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
|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||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)|