Exploring Watercolour

Beautiful dynamic paintings await you in this Exploring Watercolours workshop. A colourful and fun learning approach to working in this amazing living medium.

It is time to get your feet wet with watercolours! This dynamic and inspirational course will set you down the path of exploration as you learn to master watercolours. You will learn to use the basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art.

Artists will discover how to paint in watercolour by harnessing the medium. From selecting your first watercolour paints to learning to blend colours into a unique palette, Zan will guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich.

This workshop will explore using watercolour, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will learn how to create breath-taking Landscapes full of colour and light.

Come learn with International Watercolour Society Master Artist Zan Barrage. His easy to follow approach and fun filled classes will keep you engaged and loving the time you spend painting. With more than 30 years of watercolour experience and world-class teaching, you will learn from one of the best watercolour teachers in the GTA!

Details & Registration

In-Person Class

Ages: 18+

Dates: Monday - February 6 to March 20, 2023

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sessions: 6

Holiday: No class on Family Day, February 20

Price: $195 for non-members, $175 with a membership

Materials: Additional Purchase Required - Download the Materials List

Skill Level: Beginner


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What Students will Learn

Sessions will allow the student to:

  • Master the fundamentals of watercolour
  • Express yourself with confidence and vigor
  • Take risks, be adventurous and bold
  • Improve your brush-work and make your colours dance

About the Instructor

Zan Barrage

A classically trained artist, Zan is the recipient of several awards for plein air painting in Ontario. He is the founder and past president of Ontario Plein Air Society, a group of Ontario painters dedicated to painting the Canadian landscape from life.

I paint because I fall in love with a moment. Sometimes I capture it successfully, and other times, too many times, I fail. I am proud to say that my artwork has seeped into private collections from Australia through Europe to North America. I cherish all my collectors and value their choice to own my artwork. In a way, a work of art is not whole.