Watercolour Painting

Date Wednesday 10 April 2024 until Wednesday 12 June 2024
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Price£126 | £116
TutorDaniela Balmaverde

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Throughout this 10-week course you will learn how to paint what you see in its simplest form, recognise a good subject and translate it into a compelling watercolour.

You will develop simple watercolour techniques in a way that is both practical and inspirational.

All aspects of watercolour painting will be covered during the lessons, from the initial idea and sketch to the finished work.

Materials List 

Suggested brushes:

- 1 large brush for washes (Mop or Chinese Hake type)
- 1 old brush for flicking paint (bristle fan brush or old toothbrush) - 1 flat brush medium size (1 inch)
- 1 rigger size 0 for small details or small round pointed brush
- 1 palette knife

Watercolour tubes:

Well known brands like Cotman (student quality) or Winsor & Newtown (artist quality). Cheaper brands are not great.
Suggested colours are lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, indigo, permanent rose, crimson, viridian.

Optional: St. Petersburg White Night Watercolour box. (Full pans)


You will need a watercolour paper minimum of 300 GM2 or more. I would choose a pad from a well know brand!


- White crayon and masking fluid
- White gouache. I recommend Winsor & Newtown designer gouache - Masking tape
- Watercolour pencils
- Soft pastels
- Natural Sponge
- Ceramic plate or palette for mixing colours
- Water container
- Water soluble pencil (Derwent water-soluble light wash)
- White Posca Pen


About the tutor

Daniela Balmaverde is a visual freelance artist who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Born in Italy, she studied at the College of Art in Turin in 1998. She went on to study in Holland (Groningen) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin where she graduated with a BA (First Class) in Stage Design in 2003.

She has been commissioned to create pieces of art including public art, community arts, portraits and paintings, sculptures, trompe l’oeil, and different types of decoration and ornamentation on both the inside and outside of buildings in Italy and Northern Ireland.

She has been teaching in Northern Ireland, France and Italy since 2005.

Her work is included in many private collections in Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Northern Ireland.

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Age Range16+ years

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