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10 Week Watercolour Workshop

December 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019


Same great class in an exciting new location. The popular watercolour classes held at Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens Park is now coming to St. Matthew’s Clubhouse!

No experience necessary. Learn watercolours in a fun and supportive environment with an experienced teacher.

Day 1 – drawing a subject using watercolour pencils;
Day 2 – learning how to use the brushes by adding water to the created drawing
Day 3 – introduction to and experimenting with working on wet paper
Day 4 – learning about and applying washes
Day 5 – bring a subject of your choosing applying what has been learned in week 1to 4
Day 6 – learning to work with washes wet on dry
Day 7 – learning to work with washes wet on wet
Day 8 – applying learned techniques on a subject of your choice
Day 9 – continue refining your subject
Day 10 – complete your subject using learned techniques

(bring any material you may have) do NOT purchase brushes individually;
Watercolour Pencils of 24; look for soft (better quality)
Watercolour brushes have to be natural hair (brown colour), and purchased as a package of 10;
Pad of Watercolour paper 140 lbs (no less)

Your instructor:
Gabriele Craig, grew up in Germany, coming to Canada in the ‘Centennial’ year. Her background as Artist includes teaching at the International Academy of Design, the Art Institute of Toronto, and George Brown College. Today, Gabriele lives, paints and teaches in Toronto. As Watercolourist and Art Instructor with 20 yrs of teaching experience, she has a way of “demystifying” the art of watercolour painting in her unique approach to painting and teaching. You may be experienced and/or have some experience in the medium. Groups are deliberately small to allow for individual attention to each participant. The goal is to come away from painting with satisfaction and enjoyment. (Non-artistic spouses are welcomed as the area offers many historic sites to explore for the non-painter).

You can view more of Gabriele’s art on Instagram @gabrielecraigart


“As an absolute beginner with no drawing or painting experience, I found Gabriele’s philosophy of “no mistakes – no judgement” to be highly liberating. Now, after some years of her classes I can appreciate how this approach not only grounds her students in good technique but also keeps the process fun!” Diane MacDonald Mar 13, 2017


Gabriele Craig


Wheelchair/Mobility device accessible?


St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
450 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 2N3 Canada
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