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A Beginners Workshop – Pre-Christmas so you can ask Santa for whatever colours and tools you need!

December 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST



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We will talk Paper | Brushes | Colours | Other Mediums | Water

Artist and Curator of Fish Lane Studios – Wyn Vogel will share some of her best tips for how to set up and use your materials and the techniques you learn can be used for painting any subject – landscape – florals – portraits!

This is a back to basics Workshop | We will explore the concepts:

  • for stretching and supporting your paper
  • of mixing your colours – palettes and tone,
  • including how to manage your watercolour medium for the most vibrant and wonderful colours to flow across your papers – see the ‘Gum Nuts’ below!
  • we will talk the difference and some techniques between the use of pans, tubes and watercolour pencils

Wyn is known for her vibrant, loose mixing and washes – and this Workshop will definitely give you a feel for what is possible.

We are making this introductory Workshop a 2 ½ hours and you will go away with some sample papers and lots of colour swatches and some homework to do 🌞 so you can explore further and decide if this is the medium for you!

Please check the Materials to bring with you to begin or you can buy some of these in the Studio – come 15 minutes early if you would like to shop first!

Materials to Bring – some can be bought on the day:

  • 1 sheet Arches 300gsm Watercolour Paper, OR
  • Some 300gsm Arches pad or sheet paper to try out ideas – again experimental so these can be scraps from other Work if you have them!

Watercolour Paint – Watercolour Pencil Colours – 

  • Ultramarine Blue – Green Shade
  • Indigo
  • Cadmium Yellow – Deep
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Raw Sienna
  • Quinacridone Gold or Australian Red Gold
  • Alizarin Crimson and/or Deep Cadmium Red – or similar colours
  • Black Waterproof Pigment Ink – bottle
  • A nib pen to work your ink onto the paper

Brushes – at least those below –

but please bring whatever you have in your kit:

  • 1 x 1/2 inch Angle cutter would be useful

At Least 1 of each brush below – more will help you:

  • 1 x wide wash brush – for wet work, and
  • 1 x wide wash brush – soft Goat Hair recommended – for dry work
  • 1 x Squirrel Needle point or Chinese style calligraphy brush for detailed line work and layering of your colours

Other Tools:

  • 1 x old kitchen spray bottle – washed out and ready to have clean water to spray across your paints – I recommend an old ‘Windex’ Bottle of similar to give you a good spray of water.
  • a 2B pencil and if you would like a rubber
  • Hair dryer to dry your work between layers
  • Backing board to tape your sample papers down (core board or similar from Bunnings) and tape to manage your paper – we don’t use an easel we tape the paper to the backing board so we can move the paper and tilt or turn as needed to manage your paint and water.

Paper towel to wipe up your spills


December 16, 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST
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Fish Lane Studios
+61 419358859
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Fish Lane Studios – Art Space
Botanica Apartments - 4 Edmondstone Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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