Watercolour with Diana

This course is aimed at both experienced and inexperienced students keen to develop their watercolour skills. This workshop is conducted in a masterclass fashion, with students painting the same piece as the tutor in the studio on the day. Diana will provide ongoing critique and advice where needed, during the class. Questions and discussions of aspects relevant to improving our understanding of the watercolour process are part of the classes. A variety of subjects, of Diana’s choice, is done during the workshop. A material guide is provided below. 

WHERE: Highett Neighbourhood Community House
ADDRESS: 2 Livingston Street Highett
WHEN: Monday’s x 4 weeks starting May 2nd till May 23rd
TIME: 1:30 pm – 4 pm
TUTOR: Diana Casey
CONTACT: 0492 800 592

COST: a 4-week class for $120

See below for your suggested equipment to bring along and a brief message from Diana



Hi, my name is Diana Casey.

I paint and teach in Watercolour, and have 35 years of experience. My Workshops and Classes are designed for beginners to intermediate painters, for people who find the medium interesting, intriguing, and challenging, but don’t want stress or pressure to produce masterpieces. You will learn how to observe nature and its relevance to your painting. The tips and tricks I share make it easier with practice. Much of what I teach relates to all painting mediums.

I have three sayings I believe are relevant:
1. It is only a piece of paper
2. There is no such thing as perfect
3. There is no right or wrong in painting

Come along to learn, meet like-minded people, and ENJOY the experience. You will create a new painting each week.


Suggested equipment required to bring along on the day

Paints: French Ultramarine, Raw Sienna, Pilbara Red, Sap Green, Australian Leaf Green, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Mauve.
– 1-2 Palettes (can use ice-cream plastic lids)
– Watercolour brushes: Mop 4, Rigor, no’s 1, 5 & 10 or 12
– Watercolour paper (bank or buy large sheet which can be cut down). Suggest rough or medium 300gsm
– HB Pencil & Soft rubber
– Tissues (Travel pack is fine)
– Small old towel to place on the table
– Roll of masking tape
– Water container (tin can, glass jar etc)
– MDF Board for painting on. Min size 360 x 480mm 
This is a suitable starting point, and there may be a need to expand some of these materials. All items can be purchased from art shops. Local ones are Art Shed & Melbourne Art Supplies or purchase online.

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Term 2, 2022

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