BRISBANE
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 01 June
East Brisbane - 10am - 2 Hours
Barb Rushe
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       0 places left
Succulents, Cacti and Leafy Plants

Succulents, Cacti and Leafy Plants

Saturday 15 June
Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong - 10am - 2 Hours
Barb Rushe
Unleash your inner artist and learn the art of watercolour painting in the beautiful surroundings of the City Botanic Gardens. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process, teaching you the techniques and skills needed to create stunning watercolour paintings of the stunning flora and fauna around you.

All skill levels, from beginners to advanced, are welcome to join us!
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$47      
Watercolour Painting Animals

Watercolour Painting Animals

Saturday 22 June
South Bank - 10am - 2 Hours
Barb Rushe
Watercolour Painting Animals" is more than just an event; it's a chance to connect with your creative side, appreciate the beauty of the animal kingdom, and create artwork that captures the essence of these enchanting beings.

Exchange ideas, find inspiration, and forge lasting connections with those who share your passion. Let's paint the captivating world of animals together!
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$47      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 13 July
Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong - 10am - 2 Hours
Barb Rushe
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.
book now
$47      
Urban Sketching with Watercolours

Urban Sketching with Watercolours

Saturday 27 July
Paddington - 10am - 2 Hours
Barb Rushe
Join us for an exciting Urban Sketching with Watercolours meetup. Get ready to explore the cityscape with your sketchbook and watercolours in hand. Unleash your creativity and capture the vibrant energy of urban life on paper. All skill levels are welcome. Limited spots available, so secure your place now!
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$47      
Painting Roses in Watercolour

Painting Roses in Watercolour

Saturday 10 August
New Farm - 10am - 2 Hours
Barb Rushe
Roses have long symbolized love, passion, and beauty. In this event, you'll delve into the world of watercolour painting to capture the essence of these iconic blooms with grace and skill. Our accomplished instructor will guide you, whether you're a beginner or experienced artist, ensuring you create stunning rose-themed watercolours that you'll be proud of.
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$47      

ABOUT BRISBANE
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP
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.
REVIEWS
Great location and friendly environment to practise and learn watercolour technique. Barb is an engaging teacher which made the event all the more enjoyable. Highly recommend.
5/5
Brenda
2024-05-21
A thoroughly enjoyable session. Venue was perfect as we could sit at a table and see how Barb approached her own painting.
5/5
Brenda
2024-05-06
Barb was helpful and patient, a low-key but inspiring teacher. A great class to get confidence and learn to relax and enjoy what you find in urban sketching. Recommended
5/5
Rosemary
2024-05-05

I loved it.
5/5
Brenda
2024-04-29
I loved it. Sean is a great teacher and used some easy to follow concepts as an introduction to painting techniques. The Botanical Gardens as a teaching venue is ideal, with an abundance of both inspiration and tranquility.
5/5
Brenda
2024-04-12
I really enjoyed it and the price was good too. Will definitely be trying another.
5/5
Mrs Rebekah Carr
2024-04-08

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.
4/5
Kathy
2024-04-07
The tutor, Sean Leahy, was fantastic and it was fun and informative, and great working with other creatives.
5/5
Kathryn
2024-02-11
Sean is very encouraging and knowledgeable about watercolour
5/5
Janet
2024-02-04

It was great. Sean was very clear on his instructions.
5/5
Catherine
2024-01-16
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
4/5
Jeanine
2024-01-14
Great topic to paint, Sean is really patient in answering all the questions
5/5
Anna
2024-01-05

ARTISTS
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

PHOTOS
Brisbane Watercolour Group
2023-08-23
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
2023-08-22
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
Adelaide Watercolour Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Black-fronted Dotterel
While visiting the local reclaimed wetlands at Mawson Lakes my son and I spotted and photographed a number of the birds and environment which I compiled into watercolour art. We have had a very dry summer and are awaiting much needed rain.
Credit: Marrilyn

Virginia Beach Watercolor Group
2024-05-26
Title or Location: Relax and Feel the Calm
This is a water color painting based on a photo I took last year when visiting MT. Love the wide open spaces and the beautiful sky. This photo was taken while sitting and relaxing along a river in Bigfork. Love to enjoy the views and then incorporate into my paintings. Water colors are such a great choice for landscapes because of the way they flow and blend together just like nature.
Credit: Dave Wray
Facebook: David Wray
Instagram: david.wray.121

Charlotte Watercolor Group
2024-05-26
Title or Location: Indian Trail, NC
At the age of 49, I decided to learn to paint. I have never even sketched or painted in my life. I love watercolor paintings so I started with that and I found that I love it. In February I committed to the 100 Day Project movement with D. Michelle Perry on her 100 Days of Wonder group. Each week she was giving us our Words of Wonder for each day. Day 35 was "Dew". I had already practiced water droplets for fun so I wanted to use them in a close up image of a leaf with dew on it. Th
Credit: Mindy Lassiter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindyloo
Instagram: @stillmindyloo
Winston Salem Watercolor Group
2024-05-24
Title or Location: Cheerful Cardinal Upon a Teacup
I painted this cardinal happily perched on a teacup as a reminder. Through all of the stress and busyness of life it is so easy to get caught up in overthinking and ignore the small beautiful moments all around us like savoring a warm cup of tea, or noticing a tiny vibrant bird outside our window. 9x12 Watercolor
Credit: Amanda Goins
Facebook: Amanda Goins Art/ https://www.facebook.com/amandagoins44
Instagram: @amandagoins_44/ https://www.instagram.com/amandagoins_44/

Perth Watercolour Group
2024-05-23
Title or Location: Australian bush
I enjoy walking through Australian forest , specially this one in Jarrahdale , small historic town located 45 km south-east of Perth. This place used to be a first timber town in WA. Today just place to enjoy scenic woodlands, parks, river and very pictures forest. The beauty of this forest gave me an idea to paint this picture.
Credit: Jana Legowski

Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Iris
A study of an Iris in watercolour. One of a series of these beautiful flowers.
Credit: Margaret Milburn
Instagram: @margartpaintings

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