Watercolor Basics and Beyond (Register by May 12)

May 23, 2019 - June 20, 2019

5 Weeks

Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taught by Jeannine Bestoso

This is a beginning and intermediate class combined into one. Beginning students will learn how to set up to make watercolors and what to expect from the medium. They will work from their palettes to make color charts to understand properties of color and their application, mix new colors and grays and learn to make color comparisons. Return students will explore more advanced color relationships, mood and lighting, and compositions guidelines for choosing subject matter. Guidance and demonstrations will be given on how to work loosely with the flowing pigment in contrast with controlled washes, edges and details.

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

Supplies to bring
*shop online at Utrecht or Dick Blick or locally at Michael’s
It is not necessary to get the very best supplies for beginning classes but you also don’t want the bottom of the line. Do not buy paint, paper or brushes at Job Lot or any lowest level store brands for your supplies.

– Strathmore cold press watercolor pad #140 weight, 9X12, 12 sheets.
– A board or some sheets of cardboard (corrugated works), a little larger to tape your paper to.

Water color brushes (Not bristle or the cheapest ones):
– Rounds # 1 or less, #4, #8, with nice chisel points (and a #12 (optional), plus a 3/4 or 1 inch flat.
Note: brushes should be soft and the hairs intact.
*Jeannine will also bring some brushes to loan out during each class to help students discover which ones work best and could be purchased in the future. Students unsure about them can even hold off buying them to try them first.

Tube watercolors: individual or a watercolor set
– Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cad Yellow Medium or light, Lemon yellow optional, Raw Sienna or Yellow ochre, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt blue and Cerulean blue.
– Our greens can be made from mixing our blues and yellows and we’ll make other colors and our own blacks and grays with different mixtures. Students can acquire other colors are they progress in their practice. Also bring colors you already have.

Other Supplies:
– drawing pencil with an H label
– an eraser
– 1⁄2 maskng tape
– a closable paint palette (so you don’t throw your expensive paint away.)
– soft rags, kleenex tissue, spray bottle if you have one. * Jeannine will bring 1 or 2
– Your phone or tablet
– Corrugated cardboard, plexiglass, or wood board to tape paper to.
* Jeannine will also bring some cardboard.

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.

Education and Policies
Please review our policies and procedures here before the start of class.