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Color Theory for Watercolor

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Color Theory for Watercolor
Patricia Schmidt
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

This two-day workshop is exactly what Patricia wanted when she first began painting with watercolor, with just enough color theory to explain the "whys" of color mixing. Get to know your watercolor paints to see their transparent, opaque or staining qualities by creating a reference chart. Paint color wheels and color charts, then have fun mixing watercolor wet-in-wet onto leaf shapes for glowing color. This workshop will provide great tips on brush care, controlling water and so much more.

About the Instructor(s)

Patricia Schmidt is known for her super-realistic paintings alive with color. She's been painting with watercolor for over 30 years and teaches art classes at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington and at other Oregon locations. Her paintings are published in the Splash Retrospective, Splash 14 and Splash 12

Materials List: Students Bring

• Watercolors: Bring the watercolor paints you already own

• Watercolors for class exercises: Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red or Cadmium Red, Yellow Ochre, Winsor Yellow or any bright yellow. (I mostly use Winsor Newton & Daniel Smith brands, bring the brands you have.)

• A few scraps of watercolor paper for color testing

• Winsor Newton masking fluid (Tip: if your masking fluid is old, it may not rub off easily, buy new one)

• Sewing needle stuck in a wine cork, stylus or toothpick (used to apply small lines of masking fluid)

• Palette and large mixing surface (or butcher tray or white plastic disposable plates)

• 2 water containers

• Watercolor brushes, a 1/2" flat and selection of rounds

• paper towels and facial tissue (avoid "ultra-soft" tissue because of lotion, doesn't work with watercolor)

• Masking tape and toilet paper roll (to wrap with paper towel to control water) or sponge or old hand towel

• Ultra fine-point Sharpie marker pen,

• Pencil

• White plastic eraser

• "The Master's" brush cleaner

• Q-tips

• Jar of Vaseline

• Old toothbrush and toothpick

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Pre-printed color wheels

• Color charts

• Watercolor testing chart for transparency, opaqueness and staining

• Pre-drawn leaves on watercolor paper

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