Workshops

I am a qualified art teacher and exhibiting artist living in Apollo Bay

Upcoming Workshops …

Luminous Australian Landscapes 13/01/21

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Sold out!

Learn the basic techniques of watercolours  so that you can capture a scene and keep your colours luminous.  Create a great sky and Australian landscape, including gum trees in your own work of art. Suitable for beginners.

All materials supplied.

Secrets to Sea and Sky 16/01/21

Sold out!!

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Learn techniques that enable you to create a beautiful glowing watercolour that captures the changing mood of the sea and sky.  Whilst painting your subject, this workshop will include focal points, tonal values, choosing the quality and mood of colour and ways to control the water effects.

All materials supplied.

Printmaking Weekend 17 & 18 April

10:00 am – 4 pm on Saturday and a half day on Sunday 

Learn the fundamentals of printmaking and using an Etching press. We will create a printing ‘plate’ for a drypoint and collograph and intaglio printing methods. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. The group will be split in half on Sunday to ink up and print either in the morning or afternoon.

All materials supplied. BYO lunch on Saturday

Travel Journal & Sketching Techniques with Watercolours 27/3/21

Saturday 10am – 4pm Sold out

You will explore some creative journaling and sketching techniques using watercolour mediums and everyone will receive a journal to work within.   Record everyday moments and travel memories into your journal and learn sketching and other fun techniques. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

All materials provided.

Secrets of Sea and Sky 13/2/21

10:00am – 1:00pm 

Booked out.

Learn techniques that enable you to create a beautiful glowing watercolour that captures the changing mood of the sea and sky.  Whilst painting your subject, this workshop will include focal points, tonal values, choosing the quality and mood of colour and ways to control the water effects.  

All materials supplied.

Watercolours - land and sea

13/3/21 10.00am to 1.30pm

A beginners introduction to watercolours and painting a seascape or landscape using inspiration from the mood and colours of Apollo Bay and the Australian interior.  Suitable for those who want to revisit and build on tips and techniques for painting watercolours.  Materials provided.

Apollo Bay harbour by Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist

Private Workshops by appointment - personalised for you

Be inspired to pursue watercolour painting in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

Cathy can tailor a private workshop from beginner to more advanced for budding artists and creatives alike.  Workshop times and dates will be set when you inquire, and materials supplied.  Maximum of 3 people.  Costs $120 for a 3 hour workshop for one and $75 for each extra person. 

Collograph Printing

Workshops and Classes in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist
Printmaking in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan Artist

Holiday Workshops

Enjoy a workshop on your getaway or holiday!  Choose watercolours or sketching.

Watercolour Workshop held in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan
Workshops and Classes in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist

You can book a private group into a watercolour or sketching workshops via the inquiry form.

Monotype Workshops and Classes in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan Printmaker

Have a question? ….

“Cathy has the ability to translate why an image “works” and one that doesn’t. To give you the confidence to play with watercolour and produce a piece that you can be proud of. She has opened up a whole new world to me by viewing the light and reflections. Cloud gazing takes on a whole new dimension. Thank you for your generosity Cathy. “

Melanie Aggenbach

Apollo Bay, Victoria