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Colors of France

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

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$ 170  

Join in on this fun little journey to France! Let's spend a fun day imagining that we are on vacation painting our way through the warm sunshine countryside of southern France. With a few watercolor and art supplies, you will be ready to capture memories of your imaginary travels in a colorful and unique way. You will create a lasting memory of your travel adventures through painting watercolor paintings, adding mixed-media, and incorporating collected treasured items such as postcards, maps, napkins or wine labels. Jacqueline will share her favorite techniques on how to prepare pages for adding collected ephemera and treasured items to your travel art journal. This will be a great way to learn techniques that you can use to create a watercolor art journal while on any adventure. Summers in France are filled with colorful rolling fields of bright red poppies and cheerful sunflowers - all fun to paint. All levels welcome.

Materials fee $15 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

extra watercolor paint, artist tape, stencils, black gesso, white acrylic paint, matte medium, rubber stamps and ink, Masa paper

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or 9 x 12 or a good quality watercolor journal.
• A board and a clip to hold loose paper while painting
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Pencil, eraser, permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• Water container and a small spray bottle
Optional: alphabet rubber stamps, washi tape for decorating journal pages, Posca paint markers.

A note about color from Jacqueline – Here are some of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette:

Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Meininger. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Meininger.

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