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