GALLERIES CLOSED TUESDAY FEB 13 DUE TO WEATHER / EVENING EVENT RESCHEDULED
WINTER HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday 11AM - 4PM
Learning expressive watercolor allows for loose paintings that convey the painter’s unique vision. In this watercolor workshop, students will learn to design a scene and move beyond copying a photo, to create paintings with atmosphere and energy without focusing on too much detail. Students will focus on understanding the pigment to water ratio and how this relates to the tonal values in painting, from the lightest tone(the white of the paper) to the darkest tones in the composition. Students will also work on dropping pigment onto paper at different stages of drying and achieving atmospheric perspective and mood using different strengths of pigment and tonal values. Students will gain confidence in wet-into-wet techniques using larger brushes. Learning from instructor demos and individual instruction, students will complete several finished paintings over the course of the weekend.
*Students may bring their own photographic references of landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, etc. or may work from the demo images.
This workshop requires some watercolor experience and is meant for those who want to develop more confidence in handling paint using larger brushes and with less fiddling.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 3pm
February 24 and 25
Ages: Youth and Adults
Members $250 / Non-Members $265 (If Signing up for 2 Days)
Members $125 / Non-Members $140 (If Signing up for 1 Day)
Class Supply List
Bring all your favorite materials for watercolor painting and any reference photos for scenes you would like to paint.
Watercolor paper: Rough or Cold press paper is recommended- minimum of 140lb
Brushes: assorted sizes
Large wash brush or hake brush
1 1/2” flat – either synthetic or natural bristle
1 inch flat brush
#6 round brush
Your favorite drawing pencils and kneaded erasers for sketching
Small sketch pad
As large a palette as possible for mixing washes(A tray will also work)
Water container (plastic or metal)
Roll of paper towels
Instructor’s favorite palette(Students can bring the colors they normally use) :
Cad yellow light or Hansa yellow