Experimenting with Watercolor - Maximum 10 Members
This course will provide an introduction to watercolor media and techniques, as students gain experience working with this entertaining and challenging media. Participants will learn about watercolor basics and will practice a variety of techniques. Zoom time will be used for demonstrations and critiques, and participants will have assignments to complete.
The first class, which starts on October 5th, will provide an introduction to paints, brushes, and paper, etc. Participants will be given some practice exercises to complete before the second class. Each class period will provide time for questions and comments, critique of finished work, and an introduction to the next project. The hope is that critique, comments, and questions will take about 30-45 minutes, with the remaining time used for participants to work on the assignment for the week.
While this is a first time zoom painting class, painting classes have been done via videos and television instruction, so, with flexibility of the instructor and participants, it will be an enjoyable way to block out time for individuals to create projects of watercolor medium.
Kal will go over materials during the first class, in case members wish to wait before purchasing materials. Items can also be purchased online at Dick Blick, or if you are a beginner, someone you know might lend you the tools you need to get started.
1. A set of watercolor tubes (student grade is a good place to start - not too cheap or
2. A few watercolor brushes (soft hair brushes-small, medium, and large)
3. Watercolor paper (pads of 140 lb., and a board to use to support the paper)
4. Palette - larger is more useful than smaller
5. Painter's tape is useful to hold down the paper while you work
6. Container for water, a sponge, paper towels, pencil, eraser, waterproof ink pen, etc.
7. Small bottle of liquid masque (if you wish)
8. Other items will be discussed as the class progresses
Instructor - KAL ELMORE
Kathy (Kal) Elmore taught art at Bangor High School for about 25 years, but is now happily retired and enjoys teaching in other settings. She has always worked to encourage the best possible outcomes for all of her students and will continue to do so through workshops, classes, and private lessons. Kal has a great deal of experience teaching many different media and helps her students to develop new skills and understandings. Her own work involves mostly printmaking and collage, but she also enjoys watercolor painting and book arts.
PVSC is fortunate to have her try our first art class on zoom.