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P336 - Grapevine

Carol Spohn
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - March 12

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$ 150  

An Introduction to collage and watercolor.

Tips and tricks abound in this watercolor painting including shaping the grape leaves with real leaves; we will also use gauze and other techniques to create this one of a kind painting. No two paintings turn out the same, and that is a good thing. All levels of painters will complete a successful painting using the step by step instruction. No drawing experience is necessary. I anticipate that most students will complete their painting in class. The painting can be hung vertical or horizontal, depending on your home décor choice.

Materials fee $23 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

• 10” x 22” Arches 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor paper with traced design on it

• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting 
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Gauze, marbleizing spray, grape leaves and other misc. supplies. 

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

 Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor/acrlyic brushes. I prefer round brushes and use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4 and variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) (I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Scissors
• A box of pop up tissues is necessary (like an inexpensive brand of Kleenex)
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary
• Board to support your painting


Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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