PAINTING FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR
Instructor: Beth Bale
Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Workshop Fee: $45 members / $50 non-members
Materials Fee: $5 (pay cash at workshop)
This class will teach some basics of watercolor painting but also is appropriate for those with some experience in watercolor, as anyone wishing to jump ahead may do so. After practicing some watercolor painting techniques which are needed by anyone learning to paint in watercolor, the class will be instructed in painting one or more loose floral paintings. Students will be encouraged to paint loosely and expressively, using lots of water to let the paint move on the paper. Beth is a fun and encouraging teacher who lets students work at their own pace. Students will be encouraged to bring their own supplies if you have them, but anyone wanting to use Beth’s paper, paint, palette and brushes can do so for $5 cash at the start of class. You may bring a variety of flower photos if you wish, but it is not a necessity, as we will be painting loose and expressively, not copying photos. The photos can be used as shape references or you may choose to do a more detailed floral during class also.
Items all students need to bring to class: paper or cloth towels, pencil and eraser, 2 water containers (such as glass or plastic jars), masking tape, and one or two boards to tape down paper (can be plexiglass, strong cardboard, wood, corrugated plastic yard sign material, etc)
Items for students bringing their own paints and such: 3 pieces watercolor paper, scrap art paper for testing colors, watercolor brushes (recommended are rounds around #8 and #12, a larger flat brush such as 1” and a rigger/script liner around #4 or #6…sizes do not need to be exact, this is just a guide), a palette with mixing space and basic watercolor paints (recommended colors are a warm and a cool red, yellow, cobalt or manganese blue, ultramarine blue, burnt umber or other dark brown, viridian green).
Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about supplies you may have, or other questions about the class.