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Simplifying Watercolours

Saturday 19 October @ 10am - 3pm

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Simplifying Watercolours in Auckland

Join our Simplifying Watercolours Workshop where Elise demystifies the art form by embracing its challenges!

Elise will guide you through innovative watercolour techniques and applications to reveal the full potential of this charming medium. You’ll learn how to conquer common pitfalls through her expert guidance. From pesky blooms to streaky skies, Elise will cover many of the things that can go wrong when using this tricky medium and techniques to overcome them. She will show you how easy it is Simplifying Watercolours.

She will give you the tools to paint with more confidence and make your watercolours sing.  Discover techniques to salvage crooked horizons, control bleeding, and harness the magic of happy accidents. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned artist, spend a day with like-minded people who share a passion for expanding their watercolour skills.


  • Watercolour paper – Plenty to practise with and to complete one finished painting. We recommend buying 100% cotton cold pressed 300gsm or 425gsm
  • Watercolour paints in a range of colours
  • Watercolour brushes – at least one large mop brush, a medium round brush and a fine round brush for details. (A fan brush is also useful, but not essential)
  • Masking tape (to tape your paper down)
  • Art board (to tape your paper to. This can be gator board, mdf, even a cutting matt).
  • Masking fluid
  • Drawing pencil and eraser
  • Tissues
  • A watercolour palette for mixing colours



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 Watercolour workshop, Elise teaches the following at UXBRIDGE
– Intro to Watercolours
– Watercolour Travel Journalling
– Contemporary Watercolours
– Leather Journals “Bound with Beauty”

To see more of Elise’s personal work, head to her website https://www.elisedesilvaart.com


October 19
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Studio 2
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…