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4 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. WatercolorBlock Intro

      2:14
    • 2. WatercolorBlock Tutorial Materials

      1:20
    • 3. WatercolorBlock makingtheblock

      8:48
    • 4. WatercolorBlock Cover

      5:54

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.