Course Summary

This course is designed as an introduction to painting with watercolour. Students will develop confidence in mixing colour and basic watercolour painting techniques including laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out. Enjoy painting in a studio environment as you explore this expressive and interesting painting medium.

All Materials are supplied for this course.


Course Sessions

Sunday, 15th September - 1 class

Session ID HXA30103C
15 Sep - 15 Sep 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$239 / $227 (conc)
Eleni Rivers

Saturday, 14th December - 1 class

Session ID HXA30104C
14 Dec - 14 Dec 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$239 / $227 (conc)
Eleni Rivers

Subjects covered included:
– Colour mixing
– Washes
– Transparent layering
– Dry brush technique
– Textures
– Masking techniques

Students will create several small works experimenting with techniques that are discussed and demonstrated during the class.

Eleni Rivers

Eleni Rivers is a professional artist who has been teaching painting and drawing for over 25 years. She completed her MFA at JFK University in Berkeley, California and holds several art degrees from colleges in Australia. Her paintings, drawings and illustrations have been exhibited and published in many countries and are held in collections both here and in the US. Now based in Melbourne, Eleni continues her journey in paint on themes of nature, family and belonging within the Australian landscape. You can see examples of Eleni's work at


Janet Hayes

Artist Janet Hayes has had eleven solo exhibitions in Australia and has also been involved in many group exhibitions in the Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Sydney, and Darwin. She has exhibited in overseas exhibitions in the USA, London and touring exhibitions in China, Canada and Europe.

Janet studied art at the Melbourne College of Decoration, life drawing with Con Pappas at Era School, Donvale, and portraiture with artist Daniel Greene in New York.

Among several awards she has received is the Allied Artists of America Award at the Pastel Society of America annual exhibition, New York City in 1993. More recently, in 2019 Janet won the Inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize for her Self Portrait with hands.

As an artist who shares her skills Janet is a sought after teacher for art classes, workshops, demonstrations and as a judge of art shows and competitions.


Anna Steele

Artist Anna Steele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from RMIT University (2009) and has been exhibiting locally and internationally since. She recently graduated with a Master of Contemporary Art from the VCA in 2020.

Anna’s practice has always been themed around the landscape. Over the last couple of years while being embedded in the city, her work has been about envisioning spaces beyond the built environment. From traversing the imaginary to finally being able to return to nature and more wild spaces.

Materials are provided.

This course is for complete beginners or students who have some experience of painting but who want to gain confidence in the medium of watercolour. Useful for people who are developing folio work or who are looking for a portable painting method to capture images of their travels in painterly form or for those who want to enjoy painting purely for relaxation.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:30pm