Dates: 4 sessions TBA
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 Monday afternoon
Location: 5352 Winslow St., Kelowna, B. C., V1W 4W3
Goal: Art is just a series of experiments. It is always exciting to try something different and to be stimulated by others who are experimenting too. I am always fascinated by how unique and exciting each painting turns out from a group of people working from the "same" focus! My goal is to make this workshop fun, to focus on one new tool, paper, paint, or idea each session, and to keep you painting!
Description: Come and join me in my art studio in Kettle Valley, Kelowna, B.C. The classes are designed for anyone new to watercolor, getting back into watercolor, or who would just like some more creative ideas so that you keep painting! You have to have courage to just "try that" as we experiment with a new approach during each session. One week we might focus on using a different paper, a new color combination, some masking fluid, or pouring the paint on with a cup rather than a brush! Every session is different and moves along depending on the interests of the current group. We have a good time, don't take ourselves too seriously, and learn a lot about how this wonderful medium of watercolor works.
FEE: The fee for the class is $100 per workshop due at the first session. This is not a drop in class. Registration is required and commitment is necessary. Space is limited so please call me directly at 778-477-4768 to inquire about openings.
Materials: For this workshop please bring any watercolor paints and brushes you may already have and 140 lb. Arches paper. The materials list below is only a suggestion...if you are close in colors and brushes just bring that. Use what you have or are comfortable with and gradually you can purchase what you want. Just remember to buy artist quality materials, brushes and paper so whatever you try will be a success for years to come!
Please bring to the first class...
-Two full sheets of 140 lb. Arches paper. We will cut the paper into four, or eight pieces at your first class. I prefer Arches paper but you can use whatever you decide. If you use other paper bring at least 2 sheets of the size you want to paint on and be sure it is at least 140lb. paper.
- A 1 inch chisel watercolor brush (flat with an angle to it); -#8 round watercolor brush; -#2 round watercolor brush. Be sure to buy watercolor brushes that come to a perfect point when wet. Get good brushes.
- Aureolin (yellow), Cobalt blue, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Royal Blue. I prefer Holbien paint colors, but Daniel Smith paints are fine, Winsor Newton is also very good. Buy what is on sale, but get good quality paint. You are a student, but you may create something wonderful that you want to keep for years to come! If you already have some paint, then use that! You can try out other colors and brands as you go. You will need some kind of palate with a lid to keep your paint in as you use it in class. I noticed a reasonably priced one at Opus in the "acrylic" paint section.
-One piece of plexi-glass, plywood OR fiberboard (20 x 25") or cut to about 3" bigger than your biggest paper size all around. (Remember if you buy full sheets of paper we will be cutting it into four when you come.) You will need a sturdy back board to tape your paper to as you paint so that it won't wrinkle and become a hassle for you. If you get plexiglass get it at the hardware store. We will be using the plexi-glass as a painting platform so a "seconds" piece with scratches will be fine. Please don't worry about getting these exact materials. Just be sure to bring paper, a hard surface to paint on, brushes, and paint.
Pencil, white eraser, masking fluid and blue painter's tape.
The date for this workshop has not yet been decided. Please contact me using the registration button below or at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you are interested. This way you will be sure to get the first workshop notification.
The assumption is that you are committed to coming for four sessions. Please email or call if you can no longer make the commitment so that I can offer someone else the opportunity to attend. If your spot can be filled I can refund your fee.