Every Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 – Apr 25, 2019
North Valley Senior Center
This transparent water-based painting medium has been enjoyed and used for centuries. Regardless of your experience level, you will learn how to use materials and all the techniques associated with watercolor. You will see demonstrations, and we will discuss composition, design, subject matter, and textures that lend themselves to this medium.
You will leave this course with knowledge of how to use materials such as brushes, papers, and paint-to-water ratio. Focus will be given to inventing the medium for yourself by learning to gain the right amount of control for your style.
We will explore different washes: wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on dry painting, in order to help you understand how to make different textures while learning to control the uncontrollable: water!
Important Things to Note:
•We will go over color theory and mix colors from the primaries while learning to address highlights and shadows by working without white paint.
•Projects within the course will focus on painting from observation.
•It is beneficial to build a strong foundation in an observational practice in order to understand composition and design, negative space, color changes from cool to warm, and using contrast and layers to build a believable 3-dimensional space on the paper.
|When:||Apr 4, 2019 to Apr 25, 2019|
|Class Times:||1-3 pm|
|Required Materials:||please see the Materials List »|
Register at front desk or contact elaine (at) borntodraw.com