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Spring Class

Expressive Watercolor Sketching

  • Instructor: Jackie Meier
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dates: 05/02/2022 - 05/23/2022
  • Sessions: 4
  • Fee: $148 / $133 Members
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    Jackie Meier
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    Watercolor Supply List

    In general, any watercolor paint, brushes, and watercolor paper will do, but if you need to purchase materials here is a list:



    Winsor Newton is recommended; other brands are also good. If possible, avoid the word HUE in the name of the color of paint, as it indicates a lesser quality pigment.

    The instructor prefers to buy tubes and a separate palette, refilling the palette as needed.

    Basic colors for starting:

    • Cobalt Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Phthalo Blue
    • Winsor Red
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Cerulean



    • One round size 6 or 7 genuine sable is best or a squirrel brush with wire wrapped ferrule.
    • One flat brush about 1/2 inch wide for washes



    • At least 8”x10” 140lb cold press (medium texture) or hot press (smooth) watercolor pad or bigger sheets and cutting it to size (90lb is thinner and may curl).


    • 2 cups for water


    • Palette


    • Paper towel or rag


    • B & H pencils and eraser


    • A drawing pad that is good for water media – at least 8″x10″


    If you already have supplies bring what you have, and the instructor will evaluate the materials with you.

  • Register for this Class

Watercolor Sketching is simply the act of using watercolor to quickly visualize the world around you. Through this class you will learn how to observe, to record what you see by sketching loosely in pencil, and to paint expressively in watercolor. This class will focus on expression, specifically how you feel about a subject and what you would like to communicate through your work. Students will look at various expressionist painters and learn the different techniques they employed in their work. Participants will also be introduced to different concepts such as mark making, quality of line and loosening work to help express thoughts and feelings. All levels are welcome.