Colors are like jewels. Brushes can dance on the surface of the paper making them glow with just paint and water. Watercolor is a great way to express yourself with a medium that it is easy clean up and very rewarding. We will talk about preparation prior to paint, like sketches, colors, values, composition and design. The class will address wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, washes, glazes, soft and hard edges techniques.Supplies: To Sketch: Sketch book spiral bound, and sketch pencils 3B and 6B. White erase, Kneaded erase (important, to erase on watercolor paper).
Paper: Arches Watercolor Sheet paper140lb Cold press. Arches Watercolor block 14” x 20” is an opFon also OpFonal brands are Winsor & Newton, or Fabriano. We will be using around 4 sheets on a 6 week session.
Paper Support: Watercolor Backing Board 22” x 15”(Artmate Champion), Gatoboard , Plexiglass, or it can be any support that doesn’t absorb water. It needs to be 22” x 15”. Don’t staple the paper on it.
Palette: Frank Webb Palette, Robert Wood Palette, Skip Lawrence Palette, …. A good size watercolor palette with lid, to hold at least 16 colors. Brushes: Flat Brushes: 2”flat (Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold Serie 606 flat) ¾” flat (Kolinsky Sable)
Round brushes: Size 6, size 8, and size 12 round, (Isabey, Windsor&Newton Kolinsky sable are the best) Rigger: Size 0 or 1 Regal Rigger Scrubber: Fritch Scrubber size 6 and size 12 Good brushes are very expensive, but it will last forever. If you are not sure about buying it, bring what you have and we can talk about it in class.
Paints: Most of the paints are Winsor & Newton Arists’ Watercolor. I like to buy the 14ml or 37ml tubes. Colors suggested: Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt, teal from M. Graham, Olive Green, Viridian Green, Winsor Green, Alizarin, Crimson, Cadmium Red, Opera Rose, Winsor Violet, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow Quinacridone, Gold, Raw Sienna, Burn Sienna, Burn Umber, Miscellaneous: Cellulose sponge, Clips (bulldog spring type) Kleenex, Tissue paper, Water container, Water bottle, Roll of paper towel .Where to buy supplies: Online: cheapjoes.com aswexpress.com danielsmith.com dickblick.com (Dick Blick has stores in Chicago area) For Brushes a good place to buy is: Kalish Fine Brushes hRp://www.kalishfinestbrushes.com/ 1 973 887-1229Location: Kavanagh BuildingDays: Fridays: September 29 - November 3; 9:30am - 12:30pm ; Class ID: 223315030Class Price: $205 Member Price: $180Materials Fee: $0