Guy is endlessly encouraging and dedicated to helping you learn. He demonstrates in every lesson, breaking the subject down into stages for everyone to follow. All aspects of painting in watercolours will be covered over time, including discussion on picture making, colour, composition, and techniques. Guy builds flexibility into the classes to cater for the levels, abilities, and wishes of class members. He also encourages individual direction and technique, and will offer advice and critiques of work brought in to class.
TERM DATES 2019
Term 1: Tuesday 29 January – Thursday 11 April (11 weeks)
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April – Thursday 6 June (6 weeks)
Term 3: Tuesday 23 July – Thursday 26 September (10 weeks)
Term 4: Tuesday 15 October – Thursday 19 December (10 weeks)
ENROL AT ANY TIME
Tuesday, 10am -12.30pm (limited places available)
Tuesday, 6.45pm to 9.15pm (this class is currently unavailable. Please contact Guy if you are interested)
Wednesday, 10am – 12.30pm (limited places available)
Thursday, 10am – 12.30pm (limited places available)
Thursday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
The classes are small and friendly and every student gets individual tuition tailored to their own experience and ability.
All classes are suitable for beginners and continuing students, as well as artists wishing to do more advanced work.
The emphasis is on painting in watercolour with all its varied techniques.
It is possible to start at any time and join for the rest of that term, if there is a place available.
Unfortunately there can be no discount or refund for missed lessons, including planned periods away.
As numbers are limited, please let Guy know as soon as possible if you would like to secure your place. There is normally some flexibility to enable you to attend make-up classes if required, depending on space.
For availability of places and to find out more please contact Guy directly by email
Guy is currently overseas and will not be receiving phone and text messages. He will read and reply to emails when possible.
Guy runs occasional workshops on a variety of topics such as watercolour, landscape, nature painting, mammals and birds. Guy can be booked to run a workshop for you, whether a half day, full day or weekend.
Whatever your subject, Guy’s vast experience teaching combined with his intimate knowledge of animals and the natural world will help you realise your painting ambitions.
If you are interested, please contact Guy by phone on 0417 236 533 or email.
ANIMALS 24 AND 25 APRIL
with Guy Troughton
An introduction to portraying animals (mammals) in watercolour. With his many years of experience, Guy will cover the essential elements of understanding animal structure and show you a variety of ways to paint them, particularly referencing different types of fur. Suitable for most people with basic drawing skills.
PEOPLE AND PORTRAITS 17 and 18 APRIL
with guest tutor Krista Brennan
In this introductory workshop, Krista will take you through the basics of facial and human proportion, with an emphasis on shape, tone and design to create realistic portraits and people.
The workshop will cover colour mixing, handling tone and shadows, perspective and proportions, observation and comparison, and finding a likeness.
Krista will give you some tips about common poses, structure and balance, as well as how to simplify shapes to create convincing impressions of people for backgrounds.
PAINTING BIRDS SPRING 2019 date to be arranged
ESSENTIAL DRAWING SPRING 2019 date to be arranged
WATERCOLOUR – A WORLD OF COLOUR with Jane Blundell SPRING 2019 date to be arranged
Please contact him to discuss the options on
0417 236 533 or email