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"Paint Better in Watercolor"

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"Paint Better in Watercolor" for Beginner-Experienced Beginners with Susan Winslow

$150 + materials (some supplies included, see full supply list below in the "Supply List" tab)

Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25th from 10-4pm

Become a confident watercolorist by learning the tools that will allow you to achieve great drawings, beautiful gradients, and more!

*Limited to 10 students only. 

This class is great for new and returning beginners as it would be a great refresher. Master certain essential techniques by practicing to do a gradated wash and learning the tools of the trade. Understand the breakdown of pigments by understanding which paints are translucent stainers and sedimentary pigments. Learn the basic knowledge about composition, contrast, positive, and negative space. Plus, how to stretch watercolor paper & why…

 On day two, learn to be aware of successful composition, where is the center of interest, how to make contrast work for a successful outcome. Practice using a light table to transfer that successful drawing onto watercolor paper.

Susan will demonstrate how to lay out initial washes to establish you light and dark patterns and how to use the palette properly. Use your own photos and drawings for this process and she will show you how scale (enlarge a 4”6” photo) to a quarter sheet of watercolor paper. 


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“I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. After graduating from college, I taught drawing and painting at the secondary level, and later found other creative outlets: illustrating a children’s book, and working on set direction for the Smithsonian Institution and also at a maritime museum in New York. After a twenty year career in advertising and graphic ad design, I retired, and now I am painting full time in the medium of watercolor. 

Artists of the past and the present speak to me with their music, stories and poems. However, it is with painters that I feel a special kinship.

Painting is my way of expressing delight in my everyday surroundings. I walk the beaches and observe the moods of the ocean and the people at play and contemplation. I delight in the patterns created by sunlight playing on palm fronds, the subtle color gradations of foliage, and the majesty of the old oak trees and sycamores indigenous to this part of the world.”





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All material for the workshop is available at SC Art Supply with the exceptions noted below.


2 sheets of Arches 22’x30" 140 lb cold press (watercolor blocks not encouraged)

NO Strathmore or student grade, but Fabriano 140 lb is okay


Gator board or foam core for mounting your paper. (Gator board can be purchased and cut for  you at SC Art Supply. You can share this expense with someone else taking the workshop. This board should be a board 12”x16” or larger as we’ll be working on 1/4 sheets of paper (11”X15”)


Brushes: I use a Lowel Cornell #12 or #14- it has a great point and it holds plenty of wash. These are available at SC Art Supply. Bring any brushes with you and we can discuss their merits and limitations. And I will bring flats and other sized rounds for you to experiment with.


Pencils: I prefer working with a mechanical pencil 0.7 or 0.5 as they leave less carbon print on the paper, but an HB pencil will do. Also an kneaded eraser as it ls less abrasive on the paper surface.


Pigments: I have been gravitating more and more to Daniel Smith brand but WInsor Newton, Holbein and Da Vinci are all good brands, as are all the pigments carried at SC Art Supply. But please no student grade or pans. 

Greens: Viridian and Phtalo Green - YELLOW shade (DS) or Hooker’s Green 

if you already have it

Yellow: Quinacridone Gold (DS) and any other yellows you might have on 


Oranges and Reds: Quinacridone Burnt Orange (DS) or Burnt Sienna if you 

already have it on hand

Quin Rose (DS) or Permanent Rose

Carmine (DS) or Alizarin Crimson

Permanent Orange (DS) or Cadmium Orange 

Blues: Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue

( I encourage you to bring your own pigments if you have them on hand as we will be doing color swatches in the workshop)


Color Wheel. I will supply you with a value scale. Any returning students, please bring this along.


Palette: John Pike, Steve Quiller or Holbein are all fine but WAIT to fill wells until the workshop


Sharpie pen


Sketch book for note taking and sketching. Roll of paper towels and/or box of tissues, reference material (photos sketches etc for 2nd day of workshop)