Full course description
Thursdays, 6/3/2021-7/1/2021, 6pm-8pm
Instructor Joyce Nojima
During a fully synchronized 5-day workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of composition, perspective and lighting and apply that to paintings done in a sketchbook. Our visual renderings will be done quickly with a focus on improving fundamental painting skills and confidence. Workshops will begin with a live demo, followed with time dedicated towards practicing these methods and to answer any individual questions. No previous painting and drawing experience are required.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.
Watercolor Paint Tubes (You might find all these colors in a premade set ie : Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Painting Plus Set for $34.69): - burnt umber - cadmium yellow - cadmium red - yellow ochre - alizarin crimson - cerulean blue - viridian - prussian blue - titanium white
Brushes (Soft nylon, sable or any that is specifically for watercolor): - #16 or higher Pointed Round ($15.07) - #4 or smaller Round (This is often included in watercolor sets) ($9.29)
Dry Materials: Pencil ($0.10) Kneaded eraser ($1.15) Plastic eraser (recommended: Staedtler) ($2.29) Straight edge ruler ($3.59)
Surfaces: - A watercolor art journal or sketchbook with heavy weighted paper no less than 80lbs. Choose a size that you will be comfortable holding in your lap but no smaller than 6” x 8”. ($20.00)
Misc: - If the watercolor paint set does not have a palette then you will need a plastic palette like Mijello Airtight watercolor palette ($9.10) - Rags or paper towels ($1.19) - (1) Cup or jar to hold water - (1) Roll of masking or painter’s tape ($3.63)