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2-day Watercolor Workshop:
March 1-2, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4 pm daily, with 1 hour break for lunch
Tuition: $125 per student (This workshop is currently Full)
Ages: teens to Adults
The class will consist of a step-by-step development of one painting by each student while following Ian’s lead for two days. We will learn watercolor landscape techniques for a realistic portrayal of sky, water, landscape, buildings and boats. The class is relaxed and very informal. A drawing for all to work from will be supplied via email well before the class date.
Materials are not included
WORKSHOP MATERIALS & INSTRUCTIONS
Please come prepared to the workshop, with your drawing carefully laid out on a piece of watercolor paper to the size of 12’ x 16” or larger. Use good quality W.C. paper (Arches or Fabriano); 140 or 300 pound, either cold press or rough. The paper should be secured to a firm board with tape, staples or both.
You will need a variety of good quality brushes, large and small, for washes and details respectively. Also, bring along a medium or large size ‘stiff bristle’ oil painting ‘Fan’ brush for some special techniques.
As to paints, a wide variety of colors can be used and adapted to our needs. I will be using, specifically: yellow ochre, hansa yellow, raw sienna, burnt sienna, burnt umber, cadmium red, quinacridone rose, deep scarlet, sap green, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue and thalo green (blue shade). I also use other colors, but more than enough can be done with those enumerated. In addition to these watercolors, you will need a white gouache…preferably permanent white.
Chinese white watercolor would also be acceptable.
Please bring along a good natural sponge for softening and correcting mistakes. Yes, we can fix a watercolor painting! We all make mistakes and I will show you how to deal with them.
Be prepared to relax and have fun. This won’t be the Spanish inquisition… Ian.