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Luminous Australian Landscapes

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

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 - over 2 days

Next workshop date tbc – please inquire

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 second day we will print the ‘collograph’ or drypoint plates you created on day one.

All materials supplied. 

Watercolours - Series of 6 x 2 hour classes

Weekdays with dates tbc 

You will learn techniques to enable you to paint, mix colours and understand the medium of watercolour painting.   Each week will build on the previous one to give you the confidence to paint landscapes, seascapes, botanicals and to experiment on your own.

All materials provided.

Watercolours - land and sea

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 all materials supplied.  Maximum of 4 people.  Costs $100 for a 2.5 hour workshop for one and $80 for each extra person.  Available all year.

Collograph Printing

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

Holiday Workshops

Cathy is taking a break over winter and offering workshops again in Spring.

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

If you can’t wait until workshops resume in Spring, you can book a tailored workshop for one, or a private group, 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