This class introduces the basics of watercolor painting with a step-by-step approach. Students learn classic watercolor techniques as they paint from still-life and photographs. Brush work, color mixing, modeling form, application of paint in various styles and basic design ideas are explored. Each week includes a complete painting demonstration with a thorough explanation of the techniques used. If desired, lockers are available to store supplies between classes; bring a lock.
If desired, materials may be purchased from VisArts and will be on hand at the first class. Or materials may be purchased at any good art supply store.
Watercolor Materials List
Strathmore 300 Watercolor Pad 11×14 (Spiral Bound, 12 pages)
Robert Simmons ¾ in Oval Wash Watercolor Brush
Winsor & Newton Cotman 111 Round 10 Watercolor Brush
18-color watercolor leakproof (w/lid) palette
1 Roll Paper towels
Windsor Newton 8 ml. Watercolor Tubes
1 each of following: Cadmium Red Pale, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Emerald Green, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Ivory Black, Chinese White
Large Pail for Water