Open to beginning through advanced students this course explores the techniques, styles, and materials, which are unique to watercolor painting. Course focuses on layering of color to create contrast and texture in a two-dimensional composition. Also examines characteristics of transparent pigment, color mixing, basic brushstroke, and painting techniques. Covers different weights and textures of paper, as well as the tools needed to complete the job. Course emphasizes the basic rules of good design. Projects are designed to expose students to various challenges specific to the medium.
First class materials: Transparent watercolors: ultramarine blue, winsor violet, winsor yellow, winsor red; #8 round watercolor brush (sable, sable mix, or synthetic,) pencil, kneaded eraser, paper towels, water bucket, palette (Robert Wood or one of similar size – round or rectangle,) 12”x16” block of 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper or a single large sheet
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