STARTS May 7th!
We will explore different techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, wet on almost dry, dry brush, and more as we look deeply into texture + pattern contained in animal skin and fur. During each class Jennifer will demonstrate how to paint a variety of textures found in animals which students can watch or participate in. During the main painting portion of the class we will focus on one specific animal. Students will use a basic transferring method to draw the image I send, so no drawing experience is necessary, but you will need to print out the images (unless you feel comfortable drawing them yourself with the reference photo to aid you.) You can also use an iPad and a piece of tracing paper if needed. Depending on class size and preferences we will be able to paint all of our beloved pets. No experience in watercolor necessary.
This is an adult course, but teens are welcome to participate as well. Children under 13 may accompany an adult taking the course or be accompanied by an adult in the room.
COST: By Donation (students have been paying anywhere from $5 – $50 per class which comes out to $20-$200 for the whole course. Please pay what matches your financial means and needs. No on turned away due to lack of funds.
DATES: We will meet 4 Fridays May 7, 14, 21, 28 – 5pm-7pm (Pacific Time)
Each class will be recorded that day and the link to view it will be sent along with the notes from the class each week. Recorded classes are only available to those who register for the class so we can keep a safe and nurturing space for those to express themselves.
SUPPLIES: (these are just suggestions – you can use whatever watercolor you’d like)
https://www.dickblick.com/items/00337-1109/ (white pan below)
White pan of watercolor (if you buy set above)
Tubes of watercolor: (instead of the palette above)
Artists Tape: (great to get white boarders on your paintings)
Round size 6
Round size 2
Mop brush for backgrounds
Paper: any kind of watercolor paper will do
8×8 Block (a block of paper has pages glued together to lessen the warp of the paper while painting)
Fabriano: 9x 12 block
Optional, but helpful. If you have thin painters tape around you can use that too.
You will also need :
Pencil (any kind will do)
Eraser (any kind will do)
Hair Dryer – Please do your best to borrow or purchase one – it really does help the process go a tiny bit quicker!
Printer – to print photos out – black and white is fine