Watercolor I: Techniques and Color Theory

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Saturday October 31

9:30 AM  –  4:00 PM

Instructor: Brenda Jordan

Sat., Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and 21, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$220 members | $250 nonmembers

Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To have control of the brush, pigment and paper while learning to combine watercolor paints to create a rich and varied palette

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Prerequisites: Botanical Drawing I and II

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Students will learn the basics of transparent watercolor as a medium, and gain a foundational understanding of the brushes, paper, and paints suitable for botanical watercolor. Using a limited palette, students will explore techniques such as washes and glazes, and practice creating a full range of hues, shades and tones using the limited palette. Through demonstrations and exercises, students will produce a series of studies that demonstrate the foundational techniques of transparent watercolor and application of those techniques to rendering plant forms.

For the online classes, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day will be devoted to instruction, demos, and working together on initial studies. From 12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m., the instructor will be available to answer questions and assist students with their work. Students may remain on Zoom to work as a group or elect to complete these 3.5 hours on their own time. Assignments for the day will be due by Friday at 5 p.m. of the following week, so that the instructor can put together a power point of all assignments for an in-class critique the next morning. All assignments for the class will be due one month from the date of the last class. Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate core course.