Watercolor in Barrington
Watercolor in Barrington
The Beauty of watercolor painting starts in the mind of the artist. The possibilities of capturing and conveying your intent are, like your imagination, endless. Experiencing the freedom and joy of painting in watercolor is our goal. Visualizing a beautiful landscape and capturing it on paper is our objective.
The Adventure begins by selecting your favorite photos. We'll dive into understand intent, composition and value, all in an effort to tell a compelling story. (side benefit: By understanding composition and story, you'll soon discover you're taking better photos too) You’ll learn important watercolor techniques and slowly add layers of complexity to create art that is uniquely yours.
This is a class designed for students who want to learn the fine art of painting in Watercolor.
We will meet on Thursday mornings for the month of August. August 3rd will be our first class. Following classes will be August 10, 17, 24, 31 from 9:00am - 12:00 noon. We will meet at the Barrington Library.
No experience is necessary. Basic artistic concepts pertaining to the medium will be covered, such as Transparency, Simplification, Composition, Color Theory, Color Harmony and Value. A fundamental, hands-on working knowledge of the medium and equipment will be addressed. Emphasis will be on discovery of intent, (why paint this scene in the first place) value study of lights, mid-tone and darks to tell the best story, growing skills and confidence building. Specific techniques will be addressed to help students make positive decisions and work through to complete paintings, all with much fun and no fear. If this sounds like this class was designed for you, it is. Reserve your place at the table, i'd love to have you.
Photographs: What to paint? Students should take this time to assemble photographs and or reference material of subject matter they are passionate about and would like to paint. Select 12-24 or more images that appeal to you. I’ll bring a set of images you can use to paint from as well, but I’ll encourage you to bring images you shot yourself, or have personal memories and emotions attached. It’s best to print these at your local Walgreens or CVS. Having them digitally on a tablet or phone works ok, but I’ve found folks need to keep turning them back on after they dim. I would challenge you to select a diversity of subjects.
Some students may already have equipment, so feel free to bring whatever supplies you have. Additional supplies can be purchased at a local Blick or via mail/internet order catalog stores such as Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies at 1-800-227-2788 or www.cheapjoes.com. You needn’t buy the most expensive art equipment, but it is essential that you buy good quality supplies.
A full list of supplies will be sent after signing up.