Cathy Donovan

Watercolour Workshops

or individual tuition

 Please use the contact form to get in touch if you want to arrange a watercolour workshop or individual tuition.

I live in Apollo Bay which is a remote coastal village on the Great Ocean Road, Australia.  I have been a watercolour painter for most of my life but also dabble in oil and acrylic painting and textiles.  

My art celebrates the wild skies, beauty and moodiness of Australia’s coast, landscapes and birds in translucent and vivid colour.  I also love printmaking, using intaglio and a la poupee methods to create impressionistic collographs.

My work has been exhibited in Victoria at the Meat Market Art Gallery, Gryphon Gallery and in exhibitions for the Diamond Valley Arts Society, Apollo Bay Arts Inc exhibitions and Birregurra Art Show amongst others. I also accept private commissions for paintings.

Cathy Donovan Apollo Bay Watercolour Artist and Workshop Teacher

Find the Workshop Thats Right For You

Do you want a relaxing and creative experience?

Do you love the freshness of watercolours?

Do you want to learn new techniques?

Are you inspired to paint?

Are you an absolute beginner?

Cathy offers a wide variety of workshop models to suit every situation.

Watercolour Workshops with Cathy Donovan Apollo Bay Watercolour Artist

Watercolour for beginners

Color Mixing Watercolour Workshops with Cathy Donovan Apollo Bay Watercolour Artist

Color Mixing With Watercolours

Contemporary Watercolour Workshops with Cathy Donovan Apollo Bay Watercolour Artist


Botanical Watercolour Workshops with Cathy Donovan Apollo Bay Watercolour Artist


Watercolour Landscape and Seascape Workshops with Cathy Donovan Apollo Bay Watercolour Artist

Watercolour Landscape and Seascape

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Workshop Pricing

Book your group into a Unique Watercolour Workshop.

  • $80 per person for three hours - longer workshops can be arranged
  • Small groups of 2 to 8 people
  • Some materials supplied 
  • Dates and times flexible
  • Workshop content can be customised to suit your interests
  • Beginners to intermediate
  • Please  note - 1:1 private tuition is $25 per hour (plus materials fee if Cathy supplies them)

Happy Participants

“Cathy is an accomplished and experienced watercolour artist, and I’ve learnt so much about the medium, the tools, and the methods in a really friendly and supportive environment. I had a lot of fun, and have come away with a new appreciation and understanding of how to move forward with my own painting with this fabulous and versatile medium. I highly recommend Cathy’s workshops!”

Jo Dunsmuir

Brunswick, Victoria

“My partner and I,  total novices at painting,  attended a watercolour workshop held by Cathy Donovan. Cathy is a patient and inspirational teacher. She is generous with her time and knowledge. Apart from introducing us to the techniques of water colour painting, the knowledge she imparted also made subsequent gallery visits so much more fullfilling. I’d definitely recommend Cathy to novice and not so novice artists.”

Deb Bradfield

Apollo Bay, Victoria

“As a novice art student I attended a series of classes run by Cathy as an introduction to using watercolours. Cathy’s warm and supportive manner made the classes very enjoyable and relaxed for everyone. She provided expert tuition on painting techniques, advice on materials and also offered follow-up assistance if required. I recommend Cathy’s art lessons to anyone wanting instruction or support with their art practice.”


Apollo Bay, Victoria