Wonder of Water Colour

When:                  Monday Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 (6 sessions),  9:30 – 12:00

Where:                ArtsCape, 45 Jackson Street             Presenter:          Alan Wright

This course is for anyone who would like to explore the wonderful world of watercolour painting, undoubtedly the “Queen” of all the painting mediums. It will be suitable for those who have never painted before but also for those with previous experience in watercolours, acrylics or any other media. We shall be mainly working indoors but might also venture outside if the class would like to — and if the weather permits!

Bring Along:   At our first session I’ll discuss what equipment will be most useful so please don’t go to any great expense before we meet. If you’ve done some watercolour painting before, simply bring what you

have.  If you feel you’d like to buy things in advance, then you won’t go far wrong with the following:

PAINTS:  Both Shiploads and the Wynyard Newsagency sell cheap sets of watercolour paints in tubes. These aren’t of the best quality but will be fine for getting started. Alternatively, the Newsagency also sells better quality “Art Spectrum” watercolours: a tube of the colour known as “burnt umber” will be useful.

BRUSHES:  A large, flat watercolour brush (about 1 inch). (You might even get by using a 11/4 in decorator’s painting brush from Shiploads!)  A medium, round watercolour brush of about number 8 size (Newsagency).

A “rigger” brush (very thin and long, coming to a fine point – Newsagency).

PAPERSketch book, about A5 size (Shiploads).  Some good quality watercolour paper. The Newsagency sells both pads and packs. Get the “Rough” quality if possible.

GENERALSmall drawing/painting board, about 30 x 40 cm in size, masonite or “MDF”.  Water container (ice cream container, plastic “honey-bucket” or large jar.)  A plain white dinner plate or small white tray (for use as a palette).  Tissues or Roll of soft toilet paper.  Masking tape.  Soft pencils (about 3B) and soft eraser

Class size:           4-12