Watercolor Painting FDC2027A

This beginner- to intermediate-level course is for students who want to explore a step-by-step method of watercolor painting over a short time period. The first two sessions will cover how to control water (value study) and color mixing. These are the keys to overcoming hesitation in watercolor painting. Other techniques will be covered, including preserving white, contrast, wet-on-wet, and basic drawing. A variety of materials will be used to develop the ability to create personalized paintings.

Painting subjects will be still life, figure, landscape and seascape. Students will paint from observation of real objects (flowers, glass bottles, textured objects, etc.) and live models, and from magazine images or personal photographs. Home assignments will help students to master each technique. Note: Please bring basic watercolor materials to the first session. A materials list and a workbook (pdf format) will be sent to registered students; practice template sheets will be distributed during the first two sessions.