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Beginner Watercolours with Lorraine Ireland

Beginner Watercolours with Lorraine Ireland 

Watercolours is a beautiful and fun medium to work with. This class is for the beginner who has little or no experience in this medium. I will get you off to a good start by giving you a plan on how to start a painting and together we will follow the process all the way through. We will start with washes, and move on to planning, composition, form, shadow/highlights, skies, backgrounds and special effects. Our subjects include: landscapes (winter and spring), still life and florals. I will start every class with a demonstration followed by time for you to paint, ask questions, and get personal help. Bring your creative spirit and we will turn a dreary winter into a beautiful one!

Lorraine Ireland is a Toronto artist, who has been painting and teaching for over
30 years. She has taught for many prestigious art institutions and art groups. Including: Visual Arts Miss., Sheridan College, George Brown College, Ryerson's Life Institute, Brampton Community Centre, McMichael Gallery.
Lorraine is also a practicing artist, with a one woman show coming up in October of 2020. She loves to paint, and brings great enthusiasm and expertise to all.  


****Free for Members


****Space is Limited





PAPER-- 140lb. Arches, Cold Pressed, Medium Finish, in 9 x 12 pads. 


PAINTS-- student brand paints in small tubes like: Cotman, DaVinci, Grumbacher, Holbein, or Van Gogh. 


COLOURS This basic set of colours will get you off to a good start.

Cadmium Yellow Pale or Lemon                                 Permanent Rose                             

Yellow Ochre                                                                     Cobalt Blue

Gamboge                                                                           (French) Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Red Medium                                                 Viridian Green  

Alizarin Crimson                                                               Burnt Sienna


PALLET- an inexpensive plastic pallet with lots of wells. 



Watercolour Synthetic brushes have short handles-

Flat wash brushes 3/4” and 1 inch

Best size pointed or round brushes to start with are #5, 8 and 10

A skinny rigger brush #1 and a large inexpensive brush for wetting the paper, sometimes called a Hake or any large flat brush.



Ordinary HB pencil.  Soft or sketching pencils mark the paper too heavily.                                             

Kneaded eraser (White plastic erasers and pink erasers can mark the paper)

Container for water and a box of tissues.

Old soft toothbrush, natural sponge, table salt, squirt bottle.

Photographs or pics off the internet as required.    

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 905 303 1821 x 3006


Program Type: Arts,
Age range: 18 +
Classes Start: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Classes End: Monday, July 13, 2020
Day Time # of lessons Spots Available Member Value Fee Regular Fee Code
Beginners Watercolour with Lorraine Ireland Tuesdays May 19 - July 07 7:30pm - 9:30pm 7:30pm - 10:00pm 8 CA$0.00 CA$210.00 AASWTRCSP20
Beginners Watercolour with Lorraine Ireland Mondays May 25- Jul 13 10:00am - 12:30pm 10:00am - 12:30pm 8 CA$0.00 CA$210.00 AASBWLISP20

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