ABSTRACT WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS

Instructor: Amanda Dicken
$100 //  5:30-7:30 pm  //  Thursdays  // May 5, 12, 19, 26

This beginner-level, four-week course will teach several different ways to interpret the portrait outside of conventional means. We’ll learn to create fun, interesting, colorful watercolor portraits in pen using drawing techniques such as blind contour and Picasso-style cubism. Understanding of the basic proportions of the face is not necessary, and any level of artist is welcome to join!

Required Materials:
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Sketchbook (any size)
Set of soft flat, round, or angled watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes: very small to semi-large
Medium sized glass jar for water/cleaning brushes
Roll of paper towels
Drawing pencils (hard and soft)
Micron black fine tipped pens, sizes 005 and 01 (two in each size)
Gum erasers
Several sheets (or full pad) of higher quality cold and hot pressed watercolor paper, sizes 9” x 12” and 11” x 15” (large sheets can be cut down)
Small free-standing mirror, able to tilt and at least 8.5” x 11”
Watercolor palette
Masking fluid (and one Silicon brush or old small brush to apply the masking fluid)
Photographs of anyone you’d like to use for fun portraits
Watercolor Paints (40% off high-end M Graham brand at Larkin Arts)
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Umber
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue
Viridian Hue
Cadmium Red Deep
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Yellow