Offered: One Saturday Morning 01/18/20, 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Claire Mills
Location: Santa Cruz Art League
Come join me in exploring the history and world of Delftware and this unique and beautiful shade of blue – Delft Blue. Painting with just one color invites us to examine the range and tones we can achieve using just water and paint. The 17th Century Dutch Delftware artists were masters of this, but their techniques and observations of human life and its depiction can still be applied to the art we create today. Using the Schminke Horadam Delft Blue Watercolor paint we will study and learn depth, range and tones of color. After a brief lecture and discussion about the origins of this unique art form, we will jump straight into creating our own Delft Blue color-wheel and replica Delftware artwork, adding a 21st century twist too. Please bring your favorite watercolor brushes (small to medium size) and a small, clean palette. A $5 materials fee will include Arches watercolor paper templates (color wheel, tiles, windmill, plate and grids) and the Schminke Horadam Delft Blue Watercolor paint, all provided by the teacher.
Claire is a self-taught artist who discovered painting after attending watercolor classes with Linda Lord at the Santa Cruz Art League. She paints every day, dividing her time between watercolor & acrylic mediums and considers herself a permanent student of art learning and employing new techniques and methods when creating her artwork. She recently started a small fabric & paper design company.