Exploring Watercolors: Still life, landscape and abstract
Exploring Watercolors: Still life, landscape and abstract

Exploring Watercolors: Still life​,​ landscape and abstract

Online • Painting


We'll cover these topics: 1. The Basic Tools -Learn how to use our basics tools...the paint, brushes, different types of papers and any other equipment needed to begin painting. -How to take care of your equipment 2. Painting Techniques - Wet on wet - Dry brush - Creating shades and color blending - Creating washes - Creating glazes - Lifting color from the paper 3. Basic composition - Foreground and background - Positive and negative space - Light and dark - Perspective Dates: -This class series will start on January 16th and go through February 13th. Drop-ins are welcome -You can purchase one class at a time for $20 each, or book a package of 6 classes for 20% off


Jerry T

Jerry T.

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Education-I have been teaching art in academic and private settings to children and adults for more than 25 years. After studying in New York City at the New York…

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Learning goals

  • We will learn a variety of techniques used in watercolor painting: wet on wet, dry brush, creating washes, lifting color.
  • Begin to use creativity in designing a picture.
  • Be mindful of using patience and calm in the process of learning new skills.
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      Materials to bring

    • Masking tape
    • a vessel such as a plastic yogurt container for water.
    • Paper towels, pencil, and eraser
    • a ruler
    • Recommended brush types: 1" flat, #8 round, #4 rigger. Sable brushes are the best, but can be expensive (you'll never regret buying sable). Less expense are horsehair or nylon.
    • mixing palette- usually found in either rectangle or circular shapes. Most likely all are plastic.
    • Tubes or pans of paint? Either type will work...I use tubes and love the fluidity and control. Some good brands of paint are: Grumbacher, Cotman, Holbein, Winsor-Newton, and Prang. These are all very reliable.
    • Essential colors to start: a set of 10 or 12 containing all the primary colors and secondaries
    • Watercolor paper- I would suggest buying a pad of 140lb.Cold Press paper, preferably 9"x 12". Some of the good brands are Arches, Strathmore, and Canson. They are all reliable and consistant.
    • Where to buy...your local art stores or online thru Dick Blick, Amazon, and Jerry's Artarama
    • Camera setup & room tips

      I have attached a youtube video showing how you can set up your phone to capture your work. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUkWZ8CE9A4 There are other ways to position your phone on a boom stand..but you'll have to find the right furniture to help anchor the phone on the boom arm solidly.

      Online Class

      Easily join this class through a Zoom video call. The link will be sent after you purchase the class.
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      Details to know


      Students must have a large enough table to work on that is flat.

      In order to participate in the class, you will need:

      • A laptop or mobile device with a webcam and microphone
      • An internet connection strong enough to stream video
      • The Zoom desktop or mobile app. Download Zoom.