Beginning with Watercolor
With Dave Malin
In this short course, we’ll look at the fundamentals of watercolor painting from the perspective of the beginner, with little or no experience. This is for anyone who has wanted to paint with watercolors but has been reluctant to begin. It will be an explanation of tools, techniques, and tips to get you started to paint and create watercolor art. If you have never used watercolors, we will begin simply to understand the medium and then look to expand on that and experiment in creative ways. We will talk about various papers, brushes, and other things you may need to get started. We’ll go through color mixing and color harmony, too. Then, we’ll use what we’ve learned to gain experience in simple watercolor painting.
5 classes,Tuesdays from 7-9 PM
$125 members/$150 non-members
No. 2 Pencil and eraser
Watercolor Brushes (recommended)
No. 12 Round
No. 8 Round
½ Inch Flat
¾ Inch (or 1) Flat
2 Inch Wash Brush (not artist quality)
Optional Rigger or Liner Brush or Small Round Brush
2 recommended approximately 2 Cups each Adjustable Spray bottle
Paper Towels Sponge (preferably natural)
Paint (feel free to choose similar colors, we may add others later), I prefer tubes, but pans work if that is what you have. Cotman is fine and available at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
Warm Red (Scarlet) Cool Red (Rose)
Warm Yellow (Gamboge) Cool Yellow (Lemon Yellow Light)
Warm Blue (French Ultramarine) Cool Blue (Phthalo Blue)
Phthalo Green Sap Green
Burnt Umber Burnt Sienna
You will be provided with suitable watercolor paper and a surface to attach it to.