Workshops

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

Upcoming Workshops …

Watercolour Beginner Techniques 14/11/20 SOLD OUT!!

10-1 pm

Learn how to use watercolour paints with professional materials and techniques such as wet, dry and blending to create luminosity.  Cathy will share basic tips and foundation techniques so you can take up watercolours as a past-time, or just enjoy the experience.

All materials supplied.

Secrets to Sea and Sky 12/12/20 SOLD OUT!!

10.00-1.00 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.

Contemporary 09/01/21

Sold Out!

10.00 – 1.00 pm

Combine water based mediums (watercolour, ink and gouche/acrylic) in a loose and organic way to create beautiful watercolour illustrations and designs.  Apart from experimenting, you will finish by creating an original hand painted card on professional watercolour paper.

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.

Watercolour Beginner Techniques 17/01/21

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how to use watercolour paints with professional materials and techniques such as wet, dry and blending to create luminosity.  Cathy will share basic tips and foundation techniques so you can take up watercolours as a past-time, or just enjoy the experience.

All materials supplied.

Luminous Australian Landscapes 23/01/21

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn techniques to enable you to create a great sky and Australian landscape, including gum trees. This course is suitable for those who have some experience or who have done a beginner workshop.

All materials supplied.

Pencils - Sketching the Bay 30/01/21

Only 4 places left!

10 am – 3 pm

Learn the fundamentals of rendering and making quick sketches for plein air before venturing out to sketch at a beach or harbour location in Apollo Bay.

All materials supplied. BYO lunch

Secrets of Sea and Sky 13/2/21 NEW!!

10.00am – 1.00pm

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.

Private Workshops by appointment

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

Cathy can tailor a range of workshops from beginner to more advanced for budding artists and creatives alike.  Workshop times and dates will be set when you inquire, and materials can be supplied.  Costs vary depending on your requirements and the number of people you are booking in. 

Collograph Printing

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

You can book a private group into a Collograph Printing Workshop via the inquiry form.

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

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Workshop Pricing

  • Upcoming sketching workshops are 5 hours and include materials.
  • Upcoming watercolour workshops are for 3 hours and include materials.
  • Workshops are for 4 people so as to be Covid safe.
  • If workshops fill then you can inquire about scheduling a private workshop for you and friends/family.  Cathy will be as flexible as possible about dates and times.

“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