Saturday & Sunday June 18 & 19, 2011.
Although perceived to be a difficult medium, watercolorsâ€™ unique working characteristics and unique working process are easily learned. Whether you are a beginning watercolor painter, or have worked with the medium for some time but still find the medium difficult, this class is for you. The weekend long class will teach the techniques required for successful watercolor painting. Over the course of the two days, the mysteries will be unlocked as we cover the five fundamental elements of successful watercolor painting :
- the “secret” to create glowing, transparent washes
- effective color mixing
- tonal value and the color/value relationships
- how to plan your painting
- basic composition
These skills can be learned and, with practice, mastered.
Class begins with the basic washes, how to create them and how they are best used in a painting. We move on to color and color mixing starting with six common colors. From there we mix six more along with several beautiful neutral grays. We’ll work on building tonal values and planning the value structure of your painting with basic composition. At the end of the two days, everyone will have the knowledge needed to create beautiful watercolor paintings.
For beginners and for those who are trying to get a handle on this beautiful medium, I recommend a basic set of watercolor painting for this class. A list of suggested materials follows this class description. Use it as a guide in purchasing materials for class or for yourself. As an option, I can provided a set of Basic Watercolor materials which includes everything you need to get started in painting watercolor – paint, palette, brushes and paper. The total cost of the Basic Watercolor Materials set is $85.
The class meets at the Taraden Bed & Breakfast Media Barn, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, VT. Fee – $165 for the weekend long class . Accommodations are not included in the cost of the class. Contact Bob or Nan at the Taraden Bed & Breakfast for room availability and rates – email : email@example.com or by phone : 802 447-3434.
Fee – $165 for the weekend long class. Download an upcoming class schedule, a registration form, and the suggested materials list from the links below.
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