WATERCOLOUR ESSENTIALS FOR THE URBAN SKETCHER

Watercolour is an exciting medium. Its immediacy and transparency are some of its most sought-after qualities. However, as a beginner unfamiliar with watercolour, it can be temperamental, unpredictable and even frustrating. In this course, you will learn how to control and tame it while harnessing its full creative potential. The course is ideal for the casual sketcher interested in learning proper watercolour techniques to add colour washes to their urban landscape sketches. The course will be conducted over seven, once-a-week sessions, Monday nights, 7pm-9.30pm. New intake every two months i.e. April, June, August, October, December. You may sign up for a trial session – which is Lesson 1 – before you commit to the full course.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This beginner's to intermediate course will introduce essential techniques for students to experience watercolours with various hands-on exercises and drills designed to impart technical mastery. These skills are essential to build confidence and develop muscle memory as well as improve visual and colour acuity. Relevant contextual studies will allow students to apply techniques learnt.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Students will learn to appreciate the unique properties of watercolour through guided exploration and technical exercises. Students will gain experience to identify critical moments and control paint consistency in relation to dampness/dryness of paper. Through lessons on colour theory, colour mixing, hue-saturation-value, students will develop visual acuity for tone and colour perception.

BROAD TOPICS COVERED

Pigment to water ratio • Hue saturation value • Lively colour transitions – bleeds, mingling, charging • Smooth washes – flat, graded and variegated washes • Soft & hard edges • Colour theory & colour wheel • Colour charts • Mixing on palette and on paper • Colour temperature • Glazing • Mixing appropriate shadows hues • Behaviour of light on forms • Skies & cloudscapes • Foliage and shrubs • Contextual studies

Personalised Guidance

Fully guided step-by-step demos with detailed explanations. Interactive Q&A for a fun and lively learning environment

Exercises and Drills

Revisit important principles such as colour theory and colour mixing to boost your confidence in handling watercolours

Cozy Class Size

Class size limited to 6 students ensures personal attention and effective learning

Great Instructor

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful workshop this afternoon! My mom and I really enjoyed the whole process, and I think that you were a great instructor– you explained the key concepts in a way that was simple to understand for complete beginners and for myself, you gave me pointers on how to improve my technique.

Megan C.
Attended Linocut Printmaking Workshop

GIVE THIS A GO!

Jeffrey was a patient and knowledgeable teacher. His experience in his practice is evident in the way he shares little tips and techniques to better approach the craft. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and also found the studio space to be bright, clean and superbly organised. Give this a go!

Justyn K.
Attended Linocut Printmaking

A Ton of Fun

Jeffrey was very accommodating, and a very patient instructor. The workshop was booked as a birthday gift for my partner, and Jeffrey was so kind to work with our schedule. The workshop was a ton of fun, if also a bit of work 😛 Jeffrey was very well prepared and had even printed and processed our design ideas before we arrived. He was very knowledgeable, and also able to make his knowledge understandable to us, the novices. We are both thrilled with our prints and look forward to using the tips Jeffrey gave on finding supplies to continue this new hobby. Recommended without reservation!

Elena P.
Attended Linocut Printmaking

Patient and Kind

Super fun! Lucky to enjoy a 1:1 session with Jeff who is a great, patient and kind teacher. The process was smooth and clear and I’m walking away with the knowledge and enthusiasm to practise more myself. Studio space is lovely and bright— could easily spend longer playing around with the technique. Highly recommend and would be happy to come back next time I’m visiting Singapore.

Philippa H.
Attended Paper Marbling

Beautiful Conducive Studio

Jeffrey did a very detailed but not overwhelming introduction to paper marbling covering techniques to create different patterns. The terms and tools are explained and simplified so we can repeat this craft at home. Studio was beautiful and conducive. Highly recommended.

Autumn B.
Attended Paper Marbling

So Calming

I really recommend this class to anyone who is looking for fun. Let me tell you I have no artistic background whatsoever, I am more of a numbers person. I took this class because I was interested in the idea of paper marbling and I didn't expect I would do really good, But I produced 5 really pretty awesome pieces of art. In addition to that, the whole process is so calming. I really recommend this taking this class! I am actually going to recommend it to my work friends and might do a group event too!

Mai A.
Attended Paper Marbling

Fun and Memorable

I really enjoyed the paper marbling class. Jeff was patient with us and ensured the techniques were easy to understand. He was also ready to provide advice whenever we needed help. The small class size was also very conducive to learning and we were all able to learn from one another. It was an extremely fun and memorable experience that I would highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn something new.

Deborah C.
Attended Paper Marbling

PEACEFUL PRACTICE

Nice place; full of natural light. Kind teacher. No pressure. I enjoyed the class very much. Thanks, Jeff. I can see how paper marbling can be a mindfulness practice. 🙂

Diane T.
Attended Paper Marbling

Beautiful Outcomes

We enjoyed the workshop thoroughly. Jeff was patient and we had beautiful outcomes. We also gained more insights into paper marbling. A truly therapeutic experience. We greatly appreciate Jeff for making arrangements to accommodate our specific schedule. We would highly recommend this paper marbling workshop to anyone!

Shi Yi C.
Attended Paper Marbling

Clean and Spacious

The paper marbling class is held in a clean and spacious studio filled with natural light, bringing a sense of peace the moment you step in. Jeff is an incredibly patient and passionate teacher who takes care of his students and ensures that everyone is able to follow what needs to be done. All the materials are prepared in advance and the entire class is extremely smooth and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing and therapeutic few hours!

Tiffany
Attended Paper Marbling

Most Enjoyable

The paper marbling class was one of the most enjoyable artistic things I’ve ever done! Jeff conducted the class in a clear, concise and engaging manner. Had lots of fun mixing colours and learning about the different marbling patterns. Would definitely recommend this class for a relaxing and therapeutic time!

Jana
Attended Paper Marbling

Thrilling yet SOOTHING

Definitely a highly recommended workshop/class for anyone, regardless of art background or interest. With patience, humour and guidance, Jeff makes paper marbling look easy, and at the end of the day, what results is a thrilling, yet therapeutic experience for the individual participant. Kudos Jeff! 🙂

Leng Seng
Attended Paper Marbling Workshop

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