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Friday, 31 May '24   5 weeks
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
cancelled - new course in Term 3


Course Code: MCW224
Tutor: Jo Dalgety
When: Fri 10.00am - 1.00pm
Dates: 31 May - 5 Jul 2024
Duration: 5 weeks
Maximum Enrolment: 10

  • no class 28 June - Matariki

Cost: $270

This is a class for anyone who wishes to explore the exciting potential of contemporary watercolour.

We will look at different artists who have used the medium of watercolour, build a visual databank of various techniques and discuss the elements that make up a great work.

Technical applications and processes will be demonstrated so as to highlight the possibilities of this medium, and to achieve the expression you are looking for, or to inject new possibilities into your current practice.

The first part of each session will be spent sharing inspiration and ideas and exploring new methods of application. You will then have time to work on a painting with full concentration for the remainder of the session.

This is a supportive, explorative, fun class, where you will have the space to work on your painting with like-minded people. The class is suitable for beginners, or for those with some basic painting experience, though not necessarily with watercolour.

NB: Please remember to bring materials from the course "materials list" online.


What to bring:
Watercolour paints of your choice: a set with a range of colours from tubes or blocks (pans). Both tube colours and pans are good, just personal preference.
Watercolour brushes of your choice: at least 2 different size brushes e.g. a 'round' brush and a 'mop' or 'flat' brush for washes. Recommend: Da Vinci Casaneo watercolour brushes are synthetic fibre brushes with great fluid-holding capacity but less expensive than natural hair brushes. The Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin range is also good. See
Painter’s tape: delicate (purple coloured tape).
Watercolour paper: 300gsm paper (Hahnemühle Britannia matte is a good, inexpensive choice) - postcard size (A6), A5 and A4.
We’ll use the postcard size and A5 for exercises and experimentation, and the larger size for more composed work. So plenty of the smaller sizes.
Palette – needs to be able to hold water, your paint set may have one.
Notebook and pen, pencil
Old shirt or apron

This list is a general guide only. The majority (not necessarily all) of these materials may be used as students progress.



Standard Booking

Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.

Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation

A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn