Botanical Watercolour with Cathy Ross


Instructor:  Cathy Ross

Date: New Date to be Determined

Cost:   $475.00 materials not included

Bursaries may be available, please contact us for more information if interested.

A credit or full refund will be provided should the course be cancelled.

Registration Deadline:  01 June 2020

Minimum/maximum number of participants: 4/8


1. Watercolours, a variety of colours, some suggestions:

(Winsor Newton or Holbein are good quality)

  • Yellow ochre
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Cadmium red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Cerulean blue
  • Burnt umber
  • Hookers green
  • Black

2. Good quality round watercolour brushes in various sizes

  • #2
  • #4
  • #6
  • 3/4in. brush for doing washes

3. Paper tape

4. Flat sponge

5. Pencils

6. Pencil sharpener

7. Erasers

8. Masking fluid

9. White plastic pallet

10. Ruler

11. A board for stretching paper

12. 140lb sheets of watercolour paper.

Note: Watercolour paper and board will be available for purchase on the first day of class.

8 in stock

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Course Description

This course will introduce the student to a variety of watercolour techniques using flowers, fruit and vegetables for the subject matter. Through demonstrations and discussions, learn the wonderful versatility of watercolour while exploring the natural world. This class is designed for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills.

Instructor’s Bio

Cathy Ross was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, in a home where art and creativity were at the very heart of family life. She studied art at Mount Allison University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After graduating in 1982, and having been awarded an Elizabeth T. Greenshields spent the next 10 years as a printmaker in studios in Calgary, AB; Providence, Rhode Island; and Halifax, NS. During this time, she felt drawn to the still life genre and the medium of watercolour, allowing her to explore the complexities of colour and pattern that so intrigued her.