Watercolor: Landscapes

This 7-week course will introduce the basics of watercolor painting as we capture the beauty of natural landscapes. You will gain first hand experience in color mixing & matching, brush technique & control, and expressive color contrast. If you are looking to jumpstart your creativity or explore a new technique, this workshop is for you. All levels are welcome.

No class 3/29/2023

Materials List:
Strathmore 400 series, Cold Press Watercolor Paper 9×12 or 11×15
10 Well Plastic palette
Kneaded eraser
2 General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – HB
Sharpener – Double-Hole
Synthetic Watercolor Brush- Round 2 ,6,10 Princeton
Cotman Brand Watercolors- Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Chinese White, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna
Drawing Board 13×17 or smaller
Jar For Water

Art Kits are available to purchase at the Inkstone, on Telegraph Ave.

Landscape Painting in Oil(Spring)

Capture the essence of place in a landscape painting. Focusing on light, color, and color mixing, you’ll learn to create atmosphere and a sense of distance. Working from personal photos, you’ll gain tools to create vibrant scenes that tell a story. For intermediate to advanced students comfortable with oil paints.

No class 3/28/2023

Materials List:
A warm and cool of each of the 3 primary colors: 38ml tubes
These colors are chosen specifically to understand the mixing of colors while painting. They are simplified to maximize the possibilities while gaining a comprehension of color theory. Alan specifically uses Daler-Rowney Georgian oil color for artists (for best color & economy)
Red-  Warm: Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cool: Alizarin Crimson
Yellow- Warm: Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cool: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
Blue- Warm: Coeruleum Blue Hue, Cool: French Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White
Additional paint: primarily for under-painting and a foundation of light: Acrylic – Transperant Raw Sienna (2 oz)
Refined Linseed Oil
Thinner – Neutral Thin by Eco House
Brushes: ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
Natural hog hair bristle or synthetic bristle combo
Palette, wood or plastic
Canvas: Multiple prepared (sealed with gesso) canvases, wood or masonite. 16 x 20” or larger preferred (canvas boards OK)
Silcoil Brush Cleaning Tank for Thinner
Jar, 8oz. resealable small container for linseed oil
Rags/Apron/Old clothes
Box for materials

Cityscape Painting in Acrylics

Capture the light and beauty of nature or the dynamic rhythm and energy of the urban environment through acrylic painting! We will focus on the concepts of light, color and composition to convey meaning. Students will learn to create an intimate sense of place through observation and the use of photographs. Prior painting experience is helpful, but not required.

No class 3/30/2023

Materials List:
Liquitex Acrylic Paint- Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Cad. Yellow Light, Brilliant Blue, UltraMarine Blue (Green Shade), Titanium White, Trans. Raw Sienna
Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal – 16” x 12”
Liquitex Gloss Medium- 4 oz bottle
Princeton Velvetouch Flat Brushes- Sizes ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
Canvas Panel – 12” x 16”, Pkg of 5
Rags
Jar For Water

Abstract Watercolor Workshop (Spring)

In this course we will explore the intuitive expression of watercolor painting. This workshop will offer a formal demonstration into this practice, yet encourage the unpredictable qualities watercolor painting can exhibit. If you are looking to jumpstart your creativity or explore a new technique, this workshop is for you. All levels are welcome.

No class 3/31/2023

Materials List:
Canson Watercolor Paper- 11” x 14”, Cold Press
10 Well Plastic palette
Kneaded eraser
2 General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – HB
Sharpener – Double-Hole
Synthetic Watercolor Brush- Round 2 ,6,10 princeton
M.Graham colors- Ultramarine Blue, Napthol Red, Hansa Yellow, Ivory Black
14×17 or smaller drawing board
Drafting Tape 1 inch
Jar For Water

Watercolor: Color Theory

Are you obsessed with color? This class is designed for color fanatics and watercolor enthusiasts! We will explore the relationship of colors through a series of exercises designed to sharpen your eye to the subtleties of hue and saturation. You will learn how to match colors, mix colors, and make educated color choices in your art and life. Both beginners and experienced watercolorists are encouraged to join!

Materials List:
watercolor block 9″x12″, Fluid or Arches brand, cold press *must be a block*
paint brushes: 1/2″ flat wash, 4 round, 2 round
2H pencil (mechanical works)
scissors
ruler
paper towels
cup for water
masking tape (artists tape preferred)
glue stick
sketchbook
palette with at least 8 wells and room to mix colors
paints: ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium red hue, lemon yellow, new gamboge, titanium white, lamp black *It is essential to have these specific colors for our mixing exercises*

Watercolor Fundamentals

Learn the basics of watercolor in this beginner course. We will cover the principles of color theory, color mixing, paint layering, and texture through still life, landscapes, wildlife, and more. You will be able to freely express yourself with a new painting every class or take your time with a passion project. Whether you are a practicing artist or would just like to get your feet wet, you’ll leave the class with a new outlook on watercolor painting.

Materials List:
Fluid Watercolor Block 9×12, Cold Press
10 Well Plastic Tray
Kneaded eraser
2 General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – HB
Pencil Sharpener
Synthetic Watercolor Brush- Round 2 ,6,10
Cotman Brand Tubes- Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Raw Sienna, Chinese White, Burnt Umber
13×17 drawing board
Drafting Tape 1 inch
Jar For Water

Painting Fundamentals in Oil

Conquer your oil-painting fears and create paintings that you will love! During this class you’ll learn how to mix colors, create abstract and realistic images, combine painting and drawing, and build a painting from start to finish. This class is geared towards beginning and intermediate students; all levels are welcome.

Materials List:
A warm and cool of each of the 3 primary colors: 38ml tubes
These colors are chosen specifically to understand the mixing of colors while painting. They are simplified to maximize the possibilities while gaining a comprehension of color theory. Alan specifically uses Daler-Rowney Georgian oil color for artists (for best color & economy)
Red-  Warm: Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cool: Alizarin Crimson
Yellow- Warm: Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cool: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
Blue- Warm: Coeruleum Blue Hue, Cool: French Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White
Additional paint: primarily for under-painting and a foundation of light: Acrylic – Transperant Raw Sienna (2 oz)
Refined Linseed Oil
Thinner – Neutral Thin by Eco House
Brushes: ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
Natural hog hair bristle or synthetic bristle combo
Palette, wood or plastic
Canvas: Multiple prepared (sealed with gesso) canvases, wood or masonite. 16 x 20” or larger preferred (canvas boards OK)
Silcoil Brush Cleaning Tank for Thinner
Jar, 8oz. resealable small container for linseed oil
Rags/Apron/Old clothes
Box for materials