Date/Time: 5 weeks / Thursdays / 10:30-1:30 pm
Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 and 15
Cost: $210.00 per person OR $50 per class. Sign up for all or just one. You'll get the most benefit signing up for all!
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: Cole Art Studio in the downstairs of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds
This workshop is open to all watercolor painters with some watercolor experience and/or students that have completed Watercolor Part 1 with Joe (or another instructor).
In this workshop, we will briefly revisit the core technique of watercolor painting and then proceed to exploring more advanced and creative techniques of watercolor painting. We will be studying some of Joe’s favorite watercolor artists and the techniques they employ to create their masterpieces. Some of the artists to be studied will be: Charles Reid, Joseph Zbukvic, Alex Powers, John Singer Sargent, Lin Shun-Shiung and, of course, Joe Mac Kechnie. This workshop will be intensive and very rewarding. For each weekly session, come rested and ready to tame this great painting medium.
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. Artspot's Web Site
Joe states, "You have probably heard it many times before: don’t scrimp on the quality of your art materials. If you haven’t yet painted that masterpiece, you soon will. If it was done with inexpensive materials, it will be noticed. Also, using inexpensive materials may lead you to believe you can never produce an art piece that looks like the pros. With excellent quality paints and paper with watercolor is essential and will produce beautiful results. The following list will give you a good start on your watercolor supplies. If you can, purchase the complete list."
A plastic or resin watercolor palette with lid. The John Pike, Robert E. Woods or
Frank Webb palettes are good examples. (Joe uses the Masters Plastic folding
palette and the John Pike palette)
Joe likes to use flats for washes and rounds for detail work: “I can cover large areas quickly and with more control when using flats. Good brushes hold their shape and can carry a lot of wet pigment. I use both Sable and synthetic brushes.” Joe says that synthetic brushes are fine for all the following.
Paints come in numerous brands. Start with the best. Use professional-quality tube paints and you will have fewer problems. If you are buying colors individually both Daniel Smith and M Graham make excellent quality paints. Joe notes, “I use tube colors and keep the palette reservoirs filled.”
Here are the colors Joe requires for this class, including some optional colors:
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.