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Taking the First Steps to Painting with Watercolors

  • June 03, 2019
  • June 24, 2019
  • 4 sessions
  • June 03, 2019, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
  • June 10, 2019, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
  • June 17, 2019, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
  • June 24, 2019, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
  • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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  • Member Registration
  • One monitor per class will receive discount in exchange for helping teacher with specific tasks. Registration code is given to those who have completed the training class.
  • Non-member registration fee is an additional $10.00 per day

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Monday afternoons, 

June 3, 10, 17, 24

12:30-3:30 pm.    $150

Do you want to learn to paint with watercolors? This will be a beginners class of four half days. You will learn about paints and their properties, types of brushes and their uses, and the different kinds of paper. You will also be introduced to the various painting techniques. We wiil  touch on as many components as there is time, such as value, composition, and the language of design. We will start out slow and build each week to a clearer and more fun path to painting.

NEXT STEPS CLASS (part 2) WILL BE HELD JUNE 29-30, two full days on a weekend

robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

Supply List:

  • Plastic Watercolor Palette with a lid
  • Natural sponge
  • Gray watercolor pencil
  • yardstick
  • kneaded eraser
  • Brushes -- fewer good brushes is a better idea than lots of inexpensive brushes. There are many good brands. I prefer Stephen Quiller brushes but use others too. I will let you try out many of mine for you to decide from the first class.
    • #10 round   # 6 round
    • 1 to 2 inch flat wash brush
  • Paper -- Good paper is important. Buy smaller sized paper to start out with. A block of paper will keep you from having to stretch your paper. Arches, Fabriano are good brands. Most people buy cold press 140 weight.  Remember Art Supply on Main gives Wash members a discount and Hobby Lobby's 40% coupon is good for buying Fabriano paper or kneaded erasers etc.
  • Paint -- Less good paint is better than lots of student grade paint. Student grade has a lot of filler in it. Ask for the professional grade paint.  This list includes one warm and one cool paint in each of the three primary colors.  These are needed for successful color mixing.
    • Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Aureolin Yellow
    •             New Gamboge
    • Red: Permanent Rose or Rose Madder
    •          Cadmium Red or Winsor Red
    • Blue: Ultramarine Blue
    •           Cobalt blue

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  • Burnt Sienna (winsor newton brand)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Winsor Green and Winsor Blue......or Thalo Blue  Thalo Green
  • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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