“Some say watercolour is difficult to do. I disagree. It has been used by young children to seniors for long time.
I believe you would say ‘Why didn’t I do it before?’

– Ako Lamble

Drawing and painting an apple.

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

To me painting with watercolour is like a cooking.
Mixing water and pigments, placing the mixed colour liquid on paper (wet paper / dry paper), waiting for drying, and placing another mixed colour liquid on it ….

The procedure can be taught to the point according to the recipe, but this is something you need to do it repeatedly until you really get how it works. No short cuts.

In the workshop, you will draw an apple with 2B pencil then paint/draw with artist quality watercolour which is my selection of 6 colours.
The recipe (draw/paint an apple) appears to be simple but you will learn so many things along the way.

I hope the experience at the workshop will set you off on your watercolour painting journey.

Watercolour painting - Apple Procedure

Suitable for;

  • those who haven’t done watercolour for a long time but would like to start again.
  • those who are not sure watercolour is for them, would like to have a whole experience before spending some money on art materials.

We will cover;

  • Studying the shape of an apple.
  • How to set the lighting onto an apple.
  • Demonstration by Ako: Drawing & painting an apple.
  • Drawing an apple with 2B Pencil: See the shape, the value and the edge.
  • How to mix colours
  • Painting with watercolour: Wet in wet (Light & Vivid colours), Dry completely, Wet on Dry (thicker & darker paint), Negative painting, and Glazing.
  • Painting an apple with watercolour without a pencil drawing.
  • Introducing “15min daily drawing”.

Art Materials

All art materials which will be used in the workshop will be supplied. However, you are wecome to bring your own art materials (I can give you some advise about them).
Also, A set of art materials can be purchased after the workshop which will cost around $150. Please let me know beforehand if you are interested in purchasing them, I will make sure of having enough stock on the day.

  • 6x artist quality watercolour 15ml tube: Ako’s selection of basic colours from Daniel Smith and Schmincke.
  • 1x No8 round brush
  • 1x waterbrush
  • 1x travel palette
  • 1x full size 56cmx76cm 300gsm Arches watercolour paper

Day & Time

Sunday, 10am – 3pm (5hrs) *includes 30 min lunch break


Dates in 2024

  • 11th February 2024
  • 10th March 2024
  • 14th April 2024
  • 12th May 2024
  • 9th June 2024
  • 14th July 2024
  • 11th August 2024
  • 8th September 2024
  • 13th October 2024
  • 10th November 2024


$150 per workshop per student. *All art materials will be supplied.



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Class Limit

10 people


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