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Robert Schick, Instructor
Instructor: Robert Schick, rschick@pausd.org (650) 947-4983
Duration: 6 wks
Date range: June 7 to July 12
Date(s) of the week: Tuesday
Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Quarter: Summer 2022
Prerequisite: Beginning drawing recommended
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106
Price: $111
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Explore experimental watercolor painting techniques: wet-into-wet, wax resist, stamping, embossing. Subjects include figure, landscape, still life, and interiors.

Returning or advanced students may work on independent projects.

Bring a #2 pencil, white paper, and printout of the class supply list for the first day of class.

Let me know your drawing interests, so that I can serve you better!

Week 1 Introductions, review supply list, draw a form lit cylinder.
Homework: color wheel
Week 2 Review color wheels. Create test panels using the following
techniques: rock salt, splatter, wax resist, suliphane, and alcohol.
Week 3-4 Yupo paper additive, subtractive figure painting
Week 5-6 Landscape painting using sponges

Recommended art store: University Art, 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City, (650) 328-3500

(For printable supply list, click here.)

Store Row number; Color of Row number (Blk=black, C=colored, E=endcap), Back=back of store)
5 Blk white ceramic pallet (or dish) i.e.: 7” x 10” white enamel butcher tray #AA15118
5 Blk 1/4″ wide round watercolor brush or water brush pen (i.e.: Daler Rowney Simply Simmons)
5 Blk 1/8″ wide round watercolor brush or water brush pen
5 Blk ½” wide flat synthetic watercolor brush
(1” and 1/4” wide flats optional)
9-10c student grade (or better) watercolor paint: black, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, ultra-marine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red, umber (optional)
Watercolor paper (cold press): sheet of 300lb (cut into smaller pieces) or 140 lb. 9” x 12” pad or block
** Watercolor stretching board (16” x 20” x ½” [thick] or larger)—if you buy sheets or pad
Sheet of 9” x 12” Yupo paper
(buy from instructor)
3 Blk 2H, HB graphite pencils
3 Blk white vinyl eraser
4 BlkE 1 black ink Uniball fine point rollerball pen
5 Blk 6” x 8” to 9” x 12” drawing pad
10 Blk Liquid Frisket (optional) & cheap synthetic brush, i.e. orange Grumbacher Misket
7 Blk ¾” or 1” wide artist tape
9 Blk Sea sponge (also try assorted sponges, textured objects)
back portfolio to store art (optional)
window (top drawer) 1 sheet glassine paper to separate paintings in portfolio (optional)
Home white candle wax and/or crayons
Home Large plastic container to hold water (50 oz. or more)
Home Paper towels
Home Rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer
** If you stretch your paper, 2” wide gummed brown paper tape. Staple gun (optional)


Optional: Spray bottle, 1” wide flat synthetic watercolor brush, 2” wide Hake brush, bamboo brush holder (with elastic loops) or cylinder to carry brushes, cheap 6-well pallet


By Robert Schick
Click images below to enlarge.

Old Shoes (graphite) Tree with Clouds (pen) MV Heritage Park Illustration (watercolor)