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AVO8730

Course
AVO8730
Course Title
Basic Watercolor Techniques

Description

It's time to play in watercolor!  Often called the most expressive paint medium, watercolor is sure to help you discover your creative spirit. Start with proper materials including paints, brushes and palettes; add tips and techniques in washes, glazing and more, then experiment with the design concepts of space, composition and color .  

Objectives

  • To complete at least three projects in class using different techniques.
  • Participate in class critiques.

Content

1.     Review

  • Color mixing
  • Process of watercolor painting

2.      Project in hot pressed paper         

3.      Cold pressed paper

4.      Color schemes

  • Warm
  • Cool

 5.     Composition

 6.     Masking out

 7.    Use of tools

  • Sandpaper
  • Sponge
  • Saran wrap
  • Salt

 8.  Combining watercolor with other media

  •   Pastel
  •   Ink
  •   Pencil

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

Demonstration, individual help for personal growth

Evaluation

  • Exam:  No
  • Demonstration of Skills:  Yes
  • Class Participation:  Yes