If you have always thought it would be wonderful to paint, but you have never tried or never had real success, this is the opportunity for you to learn. This active, hands-on course offers highly individualized instruction. Every step and technique will be demonstrated as we work together toward completing a ready-to-frame watercolor painting. Relax; it's going to be fun. There are two sections of this course, one on Monday and one on Wednesday. In Section 1, the painting will be called Italian Door, which will include highly textured adobe walls, old wood, dense foliage, pottery, and a cat. The Section 2 painting will be called Flighty Peonies. It uses a unique collage technique to create loose florals. We may complete more than one painting. Hands-On Art.
a variety of watercolor brushes including a stiff scrubber brush and a long, thin rigger
a sheet of Arches cold-pressed 140 lb paper at least 12" X 16"
a block of paper or a flat board to mount the paper
masking tape, ruler, kneaded art eraser
a set of (professional grade) tube watercolor paints
masking fluid and a lifter
pen and mechanical pencil
natural sponge and man-made sponge
bar of soap
paint palette with a lid that closes
Please note: Students can provide their own art materials (listed above) or may have in-class use of instructor's materials for $35. Students must contact the instructor prior to class if they want materials supplied: firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-294-9559.