My 'Level Up Your Watercolours - Master Layers' class is up on Skillshare. I'm really excited about this one because it is designed for beginners to help students master the fundamental skill of watercolouring: Layers!
It is the key skill to building depth, and adding detail and definition to your watercolour illustrations.
From my experience teaching classes in person, this is the concept that is foreign to many students. So I've created a class that builds, lesson by lesson, to help you master complex layering. For the final project we paint a sea turtle.
In the class I cover: transparency, glazing, order of layers, mixing washes, negative painting, and complex layering and loads more.
Check out the preview here:
My class is hosted by Skillshare. If you haven't heard of the platform before, it is an online learning community with thousands of classes available for free to subscribers. You can sign up below and get 2 months' free membership. A great way to watch classes for free and try before you commit to any payments.
Let me know what you think!
I am excited to announce the launch of my Spring workshop series! I have four new workshops running from my home studio in Melville, Western Australia. Take one class or all four and kick-start your watercolour journey.
These classes are aimed at beginners and dabblers. All materials are supplied and classes are limited to ten adults.
Learn how to paint gorgeous soft roses and arrange them in a bouquet or wreath with a range of leaves and filler flowers. We'll cover wet-in-wet painting and simple layering which you will be able to replicate at home on greeting cards and other projects.
This popular class is back! We pack so much into this class to equip you for your next adventure. The workshop covers travelling light with journalling materials, layout ideas to add interest, ways to incorporate text and images, and when and where to journal.
Mixing colours can be a real challenge and can make painting frustrating. In this hands on workshop we cover basic colour theory in a practical way and get you well on the way to mixing cohesive colour schemes and accurate colours. You'll be so inspired and colour-confident after completing this class!
Want to give the gift of handmade this Christmas? We'll cover some easy techniques you can use to paint a swag of Christmas cards. I'll teach you ink and wash, wet in wet, layering techniques and some clever ways to replicate your design to save time.
Excited? Check out dates and more here.
Join me and learn how to combine watercolour and gouache to illustrate an opulent bohemian bungalow!
You can watch it for free with this link.
Gouache is a versatile, water-based medium that has enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity. It has a lovely opaque, velvety quality and is perfect for augmenting your watercolour paintings.
I created this class because I used to find gouache kind of mysterious. I loved the look it produced, but what was it? And how do you use it? Plus, I had heaps of watercolours, so I didn’t want to go out and buy a whole new range of paints…
So I came up with 3 techniques that will give you the confidence to paint with gouache AND seamlessly combine gouache and watercolour in your artwork!
This class is for beginner painters through to experienced watercolourists who are new to gouache and want to expand their portfolio. You will add a range of techniques to your quiver and learn to plan your painting with confidence!
You’ll start to look at your paints in a whole new way!
I’ll teach you a range of techniques before we embark on our final project where we put it all together!
The lessons will cover:
Head over to Skillshare with my link and you can enjoy free access to my class plus thousands of others for two months.
I have scheduled four workshops over the coming months. Two classes will take place at my home studio in Melville, the other two will take place at Workshop Freo in Fremantle. All the details are on my Classes page.
I'm excited to announcing my FIRST PRINTMAKING CLASS!
I'll be teaching a lino carving and printing class with Workshop Freo in September. We'll be using monstera leaves as our inspiration.
And if you just can't get enough of tropical plants, I'm also teaching a watercolour tropical foliage class too!!
Check out my classes page for these and other upcoming classes.
WELCOME TO MERMAiD'S COiN
Surf Artist, Hannah Katarski is based in Fremantle, Western Australia. She creates ocean-inspired art that is bohemian, retro and fun.