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Possibilities are endless. The focus of this course will be to continue expanding our repertoire of techniques. We will explore and master the specifically challenging topics of water, shadow, and figures.  

Introduction to Watercolors
The objectives of this class are to develop, at an introductory level, abilities in watercolor painting. Students will acquire an understanding of the tools and terms in this medium. We will experiment with dry, damp and wet surfaces to explore some of the possibilities and outcomes. In addition to mastering basic washes, we will investigate glazing and layering as well as application techniques.  Supply list available.

Watercolors Part 2 - NEW DATES 11/3 - 12/8
Building on our beginners’ course, we will explore a host of new and traditional techniques. At each class we will present and resolve problems in rendering skies, rocks, trees, water, and figures. Supply list available.

Min 4/Max 15   (No Senior discount)
Instructor:  Pauline Cook

Supply List for Introduction to Watercolors
Paper: Arches 100% Cotton 140 pound Rough - 7" x 10" or larger
Brushes: Size 7", 8", or 9" Round of a decent quality   
Watercolor brushes available at local craft stores are adequate
               Size 1/2" to 1" Square   of a decent quality
               Rigger or small Detail   Number 1 is fine
Watercolor Paint: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Crimson                
Drawing board (any material will suffice) 10 x 10 (at the least)
Pallette (a white dish will be fine)
Masking tape - 1/2" to 3/4" (Hardware quality is fine)  
Paper towels, sponge, soft rag  (any or all)
2 water containers    (6oz - 8oz will do)
Utility knife or a used credit card
Spray bottle (fine mist) 
Supply List for Phase II Watercolors
Original Supplies and Tools (see required list for Intro to Watercolor)
Additions are:
Brushes:  A small Fan Brush  (#1 - at your discretion)
               A mop brush  (at your discretion - used for washes)
Paints:    White Gouache, Payne's Gray, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre,                              Cadmium Red, Hooker's Green Lt, Cadmium Orange

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Watercolors Part 2 
18y and up N/A 02/23/2024 - 03/22/2024
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

South Portland Community Center - Casco Bay Room
$70.00 Res, $80.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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