Beginner Watercolor

Summer: 8 Wednesdays, July 6 - August 24, 2022
Fall: 10 Wednesdays, September 14 - November 16, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Carolann Dvorak
Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Tuition Summer: $190 Non-Members / $171 Members
Tuition Fall: $240 Non-Members / $216 Members

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Class Description

Experience watercolor painting in all its exciting forms. Demonstrations by your instructor will take you along a journey from traditional to modern, from wet in wet to puddled paint, to drybrush, collage, and much more. Fun new techniques will be introduced each week. You will have opportunities to explore your personal vision with hands-on guidance. A perfect class for beginners or students looking for a refresher. No experience is needed.


Materials
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• Watercolor paint in tubes, sets. Best quality available. Various colors. Suggested Color list below.
• Watercolor Brushes: 1.5-inch wash brush, 1-inch flat square brush, #8 or #10 size round brush (pointed), #2 or #3 size round brush (pointed). Other brushes will be discussed in class.
• Watercolor paper: d'Arches 140lbs. cold press rag paper in sheets or blocks. 11" x14" or larger sheets. One sheet per class
• Paper Towels
• Mixing palette such as White Enamel Butcher Tray or white Plastic Palette
• Gum Arabic, small jar
• Small container rock/kosher salt
• Painters tape (Blue or Green)
• #2 Pencil
• Kneaded eraser

Suppliers
Dick Blicks – Plainville
Jerry’s Artarama - West Hartford
Michael's in Avon (has less of a selection and tends to be a little more expensive)


About the Instructor

Carolann has accrued an impressive list of honors and awards. A first class realist, you may come upon her work in the form of Trompe L'oeil (French for "fool the eye") murals, faux finished walls, and furniture. Carolann paints these illusory scenes in Oil or Acrylic using brushes, rags, sponges, or feathers. Wherever you find her Art, you will find it to be vibrant, happy and alive. Carolann has a BA degree Magna Cum Laude from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She has been teaching at FVAC since 1991. Visit Carolann's website.