Watercolor I: Techniques and Color Theory

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Saturday January 11

9:30 AM  –  4:00 PM

Saturdays: Jan. 11, 18 and 25 (Snow date: Feb. 1) | 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$220 members | $250 nonmembers

Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To gain 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

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, explore techniques such as washes and glazes and practice creating a full range of hues, shades and tones. Produce a series of studies that demonstrate the foundational techniques of transparent watercolor and applications of those techniques to rendering plant forms through demonstrations and exercises. Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate core course