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Colors of Italy

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Monday March 23

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$ 170  

Join in on this fun staycation to Italy! Let's spend a fun day imagining that we are on vacation painting our way through the warm Tuscan sunshine. With a few watercolor and art supplies, you will be ready to capture memories of your imaginary journey 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. All levels welcome. Ciao Bella!

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

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

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, ½ inch watercolor flat, 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.
• 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, Molotow masking pen, Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers

These are several 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.


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. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh


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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.

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