AUCKLAND
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Watercolour Techniques

Introduction to Watercolour Techniques

Sunday 21 July
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Dive into the world of watercolours with our Introduction to Watercolour Techniques class! Whether you're a beginner eager to explore a new medium or an art enthusiast looking to refine your skills, this class offers a delightful journey into the art of watercolour painting.Unlock the secrets of watercolour techniques and unleash your creativity. From mastering washes and blending colours to exploring various painting styles, you'll learn how to create beautiful and vibrant watercolour artworks that capture light, texture, and mood.
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$47      
Exploring Color Mixing and Blending in Watercolour

Exploring Color Mixing and Blending in Watercolour

Sunday 11 August
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Embark on a vibrant exploration of color with our Exploring Color Mixing and Blending in Watercolour class! Whether you're a beginner fascinated by the magic of blending hues or an art enthusiast eager to refine your techniques, this class offers a captivating journey into the world of watercolour painting.

Discover the art of mixing and blending colours to create captivating gradients and harmonious palettes. From understanding colour theory to mastering wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques, you'll learn how to bring your watercolour paintings to life with depth and luminosity.
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$47      
Creating Depth and Perspective in Watercolour Landscapes

Creating Depth and Perspective in Watercolour Landscapes

Sunday 01 September
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Join us for an immersive journey into the art of creating depth and perspective in watercolour landscapes! Perfect for beginners and art enthusiasts alike, this class offers a dynamic exploration of techniques that bring landscapes to life on paper.

Learn essential skills to capture depth and perspective in your paintings. From mastering atmospheric perspective and foreground-background relationships to understanding how light and shadow define form, you'll discover how to create compelling and realistic landscapes.
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$47      

Painting Flowers and Plants in Watercolour

Painting Flowers and Plants in Watercolour

Sunday 22 September
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Immerse yourself in the delicate beauty of nature with our Painting Flowers and Plants in Watercolour class! Whether you're a budding artist or a seasoned enthusiast, this class offers a blooming opportunity to explore the art of botanical painting.

Unlock the secrets to capturing the vivid colours and intricate details of flowers and plants. From mastering petal textures and leaf shapes to creating vibrant floral compositions, you'll learn how to breathe life into your botanical artworks using watercolour techniques.
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$47      
Capturing Light and Shadow in Watercolour Portraits

Capturing Light and Shadow in Watercolour Portraits

Sunday 13 October
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Embark on an illuminating journey into the art of capturing light and shadow in watercolour portraits! Perfect for beginners and art enthusiasts alike, this class offers an inspiring exploration of techniques that bring portraits to life with depth and realism.

Learn essential skills to master light and shadow in your watercolour portraits. From understanding facial structure and features to creating realistic skin tones and expressions, you'll discover how to evoke emotion and personality in your artworks.
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$47      
Abstract Watercolour Techniques and Expressions

Abstract Watercolour Techniques and Expressions

Sunday 03 November
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Embark on a creative journey into the world of Abstract Watercolour Techniques and Expressions! Whether you're a novice artist or a passionate enthusiast, this class offers an exciting exploration of abstract art forms using watercolour.

Unlock the freedom of expression through abstract techniques. From experimenting with colours and textures to exploring different painting styles, you'll learn how to create captivating and imaginative abstract compositions that reflect your personal creativity.
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$47      

Still Life Studies in Watercolour

Still Life Studies in Watercolour

Sunday 24 November
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Immerse yourself in the timeless art of Still Life Studies in Watercolour! Whether you're just starting out or have a passion for painting, this class offers a captivating exploration of capturing everyday objects with watercolour.

Discover the art of composition and lighting in still life. From arranging objects to mastering light and shadow, you'll learn techniques to create realistic and expressive still life paintings that reflect beauty in simplicity.
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$47      
Holiday-themed Watercolour Cards and Gifts

Holiday-themed Watercolour Cards and Gifts

Sunday 15 December
Ronwood Ave - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Sisel
Celebrate the festive season with our Holiday-themed Watercolour Cards and Gifts class! Whether you're new to painting or a keen enthusiast, this class offers a joyful exploration of creating unique, handcrafted cards and gifts using watercolours.

Unlock your creativity with holiday-themed designs. From cheerful Christmas motifs to festive winter scenes, you'll learn how to paint charming cards and gifts that spread seasonal cheer and warmth.
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$47      
ABOUT AUCKLAND
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Auckland Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
I had a lovely time, learning how to sketch and paint a complicated tree in watercolour. The tutor had great tips along the way, and I left feeling more confident incorporating more difficult subjects into my landscapes.
5/5
Ashley Ruth
2024-06-24
ARTISTS
Daniel Sisel
My name is Daniel Sisel, I have attained my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts at Whitecliffe college of Art and Design. I primarily paint Portraits with oil paints however, I love to explore different types of painting and materials often, to expand and deepen my skills and knowledge in art.
PHOTOS
Auckland Watercolour Group
2024-06-17
Title or Location: The photo which is referenced in this watercolor was taken at Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park by Kavan Chay which made the cut for the 2024 Milky Way Photographer of the Year international competition.
I have always loved watching the milky way, its the brightest out at sea. I have never been able to capture it with a camera. I had this idea in my head about painting a red house on a lonely hill with the milky way above it showing how small we are compared to the universe. Then I came across this shot taken out at Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park by Kavan Chay and it was like the universe had heard me and given me a reference photo. the watercolor looks nothing like the original photo but I love
Credit: Parizad Dantra
Facebook: Parizad Dantra
Instagram: herc_odie

Auckland Watercolour Group
2024-03-22
Title or Location: Southshore Beach Christchurch
My friend asked me to paint something special for her to hang in her newly built home. She chose a photo of the beach she grew up on. It means a lot to her as she is really missing friends and family since she moved away.
Credit: Jannah
Instagram: jannahcomeskey_art_design
Auckland Watercolour Group
2023-12-30
Title or Location: brandon road, glen eden akl
I always take photos of subjects to inspire me to paint everytime I do my early morning walk in our place. Then, I had to find time to translate into painting.
Credit: ote ruiz
Facebook: ote ruiz

Auckland Watercolour Group
2023-12-11
Title or Location: Gorlston Upon Sea, England
The original was taken by my friend just as a storm came in while she stood on the beach at Gorlston Upon Sea. She loved the mood of the last light on the sand before the dark clouds blotted them out. And I was drawn to that too.
Credit: Adrian Green

Auckland Watercolour Group
2023-12-06
Title or Location: Jam jar terrarium

Credit: Rodney Fisher
Instagram: @rodneyfishermusic
Auckland Watercolour Group
2023-08-23
Title or Location: Flowers and pots
A trial of more free way of expressions through watercolours. Pots and flowers have been my favourite subjects .
Credit: Angie Su

Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-07-09
Title or Location: Gracie
I find painting dogs very interesting because their appearance is so varied. This golden doodle is from a friend's photo of her pet Gracie. I painted a loose background in watercolours then painted negatively to pick out the wavey and curly areas of her coat. Gouache picked out some lighter areas. I find painting without a drawing creates a looser result. I start with the nose and measure from there.
Credit: Margaret Milburn
Instagram: margartpaintings
Nottingham Watercolour Group
2024-07-09
Title or Location: Leicester
Beautiful watercolour painting done by hand using the Silver velvet brush.
Credit: Jyotika
Instagram: Thefloralgallery_
Brisbane Watercolour Group
2024-07-08
Title or Location: Scoot
I saw a photo of a beautiful cat on Facebook and asked the owner if I could paint it - Matt Raatz agreed and I created this line and wash using ink and Roman Szmal watercolours and Posca pen for fine details.When I showed the painting to Matt he asked to purchase the original and it has since been shipped to Wisconsin.
Credit: Nicola Wilkinson

Houston Watercolor Group
2024-07-08
Title or Location: Houston, Texas
Two days before hurricane Beryl made landfall on the Texas coast, the first outer band hit Houston with thunder, lightning and pouring rain. The sky darkened too and turning to my brushes helped me deal with the anxiety. It was also good practice for working with masking fluid.
Credit: Florence Kosmala
Facebook: Florence Kosmala
Instagram: Flokosmala
San Diego Watercolor Group
2024-07-07
Title or Location: In my living room
Once COVID hit, and we knew we weren't going anywhere, my family & I decided to get chickens. We picked out these 3 chicks from a local farm. We created a brooder in our living room, and my kids enjoyed creating a parkour/maze for them to run around in. During a moment of rest, I captured a photo of them & knew that I wanted to paint it one day. Additional info - watercolor on Arches, size 8x8
Credit: Amy Mellor
Instagram: @amellor74
Atlanta Watercolor Group
2024-07-06
Title or Location:
Getting the skin time and and the character of a model is always challenging.
Credit: Milind Mulick
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThemeWorksArt?mibextid=LQQJ4du

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