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Taking the First Steps to Painting with Watercolors

  • October 31, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • 4 sessions
  • October 31, 2019, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • November 07, 2019, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • November 14, 2019, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • November 21, 2019, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

Thursday afternoons

October 31, November 7, 14, 21

1:00 pm-4:00 pm.    $150

Level: Beginner

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.

robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

Supply List:

  • Plastic Watercolor Palette with a lid
  • Natural sponge
  • Gray watercolor pencil
  • yardstick
  • kneaded eraser
  • Paper towels
  • 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.
    • Cool Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Aureolin Yellow
    • Warm Yellow: New Gamboge
    • Cool Red: Permanent Rose or Rose Madder
    • Warm Red: Cadmium Red or Winsor Red
    • Warm Blue: Ultramarine Blue
    • Cool Blue:   Cobalt blue

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  • Burnt Sienna (Winsor Newton brand)
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Winsor Green & Winsor Blue......(Pthalo Blue & Pthalo Green)
  • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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