Painting Skies using Watercolours & Gouache

Creating a memorable sky scene using watercolours and gouache can be daunting.  So why not let artist and teacher Christina Rossman introduce you to some innovative ways of achieving the perfect image.

This online course has been designed to be as interactive as a face to face session.  We have limited the number of participants to 10, so that your tutor can spend time with you each individually.  We will be using the zoom format to encourage interaction between the students as well.

During the morning 2 hour session you will discuss and practice using both watercolour and gouache to capture the best picture of a sky.  This will be achieved through live demonstrations and a few short videos.  Your tutor will be able to see you and your work throughout so that she can advise and comment on your progress.

There will then be a one hour lunch break.  Your tutor has found that, through previous online course experience, this break is an important way to refresh your creative juices.

The afternoon 2 hour slot will build on the techniques learned in the morning.

At the end of this day you will be able to identify the different colours and shades used when painting a sky scene.  You will also have developed a variety of techniques to create images of the sky using watercolours and  gouache individually and blended together.

About your tutor, Christina Rossman:

Christina is a professional painter, graphic designer/illustrator and photographer with a Danish background. She can always be found working with a sketchbook using pencil, ink & watercolour to capture moments, ideas and details. She is an experienced teacher who caters to the needs of beginners as well as improvers.

What you will need on the day

Have available whatever watercolour materials you may have (good quality brands if possible).

A4 or A3 watercolour pad (300 gsm – Smooth and/or Rough), Selection of pencils HB, 2B, 4B, rubber, sharpener, pair of scissors.

A set of watercolours: Tubes or pans.

A set of watercolour brushes: large and small sizes

Coloured gouache

White permanent Gouache (Preferably Winsor Newton as this covers best).

Watercolour palette for mixing paint.

Masking tape & Masking fluid.Tissues and 2 jars of water.

How to Apply


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Key Information

Start date:

20th February 2021 at 10:00am


members £50, non-members £62


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Workshop & Practical Skills


ONLINE, United Kingdom

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