Term 1 starts February 4th
with JOSEFIA LEMON
Tutor: Josefia Lemon
9 Week Term
A WATERCOLOUR CLASS WITH JOSEFIA LEMON
ABOUT THE TUTOR
I have been teaching watercolour classes and workshops, particularly at the Julian Ashton Art School since 2000 and at the Gallery Lane Cove for about 3 years. Since March 2020 I am teaching my own class on zoom as well.
I aim to simplify some of the fundamental techniques of painting with watercolours and to achieve a sense of distance using tonal values, colours and shapes including composition. Step by step demonstrations will be given. References will be provided. It is suitable for beginners, intermediate to advanced students.
SUGGESTED LIST OF MATERIALS
3B pencil, kneadable rubber, watercolour palette with large enough mixing area compartments, 2 water containers, 1 roll toilet tissue, 1 old towel, 1 kitchen sponge and a painting board size A3.
COLOURS (Artists Quality preferred): Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Sepia, Quinacridone Gold. OPTIONAL COLOURS: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Magenta, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Sap Green, Viridian.
BRUSHES: Good quality eg. Squirrel brushes (Raphael) – Size 2 and size 00 or Size 3 and size 1; and 1 synthetic liner (size 4 and/or 6)
PAPER: 300 gram watercolour paper, medium texture (cold pressed) or watercolour pad. Suggested brands: Saunders-Waterford, Arches or Baohong (The Master’s Choice)
OR YOU CAN USE WHAT YOU HAVE
Watercolours with Josefia Lemon, THURSDAYS 9:30am-12.00pm
Josefia is a figure/portrait/landscape painter in oils and watercolour, and she teaches watercolour workshops. In the early 1990s her first workshop at the Mitchell School of Creative Arts, was instrumental in her decision to pursue a new career in art. After a period of full-time work and part-time study, she enrolled full-time at the Julian Ashton Art School in 1996. In 1997 she was awarded the Thea Proctor Scholarship and completed a Diploma of Fine Art in 1999.
Her passion include painting watercolour landscape, portraiture and figurative work in oils.She chooses every aspect of the painting, creating her own settings, moods and colours to suit the particular story/scene she has in mind.
She has won over 45 prizes and awards in oils and watercolour including, the most recent awards:
Highly Commended – 2012 Blacktown City Art Prize
Highly Commended – 2013 Hunters Hill Art Prize
First Prize in Miniature – 2013 Sydney Royal Arts and Crafts Show
As well as annual participation in the Julian Ashton Art School Students and Teachers Exhibitons and the Australian Watercolour Institute’s exhibitions,she has exhibited in:
- The Australian Watercolour Institute’s Grand Festival of Asian Watercolor Painting, Busan Biennale, Korea in 2008 and 2010
- The IX Watercolor International Biennial, Mexico in 2010-2011
- Tradition and Transformation: Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition, Taichung City, Taiwan in 2012.
Member of Portrait Artists Australia since 2002
Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2004.Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2004.