Introduction to Watercolour and Mixed Media Short Course with Olivia York

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults (suitable for age 14 +)

5 week short course – Currently teaching!

  • Dates: Thursdays; 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $288 inc. GST

This is an introduction to watercolour painting and mixed media short course taught by Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour illustration.

Artwork by Olivia York

Over 5 weeks Olivia will introduce students to basic watercolour painting techniques such as colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing, blooming, creating texture and tone with watercolour and lifting out as well as foundational drawing techniques such as shape, scale and proportion. Students will also be encouraged and supported to explore mixed media in their self directed artworks. Suitable for all skill levels, this class is a good balance of the technical and creative.

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.

We maintain small class sizes to ensure Olivia can offer one-on-one tuition for each student.

Students will experiment with techniques that are discussed and demonstrated during class and will have the opportunity to apply them to the artwork they create.

Adam, watercolour on paper, 2019

Olivia York is a Melbourne-based artist, illustrator and Australiana enthusiast. She creates witty and whimsical watercolour illustrations, inspired by our Australian flora and fauna.

Her illustrations have adorned food trucks, feature walls, children’s books, clothing, packaging and homewares. They have also been featured in several tv shows, books and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Frankie magazine and Koala (Thames & Hudson). Olivia has collaborated with such brands as House, Lalaland and Nutella.

Enrolment details

Dates: Thursdays; 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May, 2021
Duration: 5 week short course
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All materials included
Course fee: $288 inc. GST

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Terms & Conditions (excerpt): For all withdrawal requests received less than 14 days prior to the course commencement date, either prior to the course commencement date, during the course or after the course has finished, no refund or credit will be provided.

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    Feedback from previous students

    “10/10! Charli enjoyed the class with Miss Olivia, she’s very keen to help and demonstrated artwork technique, we would recommend to school friends definitely.” Miranda (parent), March 2021  
    “Just writing to say thank you, Amelia thoroughly enjoyed the workshop this morning with Olivia.  She felt completely at ease with Olivia and in the space.  She enjoyed creating her Koala and felt proud of the finished product.” Rowena (parent), March 2021