No class on 10/24 & 11/21 This class is located at our eastside location.
Class InformationITEM #:F048TIME:06:30pm - 08:30pm (W)DATE:09/26 - 12/05FEE:$129.00LOCATION:CTC 331INSTRUCTOR:Sharon Schwane
Instructor: Sharon Schwane
Sharon is an educator who is passionate about encouraging others to explore the creative and joyful process of painting. She has sold and displayed work in various shows in the Northwest. Sharon has written and illustrated several children's books. Although watercolor is her first love, she also paints in acrylics and pastels.
Her work reflects her interest in design and stylization. Taking a subject to a place of exaggerated realism, or simplistic proportions, seems natural to her eye. Redefining the shapes of nature offers a challenge and a creative outlet for new ideas.
General Supply List
Please bring asterisked (*) items to the first class. Other items and may be added during the following meetings. We will discuss paints and supplies in class before you buy supplies you may not need.
Watercolors: If possible, use professional grade tube watercolors for your paintings. Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton, Holbein, and MaimeriBlu are good choices to use. Student grade paints, although cheaper, contain more binders and less pigment in the paint. and will not give you the colors you are looking for. If you already have paints, bring what you have.
- *Phthalo Blue or Ultramarine Blue
- *Pyrole Red or Alizarin Crimson
- *Permanent Yellow or Aureolin
- *Phthalo Green
- *Burnt Umber
- *Burnt Sienna
(You can create all the colors you will need with the 3 primary colors of blue, red and yellow.)
Brushes: I use soft synthetic/natural watercolor brushes.
- *1 – ½” or 1’ Flat
- *1 - #8 round
- *1 - #12 or #14 round
*Palette: A PIKE palette or Quiller palette has all of the color wells you will need, with a large area for mixing paint. A white Styrofoam plate will also work.
*Paper: Arches 140lb cold press is recommended. 2 to 3 sheets (22 x 28) or pad (8 ½ x 11 or 10 x 14 size) Paper quality is very important. The success of your painting can depend on the paper you use. Arches is highly recommended over other cheaper forms of watercolor paper. You will not get the proper effects and often will be frustrated with the results using other papers.
* Masking fluid and small disposable brush. Winsor Newton or Pebeo is recommended. Make sure it is lightly tinted, so it can be seen on white paper
* Small set of watercolor pencils (primary colors + brown, black, white)
- Roll of paper towels
- Spray bottle/mister
- Artist tape
- A piece of gator board or foam core to tape your paper
- Graphite pencil
- Carbon paper: Mona Lisa or Saral (graphite color)
Some supply sources:
- Dick Blick Portland Pearl district or dickblick.com
- Columbia Art and Drafting – Burnside in Portland - If you go to the stores, take your student registration and ask if they give a student discount.
- Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, or Winsor Blue
- Permanent Rose or Winsor Red
- Hanza Yellow Light or Indian yellow
- Sap Green
- Winsor Green
- Raw Sienna
- Permanent Orange
- Permanent Violet
- Small set of Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons
- Small sponge for texture
- Plastic wrap
- Small container of liquid soap
- Salt – table and/or kosher