Class Description

Get a good understanding of the tools, materials and applications of watercolor. Learn how to apply paint to achieve the visuals that you are looking for and get instruction on how to best start your journey to utilizing watercolors to the fullest extent!

Class Dates

October 24 – October 31, 2020 (If you register for just the on demand classes, registration will be available through the end of the year)

Videos will be available Sat. 10/24/2020

Optional Zoom Dates (limited spots available – must register):

  • Sat. 10/24/20, 1pm-2:30pm – First Zoom meeting
  • Tues. 10/27/20, 7-8pm – Zoom check-in
  • Sat. 10/31/20, 1pm – 2:30pm – Final Zoom meeting

Materials List

Paint

Pick One or more, Sakura Koi is recommended but any of these will work fine for this class.

Masters Touch Set of 24 OR Sakura Koi Watercolors (Recommended) OR Masters Touch Watercolor Half Pan Set of 12 OR Camellia Student Watercolor Set

Paper

Canson XL Watercolor Pad (Any Size) OR Canson 300lb Cold Press Sheet

As well as Canson 140lb Hot Press Sheet

As well as Strathmore Cold Press Pad (Any Size)

Brushes

Please make sure to purchase round brushes with soft bristles or you may have some difficulty with this class.

Fine Touch Brush Set Round (Synthetic Bristles Preferred)

Other Supplies

These will be explained during the project portions of the class.

  • An old cup for rinsing your brush
  • Salt
  • Tissues, toilet paper (LoL) or paper towels
  • Straw
  • Blow Drier (Not required)
  • White Crayon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Floral and/or Fruit photos (Anything on your phone is fine and anything printed is fine. It must have color)

About the Teaching Artist

Abby Butler has been painting with watercolors since 2009 and is always excited to share what she has learned about the medium. From landscapes to portraits to comic illustration, Abby has stretched and continues to stretch her artistic muscles to learn the most exciting ways to spread paint on paper.

Teaching artist’s website

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