NEW! Springtime Watercolorsw/ Susan Stranz

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NEW! Springtime Watercolorsw/ Susan Stranz

Temporarily on hold. Please call office to be added to class list (508)362-2909.

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Springtime Watercolors  NEW! — Temporarily on hold. Please call office to be added to class list (508)362-2909.

Location: TBD
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Price: Members $120/Non-Members $140

Paint the delicate beauty of spring with watercolor…. Focus on a series of paintings that depict the spring season and the changes that take place around us.  Subject matter will include flowers and trees in bloom, landscapes and more. Learn how to mix the wide variety of greens found in springtime vegetation. A variety of watercolor techniques including wet into wet painting, glazing, spraying, dry brush and more will be used to create a wide range of effects. Students will also be encouraged to keep a sketchbook recording the spring scenes around them. Some basic drawing and painting experience helpful.


**The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class.**



Materials List-


Pike watercolor palette (*if a beginner, instructions for loading palette given during first class) or other palette with individual wells, large mixing area and cover

Winsor and Newton Artists Watercolor paint:  You will need Artist Grade paint, (Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith, etc.) in a warm and cool of each primary color. Some suggested colors: Winsor Yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue, Transparent Yellow, Pyrrol Red or Scarlet, Winsor Blue (red shade).

Brushes: # 12 round, #6 round, ¾” flat with Lucite handle or similar sizes (some reasonable suggested brands; Escoda Versatil, or Princeton, 4050 series with a red handle, or Silver Brush Black Velvet ) Bring any other brushes you enjoy using.

Paper: Arches 140# and/or Arches 300# cold- pressed watercolor paper.  Other Artist Grade cold pressed watercolor paper is fine.

Board: Large sheet of white foamcore cut in half, covered with clear contact paper or packing tape. This is used to tape your paper on and to provide a firm surface to work on. I will bring extra for students to use for the first class so they can see an example. Plexiglass also works well if you want a firm surface to work on.

Miscellaneous:  Masking tape, HB pencil, eraser (kneaded and Staedtler white), sketch book, 2 large plastic containers to hold water, white paper towels

Additional optional materials will be discussed during the first class. Bring whatever additional supplies you use, but these are the basic things needed for first class.




Instructor Bio-

Susan holds an M.S. in Education and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She is also a Copley Artist Member as well as a CCAC Master Artist Member. She currently teaches Watercolor Painting and Drawing at local colleges and art centers. Susan is a member  of the National Watercolor Society, Cape Cod Art Center, Cape Cod Waterworks, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, National Society of Botanical Artists, and Signature Member of Rhode Island Watercolor Society.