urban magic


Painting urban scenes with bold juicy watercolours is such a joy, to capture the emotion and feeling of the place!  Come and join me to create these wonderful colourful artworks.



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It is so lovely to bring urban scenes to life with bold colours and loose scribbly lines.  It is my favourite way to paint them, with a sense of freedom and movement that embues the artwork with feeling and emotion.  Watercolours are perfect for this, they allow you to play with the colours, splash them around and let them do their wonderful watercoloury thing!

This class is one main lesson and two shorter lessons.  Three urban scene paintings will be created in total.  It was originally filmed for Willowing’s Kaleidoscope course in 2021.  I am now offering it here as a stand alone course.  It includes a talk about Morocco and a colour theory video on the colours we will be using.  Also included is a short video on perspective.

The cost for this class is US$45.

Lesson 1 – Santorini Dreaming

In this lesson we will create a small street scene inspired by imagery of the Greek Island of Santorini.  Using bold watercolours, focusing on one main colour with 2 accents in a split complementary scheme, using the white paper as a ‘colour’ to make the buildings pop.


Lessons 2 & 3 – The texture of colour – Morocco

In these 2 lessons we will explore the use of not only bold colours to create a contemporary loose watercolour street scene but also the inclusion of pattern.  We’ll use a palette of split complementary colours and I will also discuss adding tones of these colours as well as using white to assist the feature colours to pop.

We will use the colours and patterns found in Morocco to influence our choices.

This class uses pen and loose layered watercolours and simple basic techniques.

In these lessons you will follow me step by step as we draw and colour our scenes. The course contains around 3.5 hours of video, and a downloadable step by step pdf.

This is an open ended workshop with no expiration date.  Plus all the videos are downloadable and yours to keep! 

Who is this lesson for?

This is a beginners to intermediate class incorporating basic watercolour techniques and simple sketching.  It is a work at your own pace class.

You will have access to my combined private FACEBOOK GROUP with others that are also taking my classes to share your work and get feedback.

So easy, informative classes……will even have the non artist like me producing master pieces. Honestly these classes are great fun, with easy to follow steps to suit all levels of expertise. Be warned very addictive, you won’t be able to stop at just one class.
– Kim M.
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What supplies will I need for the lessons?

Please use what you already have in your collection.   The items below are what I have used in this class.

  • Watercolour paper (I use Arches cold press) – 30x30cm x 2 sheets, 25x17cm x 1 sheet.
  • Watercolour brush – round medium sized quill/mop or similar
  • Watercolours – A basic set of colours will work for this class.
  • Black Fine line pen – Staedtler pigment liner or similar – size 0.3/0.5/0.7
  • Gel pen – black approx. 1.0 size
  • White gouache tube
  • Tracing paper
  • 2b pencil
  • White gel pen or paint pen, fine tip
  • Gold leaf and leaf size (glue)
  • Stencils
  • Sponges
  • Eraser, ruler
  • Paint palette, water jar, paper towels

Accessing your lessons

This class has immediate access.  When you proceed through the checkout you will be asked to login (if you have previously purchased another class) or register (if this is your first class on this site).  Following your purchase this class will appear in your My Courses page when you login under My Classroom in the website menu.  You can always find your classes here https://www.toniburt.com.au/my-courses/

**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of this course, all online classes are non-refundable.

If you have any questions?

If you have any questions at all please contact me via the contact page. I will do my best to reply to your message within 24 hours.   NB: I am located in Australia so there might be a little timezone difference!