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Watercolors: Painting From Photos

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CourseGraphic Using photos for reference can be a valuable tool for an artist. Photography not only captures a moment in time, but offers the ability to incorporate elements into a painting that would be impossible to do otherwise. This class will explore how to use photographic images to get a better understanding of structure, and composition possibilities when executing watercolor paintings. Students can pull from a library of their own photos that can be enlarged (no photos of animals or people please), or may choose from a selection provided by the instructor.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Thu.  
  Weekly - Thu.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  MPL - Main
  Congregation Shomrei Emunah.

Instructor : Heidi Sandecki 



Please read:  LINK for supplies: The fee for first time watercolorists will cost approximately $90. ART SUPPLIES Painting from Photographs & Introduction to Watercolor Painting Aquarelle Arches watercolor paper block 10 X 14 140lb. cold press 100% cotton (3) Pencils Kneaded Eraser Creative Plastic Palette (with lid) 12 x 16 watercolor palette Basic palette knife (for removing paper from block) Plastic container for water (can be an old pickle, mayonnaise, jar—the larger the better). Paper towels. Bring at least 3 torn-off sheets to every class. (Bounty is best). Watercolor Brushes- Simply Simmons Synthetic Mix watercolor brushes or Robert Simmons Sapphire Watercolor brushes. ROUND: #6, #8, #10 FLAT: 1 inch. Watercolor Tube Paints- All pigments must be placed on your palette before the first class in order for them to dry out. Consult the palette setup handout for instructions. Grumbacher Academy .25 oz tubes Cadmium Yellow Pale Gamboges Hue (yellow) Cadmium Red Light Alizarin Crimson Cobalt Blue Hue Thalo Blue Sap Green Burnt Umber



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/8/2018 - 2/15/2018 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Heidi Sandecki 
2/22/2018 - 3/15/2018 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Montclair, Congregation Shomrei Emunah  Map Heidi Sandecki