How much does this course cost?
This full Level 1 course for Absolute Beginners costs US$250 / AUD$340 one off payment OR 3 x monthly USD$90 / AUD$125. You can choose which currency and which payment method. We accept credit cards/ debit card and paypal. That's about US$25 per 2.5-3 hour class.
What is your painting style?
You can see some of Jenny's paintings in the pictures above the testimonials, and much simpler ones in the collage near the top. This is Jenny's style. (read FAQ further down.) You can also visit www.northernbeacheswatercolour.com.au, Jenny's Art School, and see more.
When does the course start?
There's no start date, you start whenever YOU are ready. You take as long as you want, and finish whenever you like.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
I'm sure you won't be but if life happens, contact me within 30 days and we'll get your refund sorted. Use the Teachable contact button for this. We have a "Satisfaction Guaranteed or money back if contact is made in 30 days" policy.
Do I need certain equipment?
Jenny will definitely suggest the best equipment that will give the best possible results, (we don't want you to waste your time or money!). The paper is the only compulsory item. All other equipment is your choice, but equipment lists are supplied to give the most artist quality results.
What if I have a problem with my painting or want to ask a question?
Jenny will respond to questions. There are two ways to talk to Jenny about your paintings / painting problems. a) in the comments section under most modules of each class - you can even post pictures, and b) in your private and exclusive W2Watercolour Facebook Group (for our students ONLY. ) Here you can post paintings, ask questions, get feedback, make suggestions and enjoy the student community. Please allow time for a response as she is a working mum.
How long will this course take?
Jenny teaches this exact course in her face to face and Zoom classes. It takes her class about 3 months - once a week for 10 weeks in 2.5 hour classes to follow the class, and paint the exercise, then practice during the week. It will take you as long as you want - the more practice you give yourself the better.
Do we paint all those paintings on this page?
You do paint some of them...in the top grid are just a few of the 100+ paintings Jenny's students paint over the course, not all in Level 1 however. The other paintings on this page are Jenny's own. You will learn the skills to paint your own paintings.
Is Jenny a good artist?
Judge for yourself. Have a look at Jenny's 'gallery' on her Watercolour School Website: : click on this link: www.northernbeacheswatercolour.com.au. You can also find the student gallery on the same website, these students have been painting 2 years or less.
Is Jenny a good teacher?
Good question. Some people are great artists and not such great teachers. Some teachers can't paint for quids! You need a good artist AND a good teacher. That's the point after all. Jenny has taught literally hundreds of adult students to paint in watercolour. Her painting school in Sydney is extremely popular and has a waiting list of years. Word of mouth has been the biggest asset. If there is ONE thing Jenny hears most often, it is that she has a knack of 'breaking things down and getting the point across with simplicity and humour." Jenny thinks constructive critisism is what her students want, not just ego stroking. She knows they want to learn, and she thinks EVERYONE can paint and whatever they produce is their art.