Experimental Watercolor (four-session workshop)

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

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Really explore alternative painting techniques

  • Get comfortable with working wet into wet

  • Take risks and experiment

  • Use composition and line to strengthen your drawings

Required supplies for this workshop:

  • Paper towels or rags

  • 2 or more water containers

  • Palette/ and or mixing dishes*

  • Palette knife*

  • Natural sponge

  • Liquid masking fluid

  • Plastic spray bottle

  • Painters Tape

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

  • Watercolor paper:  individual sheets or block–140lb . Cold pressed, any size is good (12″ x 18″ nice standard size)

  • Watercolor paint in tubes (Colors will be discussed the first day of class): a few suggested brands – Winsor & Newton, Da Vincci, L’Aquarelle, Holbein, Daniele Smith Watercolors

  • Water soluble colored pencils and crayons (optional)

  • Waterproof Black Ink (optional)

  • Salt (optional)

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10-percent discount on purchases.