DRAWING & PAINTING TECHNIQUES FOR WATERCOLOR

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INSTRUCTOR: PEG SHERIDAN
6:00-8:00pm // Tuesdays // March 26-April 30
$165 // Beginner - Advanced

Do you enjoy watercolor painting, but struggle with drawing?  Have you noticed that you often discover, too late, that your drawing is “off” in your painting?  Would you like to keep a drawing/painting sketchbook, but don’t know where to start?  We will cover all of this, and much more, in this six -week class. Peg will cover drawing and painting materials, techniques, and tricks, to help you start and finish your paintings successfully.  This class will include: demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help.  You may work on the subject matter of your choice. 

 

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. 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.”

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 // Pyrrol // Napthol // Cadmium Red
Cool Reds: Quinacridone Rose // Alizarin Crimson // Rose Madder
Warm/neutral Blues: Ultramarine // Cobalt Blue
Cool Blues: Prussian // Antwerp // Turquoise Blue
Warm Browns: Quincridone burnt orange // Quinacridone rust // Burnt sienna
-and Indigo or Paynes Gray.
-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:
-For this class you will need a permanent ink drawing pen. A good option is a Micron pen, size 3 or 5, in black or brown.
-Two drawing pencils (a light one (H or 2H) and a dark one (6B or Ebony)
-A kneaded eraser
-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 subjects you would like to paint.
-Masking tape

Optional:
-watercolor pencils (any brand)
-watercolor crayons (Caran d’Ache)
-charcoal pencil or vine charcoal