Watercolor – Beyond Beginner
Online Zoom Class – Maximum of 12
Great for students that are familiar with watercolor
Wednesday • 6-weeks • 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Session 1: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
Session 2: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8
Ready to take the next step? If you’ve had some watercolor experience, expand your skills with weekly exercises and projects in this fun and relaxed online class. Explore how color, texture and composition can bring your artwork to the next level. Reference photos for paint-along projects will be provided, but students may opt to work on their own related images in class.
You probably already have what you’ll need, but here are the basic suggestions:
Watercolor Paper: 140 lb. watercolor paper with a Cold Press or Rough surface. I do not stretch my paper, but you are welcome to if you want. The ﬁnished size of most of our projects will be 8×10, so aim for 9×12 or 11×15 size paper. Strathmore, Arches and Fabriano are all good papers. I don’t recommend Canson watercolor paper.
Watercolors in Tube or Pan Form: I’m a big proponent of mixing your own colors, but you are welcome to use your favorite pre-mixed colors. Have at least a red, a yellow, and a blue. (Some nice combinations include: Alizarin Crimson/Hansa Yellow/Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Rose/ Gamboge/Prussian Blue, Winsor Red/Winsor Yellow/Winsor Blue, or Pyrrol Red/Lemon Yellow/ Cereulean Blue). Professional artist-quality paints are best, but less expensive but good student grade watercolors included Winsor & Newton “Cotman”, and Grumbacher “Academy” lines. Dick Blick and Utrecht also offer their own watercolor lines.
Brushes: At minimum, a small #1-#4 round brush for detail and a medium sized #8-#12 brush for larger areas will be a good start. A 3/4” or 1” ﬂat or wash brush would be handy, but not required. Synthetic or natural brush hair is ﬁne.
• Pencil (2B is ﬁne) • Tracing paper • Printer or basic drawing paper
• Eraser (I recommend a kneaded eraser) • Tissues • Paper towels or rags
• Containers for water • Hair dryer • Palette
I’ll be mentioning other optional supplies as the class goes along.
Feel free to contact me with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org