Tuesday 6:30-8:00 PM
Please note: No class June 29.
Instructor: Rachel Derr
Location: Children's Studio (Main Level)
This class will explore the basics of the beloved art of watercolor painting. Learn color mixing, techniques for using washes, and good compositional aspects, and apply your learning to a variety of interesting subjects. Come and enjoy the fun and creative process of painting with watercolor!
Materials list (Students must bring to class):
Paper: Arches 140 lb cold-pressed watercolor paper, three small 7 1/2 x 11" sheets and four 11 x 15" sheets
Paints*: Winsor & Newton or Windsor and Newton Cotman small tubes: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, and Ultramarine Blue (warmer tones)
, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, and Cerulean or Prussian Blue (cooler tones), plus: Burnt Sienna and Payne’s gray
*These colors are suggestions; if you already have tube watercolors, bring whatever colors you have purchased.
Brushes: Princeton Select, Robert Simmons synthetic, or Silver brush Black Velvet series 3008 (blend of natural and synthetic):
- 1" and 1/2" flats
- Size #2 or #4 and size #8 or #10 rounds
- One “rigger” brush (long thin brush)
Palette: any white plastic or enamel tray, at least 9 by 12 or larger (Mijello Fusion Palette or the like), or white styrofoam trays work great
Other Materials: paper towels, masking tape, spray bottle (4 to 6 oz.), #2 pencil, kneaded eraser, small sketch pad or drawing paper sheets, plastic containers for water (quart size) , old toothbrush, and old credit card or stiff cardboard