Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting

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Learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, perfect for beginners who are just getting started! In this five-week class, you will learn through play and experimenting, creating works of art as you explore and practice:
  • The various brushes, papers, and paints.
  • Various painting and wash techniques.
  • Basics of color theory in watercolor.
  • Color mixing and blending.
  • Adding texture to your painting.
Materials Needed:
  • Drawing pencils.
  • Pencil sharpeners.
  • Erasers – rubber and/or plastic.
  • Watercolor paints, preferably a pan set with colors:
    • Ultramarine Blue.
    • Pthalo Blue or Prussian Blue.
    • Cadmium Red or Vermillion or Scarlet Lake.
    • Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Rose.
      Cadmium Yellow.
    • Burnt Umber and/or Burnt Sienna.
    • Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Light.
  • Watercolor brushes.
    • Variety of shapes and sizes, preferably round and flat.
  • Watercolor paper.
    • 9″x12″ – 140lb or heavier, cold press.
  • Water cups for paint.
  • Paper towels.

Instruction will be provided through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. Once you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log in to the class. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.

Please use the Notes section on the registration form to list any accommodations you will need during the class.

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