Education – An ONLINE watercolour workshop with Brittney Tough, CSPWC

Watercolour Techniques
An ONLINE watercolour workshop with Brittney Tough, CSPWC

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September 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 2021
10 hours instruction: 2.5 hr class each week for 4 consecutive weeks plus 1-3 hrs homework

Pacific Time: 9 am to 11:30 pm
Mountain Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Central: 11:00 am -1:30 pm
Eastern: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Atlantic: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
NFLD: 1:30-4:00 pm

CSPWC Members $225
Non-members $250
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Registration Fees

This workshop gives beginner watercolour painters a solid foundation in watercolour techniques used in painting in a detailed and realistic style. For artists with prior experience it provides an opportunity to brush up on these techniques in a structured and progressive fashion.

Learn the fundamentals of watercolour! Each week you will learn a new technique and build on your understanding of how to apply watercolour paint to paper. We will review details of supplies, value scales, washes, wet on wet, masking fluid and how to fine tune your paintings. You will practice the techniques independently and explore limited colour mixing in the process. This class is perfect for beginners who want a solid foundation or
artists who want a technical refresher.

Participants will receive a Zoom link by email by two days before each class.

Classes will be recorded and paid participants will be able to view the recording of each class for two weeks after the class.

Water colour paint swatches

Workshop Schedule:

Cute as a Button

Tuesday, September 14:
Supplies & Set Up: Introduce set up, paint station and supplies, including brushes, paper (stretching, tearing), paints, and water temperature.
Values: Learn how to create a value scale and apply this to your paintings.
Exercise: Create a painting using only 1 colour!


Tuesday, September 21:
Stretching Paper: Learn all about stretching watercolour paper.
Washes: Learn how to create different types of washes including a Flat Wash, Gradated Wash and Colour to Colour Wash.
Masking Fluid: Demonstrate a variety of methods to apply masking fluid.
Exercise: Create the same painting again, only this time use 2 colours.


Tuesday, September 28:
Wet on Wet: Learn how to use the wet on wet technique.
Masking Fluid: Demonstrate a variety of methods to apply masking fluid.
Exercise: Create the same painting again, and this time use 3 colours.


Tuesday, October 5:
Glazing, Lifting and extra tricks: We will review these final techniques and a few ways to finesse your paintings.
Exercise: Fine tune 1 or more of your previous exercises

Equipment needed for the workshop:
Reference images and a materials list will be supplied to registered participants.
To take part in the Zoom demo, you’ll need a microphone and camera-enabled computer OR an iPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (Android or iOS) PLUS a robust internet connection.

You’ll also need to download Zoom on your device (free version of Zoom is fine). Please update your Zoom to the latest version.

About Brittney

Brittney Portrait

Brittney Tough is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. She is an international award winning artist who has exhibited work across Canada and the United States. Her work has been published in Southwest Art Magazine’s feature article 21 Under 31, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolour Artist and the Splash hardcover series of the best in contemporary watercolour.

Brittney has shown in local, national and international exhibitions and received numerous awards in these competitions. Brittney received a Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Alberta University of the Arts in 2007 and is based in Calgary, Alberta. She has been teaching art for over 10 years and continues to expand her practice internationally.

Don’t miss this chance to take part in this workshop.

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See more samples of Brittney’s intricately detailed and colourful work: