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WADE INTO WATERCOLOR

Instructor: Peg Sheridan
$165 //  6:00-8:00 pm  //  Tuesdays  // June 20-August 1 (no class July 4) // Beginner - Advanced

 

Summer is a great time of year to paint scenes featuring water.  With beautiful rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, bays and oceans in Virginia, we have inspiration everywhere!  Peg will help you learn how to paint reflections, ripples, waves, etc.  Bring photos of your favorite sites, and learn how to paint them convincingly and creatively! 

 Peg has been painting for 35 years and teaching watercolors for 16 years. She is known for her encouraging, positive way of teaching. You will be amazed what you can do in 6 weeks! Check out her work at www.pegsheridan.com

REQUIRED SUPPLIES
Receive 10% discount on individual supplies at Larkin Arts
40% OFF ON M.GRAHAM WATERCOLOR PAINTS FOR STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS!!
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Paper:
I am not particular about brushes or paints, but I insist on Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. 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.
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. Bring your largest sized brushes, as they will help you to paint more loosely. A scrubber brush (#3, 4, or 6), are useful.
Palette:
A covered palette or a clear or white plastic plate, etc. 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 in a yellow, red, blue, brown. Colors I recommend are: gamboge yellow, Alizarin Crimson or Rose Madder, Ultramarine blue, Burnt sienna, and Hookers Green. Add any of your favorite colors.
A board:
Any firm surface, such as masonite, foamcore, etc. It should be at least 10X12.

The rest:
-A drawing pencil (B or HB or H)
-Sketchbook or loose paper, to take notes and make small sketches.
-Paper towels
-Water container
-Photo references of water (lakes, oceans, rivers, ponds, etc)