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Watercolor Bird of Paradise

Course number : 8680   
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Experiment with the art of pen and ink drawing and watercolor enhancement. We will create a beautiful drawing and enhance it with a tropical feel using watercolor. All levels of experience welcome – don’t let the drawing aspect scare you, Gayle has it under control! Her step-by-step direct approach leads you to your creative goals in a comfortable and stress-free environment. Students must supply materials listed on confirmation and website.

Class Details

1 Sessions

Roseville Center

Gayle Rappaport - Weiland 



Please read:  Material List: BRUSHES -(sizes of brushes are suggestions) #2 bristle brush, 1 inch square or flat aquarelle (beveled edge used in place of a palette knife), 2 inch inexpensive pastry brush, or 2 inch flat brush or hake, #4 rigor, script, or liner brush, #10 round brush (optional), round and small inexpensive miskit/maskoid fluid brush, Palette knife. PIGMENTS -(Grumbacher/Winsor Newton/American Journey) Primary colors: red, yellow, blue and sepia will work for first class. Recommended colors: new gambouge (yellow), burnt sienna, French ultramarine blue or Prussian blue or winsor blue or magnesium blue, alizarin crimson or rose madder, cadium orange, sepia, winsor red or grumbacher red medium. OPTIONAL FUN COLORS - sap green, viridian green, winsor green, permanent rose, yellow ochre, cobalt blue. PAPER - 140lb/300lb Dearcher's acid free watercolor paper (available to purchase at class) paper can be purchased by the sheet so you can experiment. PALETTE -white with sections for painting and mixing (non absorbent). A melmac or Styrofoam plate is a good start. EXTRA ITEMS - 2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, table salt, paint rag, art masking fluid (miskit or maskoid), masking tape, masonite board or something non-absorbent to tape your paper on, favorite photos to give you inspiration, kneaded eraser, HB pencil, small piece of sponge, rubber cement pick -up, small soap. OPTIONAL: fine tip permanent marker (required for pen and ink class), cheese cloth.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/4/2019 Mon 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Roseville, Roseville Center  Map, Room: RVC-255 Gayle Rappaport - Weiland