Introduction to Watercolor
Get introduced to watercolors or refresh your knowledge of the medium. We’ll explore our materials, then cover application methods like wet-on-wet, glazes, blocks, resists and lifts. We’ll also cover work area set-up, composition set-up, lost and found edges, transferring imagery, and methods for controlling the paint. With an emphasis on value as a way to produce convincing compositions, class discussions will touch on color theory, light, texture, and transparency. We’ll paint from direct observation and reference photos. Expect lots of one-on-one guidance and detailed demonstration from the instructor. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of this medium and its expressive possibilities.
- Students will receive an informational booklet; all other supplies must be purchased or brought to class from the materials list below.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
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About the Instructor
Richmond based painter Kathy Calhoun is honored to have received awards and recognitions both as a teacher and a painter. She holds degrees in art education (JMU) and painting (VCU). Her work is in private and corporate collections in several states and Europe. Kathy is also a member of Art Space Gallery and a professor of Design Foundation at John Tyler Community College. Finding a vibrant balance between discipline and creativity is her inspiration that she strives to share with her students.See More Classes By Instructor Instructor Website