Beyond Watercolor: Paint and Draw with Wet and Dry Media

Would you like to further your experiment with watercolor painting? In this online class we will explore a wide range of traditional and contemporary techniques using ink, gouache, and chalk with your watercolors! Working from still life and master works you will use combinations of these mediums to achieve a greater illusion of depth and fullness of volume in your artwork. Instructor demonstrations and visual presentations of historical examples will compliment this hands-on workshop.

Special notes:
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 2.

What you will learn:

  • Gaining experience using various mediums to achieve a greater illusion of space

  • Learning the proper steps in combining mediums

  • Learning through historical examples

  • Working with watercolor and gouache to achieve a greater fullness of volume through transparent and opaque techniques

  • Working with watercolor and chalk to achieve a greater sense of texture and detail

Start the term with these supplies:

  • Watercolors, either Tubes or Half Pans. Recommended colors: Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Rose, Viridian, and Chinese White

  • Useful extra colors: Titanium White, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Aureolin Yellow, Payne’s Grey, Burnt Umber

  • Recommended watercolor brushes: 1) 3/4-in wash flat; 2) #10 round, and 3) either a #4 or #5 pointed round

  • Higgins Black Magic Ink, or other similar ink

  • Watercolor Paper: 11 x14 inches, or larger cold press 90lb minimum (blocks or pads are good)

Midway through the term you will need:

  • Conte crayons or pastels, any colors you like

  • Gouache basic painting set