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Robert Schick, Instructor
Instructor: Robert Schick, rschick@pausd.org (650) 947-4983
Duration: 12 wks
Date range: September 12 to December 5
(No class: November 21.)
Date(s) of the week: Monday
Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Quarter: Fall 2022
Prerequisite: Beginning drawing recommended
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106
Price: $222
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Explore various watercolor techniques: flat wash, wet-into-wet, stamping, masking….

Subjects include floral still life and landscape.

Experienced students may work independently.

You only need a #2 pencil, white paper, eraser, and a class supply printout for the first day of class

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

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Week 1 Introductions, review supply list, draw a form lit cylinder.
Homework: paint color wheel.
Week 2 Review color wheels. Create test panels using the following
techniques: rock salt, splatter, wax resist, suliphane, and alcohol.
Week 3-5 Yupo paper floral painting
Week 6-8 Landscape painting using sponges
Week 9-12 Still Life painting

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
(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 6” 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
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Old Shoes (graphite) Tree with Clouds (pen) MV Heritage Park Illustration (watercolor)