#062- WATERCOLOR BASICS

Class Dates:

THURSDAYS: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 & 6/27 from 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Class Instructor: Diana Patin

Instructor Email: diana.patin@gmail.com

Instructor Website: diana-patin.format.com

Price: $120.00
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    This class is the perfect opportunity for folks who have been curious about the medium of watercolor, but are interested in using it in non-traditional ways. There can be many strict rules to watercolor, but in this class we will focus on different ways to experiment with its properties. The focus will be on play and discovery rather than attempting to “tame” this unique medium. Bring your open minds and desire for experimentation!  Maximum of 8 students. Four 2 1/2 -hour sessions.

    *To reserve your place in any class, payment must be received at the time of registration.

    *For a refund on any of our classes, we will need to be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the first class.

    Please see materials list below! (All students get 20% off purchases made while enrolled in a class)

    MATERIAL LIST

    *I’ve listed my recommendations here but I am very flexible in terms of what “type” of each material you get. The item in bold is the necessity and if you have something in that category, bring it along! You can always get something else with your 20% discount at the store if your item doesn’t work.

    · 9x12 watercolor paper pad – or a sketchbook with watercolor paper

    · Watercolor paint – there’s many options that will work for this. If in doubt, bring what you have! Below I’ve listed my favorite “professional grade” option as well as the “budget version”

    o BUDGET: Sakura Koi Watercolor Set. These come in various sizes, with as few as 12 colors all the way up to 36. Water brush and mixing tray are included. Great for portability, and for starting out

    o PRO: Individual tubes. You’ll have to create your own palette with this approach, but the paint quality is quite different. I recommend purchasing “split primaries” + pink. You won’t need white. Daniel Smith and Qor are both excellent, and M. Graham is great as well. I use all 3. You’ll also need a palette to leave the paints in- I like my Mijello air tight 18 well.

    · At least 3 brushes, one round, 2 other shapes you like – Mixed media brushes work well, designated watercolor brushes are even better. I recommend short handles over long. Bristle brushes will not work for watercolor.

    · Water cup – recycled jars or plastic yogurt containers work great for this

    · Rag – for drying your brush between colors

    · Beige colored pencil for sketching

    · Graphite pencil and eraser if you like, for sketching