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

Exploring Watercolors: Still life​,​ landscape and abstract

Online • Painting

Description

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

Instructor

Jerry T

Jerry T.

Mixlife verified

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…

Wellbeing qualities

Creative

Movement

Social

Calm

Best for

  • Groups
  • Meeting new people

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

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      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.