Abstract and Experimental Watercolor (two-day day immersive)

Linking abstraction to reality can be simultaneously one of the most exhilarating, yet perplexing forms of expression. In this energetic workshop, you will learn to abandon your fears and truly embrace the experimentation of what water-based mediums can do. Discover the joy of relinquishing control through guided drawing and painting exercises that transition through modes of inspiration and thought process.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Improve vitality in your mark making and brushwork

  • Interpret the essential visual components of your subject

  • Gain confidence in working with wet art mediums

  • Learn to work with time constraints

Required supplies:

  • Pencils: 2B, 2H *

  • Kneaded eraser *

  • Paper towels or rags

  • Mixing dish/dishes or palette *

  • Two or more water containers

  • Any water colors you would like to work with (Amy’s recommended brands include: Windsor and Newton, Holbein, l’Aquarelle, da Vinci) in tubes or pan. Have at least two shades of Blue, Red and Yellow plus a brown and Green. Recommended shades: Cobalt Blue, Phathalo Blue-green shade (Winsor Blue), Ultramarine Blue (permanent Blue), Cadmium Red , Bright rose, Quinacridone Red or Alizarin Crimson, Hansa Light or Auerolin Yellow, New Gamboge, Burnt Seinna (brown), Sap green, Phthalo Green or Viridian.

  • Watercolor brushes: round tip – a #4 and a #10 and 1-inch flat brush

  • Watercolor paper: block or individual sheets –140lb cold pressed *

  • Water soluble colored pencils and crayons

  • Natural sponge (optional)

  • Liquid masking fluid (optional)

  • Plastic spray bottle (optional)

  • Painters tape (optional)

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.