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Summer Class

Painting with Watercolor

  • Instructor: Jackie Meier
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dates: 07/12/2021 - 08/02/2021
  • Sessions: 4
  • Fee: $148 / $133 Members
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    Jackie Meier
    jacqmeier@gmail.com

     

    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:

     

    Paint

    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 or Cadmium Red Medium
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber

     

    Brushes

    • One round size 6 or 7 genuine sable is best. Synthetic brushes are stiffer and leave more edges but can be used.
    • One flat brush about 1 inch wide for washes
    • Optional: One rigger or liner brush (a very thin/long shaped brush)

     

    Paper 

    • 9”x12” 140lb cold press watercolor pad or bigger sheets and cutting it to size (90lb is thinner and may curl). The instructor recommends Fabriano or Arches watercolor paper.

     

    • 2 cups for water

     

    • Palette

     

    • Paper towel or rag

     

    • 2 or 4H pencil and eraser

     

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

  • Register for this Class

For beginners and beyond, join us for a playful experience! In this class, we will push the limits and expand our vocabulary of this versatile medium. We will exploit the basic properties of watercolor through experimentation and open-minded trial and error. The composition will be a continual focus as we explore different avenues of creativity. We will incorporate various brush strokes, different techniques and explore three different ways of mixing color to create luminous light-filled watercolors!