Watercolor: Details of Nature

Join us for an exploration of nature through watercolor!  We will discover the details in our natural subjects through careful observation and slow painting exercises. You will be introduced to many techniques to capture leaves, flowers, rocks, shells, seeds, and other specimens.
Some watercolor experience is helpful, however we will cover basics of materials during the first session. Having some drawing skills is also encouraged.


Materials List:

  • 9″ x 12″ watercolor block (must be a block!). One each of hot press and cold press is helpful if you’d like to establish a regular watercolor practice.
  • Paintbrushes: size 2 round, size 4 round, size 6 or 8 round (or similar equivalents)
  • Cup for paint water
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Canson Vellum (won’t be used until later in the session)
  • Artist’s tape
  • Recommended paints:
    • cadmium yellow
    • alizarin crimson
    • permanent rose
    • sap green
    • titanium white
    • lemon yellow
    • phthalo or prussian blue
    • cadmium red
    • black (or graphite, something dark and neutral)
    • ultramarine violet (highly recommend Schmincke brand for this color)
    • ultramarine blue
    • burnt umber or van dyke brown
  • Optional: sketchbook


Late Fall Session Dates:

Day Dates Times Instructor Location
Tuesday  10/25 – 12/6 6–9pm  Sophie Tivona 365 AAPB


Fall Pricing:

Community: $365
Faculty, staff & alumni: $335
Current Students: $235


Watercolor: Details of Nature
Course Information
Sophie Tivona

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