It's really not hard and with this comprehensive, hands-on approach, you can be creating your own creations within the 4 weeks of the course.

Dates: 25 July to 15 August 2022 

Days/Times: Monday Evenings 6pm - 9pm

Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Workspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT

    Materials:  A materials list will be provided within 4 weeks of the start of the course.

    Prerequisites/experience level:  Suitable for people aged 16+ beginners and those wanting to revise their fundamental watercolour skills and knowledge. 

    About the tutor:

     Esther Shelley is an established artist who was based on the North Coast and recently moved back to Canberra. When it comes to expressing her ideas, she enjoys working with various mediums, including: watercolour, vitreous enamel in fine jewellery, handcrafted ceramics and painting water based oil and acrylics paints. She has exhibited on the Gold Coast and in Sydney and enjoys the process of creating bodies of work with inspirational meaning and content that draws others into a world of colour, texture and transparency reflected through her work.

    Having painted for over 30 years, Esther Shelley brings an extesive knowledge to the course participants which she is delighted to share and has the ability to make one feel at ease when tackling a new medium like watercolour, dispelling unfounded myths about watercolour and bringing together the magic of colour, water, paper and design with good reasons to satisfy most of the questions thrown her way.  She loves seeing the beautiful expressions of those in the class and delights in the progress that is inevitable as one spends time painting with watercolour

    When asked what she finds the most satisfying about teaching the basics in watercolour techniques, Esther said "I love seeing the reactions of delight and satisfaction as students begin to enjoy the potential for creative expression they can achieve through this extremely versatile medium".I

    Watercolour by Esther Shelley

    Refund Policy:  Any changes or cancellations made by NatureArt Lab for any reason are 100% refunded or credited (for use on another course).  Any cancellations made by the purchaser are refunded (or held in credit) for the total amount LESS a $60 administrative processing fee.  Special consideration for waiving the $60 fee for compassionate/ extraordinary circumstances can be granted by NatureArt Lab by writing to

    COVID-19 Policy: Students on NatureArt Lab studio courses or workshops are required to comply with all stated COVID-19 requirements specified at the time of booking.  This includes showing proof of double vaccination prior to entry at the NatureArt Lab premises, wearing of masks whilst inside, use of sanitiser on entry and during the course/workshop and maintaining social distancing. Any additional COVID-19 related restrictions and/or requirements will be conveyed by email prior to the course/workshop.  This policy will be reviewed and amended as ACT Government policy is changed and these changes will also be conveyed to students prior to commencement.

    Discount Policy: Students may be eligible for Seniors Discount and/or Member Discounts on checkout.  If you are unsure about eligibility or how to claim this discount, please email

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