1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Beginning Watercolor class is an entry level, beginner, class. Students signing up for this class usually have little to no previous experience with watercolor. This is a foundational class with exercises given each week to build the student’s knowledge and confidence with the many techniques used to complete a watercolor painting. Critical information covered will be pigment choice, paper choice, brush choices, palette preferences, pigment personalities, water to pigment ratio, brush strokes, color mixing, along with the importance of strong values and using the white of the paper as “white”.
In addition, the student will learn the basic techniques of wet on wet painting, wet on dry painting, flat washes, variegated washes, soft and hard edges, techniques to paint skies with clouds, how to use a credit card to create rocks, how to use Liquid Frisket, how to spatter, scumble, scrape and lift paint, how to use a toothbrush for texture, how to use plastic wrap for texture and many more exciting techniques!
This class is designed to have the student learning 3 to 5 important skills at the same time by doing the structured exercises so that by the end of the semester the student is ready to begin painting! The student will leave this semester with a journal with all of the exercises to reference for years