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.
This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.
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. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.
What you will learn:
Really explore alternative painting techniques
Get comfortable with working wet into wet
Take risks and experiment
Use composition and line to strengthen your drawings
Paper towels or rags
Two or more water containers
Palette and/or mixing dishes
Liquid masking fluid
Plastic spray bottle
Watercolor brushes: round tip – #4 and #10, 1-inch flat brush
Watercolor paper: individual sheets or block 140 lb. cold pressed, any size is good (12×18 inch is a 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)