Watercolour on Yupo

Tamra Sheline



May 30-31, 2020 (2-Day workshop)
9:30am – 4:00pm


McTavish Academy of Art
1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich


An opportunity to learn about the importance of composition, stretching watercolour paper, masking and watercolour pouring techniques. Learn to create beautiful, glowing, sunny winter or summer landscapes.

Yupo is a synthetic, tree-free paper with a very silky surface and is waterproof.  The paint tends to flow and blend with a mind of its own. It’s fun, different and a little challenging – but the outcome is worth it!

ARTIST BIO – Tamra Sheline

Getting out in the nature is good for the soul.

As an artist in the Pacific Northwest, I am drawn to the details and saturated colors of nature. With wildlife and florals, I tend to lean towards micro views. I also love painting landscapes and mountain-scapes.

I work mainly with watercolor on Yupo which is a recycled, waterproof (plastic) paper. I enjoy the challenge of creating techniques as I go. I show in galleries, love participating in art fairs and enjoy instructing Yupo workshops. You will occasionally find me painting with acrylics on canvas and teaching art parties both public and private. I have a graphic design and illustrating background, so composition and perspective are very important to me.

My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.



Once your registration application has been processed, you will be sent either a confirmation that a space has been registered for you or a notice that you have been placed on a wait-list. Payment is due once your registration has been confirmed.

Payment Info

The fee for this 2-day workshop is $250 for SPAC members and $300 for non-members and is payable by cheque or e-transfer.

Registration requires either payment in full, or a non-refundable payment/deposit of $60 and payment of the balance of $190 (non-members $240) by April 1, 2020

Paying by Cheque

Make cheques payable to “SPAC”. The cheque for the deposit must have the current date. You must also include a second, post-dated cheque for the balance with the amount and date as indicated above. Please reference the workshop name and date on the cheques! Cheques should be mailed as soon as possible to:

Workshops by the Sea
PO BOX 2542
Sidney BC V8L 4B9

Paying by E-Transfer

The confirmation email you receive will contain a password for e-transfers. Send the e-transfer to spactreasurer@outlook.com using the provided password. If you use a different password your payment will not be accepted. You must also use the memo option in the e-transfer to identify the following:

  • Workshop name & date
  • Signify either ‘Registration payment’ or ‘Balance of workshop payment’


Brushes: Sable or synthetic or blend watercolour brushes

  • 2 round brushes, sizes #2 or 3 and #10 or 12
  • Try to get ones with the sharpest points

Paper: Yupo paper is available at the local art shops

Watercolour paint: paint direct from tubes, as Yupo takes that better than reconstituted from dry pans. Colours:

  • Yellow (Hansa, Cadmium or Indian)
  • Magenta
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Blue (Cerulean, Prussian or Cobalt)
  • Viridian
  • Black (Lamp or Ivory)
  • Burnt Umber
  • Perylene Violet (optional)
  • Orange (optional)

Palette: White is best, and a cover is helpful.  (A plate is also fine!)

Other Items: Paper towels, Q-tips, Watercolour pencil (optional), travel hairdryer if you have it.