Expressive Watercolor

January 9, 2019 - February 6, 2019 5 Weeks

Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Taught by Jeannine Bestoso

In this watercolor class students can freely experiment with the medium and brush work to be more expressive with color, texture and mood. They will discovering watercolor’s capabilities to make concepts, experiences and feelings tangible with a meaningful presence. Such ideas can be made visible with added drawings, shapes, imagery and collage, and by employing washes, bleeding colors, glazes and other techniques.

Supplies provided:
Some brushes so students can test them.
Spray bottles
Cardboard
Some extra paints

Supplies to bring:
Paper: 12 sheets of Strathmore cold press watercolor pad #140 weight. 9X12. 12 sheets.
Water color brushes: Rounds # 1 or less, #4, #8, and a #12 (optional) with a chisel point 3/4 or 1 inch flat.
Brushes should be soft (not bristle) and the hairs intact.
A hard drawing pencil identified with an H label, an eraser, 1⁄2 maskng tape.
A closable paint palette, or a plastic sealed baggie to seal a palette. (so you don’t throw your paint away each time.)
Some soft rags, tissue, spray bottle if you have one.
Your phone or tablet
Corrugated cardboard from a box, plexiglass, wood board or something that the 9×12
paper can be taped to.
8 Tube watercolors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cad Yellow Medium, Raw Sienna, Burnt
Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Paynes Grey

Location and Parking:
Newport Art Museum School classes are held in the Coleman Center, located at 26 Liberty Street.
Please park in our museum parking lots.

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