Experimenting with Watercolor Spring 2021
This course will provide an introduction to and/or a review of watercolor media and techniques.
Participants will gain experience working with this entertaining and challenging media. The participants can be beginning students or those with some experience...we can adjust the projects to the needs of the individual. Participants will learn about watercolor basics and will practice a variety of techniques. Zoom time will be used for critiques and demonstrations and participants will have suggested assignments to complete.
The first class will provide an introduction to paints, brushes, and paper, etc. Participants will be given some practice exercises to complete before the next class. Each class period will provide time for critique of finished work, questions and comments, and an introduction to the next project. My hope is that critique, comments, and demonstration will take about 30 -45 minutes - then the remaining time will be used for participants to work on the assignment for the week. I think that participants will be able to start
the assignment during Zoom time but will need to spend some independent time on the work also.
Kal will go over materials during the first class. If participants want to gather things ahead of time, a list is included below. Materials can be purchased on line at Dick Blick or other art supply companies. 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 in 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.
Kal was brave to teach PVSC's first Zoom watercolor class in the fall of 2020, which was very well-received. Fortunately, she is ready and willing to offer another zoom class for PVSC.