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Elements of Nature and Texture in Watercolor

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July 26, 2022
July 28, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

This workshop offers a three-day exploration into creating unique textured patterns using different elements to produce dynamic results with watercolor. Create beautiful, textured patterns in your watercolor paintings by employing nontraditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements. See how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on your paper. This workshop will also emphasize composition and design principles. Each day, Angela Grainger will demonstrate and teach different techniques and methods to create unusual outcomes.

About the Instructor(s)

Angela is an award-winning watercolorist and instructor and a juried member of several art societies. She began teaching acrylics in 1984 and studied in oil from 2002 to 2003. In 2006 she changed directions and studied watercolor techniques in Florence, Italy. She began teaching watercolor classes and workshops in 2008.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Your regular watercolor supplies – palette and watercolor paints, brushes, artist quality paper, water container, towel, etc.

• One bottle each of Dr. PhMartin’s Hydrous Watercolors: Hansa yellow Medium, Quinn Magenta and Thalo Blue

• 300 or 140 pound hot press Arches watercolor paper, or yupo.

• 3 or more half inch foam core or gator boards slightly larger than your paper (Note: these must be the thicker ½ inch size. Foam core is much less expensive than gator board! You can also tape together 2 pieces of ¼ foam core. Anything that you can put a stick pin into will work)

• Pencil and eraser for sketching

• Stick pins/plastic head thumb tacks

• Dried leaves, ferns and other plant materials that you gather ahead of time and flatten in a book

• A sack lunch


• Ampersand claybord or aquabord

• American Easel Water Media Panel (Smooth surfaces do the best with these techniques)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Bottles and Sprayers

• Anti-clogging for spray bottles

• Super Stretch Spider Webbing

• A plethora of unique and fun texturing materials to play with

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