Beginning Watercolor #2 Building Up & Dry Brush
Come join your friends for a fun class on the basics of watercolor painting. This class is for the novice or someone who may have a bit of watercolor experience. In the first two weeks, you will learn how to build up the color from light to dark to create a finished landscape. In weeks 3 & 4 you will create a painting using a dry brush technique.
Dates: 4 Monday mornings, August 10, 17, 24 & 31.
Time: 10:00 to Noon
Cost: $100. A Materials List is provided as they are not included in the class fee.
NOTE: At present I will be limiting the maximum number of students to 4 in order to meet the Covid 19 restart protocols. You will be sitting at separate tables 6 feet apart. Masks are required when a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained and there will be plenty of hand sanitizer.
Watercolor Materials List
I suggest that you purchase artist/professional quality paints and paper as you will be most happy with the results that cannot be attained with lessor quality materials.
Paints: Tubes or Pans are acceptable. I prefer tubes. Brands: M Graham, Blick Artist, Grumbacher, Rembrandt, Windsor Newton, Holbein
Basic Colors Needed: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light or Aureolin, Burnt Sienna and Ivory Black.
Other Optional Colors (nice to have but not required to get started): Cadmium Red Medium, Viridian Green, Raw Umber, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue.
Paper: 140 lb. cold pressed - cotton, acid free, archival. Brands: Strathmore 400 Series (brown covers) Fabriano (Artistico), Arches (any), Stonehenge
Minimum of 9x12 in size. Single sheets (can be cut down to smaller sizes), pads and blocks are acceptable. (I will have some individual sheets for sale if needed)
Brushes: Natural or Synthetic Hair Brushes are acceptable: suggested sizes: Rounds #2, #6, #8 Flats 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 (I have sets you can purchase of inexpensive synthetic brushes that work well for $15.00 +tax)
Palette: I suggest a watercolor palette with a cover with plenty of wells for paint and mixing areas. If you do not want to invest in one, you can use a white ceramic or correlle plate and keep it in a plastic container.
Other Items: 2 jars for water, a roll of paper towels, pencils, erasers.
I have some supplies at the studio for purchase.