Tuesdays starting 13th October
9 week term
Explore the wonderful world of watercolour painting! In this course of structured classes,
students explore a full range of watercolour techniques both contemporary and traditional,
and across a range of subject matter including Still-life, Landscape and the Figure. Students
are encouraged to develop their own style, with a range of group critiques and lots of
individual tutoring .
Classes are designed with exercises to practice and extend student knowledge of all wet-in-
wet and dry layering techniques, colour mixing and palette organisation, composition and
texture, as well assistance with basic drawing skills, perspective and accurate measuring and
Students will understand important details about the range of materials, papers and
pigments available, and will practice loose “sketch” techniques alongside making planned
This class is good for beginners as well as more experienced artists. Tanya enjoys the
dynamics of a mixed class, helping and enthusing those just starting alongside extending the
skills of more experienced artists.2.5 hours 9.30am-12pm Tuesdays
9 week courseCost: $330 (inc GST)
Image 1 : “Fresco” 112cm x 134cm, Watercolour on Cotton paper Finalist in John Leslie National Prize for Australian Landscape Painting 2016
Image 2: “Autumn 2”- 18cmx23cm Framed- watercolour on paper- 2018
Image 3: “Busy” -72x54cm- watercolour, pencils, ink on paper
CONTEMPORARY WATERCOLOURS with Tanya Baily Tuesdays 9.30am -12pm
Tanya Baily studied at Oxford University and Chelsea School of Art, and began her career in London painting murals large and small, for both commercial and private spaces. Clients include St. Catherine Docks Developments, The Brittannia Hotels Group, Nick Williams Interiors, Sarah Molins Design, as well as numerous private clients. Commissioned paintings were mainly small watercolours of architectural subjects for private clients as well as businesses such as The Hyde Park Hotel in London, and Savills Estate Agents in Mayfair.
Since moving to Sydney in 1998, Tanya moved away from design and now paints almost exclusively in Watercolour and across a range of subject matter.
She completed a Masters of Painting at COFA in 2011, and won the Rex Irwin Prize for painting in the graduation exhibition. She has been a finalist in a number of National Art Prizes, including the Mosman Prize, The John Leslie Prize, the Elaine Birmingham Prize, the Blacktown City Prize, the Lethbridge Small Works Prize. She has exhibited with the Australian Watercolour Society’s Annual Exhibitions. She also shows in private galleries in Sydney, in group and solo shows. For some years, she sold watercolour paintings at ‘Ruby Slipper’, in Glenmore Road, Paddington, which has recently closed its retail business.
Tanya is a devoted art educator, and runs regular classes and workshops in Watercolour painting and Portraiture at a number of Art Schools and institutions in and around Sydney, includingWaverley Woolahra Art School, Artest, Bellevue gallery Studios, Sydney Art Space, Ifulikeart, The Coast Centre for Seniors, Moran Aged Care, and Ashley House Aged Care.
Tanya’s Studio is at Bellevue Gallery in Double Bay. This is an artist run studios and gallery space and hosts exhibitions for invited artists as well as being an exhibition venue for the resident artists.
Tanya takes commissions for watercolour Portraits of children and Architectural subjects, and her studio practice continues as an exploration of Watercolour Painting,: its unique and magical qualities, itshistory, and its place in the story of painting.