This course will provide a fundamental approach to watercolour, for beginner to intermediate student, with an emphasis on transparency, colour mixing, brushworks and washes. Students will work from still-life, photo reference of landscape, portraits and Master copy. Ample painting time will follow the daily demo with a critique towards the end of each class.
We will explore the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and others.
- Images from which to work
- Compact watercolor easel (if you have one)
- Watercolor tube paints or pucks
- W/C Palette
- B pencil and sharpener
- Gum eraser
- Brushes (if you have them)
- A rigger or liner, 2, 4 ,6 Round 10 Mop
- Masking tape 2” tan color
- W/C paper Sanders Waterford 140lb (my preference)
- 1/2” foamcore or 1/4” hardboard to fit 1/2 sheet of W/C paper (18`X 24`)
- Water container
- Small sponge
- Hair dryer (optional)
- A thorough grounding on the trinity of watercolour, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, plus glazing.
- Colour mixing, using a full palette of permanent light-fast colours.
- Colour theory, colour exploration.
- Composition, emphasizing the focal point.
- Information on brushes, papers, palettes, easels, paints (opaque and transparent), knowledge on the ‘order of application’, finishes, framing.
- You will learn about; materials, washes, values, drawing process, volume and depth, manipulating light and dark, interpreting and finish.
Please bring an example of your work in watercolor if you have one.
October 18 – December 6, 2018
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$350 (Early registration fee $300 due by October 12th)