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Beginner's Watercolor Painting Workshop with Bob Serota

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April 26, 2014

Program Locations:

Epiphany Library

This workshop will explore the following basics: washes, wet on dry, wet on wet, how to begin a painting, how to finish a painting, composition & color theory, and critique of class & home work.

 

Class is limited to 15 participants and will be held on the following dates: April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10. Registration is for all four classes. Required materials for the class are below.

 

Materials List

 

  • Watercolor Block (Not a watercolor pad)  A block has glued down papers.

  • Minimum size 9 x 12. 140 lb (300 gm), cold press paper. Inexpensive. Canson “Montval” or Strathmore 400 series for example. (Utrecht has the least expensive). N.B. A loose sheet of paper will “cockle” making it difficult to work with.  When you come to a session use a watercolor block.

  • Watercolor brush. 1inch flat. Resilient and comes to a sharp chisel edge when wet and given a strong shake. If you already possess a flat, use it if at least 3/4 inch. A round #10 or bigger is okay too. Synthetic or mixed bristles. (NY Central sells Masters Gold 1” flat for about $10)

  • Paints. 8 to 10 ml student grade(inexpensive) tubes, preferred. Pans if you have them.

  • Ultramarine Blue,  phthalo blue, quinacridone red, lemon yellow, burnt siennna,

  • (Blick has a variety of brands)

  • Palette: Plastic or metal tray with wells to one side or surrounding a mixing area. The larger the mixing area the better (Blick has a variety) or a butcher's tray.

  • 2 jars for water (30 oz plastic mayo containers)

  • Incidentals: Muffin size plastic cups. Pencils, paper towels or rags, natural sponge.

  • 12 hue color wheel  (Google “color wheel” to download and print a copy)

  • Newspapers or drop cloths to keep tables, chairs, and floors clean.

 
Local art stores: Utrecht @ 13th St. near 5th Ave.;  NY Central Art Supply @ 3rd Ave. between 10th-11th Sts.; Blicks @ Bond St.(2nd St) between Lafayette and B’way.

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  • Audience: Adults

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