FRI. Apr + May 2022 Watercolor: Geometry + Mandala Inspired

STARTS Friday, April 8th!

Art + Geometry go hand in hand! We had so much fun in February that we are going to do it again (and again!) Join us for all 8 weeks or either month… If you love watercolor and are inspired by Mandalas this is the class for you!

DATES: We will meet Fridays April 8, 15, 22, 29  AND May 6, 13, 20, 27 –  5pm-7pm Pacific Time 

**NOTE – This same class will be running both months of April and May. You can choose to sign up for either month or both – all 8 weeks. PLEASE ADJUST YOUR PAYMENT ACCORDINGLY. You will receive all 8 classes (live and recorded) if you sign up for April, you get to choose when you want to join us. 

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STARTS Friday, April 8th!

Inspired by the art form of mandalas and basic geometry we will be diving deep into creating different designs in this 8 week watercolor course. Bring your ruler, compass, protractor and your love of color to play with us! I will be demonstrating watercolor, but you may choose to work in a different media. Participants can focus on creating a series of cohesive works or not. For all levels.

I taught my first ever art + geometry class two months ago and FELL IN LOVE WITH IT! I’m excited to teach new aspects of geometry, so if you took the class in February you will learn all new things! Although, we can also re-visit past designs and go deeper with them if we all choose to.

This is an adult course, but teens are welcome to participate as well. Children under 13 may accompany an adult taking the course.

COST: By Donation (students have been paying anywhere from $5 – $50 per class which comes out to $20-$200 for the whole course (per month). Please pay what matches your financial means and needs. No on turned away due to lack of funds.

DATES: We will meet Fridays April 8, 15, 22, 29  AND May 6, 13, 20, 27–  5pm-7pm Pacific Time 

**NOTE – This same class will be running both months of April and May. You can choose to sign up for either month or both – all 8 weeks. PLEASE ADJUST YOUR PAYMENT ACCORDINGLY. You will receive all 8 classes (live and recorded) if you sign up for April, you get to choose when you want to join us. 

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:

Affordable Vibrant Watercolor set: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S3FRJ31/?tag=cb-040846-20 (note, I don’t usually support Amazon, but can’t seem to find these other than on Ebay for way too much $… There are similar brands out there, but this one came highly recommended by a student)

Set of watercolors in a metal case: https://www.dickblick.com/items/00337-1109/ (white pan below)

White pan of watercolor (if you buy set above): https://www.dickblick.com/items/00319-1050/

Empty palette: https://www.dickblick.com/products/yasutomo-folding-watercolor-palette/

Tubes of watercolor: https://www.dickblick.com/items/00325-0069/

Frisket/Masking Fluid (Optional): https://www.dickblick.com/products/masquepen-art-masking-fluid/

Pencils:https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-studio-drawing-pencil-6b-softest/
https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-studio-drawing-pencil-f/

Erasers: https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-kneaded-eraser-medium/
https://www.dickblick.com/products/generals-factis-mechanical-eraser/

Artists Tape: (great to get white boarders on your paintings): https://www.dickblick.com/products/artist-tape/

Brushes: Round size 6: https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-masterstroke-golden-taklon-brush-round-short-handle-size-6/
Round size 2: https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-masterstroke-golden-taklon-brush-round-short-handle-size-2/

Mop brush for backgrounds: https://www.dickblick.com/items/robert-simmons-simply-simmons-goat-hair-mop-brush-black-round-mop-short-handle-size-12/

*** THIS IS THE BEST Paper: (any watercolor paper will do: here’s a suggestion for a block – the pages are glued together so it won’t buckle as much when you paint on it):
https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-premier-watercolor-block-9-x-12-cold-press-140-lb-20-sheets/

IF YOU WANT TO STRETCH YOUR OWN WATERCOLOR PAPER (most cost effective for a premium paper)

you will need: paper, gator board, stapler, artists tape, ruler to cut it with (links to paper and gator board right below, any kind of stapler that opens, ruler, and artists tape will do) Here’s a video of me showing you how to do it: https://youtu.be/rQlLc_chaNk

https://www.dickblick.com/items/arches-natural-white-watercolor-paper-16-x-20-cold-press-single-sheet/

https://www.dickblick.com/items/gatorfoam-gatorfoam-board-16-x-23-x-12-white/

Journals and Pads: (THESE WILL BUCKLE WHEN YOU PAINT ON THEM):
https://www.dickblick.com/items/strathmore-visual-journal-12-x-9-140-lb-watercolor/
https://www.dickblick.com/items/10180-1223/
https://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-300-series-tapebound-watercolor-pads/
https://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-400-series-watercolor-paper-pads/

ALSO NEEDED:

Compass

Ruler

Triangle

Protractor

Stencils for making smaller shapes (optional)

Additional information

Day

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time

Morning, Evening