Sweetwater Art Center

Sweetwater Art Center

Sweetwater Art Center Painting from Nature with Watercolors PA10

Painting from Nature with Watercolors PA10

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Sweetwater Art Center


Sweetwater Art Center Painting from Nature with Watercolors PA10
Ages

16 - 18+ yrs

Dates

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 - Jul 8, 2023

1 class
Time

9:30am - 4:00pm EDT

Location

200 Broad St, Second floor., Sewickley, PA 15143

Capacity

16 students


Class Experience

Are you interested in capturing nature in Watercolor? In this one-day workshop, we’ll discuss working with watercolors color mixing and observations skills. Lisa will demonstrate watercolor techniques that she commonly uses in her work. She is a professional artist who specializes in botanical art and illustration. A member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society and the American Society of Botanical Artists, Lisa has over 30 years of experience working with watercolors.


There will be a one-hour break during this workshop for lunch.  Please pack accordingly. 

Other Things To Know

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be decided three business days before the start date.  If class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you may either have a credit voucher, valued at tuition + 10%, or a refund of the original payment amount.


What To Bring

  • Watercolor tubes or blocks with at least the following colors:

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalocyanine Blue

Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Quinacridone Magenta

Cadmium Red

Optional colors: Yellow Ochre, Payne’s Gray

Note: if you have a lot of watercolors already, you don’t need to purchase these specific colors, just have a warm & cool of each of the primaries.

A variety of round (000, 2, 4, 6, 8) and flat (1/4”, ½”) brushes.

Note: if you have a lot of brushes already, you don’t need to buy more for this.

  • Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches or Fabriano

(I use a printmaking paper Rives BFK) Cheaper watercolor papers have a coating on them that doesn’t take the paint as well as the better quality papers. (I find hot press paper is too smooth and doesn’t allow the paint to flow on the paper as well leaving brush strokes where I don’t want them.)

A water container

Paper towels

Pencil (optional)

White vinyl eraser (optional)

Table covering

Any other supplies you usually use when working in watercolor.


Sweetwater Art Center Location

Community Room

200 Broad St, Second floor., Sewickley, PA 15143