Watercolour Basics and Nature with Linda Hillier

Artist's statement:

"With many years of teaching experience, I am energized by the sharing of knowledge and skills and seeing each person's unique artistic development."

This course is designed for students interested in working from nature and learning the basics of watercolour. It will cover initial sketches, designing composition, finding and mixing your colours and using a variety of techniques to create your work. We will cover the use of the colour wheel, complementaries and colour schemes. Also using masquing fluid as a means of keeping your whites. The materials will be covered in the initial class and there will be basic colour palettes available for use. Do not rush to buy new paints or brushes until we have covered this information. Watercolour is a wonderful, endlessly challenging medium and I hope you will join me as we discover some of its intricacies. 


Some comments from her students: 

"a first-rate class. . .She is so good at explaining colour theory etc., and taking us through the process of painting a watercolour masterpiece!" - SB

"Linda is an excellent teacher and the workshop was very well done. . .I will be interested in other workshops that Linda might give.  Her work is beautiful". - MC

Dates:  Mondays, September 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, (no class on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 11th), 18th, 25th, November 1st, 8th

Time:  1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Fees:  KAC members $200.00   Non-members  $220.00

Supply List

Registration will open to KAC members on August 13th.  It will open to the general public on August 16th.  To register, email: registrar@kac1.ca. You will receive a response indicating if a spot is available, and information regarding payment options.

Registration is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.   Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a class where there is insufficient registration. 

To withdraw prior to the start date, please contact the registrar at registrar@kac1.ca.  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $15.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than one week prior to the start of the first class (i.e., on September 6th).  There will be no refund issued beyond that date.