Art Classes & Workshops
NOTE: Dates shown are the date of the first class meeting. Classes & workshops may multiple meetings days and times, see class description for details.
We recommend completing Watercolor Basics 1 & 2 before taking any other watercolor course. This will help you learn and practice the fundamentals techniques. If Watercolor Basics 1 & 2 are not currently offered, we can do private instruction.
Watercolor: Loose Florals (online)
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm| $95
Come join us on Friday mornings to paint Florals.
A reference image will be emailed weekly. During class time, Christine will provide step-by-step instructions as she paints, and you paint along with her. Most students will have a finished painting at the end of each 2-hour virtual session.
In addition, students may email a copy of their finished work to the instructor for encouraging suggestions to improve their watercolor painting.
Classes will be videotaped for students to watch later.
Week 1: Pink Rose – loose painting demonstration
Week 2: Blue Flowers – detailed painting demonstration
Week 3: Peonies – loose painting demonstration
Week 4: Purple Bouquet – loose painting demonstration
No of classes in session: 4
Dates: Fridays, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Live classes: online
Instructor: Christine Oliver
Recommended Materials List:
- Medium size watercolor block or pad – Cold Press (Arches, Montval, Canson – 10×14 or smaller) 140 lb.
- Soft natural sponge and cellulose kitchen sponge for controlling the amount of water on your brushes
- #2 or #3 Pencil
- Kneaded eraser
- 2 large plastic containers for water – 16 oz. containers
- Large flat brush – 1 inch or greater (nylon)
- Round watercolor brushes – Numbers – 8, 10, 12, 14 (Richeson’s Series 9000, Da Vinci and Robert Simmons are all good brushes – good quality & affordable. Brushes usually come in even numbers.)
- Small stiff bristle brush – you will find these with the acrylic and oil brushes (will be used for scrubbing, lifting and correcting)
- Watercolor Palette – large plastic palette, with large enough wells to mix pools of paint, a cover is nice
- Old toothbrush, Paper towels, Tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
- Small sketch book – can be as small as 3.5” x 5”
Watercolor Paint: (Recommend Artist Grade paint which has more pigment but is more expensive; Student Grade paint is less expensive and is also acceptable if price is an issue)
- Lemon Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Ultramarine Blue or Pthalo Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Hooker’s Green Deep
- Sap Green
- Paynes Gray
- Burnt Sienna
- Yellow Ochre