Ian de Hoog – Confident Watercolour – January 19 & 20, 2019 – 6 spots left!!

Only 6 spots left!!

Cost: Member $140.00
Non-Member $165.00

Maximum of 16 people in the class so register early

Workshop dates: Saturday and Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019 in the Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Rec Centre

Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up

Suitable for beginner to intermediate watercolour painters.

Some of the most beautiful aspects of watercolour paintings happen when the paint is allowed to do its thing.

When we are disappointed with the results, it is often because we are trying to make watercolour do something it can’t. Join Ian de Hoog and discover how brush, paint and paper selection play a role in setting you on a path to success. While creating paintings of a variety of subject matter, Ian will explain how these factors affect the planning and execution of what it is you are trying to paint. Wash techniques, brushwork, building value and the all-important topic of timing will be covered.

The course will comprise of four sections:

    1. Scene selection/sketching & drawing
    1. Landscape
    1. Cityscape
  1. Portrait (probably a bird)

After each instructional period, students will be given time to explore the demonstrated techniques on their own while Ian is available to offer individual assistance.



All paints are Daniel Smith

    • Hansa Yellow Medium
    • Quinacridone Gold
    • French Ochre
    • Burnt Sienna Light
    • Organic Vermillion
    • Pyrrol Crimson
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Phthalo Blue GS
    • Cerulean Blue Chromium
    • Phthalo Green BS
    • Perylene Green
  • Neutral Tint

(not indispensable)

    • Quinacridone Lilac
    • Deep Scarlet
    • Cobalt Violet
    • Lavender
    • Sap Green
    • Green Gold
    • German Greenish Raw Umber
    • Sepia
    • Undersea Green
  • Moonglow


    • Large
        • 1” Hake
      • Mop brush size 14
    • Medium
      • Round size 8, 12
  • Small
      • Chinese calligraphy brush
      • Rigger size 4
    • Dagger/Stripper


For workshops, it is best to use ¼ to ½ sheet size though you can, of course, use whatever size you wish. Ian will demonstrate on ½ sheets.

    • Arches or Saunders Waterford 140 lbs Rough paper
  • Small sketchbook


Sponges, towel, tissues, water container (x2), masking tape, 2b –6b pencil, charcoal sticks, water spray bottle, hair dryer, painting boards & lightweight easel.

Ian de Hoog - Confident Watercolour - January 19 & 20, 2019

  • January 19 & 20, 2019 Arrive at 9:30 to set up for 10am - 4:00pm
  • Registration for this workshop is done online using PayPal (preferred method). You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay by PayPal. It will accept either your Visa or Mastercard. Only click the submit button once and wait for the PayPal dialogue box to appear on your screen. Complete the process and submit.
    Once your registration is processed you will receive an email confirming your spot. Please note that this is done automatically with PayPal registration/payment.