Discover Watercolor
w/ Susan Stranz


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Discover Watercolor

Location: Held off-site at the Yarmouthport Firehouse. 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks) Beginning February 20th
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168


This is a class designed for those who would like to learn the basics of watercolor as well as those looking to deepen their current skills.  Susan will take you through the entire process from beginning with preliminary sketches, compositional decisions, color mixing and selection, to a variety of watercolor techniques. Techniques will include wet into wet, dry brush, glazing, and more. Students will work from a variety of subject matter both from life and from photo. Drawing experience helpful.

All levels welcome.

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




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 CCAA 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, the Cape Cod Art Association, Cape Cod Waterworks, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, National Society of Botanical Artists, and Signature Member of Rhode Island Watercolor Society.

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