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Nature and Watercolor With a Nontraditional Approach

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Nature and Watercolor With a Nontraditional Approach
Angela Grainger
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$320 plus $20 Materials Fee
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Skill Level:
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Workshop Overview

A three-day exploration into creating unique watercolor paintings. Learn how watercolors can be magical. Create dynamic, textured patterns in watercolor by employing nontraditional techniques using nontraditional materials. See how pigments react, leaving beautiful patterns on your painting surfaces. We will also emphasize composition and design principles while exploring our own individual creativity.

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, studied in oil from 2002-2003 and 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, brushes, artist quality paper, water

container, towel, etc.

• 300 or 140 pound hot press Arches paper, yupo, and if you are interested in

trying, Ampersand claybord or aquabord - four to six pieces of watercolor paper

and Yupo about quarter to half sheet size (about 11 x 15 to 14 x 20 inches),

smaller sizes for claybord and aquabord.

• Any watercolor pigments you like to work with. Note: Recommended brands:

M.Graham, Daniel Smith, Holbein paints, but any good artist quality watercolor

paint will work. No cottman paints.

• 3 to 5 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!v You will want several.

• Pencil and eraser for sketching

• Stick pins/plastic head thumb tacks

• Surfaces that do the best with these techniques are Hot Press 300 LB watercolor

paper, Ampersand’s AquaBord, Claybord and Yupo.

• Dried leaves, ferns and other plant materials that you gather ahead of time and

flatten in a book

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• 3 bottles per student in the primary colors of high pigmented liquid watercolors

• Several different types of texturing materials for everyone to try

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