ARTiculations > Workshops > Introduction to Watercolour Painting (4 week)

Introduction to Watercolour Painting (4 week)

$195.00 One spot left! Please call the shop to register 416-901-7464

Managing a hard-to-manage medium:  As an introduction to watercolours, this course will introduce colour mixing techniques, and explore the use of watercolour’s flow and transparency properties. Students will learn to shade & model simple objects using principles that help produce strong colour and crisp edges where desired.  There will also be opportunities to experiment with other watercolour styles.

Materials not included

Suggested Colours:

Phthalo Blue
Ultramarine Deep
Cadmium Yellow Light
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red Light

Brushes:  the synthetic ones work very well

¼ inch flat is extremely useful, available as the Taklon White Sable series 980
A wider flat brush such as
¾ inch or 1 inch, also available in same make
A fine point brush, size 1, 2, or 3, available in either Gold Sable (series 700)
or in Taklon White Sable

A Palette with wells for colour mixing.
The medium-sized round metal ones are good for a starter.

Watercolour Paper

Any brand 140 lb. with a medium texture (Cold Press).  A Watercolour Pad is good for the workshop exercises, suggested size 8” X 10”.

N.B.  Paper described as Hot Press is too smooth for this workshop.
Apart from this stipulation, people who already have watercolour supplies are encouraged to bring them along – whatever the colours or brush sizes, we can work with what you have.

Everyone should bring:

A graphite pencil – hard lead, such as 2H, is best
A soft kneadable eraser
Two water containers – medium sized yogurt tubs or something like that
Paper towels for cleaning brushes
A small sponge for cleaning palette after class

Kathryn Naylor

Kathryn Naylor is a professional artist living and working in the Junction area of Toronto. She is an active member of Toronto’s West End Art Collective, participating in their exhibits and also managing the Collective website. Over the years she has focused on watercolours, coloured pencil, and acrylics, and has lately ventured into water-soluble oil painting.