STUDENTS WILL NOT BE SIGNED UP UNLESS THEY EMAIL TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-858-9069 $20 MATERIALS FEE. Go to http://www.brooklynartistsgym.com/programs/classes/ for more info. In-class assignments, group critiques, and an overview of contemporary and historical watercolor art with a few demonstrations. The course outline includes an introduction to materials: paints, papers, preparations, paint quantity, and painting with water. Focus will be given to inventing the medium for yourself. In doing this we will explore different techniques: line, pooling, painting wet and dry, saturation, layering, paper orientation, (painting horizontally vs. flat), and using other mediums with watercolor. We will go over Color Theory and mix colors from the primaries while learning to address highlights and shadows by working with and without black and white paint. Artists will be painting both from observation and from the imagination. Discussion on composition, and negative space will take place and students will experience painting from still life with different textures and surfaces, portraits, and if weather permits, we will paint landscapes on location. Concept and illustrative work will also be welcome and encouraged.