Introduction to Watercolor with Cynthia Quinn
Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18, 2019 | 9am-4pm both days | Ages 16+
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, August 14 by 5pm
590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Class Fee: $150/person (“Family” level members and up save 10% on classes! Enter member coupon code at checkout. For more info about becoming a member, click here)
This class will cover the following topics, time permitting and based on student interest. You can bring photos of things you’d like to paint, or actual objects.
- Pigment properties
- Masking & lifting techniques
- Color mixing using the color wheel
- Brushwork & texture options
- Wash & glazing techniques
- Working from photos & from life
- Making shadows
Cynthia Quinn has been painting in oils and watercolor for 25 years, and is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. The reason she paints? She never tires of the challenges and how it develops awareness of the world around her.
Suggested supply list for students to bring:
- Watercolor paper- Purchase an Arches 140 lb cold-press Watercolor block pad. An 11” x 14” size or so would work fine.
- Brushes- It is helpful to have a variety of brushes. At the least have one round tip, synthetic haired watercolor brush, Size 7 -10. Also bring a larger flat wash brush.
- Paints- Winsor Newton is the easiest brand to find. It is important to have the following pigments- Transparent Yellow, Permanent Rose, Winsor Blue (green shade), French Ultramarine, Quinacridone Red.
- White plastic palette with paint mixing area- Robert Wood or Richeson are two good ones to look at. Get one that has good-sized wells to put your paints in and a large flat mixing area.
- Tracing paper, 11 x 14” size or so. This pad should be a transparent, see-through, vellum type paper.
- Graphite pencil HB or B lead (Sharpener for pencil), or mechanical pencil with HB or B lead
- Kneaded eraser
- Water container
- Paper towels
- Blue, low tack painter’s tape
- Small spritzer bottle for water