Watercolour Classes

WATERCOLOURS FOR BEGINNERS

During this class Nicole Russell will teach you fun watercolour techniques. She will demonstrate each step and guide you along to your finished painting. Each session will be about a different subject: Colour awareness and complementary colours, composition, perspective, water and trees. You will be painting from still lifes and photographs. Bring your own subjects if you wish.

Class 1: 04 Jun – 02 July, Tuesday 10am – 12pm (5 weeks),

Class 2: 01 Aug – 29 Aug, Thursday 10am – 12 pm (5 weeks)

Class 3: 27 Aug – 24 Sep, Tuesday 10am – 12pm (5 weeks)

Fee: $100 for 5×2 hours (materials not included)

Location: Nicole Russell Art Studio at 29 Park Drive, Richmond/Nelson 7020

Material List: The downloadable document contains a full material list, which I will also email you once you sign up.Watercolour Material List

Sign up: The studio is small and space is limited. Please sign up before class.

Sign Up Form: To sign up just send me your details through Contact.

ADVANCED WATERCOLOURS

Advanced Watercolours is the ideal class if you have already some technical skills with watercolours but would like to go a step further. This class will go into more detail with colour harmony, composition and perspective and you will go more into depth with watercolour techniques. You will be working with exercises given at the beginning of each class and then continue with your own project, which can reach over several weeks if you wish.

Class 1: 04 Jun – 02 July, Tuesday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks),

Class 2: 01 Aug – 29 Aug, Thursday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks)

Class 3: 27 Aug – 24 Sep, Tuesday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks)

Fee: $100 for 5×2 hours (materials not included)

Material List: The downloadable document contains a full material list, which I will also email you once you sign up.Watercolour Material List

Sign up: The studio is small and space is limited. Please sign up before class.

Sign Up Form: To sign up just send me your details through Contact.

WATERCOLOUR JOURNALING

Imagine you are a tourist in the Nelson/Richmond area, equipped with a little watercolour sketchbook, a few watercolours, pencil and black pen and you have 20 minutes to capture a scene before the bus leaves again…

In Nicole’s Watercolor Journaling class you will be creating small keepsakes of your journey that are worth much more than a photograph. During this class you will practice figures, negative spaces, water and trees, and of course perspective, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Nicole will be demonstrating each step, guide you through a few practice runs and you will finish with your final painting. This class is for beginners as well as experienced artists. Each week will be at a different location in Nelson/Richmond.

Class 1: 12 Feb – 19 March 2019, Tuesday 10am-12pm (5 weeks)

Class 2: 14 Mar – 11 April 2019, Thursday10am – 12pm (5 weeks)

Class 3: 30 Apr – 28 May 2019, Tuesday10am – 12pm (5 weeks)

Class 4: 07 Nov – 05 Dec 2019, Thursday10am – 12pm (5 weeks)

Fee: $100 for 5 x 2 hour classes (materials not included)

Materials needed: Watercolour sketchbook, brush, watercolour pocket set, water container and a full water bottle, pencil, eraser, and a black waterproof pen. The following items are optional: folding chair, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, camera. The downloadable document contains a full material list, which I will also email you once you sign up. Watercolour Journaling Material List

Sign Up Form: To sign up just send me your details through Contact.

Testimonials:

“The classes were an absolute delight, none of us wanted to stop!  Nicole is a delightful and inspirational teacher.  She is gentle and very encouraging.  Always keen to help and guide you if you have not got it right the first time.  Really thrilled to be ‘playing’ with Watercolour again and looking forward to continuing with further courses.” Mirren Stevens, September 2018

“Friendly supportive learning in great company. The course personally went a long way to unlocking the mysteries colour and their relationships to one another. Thank you Nicole.” Graeme Tideman, September 2018

“I definitely recommend Nicole as a teacher. She is keen to share her knowledge and patiently explains so it seemed obvious! We were all very enthusiastic and fired to continue. None of my class wanted to stop!!
Gay Hodgetts, September 2018

“It was so refreshing to have a tutor who made us feel good about what we were doing even when we felt a bit below the mark. The skills and tips you gave us will stay with me and have certainly inspired me to continue in ma watercolour journey. Thank you Nicole” Gwen Nicholson, September 2018

“I was a total beginner in the use of watercolour, but Nicole and her accessible style of teaching made it easy to understand and I had immediate successes right from the very first session. I would recommend her classes to anyone” Ruth Parsons, March 2018

“This is an excellent introduction to Watercolour Journaling. Nicole is a natural and pleasant teacher, presenting each step in an easy-to-follow format that gives beginners and more experienced artists alike a sound basis for our own journaling experience. A generous bonus is Nicole’s follow-up email guides to each lesson.” Jacquelyn E. Lane, March 2018

“Nicole Russell is a passionate artist and has excellent teaching skills. She is personable, friendly, and explains things very clearly. She demonstrates each stage of the watercolour process and then emails the illustrations with comprehensive notes after each class. If you want to learn the techniques of how to do watercolour painting and journaling your work, Nicole is the one!  I loved every lesson and learned a huge amount.  I highly recommend her classes.” Jane Lambert, June 2018