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Elements of Nature and Texture in Watercolor

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August 5, 2024
August 7, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
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Workshop Overview

Embark on a captivating three-day journey delving into the art of creating unique textured patterns in watercolor, using different elements to yield fascinating and dynamic results. Learn how to craft captivating patterns by employing nontraditional methods involving plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones, and other elements. Understand how watercolor pigments react, leaving beautiful patterns on your paper. This workshop goes beyond technique, emphasizing composition and design principles to enhance your artistic prowess.

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, paper towels, 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. The techniques are quick and fun so you will probably want 4 to 6 pieces per day for the first 2 days.

2 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. Actually anything that you can put a stick pin into will work.

Pencil and eraser for sketching

A box of Stick pins/plastic head thumb tacks

Dried leaves, ferns and other plant materials that you gather ahead of time and flatten in a book – if you haven’t done so already, now is good to give the plants some time to dry.

A sack lunch

Optional items not required but would be fun to experiment with:

Ampersand claybord or aquabord

American Easel Water Media Panel

Smooth surfaces do the best with these techniques like Hot Press watercolor paper, Ampersand’s AquaBord, Claybord and Yupo.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Super Stretch Spider Webbing

A plethora of unique and fun texturing materials to play with

Spray Bottles and sprayers

Distilled Water

Anti-clogging agent

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