Architectural Watercolours | Richmond

Meet at Richmond Green next to the Town Hall, Richmond, TAS

Saturday, Feb 24

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Led by retired architect and artist: Ian Johnson

Join us for an informal sketching and watercolouring session and get set to refresh and take in the historic Richmond village with new eyes. Join us at the Richmond Green next to the Town Hall, and with the many different vignette options surround the site, this session is bound to get everyone’s creative juices flowing.  Within this space there are views of trees, buildings, heritage buildings and people. Popping in a figure (a person) is always fun if you feel brave enough. Whilst socially distancing, we will all locate in one area, so we can  all share the process together.

Ian Johnson is a retired architect who has dabbled in watercolour for more than 40 years. In that time, he has had honed his skill under the tuition of notable teachers including Blair Gamble, Max Angus, Elspeth Vaughan and John Lovett. Ian enjoys painting landscapes, mostly with buildings. When travelling, he always carries an A5 Moleskin sketchbook, a few useful tubes of colour, a couple of brushes and a folding colour palate mixing tray. Ian describes watercolouring while on holidays as both a sublime and immersive experience, but like all art, it’s not without its frustrations.

For this three-hour session, Ian will provide a quick introduction before everyone finds a comfortable spot to paint or sketch from. Afterwards, you will reflect on your completed works as a group. You can also share your finished paintings and sketches on the Open House Hobart’s Instagram.

After you register, we will send out a list of basic items to bring along to get you started, but please note that this is not a compulsory materials list. Please feel free to bring any mediums that you have and are comfortable with using, whether it is watercolours, pencils, pastels, ink, and/or charcoal. Also bring suitable sketch pads, water bottles, brushes, a palette or plate and something to eat and drink.

All levels of experience and age groups are welcome (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) – come along and get creative!

Watercolour Session Times:

  • Saturday 24 February 2024, 10 am – 1 pm

Duration: 3 hours


Richmond | Coal River Valley

Building Types



Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Architectural Design


History of Richmond


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