Spring Fling! Colorful Creations in Watercolor and Ink
w/ Susan Waite

Date/Time:  Saturday April 20 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $150

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery   107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Celebrate spring’s new planting season by growing your own watercolor creations!  This class is for watercolor newbies as well as painters who want to play splashy and loose.  

To get warmed up, we will see how varied brush strokes can do your work for you. Blind contour sharpie drawings with wet-into-wet washes on top will make way for painting directly without initial pencil drawings. We will use watercolor with fresh direct brushstrokes and ink embellishments to bring our spring flowers and produce to life.  Experiment making beautiful watercolor washes that can be given form with ink, or left to shine unadorned.  This is a good class to let yourself try new approaches and go with the flow! 

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Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.


·      2-4 sheets, 22x30 Arches 140 lb cold press. Susan advises that you can rip these into eighth or quarter sheets with a straight edge provided in class.  Once you’re warmed up, you can paint on a half sheet - or full - whatever you are comfortable with. Susan likes to start with smaller 7 ½” x 11” for warming up before moving on to quarter sheets (11x15) and then half sheets (15x22).

·      A pad or tablet of 9x12 Arches 140 lb cold press paper

·      Fabriano, Winsor Newton, or Saunders 140 cold press papers are fine too - make sure you get Artist grade - NOT student grade.

Assorted flat (1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch wide) 
Round watercolor brushes (sizes 4- 16)
One hake brush, 1 1/2 - 2 inch wide.
Optional: sumi brush if you have one - but not necessary. 
Susan’s favorite 4-5 brushes below:
Silver Black Velvet 1” flat wash brush (# 3014S)
Silver Black Velvet #16 round (#3000S), both carried at ARtspot. 
A smaller round brush about #4- 8
Hake brush - 1 1/2 wide
Maybe a rigger or liner

 Bamboo drawing pen - small size (should be under $10) 
twigs or reeds 

 Black (non-gloss) small sumi ink bottle (water soluble)

 Black small India ink bottle (permanent)

**** You don’t want to use your good watercolor brushes in any of these inks

 Paints: Bring your favorites - and include these:

One warm and One cool color of each primary, such as:

  • Cool Reds – One of these: Alizarin crimson, Quinacridone or Permanent Rose

  • Warm Reds – One of these: Cadmium Red light or medium, or Quinacridone or Permanent Red light, or Vermillion or Pyrrol Scarlet

  • Cool Blues - Cobalt, Phthalo (or Winsor) Blue (Green shade), Manganese, Prussian Blue

  • Warm Blues - Ultramarine

  • Cool Yellows - Lemon, or Cadmium Yellow light, or Aureolin

  • Warm Yellows - Cadmium yellow medium, or New Gamboge, or Indian Yellow  

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.  Artspot's Web Site