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

Click the workshop inquiry ‘button’ to book. Bookings by appointment only – dates are not set.

All materials supplied. Book for yourself and others with a maximum of 4 people. Three hour workshops.  

Private tuition - fundamental skills

Learn fundamental skills in painting and/or drawing. BYO art materials.

Time/s and date/s will be set when you book, and a list of materials you will need to bring provided.  Costs $30 per hour. (discounted to $25 if you have participated in Cathy’s workshops or classes before.)   

Backlit Landscapes/seascapes Workshop

Learn techniques to capture the light, luminosity and warmth at sunrise or sunset in watercolours.  Capture the light filtering through trees, across the ocean or rising on the horizon as well as learning about tonal contrasts, keeping paints luminous and control of washes. Suitable for beginners and those wanting a refresher.

All materials supplied.

Atmospheric Watercolours Workshop

Learn techniques that enable you to create a beautiful glowing watercolour that captures the moodiness of the weather on stormy day featuring waves and sky.  You will be guided to compose, mix colours and discover your unique style in watercolours.  

All materials supplied.

Experimental Beginner Watercolours Workshop

Learn all the fundamental techniques, including about materials, washes, brushwork and how to create the magical transparent effects.  We will have lots of fun experimenting and creating a vibrant painting that combines the techniques.

All materials supplied.

Close up watercolours - impressions Workshop

Painting techniques and colour mixing and brushwork tips to create a watercolour painting featuring native flora and fauna or botanicals, using a modern impressionistic style to capture the beauty of nature and our Otways area. Some mixed media using watercolour pencils can be introduced.

All materials provided.

Capture a Coastal Scene Workshop

Learn techniques and compositions for painting a coastal scene from along the Great Ocean Road with sand, sea and coast in vibrant and colour.  Suitable for those who are beginners or want to revisit and build on tips and techniques for painting watercolours.  All materials provided.

Apollo Bay harbour by Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist

View from a Room by Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist
View from Marengo by Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist
Printmaking in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan Artist

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