Term 3 Beyond Watercolour Fundamentals

Term 3 Beyond Watercolour Fundamentals

$360.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Lesley Redgate
Sat 3 Aug – Sat 7 Sep
1.30 pm – 4.30 pm 
Level – Intermediate


This course is suitable for students who have completed the fundamentals watercolour course or who have had some previous experience using watercolour and wish to develop skills further. Students will have fundamental skills working wet on dry and wet on wet and an understanding of basic colour mixing and use of masking fluid.

The course will further develop traditional techniques and processes, stretching paper, using additional media and exploring a wide range of subject matter including portraiture, landscape and still life. Designed to encourage individuality and experimentation, students will complete finished paintings during classes.



Watercolour paints: tubes or half pans. A warm and cool of each primary colour. ie.

  • Ultramarine blue (warm blue), Pthalo or Intense blue (cool blue), Cobalt Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson (cool red), Cad. Red or Vermillion (warm red)
  • Cad. Yellow Light (lemon yellow), Cad Yellow Deep (warm yellow)
  • Cad. Orange
  • Dioxazine violet (purple)
  • Viridian (Pthalo green), Hookers Green, Sap Green
  • Earth tones – Sepia, Yellow ochre, Burnt sienna
  • Set of watercolour pencils – basic colour


Soft watercolour brushes (synthetic)

  • Round size no. 2, 4 & 8
  • Large Flat ¾ – 1″
  • Mop brush ¾ – 1”

(Other brush options will be discussed in the first class).


  • A5 or A4 visual art diary (for notes & experimentation)
  • Watercolour paper 300 gsm recommended – A3 pad or sheets (2 sheets per class). Artist quality – Reeves, Arches, Bockingford are suitable. A range of cold pressed, rough, hot pressed paper.
  • MDF Board for stretching paper. (discussed in the first class)

Tools & other materials:

  • Palette – a white plastic palette or the lid of a watercolour set
  • 2 x Water pots/jars for making washes in quantity
  • paper towel or tissue
  • soft sponge
  • 1 x stick of soft white chalk pastel or conte crayon, 1 x stick white wax crayon
  • White gouache – Windsor and Newton or Art Spectrum
  • Fine tip black Artline fineliner pen size 0.5 or dip pen with sepia or black ink
  • Masking fluid
  • Gum Arabic
  • Masking tape (1cm or similar)
  • HB and 2B pencil, sharpener, eraser, ruler, scissors


Lesley Redgate, is a SA artist, born in London in 1955 and emigrated to South Australia in 1967. Her career as artist and educator began in 1977 upon completing studies in Fine Art at the SA School of Art (Uni SA) and Graphic Design (Tafe SA) in 2002. She has been a specialist art teacher 1977-2001 and 2002-2014 a Graphic Design lecturer at Tafe SA. Since 2014 she has been conducting private tuition, workshops and short courses at ACSA.

Winner of the Thomas Laird Memorial Traveling Art Study Award in 1993 led to overseas travel in 1994 and 1997. In 1978 as a recipient of the Michelle Endowment, her work was selected by the National Gallery of Victoria for their collection.

During the 1990s she painted en plein air in Whites Valley near Willunga with the Strout Farm group which included Geoff Wilson and Dave Dallwitz. Drawing inspiration from the changing Fleurieu landscape, the Australian Modernists and French Post-impressionists, Lesley has developed a style which focuses on the subtleties of colour to describe form. Her chosen mediums are acrylics and watercolour.

She has been a finalist in the Portia Geach, Fleurieu Art Prize, Waterhouse Art Prize, Heysen Art Prize, Well Made – Guildhouse, RSASA Portrait Prize. Capital Permanent at Geelong Art Gallery and Semi Finalist – Doug Moran. She has exhibited in public and private galleries including CACSA, the Festival Theatre, Kensington Gallery, RSASA Gallery, Signal Point Gallery, Fleurieu Arthouse, Hahndorf Academy, Mt Gambier Gallery SA, Geelong Art Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery and SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.



Image: Lesley Redgate, Fading Light Butterworth Flourmill, 2018

Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing your enrolment.


Categories:Term 3 2024Short Courses
Experience Level:Intermediate
Content Type:LandscapesStill Life

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