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Fall Class

Watercolor Sketching

  • Instructor: Jackie Meier
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dates: 09/27/2021 - 10/25/2021
  • Class not held on: 10/11/2021
  • Sessions: 4
  • Fee: $148 / $133 Members
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    Jackie Meier
    jacqmeier@gmail.com

     

    Watercolor Sketching 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
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Cerulean

     

    Brushes

    • 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

     

    Paper 

    • 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. You will be introduced to different concepts such as negative shapes, value, and diverse line work to help sketch a scene of your choice. The goal is to be able to express oneself by capturing the life around us through quick sketches and watercolor. All levels are welcome.