Upcoming Events

Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Saturday 27 April
West End - 10am - 2 Hours
Barb Rushe
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures of the landscape, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 01 June
East Brisbane - 10am - 2 Hours
Sean Leahy
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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$43       2 places left
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Brisbane Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
I really enjoyed it and the price was good too. Will definitely be trying another.
Mrs Rebekah Carr
I enjoyed the class very much and it certainly made me want to keep going with this beautiful art form. A smaller class or an easel set up in front of us to show techniques would have been useful and possibly made it easier for Sean to show us various aspects.
The tutor, Sean Leahy, was fantastic and it was fun and informative, and great working with other creatives.

Sean is very encouraging and knowledgeable about watercolour
It was great. Sean was very clear on his instructions.
Sean did the best he could considering most of the students were not properly prepared. I didnt get as much 1 on 1 time as I would of liked. My guess is 5 mins in total. The class was good & I did learn. The start was delayed as Sean needed to assist those who did not bring the correct supplies. Sean was lovely

Great topic to paint, Sean is really patient in answering all the questions
Sean was great at explaining the techniques and did a brilliant job securing shelter just before a major thunderstorm so we could enjoy the class
Sean is an asset to Brisbane Watercolouring. He was able to get beginners to create wonderful works of Brisbane Skyline

Sean was a very relaxed teacher and while I?m a beginner I learnt some new technique. Thank you Sean
Sean was a really good teacher, (for me anyway) his calmness, his patience and his very skilful artistic ability made it possible for me to paint in a manner that brought enormous joy to task at hand. Plus, the end result of my Christmas cards was just lovely.
I felt that the event should have been postponed as it was raining all the way from Wynnum to the city. I thought Sean's was an excellent teacher.

Sean Leahy
Sean Leahy has been an award winning cartoonist for over forty years. He continues to do a weekly cartoon for The Courier-Mail each Saturday. Also creator of the comic strip Beyond the Black Stump he is now concentrating on study and his fine art practice in mixed media. He has taught art workshops for many years, including watercolour, both traditional, contemporary and abstract. His primary emphasis is on encouraging developing each student's own skills and voice as an artist. Different genres of watercolour to be explored include landscape, pattern design, portrait, botanical, urban sketching, cartoon character design, children's book illustration, art journalling and the travel sketchbook.

Sean Leahy is available for private bookings

Flexible during weekdays before 3pm generally and on a few other time slots which vary each week

Barb Rushe
Barb Rushe love for art started at school and has continued to grow through her exploration of its history, the varying genres and mediums. When she isn't painting, drawing or admiring an exhibition, she is busy as a special education teacher working with students with complex behaviour and learning needs. She also runs a weekly art club for students at school and enjoys the relaxed environment that allows for creative freedom and expression.

Barb enjoys a challenge and views teaching more as guiding people to approach learning through fun activities and developing skills that build confidence and practical application. She is also a firm believer that learning is a life long endeavour where she continues to further her education which includes art, Auslan, coaching and teaching. Watercolour has been a huge interest in the past few years and after many classes and online courses, Barb feels she is ready to support others to develop their interest and love of this art medium.

Barb Rushe is available for private bookings

Tutoring, events and group sessions.
Friday evenings 6:30-9:30pm
Saturdays 2pm - 6pm

Brisbane Watercolour Group
Title or Location: The Precipice
I never know what image will land on the canvas. I simply paint my feelings. The Precipice is a place in my soul that I go to when I am unsure of my next step. If it resonates, perhaps you have felt this feeling too!
Credit: Chelsea PaintSmith
Instagram: chelseapaintsmith

Brisbane Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Title of Painting: 'The Phantom could be Anywhere'
This painting was done after looking at various rainforest photographs and also inspiration from other artists. I mainly centered the theme or title of the painting around the mystery of the comic book character "The Phantom." Although you cannot see the Phantom the title of the painting eludes to him being somewhere.
Credit: Jeff Goodwin
Instagram: jeffgoodwinart
Atlanta Watercolor Group
Title or Location: ZENDAYA
Saw Dune pt. 2 and was intrigued by her face. Very drawn to the earth tones.
Credit: Bryan Mercer

Dublin Watercolour Group
Title or Location: People
made for my dearest sibling
Credit: Lola Adesina

Newcastle Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Ailsa Craig
Ailsa Craig is an island in the Irish Sea off the Scottish coast. Its a magical place and the colours of the sea and sky can be exquisitely beautiful. One of my favourite places to paint. This is one of a series of paintings I have done of the island.
Credit: Kevin Paton
Facebook: Kev Paton
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Title or Location: Lessons From. Panda
I?m still trying to learn how to make white look white without using white!! Make sense?
Credit: Adrienne Reedy

Liverpool Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Northern Lights
This was painted for my granddaughters, who went to Finland last December. The photo I used is one taken by my daughter in law. I loved the way the lights created a green swirl in the sky, framed by the ink black trees and white snow.
Credit: Richard Oldfield
Facebook: Richard Oldfield
Instagram: Richardmo55

Akron Watercolor Group
Title or Location: Flowers from a friend

Credit: Michelle Steffen

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