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Exploring Watercolor Workshop with David Daniels

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM (EST) - Sunday, February 4, 2018 @ 3:30 PM (EST)
BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Drive GermantownMD  20874
Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM (EST) - Sunday, February 4, 2018 @ 3:30 PM (EST)
BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Drive GermantownMD  20874

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Description

This four part workshop is designed to help students learn the basics of watercolor while encouraging experimentation and self-expression. Students will explore paint application, color theory, composition, and most importantly setting personal goals. Individualized critiques and customized assignments will help you define and become the artist you want to be. This workshop is open for all skill levels and will help you create vibrant, personality filled works of art.

Affectionately known as Mr. Watercolor, David Daniels is an instructor for the Smithsonian Institute of Washington, D.C.. For the past two years he has been the Visual Arts Director of the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy. David also taught painting and design at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD., as well as workshops around the world. David's interactive approach and humor are often recognized as his strongest teaching tools.

This workshop does not include a materials fee. Students will be required to purchase supplies for this class. Full supply list provided on receipt and on our website at http://www.blackrockcenter.org/education/class-supplies.

David R. Daniels Recommended Watercolor Supply List

Bring any watercolor supplies that you already have. The following is a suggested list of materials. Feel free to go beyond the limits of this list, but in any case buy the highest quality products you can afford.

Paper: Several sheets (3-5) of D?Arches, 140 lb or D?Arches 300lb cold pressed watercolor paper. 22" x 30". Please buy full sheets, not pads or blocks. Please, no spiral bound pads. Sheets may be cut in half for ease of transportation.

Palette: There are many commercially made palettes that work very well. I would recommend the ?John Pike? or ?Robert Wood? pallete. Make sure that your palette has numerous compartments to hold your paints and a large mixing area.

Paint: Please use professional-grade tube watercolors. A basic palette should consist of a warm and a cool version of each of the ?primaries? as listed below. Brands may be mixed. Ultramarine Blue Hansa Yellow Light Alizarin Crimson Phthalo Blue New Gamboges Cadmium Red Carbazole Violet Pyrolle Orange Quinacridone Gold
Choose from the colors listed below if you wish to expand your color choices: Cobalt Blue Sap Green Quinacridone Pink Turquoise Winsor Violet Cerulean Blue Veridian Chinese White Permanent Rose Neutral Tint Winsor Yellow Magenta Cadmium Yellow Cobalt Violet Hookers Green Cobalt Teal Phthalo Green Quinacridone Sienna

Brushes: Three basic brushes are needed. A 1" flat (wash brush), and two round pointed brushes. A #6 and a #10 should work well. My personal brushes are a #2 & #6 Raphael, Kazan Watercolor Mop, and a 1" flat Daniel Smith, series 44-09

Liquid Frisket Liquid Frisket is used as a masking agent. It is available in many brands.

Sundries: Two plastic water containers, sketch pad, pencils, masking tape, paper towels, tracing paper, and graphite stick.

We will be painting primarily from photographs and sketches. Bring a large assortment of photos and/or drawings containing subjects that are of interest to you-landscapes, still-life, and flowers etc.


This workshop does not include a materials fee. Students will be required to purchase supplies for this class. Full supply list provided on receipt and on our website at http://www.blackrockcenter.org/education/class-supplies.

David R. Daniels Recommended Watercolor Supply List

Bring any watercolor supplies that you already have. The following is a suggested list of materials. Feel free to go beyond the limits of this list, but in any case buy the highest quality products you can afford.

Paper: Several sheets (3-5) of D?Arches, 140 lb or D?Arches 300lb cold pressed watercolor paper. 22" x 30". Please buy full sheets, not pads or blocks. Please, no spiral bound pads. Sheets may be cut in half for ease of transportation.

Palette: There are many commercially made palettes that work very well. I would recommend the ?John Pike? or ?Robert Wood? pallete. Make sure that your palette has numerous compartments to hold your paints and a large mixing area.

Paint: Please use professional-grade tube watercolors. A basic palette should consist of a warm and a cool version of each of the ?primaries? as listed below. Brands may be mixed. Ultramarine Blue Hansa Yellow Light Alizarin Crimson Phthalo Blue New Gamboges Cadmium Red Carbazole Violet Pyrolle Orange Quinacridone Gold
Choose from the colors listed below if you wish to expand your color choices: Cobalt Blue Sap Green Quinacridone Pink Turquoise Winsor Violet Cerulean Blue Veridian Chinese White Permanent Rose Neutral Tint Winsor Yellow Magenta Cadmium Yellow Cobalt Violet Hookers Green Cobalt Teal Phthalo Green Quinacridone Sienna

Brushes: Three basic brushes are needed. A 1" flat (wash brush), and two round pointed brushes. A #6 and a #10 should work well. My personal brushes are a #2 & #6 Raphael, Kazan Watercolor Mop, and a 1" flat Daniel Smith, series 44-09

Liquid Frisket Liquid Frisket is used as a masking agent. It is available in many brands.

Sundries: Two plastic water containers, sketch pad, pencils, masking tape, paper towels, tracing paper, and graphite stick.

We will be painting primarily from photographs and sketches. Bring a large assortment of photos and/or drawings containing subjects that are of interest to you, landscapes, still-life, and flowers etc.

Age Category

Adult

Location

Wet Studio at BlackRock Center for the Arts

Instructor

David Daniels

Organizer Info

  • Germantown Cultural Arts Center d/b/a BlackRock Center for the Arts

Map & Direction

BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Drive GermantownMD  20874
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