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Watercolour painting basics with 
Karen Bishop

Thursday 6:30-9:00pm

Ages 15+

$120 members / $135 non-members (5 classes)

Spaces Available: 12

(minimum of 6 participants required or class will be canceled)

Instructor Karen Bishop

Learn, refresh and expand your knowledge of painting with watercolours. This will be a very hands on course with you doing lots of painting during our time together. We will explore how pigments mix and how to create clean, crisp colours. We will focus on contrasts throughout the 5 weeks:  contrasts of colour, shape, line and edges, and values that can transform any scene into a beautiful painting.


Our subject matter will be primarily landscape painting with 1 class dedicated to a floral composition.  Each lesson will build upon the skills we have learned from the previous week and in the final week I will include time a critique for anyone interested

Session 1. Sept.2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021

Supply List

Brushes include 1 largish and 1 smallish that you are comfortable using

  • Palette - one with a big centre space is ideal for mixing paints.

  • Watercolour Paints 

    • a warm and cool yellow

    • a red

    • a green

    • horizon or cerulean blue

    • indigo or other dark colour

    • a purple - quinacridone violet is my favourite

  • container for water

  • rags

  • Watercolour paper, I find a heavier grade like 200 or 300lb paper easier to work with

  • Pencil and/or art pen

  • Landscape reference photo

  • Sketchbook

  • board

  • tape

If you have any questions you can contact Karen at

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Karen Bishop

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Karen Bishop

Karen Bishop

Karen Bishop I was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1968 and moved to Kingston, Ontario, in the winter of 1992. When I first arrived in Canada I was unable to work while I waited for my papers, so I made use of the time by enrolling in some art classes which I enjoyed very much.  In 2002 I graduated from the University of Alberta's Extension centre with a Fine Arts certificate.  Since 2007 I have been pursuing my art full time and between May of 2011 and January of 2016 I co-owned and operated The Daffodil Gallery in the heart of Edmonton’s Gallery district. website

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