NatureArt Lab

(NEW!) Studio Art Course : PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOUR FOUR - 19 August to 9 September 2022 (Intermediate Lvl 3)

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If you have completed our WatercolourSERIES ONE, TWO  and THREE foundation courses, then you are ready to take your watercolour painting even further to become an independent watercolourist!  

About the course:
Watercolour FOUR has the focus of supporting students to function more independently as an artist.  Each week, a new project will combine the technical, observational and compositional skills learnt in the first three foundational Watercolour SERIES courses to produce a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing result. 

Through the process of deliberate practicer students will aim to combine the following three qualities in their artworks:

- Artistic Technique is the first essential step covered in the EXERCISES within the first three courses of WatercolourSERIES.  These techniques are the building blocks to understanding the personality and controlling the medium.  Even if you master the technical skills, you still need good observation to produce good paintings.

- Observation in Art is the skill of seeing things in a new way and translating what you see into shapes on paper and was covered in the STUDIES within the first three courses of the WatercolourSERIES.  Observation is shapes, contours, colours of different tonal values, colour matching and seeing big shapes and soul colour amongst the detail.

Design is about composition and is a skill which can be learnt.  Strong composition includes groups of odd numbers, variety, focal points, the rule of thirds, contrast, creating movement and depth, balance, colour harmonies and leading the eye.

At the end of this course, students will be on their way to becoming independent watercolourists and be able to undertake advanced projects (such as our Masterclasses). 

Dates:          19 August to 9 September 2022 
Day/Time:    Friday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue:          NatureArt Lab, M16 Workspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT

A materials list will be provided upon enrolment.  The new list contains the comprehensive list for all four WatercolourSERIES courses.  The table explains additional requirements as you progress through the watercolour foundation courses (so you can check you still have the materials required from your previous two courses (as we will use these again in Watercolour 3). Please ensure you check your junk and spam folders regularly so you don't miss our email.

Prerequisites/experience level:
Suitable for participants aged 16+. Suitable for students who have completed our WatercolourSERIES ONE, TWO and THREE courses. The topics taught follow-on from these three courses and therefore are required to understand WatercolourSERIES FOUR.

About the tutor:
Eraine McArthur is a practicing artist studying watercolour under the renowned natural history artist and NatureArt Lab tutor, Lesley Wallington. Eraine turned to art to manage chronic pain, and has learnt about connection to “self” through art, and its capacity to reduce stress and help those with trauma & PTSD.  Eraine reinvigorated her appreciation for natural history during trips to the South Pacific region over a 30-year career as a nurse in the Australian Army.

Eraine tutors the beginner and most recently intermediate watercolour groups at NatureArt Lab in Canberra and enjoys connecting with others in our community who find inspiration in the natural world. She is also supporting Veterans and children through her interests in Art Therapy. Eraine has exhibited her artwork in Canberra.

NatureArt Lab is a registered Seniors discount provider - please let us know if you are a Seniors Card Holder for a 10% discount on courses and workshops.
NatureArt Lab members receive a $15 discount upon booking using the membership code given upon joining.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation for any reason by the person booking incurs a $60 admin fee. Any exceptions or consideration of waiver of this fee can be applied for in writing to and approval of this waiver is at the discretion of NatureArt Lab staff.  Cancellations or changes made by NatureArt Lab for any reason are refunded or credited without a cancellation fee.  

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, 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.

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    Watercolour by Eraine McArthur