Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Paint your indoor plant friend

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Have you been curious to paint with watercolour but don’t know where to start? 

Join Nicole Black as she walks you through introductory techniques and approaches to watercolour painting. Once the basics have been covered, we will look to create a watercolour study of an indoor plant. There will be a discussion around creating an interesting composition for your work, building up layers, and developing an enticing colour palette for your final artwork. There will also be the opportunity to experiment with additional mediums! 

You will walk away with an array of tips and tricks, advice on art materials to invest in to start your own watercolour practice and a new-found confidence in painting! 

This class is suitable for beginners or those looking to shake up their practice! Kids and teens are welcome in this class.

About the Artist - Nicole Black

Nicole Black is an artist and illustrator working between Adelaide and Melbourne. She has completed studies in both Visual Arts and Illustration and has dedicated the past four years to teaching art through ongoing art classes and workshops. Working on various exhibitions, commercial projects and personal work she brings experience to her classes across a variety of mediums.

Instagram: @bynicoleblack

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What you will learn
  • Introductory watercolour techniques
  • Advice on art materials to invest in
  • How to plan and implement for an illustrative artwork
What you will get
  • Resources on techniques to practice at home
  • A final artwork ready to frame
  • New found confidence in how to create an artwork from scratch!

What to bring
  • All materials are supplied however please feel free to bring any materials you are currently using. If you have a particular indoor plant that you are fond you are welcome to bring it to the class to paint :)
What to wear

Comfy clothes that you don't mind getting a little paint on

Appropriate for

This workshop is available to anyone, no experience necessary

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. 

Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Terms & Conditions


We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @thinkthornbury or with our community. Our photographs often contain your hands while you work but may also show your face. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins.

You can send us an email prior to class hello@thinkthornbury.com or just give us a heads up at the start of class. 

We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home in Think Thornbury!

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14 March 2020 • Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Intro to Watercolour painting was fun and engaging. The 3 hours just flew by but we achieved so much in the class from learning how to get effects with different colours, shapes and mediums; to coming up with a finished painting by the end. The teacher was effective, friendly and encouraging. Great day and finished product, plus new skills I can apply at home.


22 November 2019 • Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Fantastic intro to a finnicky medium, with expert guidance and warm words of a support. Nicole was a wonderful, engaging and encouraging instructor. Thank you for a great experience and sparking/reacquainting me with the latent creative vibes within! Looking forward to purchasing my own set of watercolours and embarking upon my own private creative journey at home! Keep up the awesome service.


21 November 2019 • Introduction to Watercolour Painting

What a total joy this class was - I would do it again in a heartbeat!! I have no experience with watercolour, and it was at least 12years since I picked up an artistic instrument, but Nikki was welcoming and kind and made me feel at ease immediately. The space at Think Thornbury is gorgeous, open and light filled - which made for a perfect morning of learning some great techniques! Thank you!

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