EXPLORING WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES

Instructor: Peg Sheridan
$165 //  6:00-8:00 pm  //  Tuesdays  // October 17-November 21 // Beginner - Advanced

**Please register by October 7**

If you are looking for inspiration, and to better understand the watercolor medium, this is the class for you!  Join us for an adventure into various ways to paint with watercolors.  We will experiment with various techniques, such as: wet-in-wet, pouring paint, negative painting, ways of adding texture, working on gessoed paper, etc.  Peg will do weekly demos, and then help each student individually.  Weekly “homework” will help you to see rapid improvement!

Instructor Peg Sheridan has been painting in watercolors for 38 years, and teaching for 18 years.  She is known for her encouraging, “no fears” way of teaching watercolor painting.  She is a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, and has won many regional awards for her paintings.

 

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
-Bring refer
ences of your preference.  Look for images with a range of light to dark, big shapes, and interesting compositions.