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Watercolours on the Go (In-person)

Photo: Woman painting with watercolours

Learn how to create an illustrated travel journal that will bring back memories for years to come. And the trip doesn't have to be any further than your own back yard.

Katie FitzRandolph's approach to these watercolours is quick and immediate, reflecting the realities of travelling. Using an ultra-compact paint set and small brushes, you can produce drawings that evoke a mood, a location, a day. Working in a bound volume, rather than on removable sheets of paper, creates a freedom to have a drawing not work out as well as you hoped, because the process is for you, not for the Louvre.

Spending the time to really see what is in front of you gives you a stronger memory of the location, the sunlight on your shoulder, the smell of coffee from the cafe where you are sitting, or the uncomfortable dig of a pointy rock on which you are perched. You may often look at a photograph and wonder where it was and why you took it. You will never have that experience with your drawings.

You'll paint in various locations around Fredericton (weather permitting) and in-class over the duration of the course.

All painting skill levels welcome!


  • Small object for the first class (can fit in your hand)
  • Unlined bound notebook (like a Paper Blanks notebook)
  • Black ink technical pen with waterproof ink (fine line - 0.5 is a good size)
  • Small water container
  • Watercolour paints
  • Watercolour paint brushes
  • Optional:
    • Folding stool
    • Snack
Please dress casually and comfortably.

Course details

Winter 2023

Dates/Times: Saturdays, Jan. 28 to Feb. 25, 2023 (4 weeks - no class Feb. 18)
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | In-person
Save 15% if you register before Jan. 14, 2023
Location: UNB Fredericton Campus
10 MacKay Drive, Marshall d'Avary Hall, Room 123 (Campus Map)
Price: $149 (+ HST)
Instructor: Katie FitzRandolph

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About the instructor

Katie FitzRandolph's earliest art influence was Fredericton painter Lucy Jarvis, who just happened to be her aunt. Katie studied pottery in Regina and has had pottery in three international juried exhibitions in Italy and one National Art Gallery curated show designed for exhibition in small galleries. She has pottery in the permanent collection of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. 

She studied oil painting in Toronto with Andrew Bodor at Central Technical School and with Marion Wilson in private classes, as well as with Jennifer Pazienza. She has studied watercolour in short courses in France and Mexico, and encaustic with Sarah Petite. Katie is a member of the Toronto art group Central Connection and has shown in their group exhibitions in several locations in Toronto.

Since retiring and moving to Fredericton, she has had a studio at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, and has shown her work in the Centre’s Charlotte Glencross Gallery. Her work is in the permanent collection of the University of New Brunswick and in private collections across Canada and in the U.S.

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