Botanicals in Watercolor I- Fall 2019

This four week course with instructor, Elena Maza, will deal with the basic three-primary color palette, different pigments and how they interact, how to mix all colors from three primary colors, how to apply washes, use brushstrokes and lifting to achieve the effects of light and shadow. Students will practice applying washes on paper, start mixing colors and paint several color wheels to explore color. Students will work on simple line drawings of a sprig of leaves or flowers they have drawn, transfer these onto watercolor paper and practice their techniques. Recommended for students who have taken the botanical drawing course, or those with previous drawing experience.

Recommended materials (not included):

  • Basic palette: Winsor Newton watercolor tubes: Winsor Lemon, Winsor Yellow, Winsor Yellow Deep, Scarlet Lake, Permanent Rose, Winsor Blue (Green Shade), Cobalt Blue or Indrathrene Blue.
  • Watercolor Brushes: Raphael sable #6, #4, #2, #0, #2/0 rounds.
  • Old watercolor brushes (if you have some) for lifting, if not some will be provided.
  • Kneadable eraser, assorted pencils, 1 full sheet of Arches #140 watercolor HOT Pressed paper (very smooth surface) cut into 4 or several 11” x 14” sheets of the same (Fabriano Artistico #140 Hot pressed can be substituted), paper towels and/or small cotton towel

Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-4:00pm, Oct. 1, Oct, 8, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. (No class on Oct. 15th) Classes will be held in our upstairs studio at 205 E. Main St., Front Royal, Virginia.

Class policies: We understand that scheduling conflicts do happen. You may cancel your class for a full refund up to 48 hours before the first class, by phone or in person. No refunds will be issued after this time. 

In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class. Please check our Facebook page for updates on class cancellations due to weather.


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