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Watercolour Basics with Professional Artist Joy de Geus


Watercolour Basics with Professional Artist Joy de Geus

A two-day course:
Date: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th January 2019

Time: 10:00 – 12:30pm, 1:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Standard $195 + $30 Materials Cost
          Early Bird $175 + $30 Materials Cost

Venue: Whitireia Kapiti Campus

Learn the basics of watercolour.

Morning: Looking at different art materials - paint, brushes and paper learning what the materials can do. Study the colour wheel and complementary colours. Finish a painting using the complementary colours.

Afternoon: Learn how to dissect colour and reassemble these with help from an example and use these different colours to finish 2 watercolours paintings.

13th January
Morning: Finish a simple perspective drawing. Look at Composition and Perspective using examples of other artists. Afternoon: Complete 2 or more paintings using examples, and learn to build up transparent layers to achieve different effects with watercolour paint.

Joy de Geus
Born in Ashburton, NZ, of Dutch father and NZ mother. I started my career as a Graphic Designer in Christchurch. After 3 years of working as a commercial artist, I shifted to the Chatham Islands, and made a name there as a landscape and portrait artist. After living truly 'Back to Nature' for 5 years, I travelled over to Europe, spending 6 months in America and Canada.

In Europe I was accepted into Fine Arts in Angers, France. I completed a Post-Graduate Degree in Art in Amsterdam with a Tertiary Teaching diploma, then went on to do additional studies at the University of Bologna.

Returning to Holland I finished a bachelor of English with further Art studies and worked for Greenpeace for a year and a half.

After 15 years in Europe my New Zealand roots pulled me back to my homeland and I moved back with my young family. Since then I have worked as a Part-time Art teacher and participated and organized Art Expositions in the Wellington area.

I specialize in watercolour, acrylic, and mix figures with landscape, to embody existing mythological stories and my own stories. Water is definitely a theme and I eternally try to capture its transparency and spiritual quality.

Art and Photography of the Chatham Islands,
Joy de Geus and Zane Bidwell, Chatham, 1986
Exposition Life Drawing
Art centre Art Group, CSA Christchurch, 1989
Women of the Chatham Islands Art Exposition for the Year of the Suffrage, Chatham Islands Council, 1993
End of Year Exposition
Amsterdam Higher school for the Art, 1993
Life drawings and Landscapes
Sint Annen Community Centre, 1997
Summer Delights
Mahara Gallery, 2007-2017
Paintings and Prints, Solo Exhibition, Upstairs gallery, Porirua, 2008
Art Splash Shed 11 Queens Wharf Wellington, 2007- 2017
Stripped Bare, Joint Exposition Life Studies, Upstairs Gallery
Matariki Exposition, Academy of Fine Arts, 2013
Kapiti Arts Trail, 2011-2017
Landscapes and Nudes, Kiwi Arthouse, 2011-2016
Kapiti Arts Trail, 2013-2017
Solo Exhibition Kiwi Arthouse, Mythical Figures, 2017
Exhibition Watercolours and Photography 'Waters Edge, Paintings of Cape Palliser, 2018



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