Custom Watercolor Block Tutorial | Gina Furnari | Skillshare
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4 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. WatercolorBlock Intro

    • 2. WatercolorBlock Tutorial Materials

    • 3. WatercolorBlock makingtheblock

    • 4. WatercolorBlock Cover


About This Class

Watercolor blocks—stretched sheets of artist quality paper in a convenient stack—are a valuable piece of a painter's toolkit. In this class I will walk you through the techniques and materials I use to produce them in my studio. 

Why you want one:

Making art is a bit like cooking, it's always great to get your prep work out of the way first so you can create freely. With a block there's no need to stretch each individual sheet of paper before you can get to work, the pages are all ready for you to start creating.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to assemble the block
  • What materials are best to use and where to buy them

What you need: 

  • 140lb+ Wet Media 
  • Paper (I used Arches cold press) 
  • Book Board
  • PVA glue
  • Cover stock
  • Steel ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder
  • Rotary/Xacto blade
  • Artist tape
  • 2 Wood Boards 
  • 4 Clamps
  • Cutting mat

Please download this pdf for a full and detailed list of the tools & materials needed.





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Gina Furnari

Artist, Designer, and Founder of Arty Sketchbooks

Gina is an artist and freelance designer living and working in NJ. She holds a BFA in painting and art history from The Hartford Art School and has been artist in residence at ListH?s in ?lafsfj?r?ur, Iceland and Makeshift Society Brooklyn.

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