Fall 2019

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Intro to Watercolor
   AF-251-AF  9/4, 9/18, 9/25
         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
            Course Fee: Non-Members $120.00    Members $105.00

Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

In three sessions, you will learn about watercolor materials, the basics of using watercolor media, and how to create a simple still life painting.  You will end with enough insight to begin to paint simple scenes on your own or feel comfortable in beginner watercolor classes.  If you've been away from painting for awhile, this class will refresh your skills and help you get back into it.

Supplies - do not order until after the first class:  You will learn all about supplies during the first class.  There is a week’s break between the first and second class to give you time to order the supplies you will need. 

Week 1: Intro to difference between watercolor and other paints; e.g., transparent, glazes, whites.  There will be an in-depth discussion about these materials - you will only need a pencil and paper to take notes during this class.  

Week 2: Introduction to painting techniques such as wet in wet and wet in dry.  This week, you will need paper, round brush, one or two paint colors, water containers, paper towels, pencil, and something to serve as a palette 

Week 3:  Using various techniques to paint a still life, such as Gala Apple, Bartlett Pear (with red blush on part of it) and purple eggplant.  Do not substitute any other type of fruit or color of eggplant from those described.  Must have fresh, live, uncut Gala Apple, Bartlett Pear and all purple eggplant for strokes planned in this lesson.

 During this last week, you will need all materials on your supply list.