JUMP IN! PAINTING WATER IN WATERCOLOR

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INSTRUCTOR: PEG SHERIDAN
6:00-8:00pm // Tuesdays // June 18-July 23
$165 // Beginner - Advanced

Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting bodies of water, because it flows, sprays, and drips.  With a little help from Peg, you can learn to paint water in its many forms.  Each class will focus on a different aspect or type of water, including some of the following: lakes , waterfalls, oceans, ripples, reflections, rivers and streams.  She will show you techniques for saving whites, making reflections, suggesting underwater rocks, and painting moving water.  This class will include: demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help.  It is open to beginners through advanced painters.  Bring some photos of your favorite bodies of water.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES AND SAMPLE IMAGES BELOW!

 REQUIRED SUPPLIES
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Paper:
From Peg: “I am not particular about brushes or paints, but I insist on Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper (if you prefer hot press, you can work on that as well). This is why: it is impossible to do the techniques I teach using cheap paper. You will need 2 sheets (22X30). Do not bring Strathmore of any weight. Rip or cut your sheets into eighths. Or you can bring a block or tablet of Arches paper”

Brushes:
Watercolor brushes, including: 1″ flat, #8 or #10 round, a rigger (#2, 3, or 4) and any other brushes you may want to bring. A scrubber (to take off paint, size #3, 4, or 6), is very helpful.

Palette:
A covered palette is preferred. If you cover it after a painting session, you can reuse the paint. Otherwise, a white china or plastic plate works for a palette.

Paints:
Student or professional grade paints, not Artists Loft brand (sold at Michaels). That brand has a lot of fillers, and will not work for this class.  The M.Graham brand, sold at Larkin Arts, is great for this class.  You will need a warm and a cool of each of these colors: red, yellow, blue.  Colors I recommend are:

Warm Yellows: Quinacridone gold // Gamboge 
Cool Yellows: Azo // Hansa // Lemon Yellow
Warm Reds: Quinacridone Red// Pyrrol // Napthol // Cadmium Red
Cool Reds: Quinacridone Rose // Alizarin Crimson // Rose Madder // Opera Rose
Warm/neutral Blues: Ultramarine // Cobalt Blue
Cool Blues: Prussian // Antwerp // Turquoise Blue // Cerulean // Manganese
Warm Browns: Quincridone burnt orange // Quinacridone rust // Burnt sienna
-Add any of your favorite colors.

Optional: a small tube of white gouache (which is an opaque watercolor).

A board:
Any firm surface, such as masonite, foamcore, etc. It should be at least 10X12.

The rest:
-A drawing pencil (H or 2H)
-A kneaded eraser
-And X-acto knife or razor blade
-A white gel pen
-Sketchbook or loose paper, to take notes and make small sketches.
-Paper towels
-Water container (about the size of a large yogurt or mayo container)
-Bring references or photos of ocean, lake, river, waterfall, rapids and other water scenes
-Masking tape

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