For this class you can respond to the artwork of Frida Kahlo with any medium. I will
provide demonstrations that focus on drawing or painting with watercolor, but if you
have another medium that you want to work with be my guest - you could paint with
acrylic, work in collage, photo, or any other art form.
I am a strong believer in using whatever is available to make art. So if you already
have paints, paper, and brushes and don't want to buy new ones, feel free to bring
what you have and we will work with it. If you would like to get new or different
supplies please do.
Below is my recommendation for drawing supplies:
- Art pencils in a variety of hardness (HB, 4B, 6B, etc). f you like you work with charcoal
that can work for this class too.
- Drawing paper.
- A Pencil sharpener
This is good general guide watercolor supplies.
- Watercolor paper 140 lb or thicker, I prefer to buy full sheets (@22"x30") and cut them down to size. We will use at least 4 full sheets (or the equivalent).
I recommend getting 4 sheets of reasonably priced paper.
- Watercolor paints - Paints come in cake or tube form. Either is fine for this class.
Some colors I like for skin tones are:
- Titanium buff, Raw Sienna or Quinacridone Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Quinacridone
deep Gold, Alizarin Crimson or Quniacrodone Burnt Scarlet, and Prussian Blue.
- Brushes - is good to have a variety of sizes, big, medium, little
- Example: 2,4,8 round, 3/4", and 1" flat
- Extras: A sponge, A spray bottle, A pallet