Time & Location
About the Event
This class meets once a week for four sessions, staring Februay 18.The class will cover basic watercolor techniques while incorporating the elements of art; line, shape, form, etc. The beginning student will get a good understanding of how to use watercolor and the intermediate student will sharpen their skills. For more information please contact email@example.com directly.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money especially if you are simply exploring the medium.
Paper – Ideally folks are using 100% cotton, 140 lb. or more, cold pressed paper. I paint on Arches or Fabriano Artistico paper. If you are going to spend money, buy good paper. Some folks think they cannot paint and it is due to using inferior paper.
Watercolor Paint – Use what you have. If you are buying paint and are able – buy tubes of Winsor and Newton, Daniel Smith or Holbien …in the following colors:
Blue – Ultramarine blue, Cerulean and Prussian.
Reds – Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose and Cadmium Free Medium Red or Scarlet Red
Yellows – New Gamboge or Quinacridone Gold and Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Free Medium Yellow
Others – Burnt Sienna
Brushes – If you need to buy brushes, try Miller’s Golden Fleece brushes from a company called “Cheap Joe’s”. These are synthetic brushes and are reasonably priced. Purchase a ½” flat and an #8 or #10 round, plus a small round like a #2. Those 3 brushes will take you a long way into your studies of the medium.
Miscellaneous – hair dryer, salt, medium release masking tape, something white and non-porous to mix paint on, bucket for water and paper towels.
About the Instructor
Rebecca Bense has been a watercolorist for almost 20 years and has been teaching for 7, both in person and online. Her knowledge of the subject is extensive and her students find her positive teaching style both encouraging and helpful.