Design Principles in Watercolor
Explore the principals of color and design while enhancing your technical familiarity with the mediums of Watercolor and Gouache. Intended as a foundation level course we will examine basic topics of design and color theory, and how they relate to representational and abstract picture making. We will work from still-life objects and live models as reference points to our thematically patterned exercises. Whether you are looking to strengthen the composition of your work through concepts such as harmony, rhythm, balance, dominance, and contrast, or gain practical experience manipulating aqueous mediums, this studio course is essential, especially for those who are looking to advance their artistic experience beyond drawing and into painting.
Fleisher will be closed on Monday, May 25, to observe the Memorial Day holiday, the make-up session will be on June 8.
What you will learn:
Paint application techniques
The ability to manipulate color
Planning and making a painting
Learn the basic principles of two-dimensional design
The awareness of color interactions: harmony, saturation, and complementary
Students will need paints, rags, water container
Sketchbook or scrap paper for ideas/sketches
Arches 90lb- 140 lb coldpress paper for studies and finished paintings
Black India ink
Recommended watercolor brushes: 1) 3/4-in wash flat; 2) #10 round, and 3) either a #4 or #5 pointed round
Art gum eraser
Watercolors, either tubes or half pans. Recommended colors: Lemon Yellow; Cadmium Yellow; Cadmium Red; Alizarin Crimson; Ultramarine Blue; Winsor or Pthalo or Prussian Blue; Viridian. Optional extra colors: Titanium White; Payne’s Grey; Burnt Umber; Burnt Sienna; Cadmium Orange.