Lessons in Realistic Watercolor: Still Life
Oct 07 - Nov 11 (Wednesday)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed
BlackRock Center for the Arts
From Oct 07, 2020 to Nov 11, 2020
Each Wednesday from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
We're sorry, but this course is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, November 11, 2020.Oct 7, 2020 to Nov 11, 2020Each Wed 7:30pm to 9pm
In this 6 week workshop, students will paint along with the instructor as he demonstrates his painting process from start to finish. Each prerecorded lesson will include methods and demonstrations that students can practice, followed by a scheduled live meeting via zoom to review, critique and discuss the week's work. Open to all levels, designed for intermediate to advanced.
Students will have access to a 60 minute pre-recorded lesson each week accompanied by a synchronous zoom meeting. The class starts at 8:00 PM where student connect on progress, receive feedback and share their work as a community. Mathew Bird will be available for video conferencing at 7:30 for office hours prior to the 8:00 PM class start time.
Tech Requirements: Computer or tablet connected to the internet
If you are just starting out, materials can be expensive. I encourage people to spend first on the important things. Do not skimp on your paint or paper—use professional artists grade materials. Watercolor is a difficult medium, there’s no need to add to the challenge with inferior products.
-Student grade paint uses less pigment and more binder (filler) so it is difficult to get deep rich color. If you already have paint, we can probably make what you have work, but these are the colors I’ll use for this class. I mainly use Daniel Smith (DS), QoR, and Sennelier, but I also have some Holbein and M. Graham colors -Paints Cadmium Yellow Medium Light Red or Transparent Red Oxide (QoR) Perm. Alizarin Crimson Prussian Blue French Ultramarine (Red Shade) Mineral Violet (Holbein) Phthalo Yellow Green (DS) or Phthalo Green Light (sennelier) Quinacridone Deep Gold (DS) Burnt Sienna Payne’s Gray and/or Neutral Tint -Brushes: 2”or 3” flat, I use a Hake Brush Small, medium, and large rounds. I recommend Escoda (short handle Perla and Versatil series) -Watercolor Paper 100% cotton rag paper, 300 lb. cold press 2 or 3 sheets (22 x 30 in.) should be enough. I recommend Fabriano Artistico bright white. For classes I work a half sheet or smaller.
-Miscellaneous Palette Water Bucket Masking Fluid Masking tape Tracing Paper Terry cloth towel larger than the paper you will be working on (optional, if you usually work on a board that's fine)
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