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Saturday, 25 May '24   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
6 spaces available


Course Code: SCCWW224
Tutor: Jo Dalgety
When: Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
Dates: 25 / 26 Mau 2024
Duration: 2 days
Maximum Enrolment: 12

Cost: $225

A workshop for anyone wanting to explore the exciting potential of contemporary watercolour – embracing experimentation, overcoming fear, and enjoying the adventure of it all.

We’ll look at different artists who use watercolours, explore various techniques, and discuss the elements that make up a great work.

Technical applications and processes will be demonstrated 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.

Part of each session will be spent sharing inspiration and ideas and exploring new methods of application with fun exercises. You’ll then have time to work on a painting with full concentration.

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


Materials list

Contemporary Watercolour Weekend Workshop with Jo Dalgety.

A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best option
and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school.

The stores we recommend are:
• Studio Art Supplies: Crummer Road, Grey Lynn.
• The French Art Shop: Taylors Road, Morningside (beside Briscoes)
• Gordon Harris: Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies: online or 498 Peak Road, Kaukapakapa

Materials to bring:

• Watercolour block: 300gsm (you choose the size from: A5, A4, A3)
• Watercolour pad/or block (postcard size or A5) for experiments
• Flat butter / pallet knife: so as to separate each page from the watercolour block as you go
• Water colour brushes of your choice: at least 3 different brushes
Recommended: a round, and a flat watercolour brush (synthetic or real hair ok)
• An ice cream container for washing brushes or a bowl of some sort
• Painter’s tape: delicate (purple coloured tape)
• A rag: to dry brushes between changing colours
• Paper towels
• Watercolours of your choice: Jo recommends to bring a set with a range of colours from tubes or blocks (pans). The 3 primary colours are a good place to start. Both tube colours and pans are good, it comes down to personal preference
• Inspiration: bring some photocopies or photos you are inspired by to kick-start your workshop.

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



Standard Booking

Available until Sat 25 May 10am
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

Available until Sat 25 May 10am
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