Monday Beginners’ Course

May 23, 2022 7:00 pm
May 23, 2022 8:30 pm


Total: 20

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Event Details

This is the first of four classes for BEGINNERS in watercolour. The price of €20 is for all four classes as I believe in accessibility for all. The price covers the tuition session only, and does not cover any follow-up outside class time. If that is something you would like, there will be a group to join where you can share your work and get feedback, but there’ll be an additional charge for that.


Each week the link will be sent to you the day before class. The dates are:

Monday 23rd May

Monday 30th May

Monday 13th June

Monday 27th June

…and every week it starts at the same time 7.00pm Irish time. if you don’t know what time that is for you, just google it.


About class: you will be muted. You can keep your camera on or off, I don’t mind. I like seeing you as it helps me feel I am not talking into thin air but if you’re shy that’s fine.

Each class is 90 minutes long.

If you can’t make it, not to worry, you will be sent the recording. You MUST pay for all four classes as I don’t want people asking questions that were covered in previous weeks!

Who is it suitable for?

Teens and adults.

The Kit


You will need a set of watercolours – try to get the best you can afford.

Brands I like:

Schmincke, W&N, Roman Szmal (Aquarius), Daniel Smith, Sennelier, Van Gogh, QoR, Rembrandt

Colours you will need:

  1. Burnt umber
  2. Payne’s grey
  3. Yellow ochre
  4. Burnt sienna
  5. Phthalo blue (or Cerulean or Ultramarine)
  6. Sap green
  7. Phtahlo green
  8. Lemon yellow
  9. Alizarin crimson
  10. Cadmium red
  11. Orange (or cadmium yellow)
  12. Magenta / Opera pink / any other crazy inrense pink

You can of course add any other colours you like.


I love Rosemary & Co. brushes but they’re expensive aby. nd for really serious people who are happy to spend a bit more on their hobby. I like R13. Otherwise get a good brush, a “round”, with a decent point. Size 8 is a good size. Some watercolour kits come with them.


You will need a pencil (2B) or, if you prefer to draw directly with a pen, a fude 55-degree nib with waterproof brown (or black, or grey) ink.

Brands of pen I like: Sailor fude de mannen, Jin Hao

Brands of ink I like: De Atramentis Document Ink, Sketch Ink by Rohrer & Kilngner


You will need watercolour paper. I recommend Hahnemuehle Watercolour sketchbooks – they’re great and not too expensive. Make sure to get a paper that’s not too light: 200g / 90lb is the minimum, or the paper might buckle when it gets wet.

That’s it!

Any questions you can contact me. There is only ONE way to contact me and that is by email, to

(About the illustration: it’s just to show you how pretty watercolour sketching can be. Doesn’t mean we’re going to sketch that topic!)