Instructor: Jeri Allison
Learn the process of working with watercolor by creating colorful abstract paintings inspired from the beauty of patterns in nature. The first session of this workshop will focus on the basics of watercolor. The second session will involve participants creating two paintings in two different styles using stock photos provided by the instructor. In the final session, participants will create a painting from of a photo of their own choosing. Your final and 3rd painting will be done from a photo of your own choosing.
Topics covered during this course:
- Understanding your supplies
- How to compose a painting
- Color theory
- Direct vs Indirect Painting: learn about mixing paints directly on painting vs. working in layers.
- Playing with ways to achieve special effects with materials such as salt, rubbing alcohol and wax.
All materials can be purchased at Art Mart or Cheap Joe’s. Show the employees this list and they will help you find what you need. If you already have supplies, bring what you have!
- Round synthetic or sable Brushes nos. 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10
- 12 inch ruler
- ¾ or 1 one-inch flat synthetic or sable brush
- White plastic palette
- One block of 9x12 or larger. 140 or 300 pound cold-pressed watercolor paper. (Suggested brands: Fabriano, Arches & Kilimanjaro.)
- HB or 2B Drawing pencil, kneaded eraser and small sharpener
- Small tubes of Winsor & Newton Watercolor paints: Dioxazine Violet, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Sap Green, Thalo Green, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Hanza Yellow Light (or Lemon Yellow) Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna
About the instructor
Jeri Allison’s two great passions are animals and art. She currently lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she teaches art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. While the primary and ongoing subject of her artwork is devoted to animal welfare, she has recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of illustrating a children’s book.