January 08 - March 18, 2020

Watercolours for the Scared Stiff Level 1

January 08 - March 18, 2020 *Douglas Park Community Centre • 801 22nd Avenue West VancouverBCCanada  V5Z 1Z8 View Map Organized by Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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Watercolours for the Scared Stiff Level 1
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About this event

January 08, 2020 - March 18, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday
Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

*Douglas Park Community Centre

801 22nd Avenue West VancouverBCCanada  V5Z 1Z8
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Description

Love the look of watercolour and want to learn how artists do it? Join us as we build confidence in exploring the unpredictability of this fluid media while completing different paintings each weel. Learn about the basic tools and techniques in a relaxed environment where magic happens. Cancelled class on January 15 and the make-up class will be on March 18.


Watercolor paints - tubes or box set - options to either purchase professional or student grade paints.
Note: water-colour sets are cheaper than buying individual tubes and great alternative as you don't need a lot of paint to begin with. Brand 'Winsor and Newton' 12 color travel set (sketcher?s pocket box) for example is under $30.

Basic colors
Blues - ultramarine blue, cobalt and cerulean

Yellows - cadmium yellow light, lemon yellow and yellow ochre

Reds - alizarin crimson, cadmium red, and magenta

Earth - burnt sienna, van dyke brown, titanium/china white, and ivory black


Note: you don't need all of these basic colors but a good overall collection will be good. I know not all sets have all the colors but enough to get started. With practice and experience some people will gradually start adding more colors depending on their preferences and subject matter.

1 - plastic palette (with several wells and mixing areas) or large porcelain plate - only needed if using water-colour paint from the tubes
Note: If the box set comes with the plastic palette already no need to get another one.

1 - round medium or #10 water-colour brush - synthetic or natural bristles. synthetic bristles are cheaper

1 - round small or #4 water color brush - synthetic or natural bristles

1 - 1 inch flat water color brush - synthetic or natural bristles

1 - 1?-2? flat large ?wash? brush - synthetic or natural bristles


Watercolor paper - 22?x30? sheets or water-colour paper pads

Watercolor paper - 5-7 sheets water-colour paper - Arches brand or any brand with min 50% cotton content - cold press 100% 140 or 300 lb 20?x30" (each large sheet cut into six). With around 30-42 small sheets, this will allow three-four sheets per class session.
AND/OR
water-colour paper pads (12 sheets each pad) - cold press recommend Arches 9?x12? or any brand with min. 50% cotton content. Will need 3-4 watercolor pads.

*** If you do run out of watercolor paper I will have Arches watercolor paper on hand available for purchase.***

paper towels / rags

1 roll - masking tape / green painter's tape

2 - painting board - either cardboard or cor-plast (plastic sign material form the hardware store) approx minimum size 11?x14? size

2 - water containers (washes and washing paint off brushes) these can be yogurt containers, plastic cups etc?.

1- hair dryer

1 - magic eraser like Mr. Clean magic eraser or Scotch Brite Erasing Pad or similar

1- sponge - synthetic or sea sponge

Things like masking tape, sponge, water containers, painting board, paper towels/rag can be purchased from the dollar store for those who are on a budget.
Cancelled class on January 15 and the make-up class will be on March 18.

Age Category

6 - Adult

Location

Tapestry Rooms 2821 Heather St.

Prerequisites

CCA Membership: Douglas Park Y-2
or CCA Membership: Douglas Park Y-2

Instructor

Divinity Chan

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