LIVE ONLINE Creative Watercolor Methods & Techniques

Levels: All levels

Offered: Four Fridays, February 11-March 4, 2-3:30pm

Instructor: Robert Dvorak


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This online class is for people who enjoy watercolor painting and would like to learn new methods and techniques. This workshop will teach you many new ways to create beautiful watercolor paintings.
You will learn:
  • new ways to experiment with watercolor.
  • a variety of secrets for creating skies and trees and still life subjects.
  • over thirty techniques to create patterns and textures including resists, brush techniques, and alternatives to the brush.
  • how to use of sprays and spatters to create colorful layers, distance and textures.
  • how to get magical effects with wet on wet applications.
  • new ways to use color, gray, black, and opaque white
  • how to create new ideas for larger paintings
You will watch up close step-by-step painting demonstrations, try them along with Mr. Dvorak, and come away from the class with many new techniques for painting in watercolor.  If you have had some previous watercolor painting experience with Mr. Dvorak, on your own, or in some other class, you will find this workshop will open you up to new and exciting ways to paint.
Materials required:
A #10 or #12 round brush. Or a Chinese calligraphy brush about the same size. Chinese calligraphy brushes and Sable hair brushes hold more water than the synthetic brushes.
A 3/4” or 1” flat watercolor  o. Or a 1” Hake brush.
A watercolor palette filled with watercolor paint.
Colors can be what you have but you must have some black. Robert will be using: Permanent Rose or Alizarine Crimson, Vermillion, Azo yellow (Aureolin), Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Phthalocyanine Blue or Prussian Blue, Hookers Green or Viridian Green, Burnt Sienna. You don’t have to have al these colors, but you will need black. Burn Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow are also good colors to have. I am not a fan of the Cadmiums.
A No. 2 HB or 2B pencil (sharp), a cotton rag, some tissues.
One full sheet of 140# cold pressed watercolor paper torn down to 8– 7.5” x 11” sheets and a backing board or one watercolor block 8” x 10” or 9” x 12”.
A water container–an empty peanut butter jar or a yogurt container will work fine.
A mouth atomizer–available from art suppliers and a small plastic cup or shot glass.
A wooden skewer
Some crayons. A small box of 6 to 12 colors is fine.
A spray bottle with water.
Some salt.
Some sheets of copy paper.
Some masking tape.
A plastic card, (door key or old credit card),
A scissors.
A knife. A pocket knife, a utility knife, or an Xacto knife.
Some heavy white paper for mounting paintings–will discuss in first class.
Instructor:  Robert Regis Dvorák has been making drawing and painting easy to learn and fun to practice for 35 years. A California artist and keynote speaker on subjects of creativity, he has authored: Travel Drawing and Painting, Drawing without Fear, The Magic of Drawing, Experiential Drawing, and The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, The Pocket Drawing Book, articles on drawing and watercolor painting in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magazine and his latest book, A Book About Nothing and Other Tips on Telling Topics.

Fee: 150.00 non-members Join Now

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