• Session: June 1st – 22nd
  • Day: Thursdays (4 wks) series
  • Time: 9:30 – 12pm
  • Instructor: Rodger Garbutt
  • Skill Level: Beginners-Intermediate
  • Cost: $200

It is better to use less than more colours. We will explore this medium with reference of lots of example landscape, seascape, urban and rural compositions. Will discuss colour theory and texture. Please bring with you Plenty of their own photos or sketches to work from. Homework is set for each week to help you practice and expand on the concepts learned in class. Bring with you the watercolours and materials that you have, The first class we will work with the materials you have and then give you suggestions for what would work well for your works.

Instructor – Rodger Garbutt

Traditional watercolour is based on Light to Dark washes of colour. I like to discard some of this in favour of a more direct application after establishing a firm well thought out drawn design. The traditional often becomes muddy due to the build up of layers. I like to work on dry paper, and colour directly on the paper. I don’t try to imitate nature, I emphasize mood and motion. Working quickly doesn’t mean in a messy manner. You have to have a well thought out design before hand. This in turn helps me to do “less rather than more”. I love watercolour and if you love, you succeed.