A Flat Brush Christmas with Violet Smythe

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 to help to set up the studio
You are expected to help set up and clean up the studio
Open to 15 Members Only

Class #1 November 7 & 14, 2019

  Class #2 November 21 & 28, 2019

Class #1 and #2 are identical classes and will cover the same material. 

Watercolour sessions—for Beginner or Intermediate

In these classes, you will continue to explore painting with a flat brush, also referred to as a chisel brush.  You will develop the ability to manipulate the brush; control the angles and pressure changes create wonderful Christmas/winter images.

Use these beautiful creations to embellish your journals or adorn a special card or postcard for a special someone!

Supplies to bring:

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½” flat brush (preferred brush = J Heinz 850 Series – Synthetic Sable)  

Optional ¼” J Heinz 850 Series 

You need a brush that has spring, if you aren’t sure if your brush is suitable please bring it to class.  Violet has extra brushes for you to try before you make your purchase and she has a few available for purchase at cost. 

These brushes can be purchased through Opus or Island Blue Print Co. Ltd. in Victoria, BC

Watercolour paints and palette, water container, paper towels

If you don’t have watercolour paint and are just starting, the Prang Student paint set works wonderfully.

Bond paper, your printer paper is good


Series 400 Strathmore sketchbook, 9 x 12 


Strathmore watercolour cards or like material

CP 90# watercolour paper (pads work well) or other watercolour paper you may have on hand

All other materials for this class will be supplied by the instructor.

Thursday evening classes are NOT run on a drop-in basis. Those that sign up for these classes are expected to attend each of the nights the class is offered. Once you have signed up please make note of the class(es) you have signed up for. A reminder email will go out in advance of the class BUT please be sure to make note of all the classes you sign up for.

If, after you have signed up for the classes you find that you can not attend please notify the workshop chair as soon as possible so that someone on the waitlist or another member can take advantage of this wonderful learning opportunity offered to the SSWR Art Society members.

Please Note: If the course is full please submit your name to be added to the waitlist. If a spot becomes available you will be notified.

If you have ANY questions or have to cancel please contact Laurie or Betty at thursdayclasses@artsociety.ca and not the instructor. Thank you!