The SERIES (4 classes) Wednesdays May 5, 12, 19, 26-12:45- 4 PM EST
This Watercolor Workshop, using watercolor inks, is designed for adults with varied artistic abilities, everyone is welcome. Inks are transparent and colors are easy to mix and ﬂow beautifully. Participants preferring to use watercolor in tubes are welcome to use their preferred medium.
Each week will have a theme, an inspiration. Each class will start with a demonstration showing speciﬁc techniques needed to accomplish completed paintings. Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry, Layering/Glazing and Brush Stroke Techniques are part of building your skills. The class approaches watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition and cropping.
The process of watercolor painting will be a source of relaxation, expanded creativity and FUN!
Before each class pdf’s of the images we will be working on in class, will be emailed. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it will be helpful but not required.
1. RIVER & POND - Wednesday May 5: The richness and variety of plants and animals that make fresh water habitats their home, are amazing. References of ﬁsh, ﬂowers, waterlilies, a bird, nest and eggs, dragonﬂy, frog and salamander are all possibilities for an illustration. A second project, a detailed illustration of one of the above references done in miniature will look beautiful.
2. HYDRANGEAS & POPPIES - Wednesday May 12: Painting Hydrangeas uses several watercolor techniques. Each Mop-head Hydrangea is made up of dozens of tiny blossoms clustered together. Each tiny petal has wet on wet color applied and then glazing comes in to layer another soft color. Blues, periwinkles, pale fuchsia and magenta will be lovely to mix and paint. A brightly colored Iceland Poppy with an interesting and challenging to paint center, will be a second illustration.
3. CREATING A FRUIT/VEGETABLE MULTIPLE- Wednesday May 19: Fruits and vegetables come in wonderful colors and shapes. Citrus fruits, round or oval have a simple easy to paint shape until they are sliced and offer great patterns to illustrate. Asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes…endless possibilities to create a GARDEN MULTIPLE Painting. Using references, we’ll do thumbnail sketches showing possibilities, before beginning to start the watercolor painting.
4. BUTTERFLIES + MOTHS-Wednesday May 26: Butterﬂies and Moths look like magical winged critters from a fairytale. Participants will be emailed references of beautiful, colorful and intricately patterned butterﬂies and moths for inspiration. An illustration can show several of them with a backdrop of large graphic leaves or a closeup of one or two taking nectar from a Buddleja Bush, Honeysuckle or Verbena. A single moth or butterﬂy with watercolor lettering, for the species name, is a possibility for a lovely
$140 registration fee for all 4 classes. Add fee to cart to register. Once registered you will receive an email with instructions on how to attend this workshop