Advanced Water Media Painting

Option 1: 10 Tues, September 12 – November 14, 2023
Option 2: 10 Wed, September 13 – November 15, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: *Please take note that the Tuesday class will be divided into two classrooms 3A & 5A, and Carolann will go back and forth.
Instructor: Carolann Dvorak
Level: Students who have already taken classes with Carolann will be eligible to take this advanced class.
Tuition: $390, Members save 10%
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Class Description

This class is for the intermediate to the advanced student looking to sustain or improve their watercolor, acrylic, or water-soluble oil painting techniques in a supportive environment. *Please take note that the Tuesday class will be divided into two classrooms 3A & 5A, and the instructor will go back and forth.

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Carolann's favorite paint colors
If you want to use acrylic: Basic set of Acrylic Paints (primary colors and white)…additional colors as you prefer. Will be discussed in class.
If you want to use water-soluble oils: Basic set of primary colors and white…more as wanted/needed
If want to use watercolors: A starter set in tubes is good…can add more colors later if needed.
****Choose Windsor Newton, Holbein or Golden brands for best results.
Canvas (for acrylic or water-soluble oils) 11X14 (or larger) canvas or canvas board.
Paper (if using watercolors) 11x14 (min) pad of 140lb cold press watercolor paper. I prefer sheets of 22X30 140LB cold pressed paper which we can make smaller by tearing in half.
Mixing tray for paints: large enamel ‘butchers tray’ is recommended (available at Jerry’s Artarama in Elmwood section of West Hartford.
Paper Towels
Water Container (old large yogurt container or large glass jar is fine).
Brushes: There are some brushes available in the classroom for your use if you are not sure of what to buy for the first class …after that will need a basic selection of types such as Brights, Flats Rounds etc. in Nylon.
Additional optional items
Gloss or glazing medium (we will discuss in first class, not essential)
Blue painters or masking tape (needed for watercolors…not essential for water based oils or acrylics.
Soft pencil (if you want to sketch prior to painting… not essential)
Table Easel (Stand easels available in classroom…so only needed if you prefer to sit while working)
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.