Watercolor by Jean Wiecha
Watercolor seems so simple at first, yet many people try it out and quickly get frustrated. Get off to a good start with this class. You will learn characteristics of transparent and opaque watercolor, brushes and paper; practice a range of basic techniques; learn what you can and can’t do with watercolor; study examples of great watercolor art; watch demonstrations; and make your own paintings. You will leave this class understanding how to confidently include watercolor in your own lifelong art practice.
Pre requisite: Beginning drawing course or drawing experience. Students should be able to draw a simple still-life, landscape, and figure. A basic understanding of color theory is helpful.
4/6-4/27 (4 sessions) 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuition: $235 + $20 studio fee
380 Cumberland, Room 103
Photo by Jay York
Jean Wiecha paints landscapes, seascapes and portraits, working mainly in watercolor, gouache and oil. She works on site and in the studio. A former scientist and experienced university teacher, she enjoys working with students to foster curiosity and channel it into experimentation and confidence.
Painting by Jean Wiecha
Supplies: For the first class, show up with a small pad of watercolor paper (see below), a pencil, a few brushes, and whatever watercolors you already have on hand. We’ll go over the supply list below and you can figure out what else you need to supplement what you have.
Paints: Jean recommends artist or professional grade—not student grade—paints, but please bring what you are able! You can get tubes or pans, and either format is fine. Sennelier, Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith and Van Gogh are all excellent. A pan set might be your most economical and practice choice. I recommend one with 12 colors. Look for one that has a dark brown, 2 blues, 2 reds, and 2 yellows. If it includes some earth colors (umbers, ochres and sienas) all the better. Your set will also likely have some greens and a violet or two. Please also bring a TUBE of black WATERCOLOR (ivory or bone black), and a TUBE of white GOUACHE.
This course has reached maximum enrollment.
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