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AVO8730

Course
AVO8730
Course Title
Basic Watercolor Techniques

Description

Remember those first "masterpieces" you made for your parents' refrigerator from simple watercolor paint sets?  Who'd guess you could use those same paints to create such beauty as an adult! Awaken your creative spirit under the guidance of our popular instructor as you learn to use watercolors, often called the most expressive paint medium. Learn about paints, brushes and palettes, washes, glazing and more while experimenting with the design concepts of space, composition and color.  Soon you'll be on your way to celebrating life through art!  All skill levels welcome.

 

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 and direction

Evaluation

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