Watercolour for Beginners *NEW*

Single Session Workshop


Sunday, May 7 (Single Session)

12:30 - 5 p.m.

$65 / members $55.25 (Materials extra*)

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Recreate your favourite landscape with watercolours! This workshop begins with a presentation about the basic principles and techniques of watercolour painting, followed by individual instruction with each participant. Renowned Canmore artist Ralph Temple will lead you through all the steps of planning and executing your own watercolour painting to achieve your goals. Bring your own photo to work from or choose from a provided selection. Beginners welcome!

Instructor: Ralph Temple

Materials List

  • Watercolour paints: cadmium red, alizarin crimson, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, manganese or cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, sap, raw sienna, burnt umber and black.
  • Small round watercolour brush (size 1-6) and a big round watercolour brush (size 10-16)
  • Watercolour paper (recommended 140lb or higher)
  • Rigid back to support your work 
  • Optional supplies to bring: A mop brush, flat brush, liquid frisket (masking latex) and applicator, 2H pencil & eraser

Meet the Instructor

Ralph Temple

Ralph Temple is a 40-year member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, and has been teaching since he was a teenager. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture, has a background in Museum and Art Gallery technology, and is a recipient of the Mayor's Award for Contribution to the Arts.

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