Introduction to Watercolour, Gouache and Illustration Short Course with Olivia York

30 May - 27 June, 2024 (5 sessions)

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Glenferrie Studio


Students will be introduced to basic gouache and watercolour illustration techniques including colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out, to set the foundation for watercolour painting. Olivia will also discuss the basic materials and equipment of watercolour such as a selection of basic colours in pans or tubes, brushes, watercolour papers, palettes and accessories.

$380

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Description


Introduction to Watercolour and Gouache Illustration

Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults
(Art students aged 15 – 17 may be able to attend, please contact to discuss suitability)

May / June 5-week Course

  • Dates: Thursdays; 30 May – 27 June, 2024  (5 sessions)
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (2.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC Glenferrie Studio, Level 1, 817B Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $380 inc. GST

 

This Introduction to Watercolour and Gouache Illustration Short Course is presented by artist and teacher Olivia York, focusing on the application of gouache and watercolour.

To develop key foundational techniques for painting and illustration using gouache and watercolour media. Students will be introduced to techniques such as colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out, to set the foundation for watercolour painting. Students will explore the use of ink, markers, and other illustration tools, as well as going over different paper types for illustration. Olivia will also discuss the basic materials and equipment of gouache and watercolour, such as a selection of basic colours in pans or tubes, brushes, watercolour papers, palettes and accessories.

We maintain small class sizes to ensure Olivia can offer one-on-one tuition, especially for those students who have more experience in watercolour painting and want to explore different techniques and compositions.

Students will create several works experimenting with techniques that are discussed and demonstrated during class and will also be invited to create compositions inspired by landscape, foliage, animals, abstract ideas, or patterns, in a relaxed and collaborative environment.

Olivia York is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator, with a passion for Australiana. She creates witty and whimsical watercolour animal characters, which have been featured in books, packaging, homewares and even a food truck. Olivia has worked with companies such as Australia Post, House, Lalaland and Nutella to create imaginative answers to creative briefs.

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