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Intro to Watercolours

Thursday 26 September @ 10am - 3pm

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intro to Watercolours workshop in Auckland

Are you looking to unleash your creativity and explore a new medium? Then join us for an Intro to Watercolours workshop, where you’ll spend a delightful day experimenting with watercolour paints.

In this workshop, we’ll guide you through the basic watercolour techniques, including wet on wet and wet on dry. You’ll learn how to mix washes, create texture, and master brush control, giving you a strong foundation to build your painting skills.

This workshop is perfect for beginners who are curious about watercolours and want to learn the fundamentals of painting with this versatile medium. Whether you’re a complete novice or have some experience with watercolours, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to create beautiful works of art.

Led by our experienced instructor, Elise, this workshop is a great way to dip your toes into the world of watercolours. It’s also an excellent option if you’re considering joining our term time class, Watercolour for Beginners with Elise. By attending this workshop, you’ll have the chance to try out watercolours before committing to the term, giving you a low-commitment way to see if this class is right for you.

All materials required for the workshop will be provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. With a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to unwind, learn new skills, and create something beautiful. So come join us for a delightful day of watercolour painting and discover the joy of this timeless medium.



-The different watercolour terminologies
-How to have fun with watercolours
-Understanding your supplies



Elise De Silva is a local artist, specialising in watercolours and landscapes. She loves plein-air painting and loves capturing beautiful sceneries.
In addition to this Intro to Watercolours workshop, Elise teaches the following at UXBRIDGE
-Watercolour Travel Journalling (workshop)
-Impressionist Watercolours (workshop)
To see more of Elise’s personal work, head to her website https://www.elisedesilvaart.com


All materials for this workshop are included in the fee.



Julianna B. (April 2024)
I took intro to water colours class here with Elise. It was enjoyable; Elise was a great teacher for beginners and covered off all the basics. I left the class feeling confident to try out my new skills at home. Would definitely recommend for anyone interested in getting started with water colours or just trying something new!

Larry A. (April 2024)
The introduction to watercolour with Elise was fantastic. I really enjoyed it and Elise is exceptionally talented artist and tutor. It was well worth it.


September 26
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Studio 3
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
(09) 535 6467


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About Your Tutor:

Elise De Silva

I’m a full-time, award winning artist and writer working out of my studio in Auckland. My favourite medium is watercolour, although I do occasionally work with oils and acrylics. I am always trying new techniques and have been challenging myself with adding more realism to my work. I am strongly drawn to dramatic light. I love painting boats and the beautiful reflections in the water. I want my art to evoke beauty and bring people joy and peace. I am President of…