Pablo Rivera - Exploring Watercolors
Wednesdays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3
1:00-4:00pm Cost: $185.00 (not including materials)
Students will be introduced to traditional as well as alternative techniques using the medium of watercolor. This includes a traditional watercolor paint palette, brushes and papers, but will introduce water soluble carbon discs and colored pencils. We will work from still life setups as well as photographs. Color mixing, mingling, blending, wet to wet, dry to dry, masking, lifting and means to correct and change paintings will also be covered. The object of this class is to expose the student to traditional methods and offer other painterly options to add to his/her repertoire.
Paint [Basic selection]
Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson permanent, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, Paynes Gray
Burnt Sienna. Please use professional colors, like Holbein, Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith or M. Graham.
A 12 tube set of Reeves Gouache colors [inexpensive].
Brushes [Starter selection]
1” flat wash, #12 round & #4 round. Simply Simons brushes are fine and reasonable.
Arches 140lb or Fluid 140lb or Fabriano 140lb all cold press. These companies sell single sheets or blocks, stay away from pads with loose sheets, they tend to warp and add difficulty to your efforts. In addition we will need 9X12 or 11X14 board, could be mat board, poster board or illustration board.
Choose a palette that can be covered, several are available. Best to choose one with several wells so you can add more colors as you grow. Also a second small palette for gouache colors.
Quart size or larger water container
Viva paper towels
Masking tape or Frog tape
One pint of Gesso
Foam brushes for Gesso
HB or 2B graphite pencils
Burnt Sienna water-soluble carbon disk.
Several items can be shared with fellow students. We will start with traditional watercolor first.