10:30am-1:30pm Beginning, Beginning Watercolor 1/2018 on 01/04/2018 @ 10:30am
Beginning, Beginning Watercolor with Pam Bleakney
January 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
This class is designed primarily for students with no watercolor experience but a burning desire to learn the basics. Experience the thrill of the pigment and water coming together in your creation. We’ll experiment with: different brushes, pigments, techniques, learn composition, plus we’ll paint simple landscapes, animals and flowers. After 4 classes you will know watercolor basics and feel confident beginning your next watercolor class or painting. Students are responsible for all supplies. Open to participants 16 and older. Cost: $60 (members) / $67 (future members)
Watercolor pad, inexpensive 90lb or better weight, cold press, at least 9”x12”.
Primary colors, Academy or Cotman (preferred) Cadmium red, Cadmium Yellow, and Ultramarine Blue. If you are continuing on and want to buy better watercolor paint Windsor and Newton is good plus any of the other professional grade paints. (Holbein, Da Vinci, Graham)
Since we will only be using the primary colors a small white china plate or small plastic palette will be fine.
Either Rounds or Flats, size 6, 8, or 10. I prefer rounds and a flat angular. You will only need 2 inexpensive brushes to start and I’ll have a supply of brushes for you to try. Robert Simmons are inexpensive and a good value.
Sketch pad, #2 pencil, eraser (gum or white plastic), 12” ruler, a folder to store your work in.
I’d love watercolor to be your new passion!! In the meantime, buy inexpensive student grade supplies just in case. For this class, I’ll be using the same student grade supplies I recommend. I’ll have extra to share if you forget or can’t get some of the supplies. – Pam Bleakney
About the Instructor:
Pam Bleakney is entering her 20th year as a watercolorist. She studied art at Glendale Community College and is a juried member of the Arizona Watercolor Association, Arizona Artists Guild and Vanguard Artists and member of Daytona Art League and Florida Association of Women Artists. She previously taught at Chez Nous, Sun City Art Club and PORA in Arizona.