Poured Painting: Architecture

Instructor: Janet Arsenault
Description: Be prepared to let go of the urge to control paint in the traditional way! Using watercolors and a photographic reference of a street scene, students will work through a series of steps to create a finished "poured" painting. Focus will be on learning the technique while the instructor provides guidance through each stage of the pouring process. Techniques will include using a brush with masking fluid and the gradual building of layers through transparent watercolor. Students may bring their own photographic reference of a building or street scene or use one provided. Experience with brush handling and painting with watercolor is beneficial, but not mandatory! SUPPLIES NEEDED: HB and 4B drawing pencils, Size 05 Micron pen (brown or black), 15 ml professional grade watercolors in red, yellow, cobalt, and indigo, "Pic-up" eraser, roll of masking tape, roll of paper towels, an assortment of watercolor brushes (3 short handle round, 2 flat), a 3-4" soft flat brush, watercolor palette or butcher tray, 3 water-tight containers (such as baby food jars), any sketch pad 8x10" or larger. Estimated cost = $100
Dates: January 22-March 4
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Number of Sessions: 7
Age: 16 and older
Cost: $175 ($150 member)