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Art Class – Workshop 3

Friday 16 Apr, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

GSA art class
Looking to connect and get those creative juices flowing? GSA is providing UoM graduate students with free Art classes on Friday!

Workshop 3: Beginners Watercolour Painting

Painting: Towards a feeling response

Learn about all aspects of watercolour technique – colour mixes, intensity and washes, composition and drawing – by creating small, simple paintings. Experiment with materials and the medium, in this fun and easy-going workshop.

This class will teach you the fundamental skills in painting with watercolour and demonstrate steps of planning, drawing, timing and incorporating figures into a landscape and making of an artwork.

Workshop 3: Friday 16 April 2021, 4.30pm – 6pm
Duration: 90 mins
Knowledge Required: Beginner-friendly

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Become familiar with the medium and watercolour techniques
  • Be able to plan an approach and method to complete a painting
  • Create fresh and lively paintings.



  •  At least one of each of the bright primary colours of red, yellow and blue and black
  • Your preference of the type or brand of watercolour to use in this class. This can be wet-based tube paint, dry-cake or liquid-based.


  • Watercolour paper is advised (cotton derived and acid-free) – the thicker the better. Best values are to buy loose sheets (not blocks or pads).
  • Purchase both rough and smooth texture paper as this will provide for the different paintings you will create.


  • 1 large soft round brush
  • 1 small soft round brush


  • The larger the palette the better for mixing colour. Square shapes with many compartments are ideal

About the Artist

Nila Shekarvand

With over ten years professional experience as a Visual Artist, Designer and Educator in various creative environments, Nila is well versed in delivering creative workshops to individuals of all skill levels.

Nila is undertaking her Masters in Contemporary Art with the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) under the supervision of Dr Celeste Chandler (Head of Breadth Visual Art program). Nila’s project involves drawing and painting a collection of portraits of inspirational female figures.


Friday 16 Apr, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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