Why learn watercolour painting?
Learning art builds observation skills and develops your ability to appreciate and enjoy art. It also gives you a fresh pair of eyes to see beauty in everyday things. The knowledge of art and aesthetic can also be applied to many areas of our life, like photography, interior design and decoration, communications and fashion.
Painting is also very therapeutic and engages us in the present. Many people told me they don't have patience for painting but they were pleasantly surprised by how fast time passes when they paint. Painting also builds confidence and allows us to express ourselves.
Of the various media, I like watercolours most as it can achieve effects that no other medium can give.
What's Unique about the "Painting with Phyllis" classes?
"Painting with Phyllis" is a collective name for my classes. Lessons are conducted one-to-one or in small groups. This allows more attention and timely feedback to be given to individuals. Lessons are personalised and customised according to your learning goals, style and pace.
Before becoming a full-time artist, I have close to 20 years of teaching experience in business-IT related subjects in a tertiary institution. This puts me in a good position to teach art. As a learner myself, I understand the challenges beginners faced and am keen to share how I overcome them and to work with you to develop a suitable learning strategy.
A small group setting also allows you to meet like-minded people whom you can share learning experiences and learn from one another.
What and how will you learn?
Lessons are organised to start from the basics, from which to build knowledge and skills to apply to more complex subject matters. Design concepts and watercolour painting techniques are broken down into a format that is easy to absorb and understand through examples and painting demos.
You will get to practise and experience the painting process, with close guidance along the way and timely feedback.
Things you will learn include:
creating focus area
Watercolour painting techniques:
negative painting technique
creating textures via splattering, salt, cling wrap and brush strokes
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