Watercolor Basics and Beyond

January 10, 2019 - February 7, 2019 5 Weeks

Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 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, and learn to make color comparisons. Return students will explore advanced color relationships, mood and lighting and discover solutions to express atmosphere, reflections, sky, water, rocks and foliage. Guidance and demonstrations will be given on how to work loosely with the flowing pigment in contrast with controlled washes and edges.

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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