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Get School’d: Tequila Shot Watercolour Painting

March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


What’s this all about?

It’s common to make art while drinking, but how about making art with drinks! Learn how to use Tequila to create amazing watercolor effects. Watercolour is a wild and unpredictable medium, but don’t be shy, come pick up a brush and try it out. Keep it light and learn that watercolours can be as fun and wild as a night out. Tequila shots on us!

In this cheeky workshop, you will learn about the basics of using watercolour, masking fluid, as well as some modern experimental techniques involving salt and tequila. You’ll end the night with a beautiful animal silhouette painting you can take home, as well as a good filling of watercolour knowledge you can use to experiment and play with your newly mastered medium!

Located in the Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar, this workshop is perfect for beginners, intermediates, and anyone who likes to get a little creative and silly while having a drink (or two!)

What will we cover?

Step by step, artist Jennifer Fryer will guide you through creating a beautiful watercolour painting. In the process of making your painting, you will learn how to use and control watercolours with a “wet-on-wet” technique and masking fluid, concentrated watercolours, as well as how to use experimental media like salt and alcohol.

Who will be teaching?

Jennifer Fryer is a freelance artist and educator based in Toronto with a degree in Illustration. She studied at OCAD U (Toronto) and ESADSE (France), and her work has been featured in the National Post, Toronto Star, and on Breakfast Television Toronto. Her hobbies include listening to podcasts, coffee, and sketching people on the subway.

You can find her work on instagram @drawingsheep and at

Course Outline:

6:30 PM: BEGIN

10-15 min: Introduction to the workshop, our final painting, with an overview of materials needed (where to source them, etc.)

15 min: Sketching our animal silhouette on our watercolour paper

30 min: Introduction to, and demo of, masking fluid, as well as painting on our masking fluid.

20 min: Lesson + Demo on “Wet on Wet” technique, concentrated watercolours, salt, tequila, and other modern watercolour techniques.

30 min: Painting! Students will use our materials and knowledge to apply watercolour and various media to their animal silhouette paintings

10 min: Parting words + Instructions & Q&A

8:30pm: END

Instructor Social Media Handles

Instagram: @drawingsheep


Please bring pencils and erasers.


March 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Gladstone Hotel


Melody Bar