Painting with Watercolor
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Course instruction will take place on Tuesdays from May 21 through July 9, with a brief break. Instruction will not take place on June 11 or June 18.
This six-week course taught by Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor. It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. Our subjects will be still-life and photos. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic skills and color theory. Techniques such as dry brush, wet brush, bloom, scumbling, and blotting, and wet into wet will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to experiment and produce a beautiful work of art.
- Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
- Painting palette for watercolor paints
- Water container
- Paper towels or a rag
- Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set:
- Wash brush (1")
- Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
- Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
- Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
- Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
- Two reds: for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
- Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue
- One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
- Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
- Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose