Do you love the look of watercolor but aren't quite sure how to get started? Watercolor is everywhere in mixed media lately, with a dizzying selection of watercolor tools and products to choose from. In this class, we'll take the fear factor out of this fun and versatile form of painting and layer in lots of fun mixed media elements.
We'll start by learning a few terms, approaches, and brush strokes that are the foundation for an endless variety of techniques and projects. We'll then add in several household and mixed media products to create cool effects and unique looks.
With these core concepts under our belts, we'll play and experiment to create one-of-a-kind backgrounds. Then we'll make watercolored focal points both with basic brush strokes and by incorporating stamps and coloring images that can be combined with collage elements and other supplies to make beautifully layered mixed media artwork to frame, use as a card, or add to a journal.
Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:
• A variety of add-ins to create fun textures and effects with your watercolors
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• A basic set of watercolors with enough colors to create backgrounds and elements with variety (you can also mix your own if you feel confident.) Don't forget black and white! (Watercolor is a discipline where the quality of your supplies really does make a difference, but for this class you can even bring a set of Prang or Crayola kids watercolors and still learn the techniques and make the projects.)
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.