NatureArt Lab

(NEW!) Studio Art Course : PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOUR THREE - 19 August to 9 September 2022 (Intermediate Level II)

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If you have completed our Watercolour ONE and Watercolour TWO foundation courses, then you are ready to take your watercolour painting to the next level!  

About the course:
This course continues the exploration of painting with watercolour looking at harmony in colour and combination of techniques.  Students will complete a series of flower exercises and projects using monochromatic, complementary and analogous colour schemes. We explore mushrooms and leaf litter, iridescence of shells and seaweed, complete a nature table in 1-point perspective with found objects and learn the approach of deliberate practice requiring focussed attention to painting conducted with the specific goal of improving performance.  Each week you will learn a new skill and technique to be added to your 'toolbox' for use with your watercolour art practice.

At the end of this course, students will have an enhanced ability to add texture to their paintings and understand how underpainting (the 'soul' layer) can make their subject 'pop' off the page. 

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 and Two courses. The topics taught follow-on from these two courses and therefore are required to understand Watercolour Three.

Knowledge and experience of the following is required prior to the course: warm and cool colour wheel, value, hue, intensity, complementary colours, negative painting, glazing, mixing greys, analogous palette, graded wash, cast shadows, extending greens with viridian, basic skies and landscapes.

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