Getting Started with Watercolors: Supplies, Basics and Layering

Getting Started with Watercolors: Supplies, Basics and Layering - student project

Getting Started with Watercolors: Supplies, Basics and Layering - image 1 - student project

Not sure where to start with watercoloring? Learn the basics to this fun medium with the help of a self proclaimed watercolor addict!

In this workshop we'll cover everything from buying supplies, basic steps with drawing then adding color and building up your paintings with layering. Soon you'll learn that this playful medium isn't as intimidating as you might think but really one of the most fluid and forgiving mediums to explore. 

First we'll discuss shopping for supplies and the terminology: hot versus cold press paper, different shapes and types of brushes, tubes versus pans of watercolors, fun additional supplies you can play with and of course our favorite brands!

And then we start to play! We'll cover watercoloring basics and a quick intro to the color wheel so you'll be prepared for layering. We'll give you our best tips and tricks along the way from picking a subject, breaking it down into shapes with pencil then diving in and adding the first brushstrokes of paint!

From there we'll discuss layering and adding more colors and textures to bring your pieces to life and make them more realistic with shadows and top marks. 

Perfect for beginners, or intermediate students who just want a new perspective on an old favorite. 

Class Outline can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16QPkgjqhBhJs58NNVBHTt9gP_cVvXKBqqBTGGkbiC4Q/edit?usp=sharing