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Beginning Watercolor Class


Adult Enrichment / Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies -
Winter 2021

Instructor: Lea Makinen

Explore the delights of watercolor basics with a variety of detailed techniques to draw and paint beautiful pictures of animals and birds from the Northland. The instructor will guide you step-by-step to achieve the best results. This is a fun, creative, and interesting class! You will have two exciting pictures to show your friends and family. A downloadable reference picture will be sent to you prior to the first class. This class will be conducted via Zoom. No class 2/16.

Supplies needed:

Palette

(Good art supply stores include the UMD Bookstore, where you can purchase a professional quality palette with a lid and high quality brushes)

Plastic Watercolor Palette (9-10 wells or more) 

Brushes 

Short handled watercolor brushes 

Rounds--1, 1/16" wide 

Filberts--1, 3/8" wide pick two of these three 5/32", 5/8" or 1/4" 

Flat--1" wide 

Angle brush--(optional)--(small--1/4" wide, or less) 

Paper 

1-2 pads of Watercolor Paper in a size like 9x12, 11x14, 11x15, 12x15, 12x16, or 12x18 depending on availability. 120 lb. paper or higher (Arches is best) 

Paints

Watercolor paints-student grade (Like student grade: Winsor Newton's Cotman and Grumbacher Academy are best--or you could buy higher quality paints such as Winsor Newton or Daniel Smith for a more professional result. A set of paints is often the least expensive option.

Colors: 

Pthalo Green 

Pthalo Blue 

Ultramarine Blue 

Dioxazine Purple 

Titanium White (2) 

Mars Black (or Ivory Black) 

Magenta or Rose 

Yellow Medium (For Yellows, Oranges, and Reds, (Hansa, Acra, or Cadmium Hue is fine too) 

Yellow Light (for Yellows, Oranges, and Reds, (Hansa, Acra, or Cadmium Hue is fine too) 

Orange Medium (For Yellows, Oranges, and Reds, (Hansa, Acra, or Cadmium Hue is fine too)

Optional: 

Burnt Sienna 

Burnt Umber 

Yellow Ochre 

Miscellaneous: 

Water Jars: Like PB&J, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, etc. (glass or plastic) 

Paper Towels 

2b or hb pencil 

white vinyl eraser (or pink pearl) 

Sharpener (preferably with shavings catcher) 

Optional: (We probably won't need these right away) 

Sponge 

Plastic Wrap or plastic bag 

Aluminum Foil 

"Liquid Frisket"

Lea Makinen

Instructor

Lea Makinen is a degreed and experienced art teacher and working professional artist who has worked extensively with public and private schools in bringing quality visual arts programs to children and adults. She has won awards for her story illustrations and watercolors. Some of her work includes cartooning, calligraphy, drawing, acrylics and watercolor painting. She is also proficient in puppetry construction, costume and set design as well as theater arts. Many of her students have gone on to pursue art as a career in animation and design. Her art has been displayed in numerous galleries across the Northland. 

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5191-WI-2021

  Lea Makinen


Virtual ONLINE
Tuesdays, Jan 26 - Feb 23
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  No Class Feb 16


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Price: $ 50 00