Watercolor Painting Instruction

Exploring Watercolor

This art class is structured to help the beginner student to understand the medium of watercolor. Students will explore landscape, still life and portrait painting in various styles, both spontaneous and rendered. The instructor will demonstrate masking, brush control techniques, wet into wet and dry brushing techniques. Composition will be stressed in this class to focus the student on creating dynamic well thought out watercolor paintings. 
 

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Fall II 2018

 

Fall II Wendesday Afternoon Class

Instructor: Bill Graf

Time: Wednesday, 2  - 5 PM

Start Date: November 7th

Class Length: 7 weeks 

Price: $385.00 (Prices are adjusted for late registrants)

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Class size: 4-10

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.

 

 

Fall I 2018

 

Fall I Wendesday Afternoon Class

Instructor: Bill Graf

Time: Wednesday, 2  - 5 PM

Start Date: September 12th, 2018

Class Length: 8 weeks 

Price: $440 (Prices are adjusted for late registrants)

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Class size: 4-10

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.

 

 


MATERIALS

MATERIALS USED:

  • HB pencils
  • Kneaded & Pink Erasers
  • Postcard (4¼” x 51⁄2“)
  • 4 sheets of Arches cold press 140-pound watercolor paper (around 14″ x 10″)
  • Quick release tape (width 1″)
  • Winsor & Newton Colorless Art Masking Fluid
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • A large container for water
  • Paper towel
  • Cardboard (at least 16″ x 12″)
  • Single Edge Razor Blade or Utility Knife
  • Blow Dryer

WATERCOLOR PAINTS

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Thalo Blue
  • Viridian Green
  • Sap Green
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Permanent Green Light
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Sepia
  • Dioxazine Mauve
  • Turquoise (by Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors)

BRUSHES

  • Copper acrylic wooden handle flat brush (size 10)
  • Soft grip golden taklon oval wash brush
  • Short handle round brush (size 6)
  • Short handle round brush (size 2)

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Brushes

  • Series 999    Mop 5/8"
  • Series 999    Mop 3/4"
  • Series 668    Filbert 1/2"
  • Series 668    Filbert 3/4"
  • Series 111     Round 4
  • Series 111     Round 8
  • Series 111     Round 12
  • Series 111     Round 14