this class, students will discover how freeing and fun painting with the unique
and translucent medium of watercolor is. Each class will include instruction
in and demonstrations of watercolor techniques, as well as lessons in drawing,
composition, color theory, and the basic elements of art.
class is ongoing.
Lemon Yellow cool yellow
Alizarin Crimson cool red
Hooker’s Green cool green
Utramarine Blue warm blue
Cadmium Yellow medium warm
Cadmium Red warm red
Sap Green warm green
earthy, warm burnt-orange
Burnt Umber earthly, warm neutral
Paper: Use any
watercolor pad, block, or loose paper with a weight of #140 or higher. The
heavier the paper, the less likely you’ll have to deal with the paper warping
Palette: Either a large
plastic tray, or white butcher’s tray, or commercial palette will do.
Whatever your choice, it must be white and large (about 12”x 16”); otherwise
you can’t see the color you’re mixing or have room to mix in it.
covered plastic palette makes for the least waste and most convenience if
you are using tube watercolors. If you are getting serious, buy one.
Brushes: Watercolor brushes
have soft hair or bristles. Synthetics are fine. Remember that the rigger brush
has long hairs, not short hairs. Choose your sizes according to whether you
want to paint large or small. You will need:
H or HB pencil
Plastic container for water
2 bulldog or “chip clips” to clip paper to drawing board
(not needed if using a watercolor block)
One or two paint rags
Cellulose sponge for wiping brushes on