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Sun, Mar 05



Beginner Watercolor

Liana Keyes has put together this 8 week program to each you all the basics of watercolor painting.

Beginner Watercolor
Beginner Watercolor

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cranbrook, 1401 5 St N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3M3, Canada

About the Event


8 Sessions

Sunday Afternoons 1:00 - 4:00

Mar 5 - April 23


This course introduces the basic skills and concepts of watercolour painting. We will cover the application of washes, brush handling and colour mixing, colour temperature, tonal value, layering and the building of a composition. Subject matter will include landscape, botanical, still life and urban scenes.

Students will discover the unique properties of watercolour and practice a variety of application techniques with hands-on exercises and the development of interesting paintings, each week.

Watercolour is perfect if you would like to learn to create fine work on relatively small surfaces, paint outdoors, or paint at home anytime, because unlike other mediums, watercolour requires only a few essential materials, and very little preparation.

Watercolour can seem difficult because the artist needs a sound knowledge of pigments and techniques and must gain knowledge of the actions of water itself in order to create satisfying works. Using effects that are almost impossible to duplicate in any other medium, the spontaneous watercolour sketch can perfectly capture a transient subject, like movement, or weather effects in a landscape. While watercolour’s luminosity results from its transparency and the purity of its pigments, from the brightness of the paper shining through the minutely broken surface of the paint, these are the very properties that frustrate the novice, as these unforgiving qualities seem to disappear all too quickly, with second thoughts and uncertainties. 

Combining the fresh, transparent beauty of watercolour, while using nominal brush strokes to describe our subject, is the essence of what each watercolourist sets out to achieve.

In this course we will focus on learning the variety of techniques unique to watercolour, while exploring the universal concepts of colour theory, atmospheric and linear perspective, proportion, gesture, and the art of using these techniques to tell our story.

In addition to three hours of class time in studio each week, student’s will also be granted access to a Vimeo class room where class work and homework may be posted, to share with each other, where the instructor will be able to go through and provide feedback to benefit the class.

Students will be required to provied

9x12 Sketch Book

Paint Brushes - We will give you a comperhensive list

Travel Pallette

No experienced needed!


  • Beginner Watercolor

    8 Sessions Sunday Afternoons 1:00 - 4:00 Mar 5 - April 23

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