About Online Zoom Workshops:
This is an online art class using the program Zoom which allows for group video calls.
Learn art and get creative from the comfort of your own home!
Students will need a computer or a phone with video and audio capabilities in order to join the zoom video calls (online workshops). All online workshops will be recorded as well so participating students will be sent the video after the online workshop has ended.
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After purchasing this online course here through our online store, the Post Road Art Center staff will receive a notification and will then manually register you for the appropriate online workshop.
Once we do this you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the call when class time comes. Please contact us if don't receive an email.
We recommend that you following the link in the confirmation email to download zoom (free) ahead of time so that you can more easily hop on the call when class time comes.
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 16th - 11:00am-1:00pm
Come join Michele for an online watercolor workshop. You’ll be able
to view Michele’s paper as she demonstrates watercolor techniques followed by a
full painting. You’ll be able to paint alongside her, ask questions and interact with other students.
- A 9x12 pad or block (although I’ll be using 11”x15” paper so people
can see what’s going on).
Arches cold press 140lb is a lovely paper when people are learning.
It dries slowly allowing people to take their time over their paintings. Other good papers are Fabriano Artistico, Winsor and Newton professional and Fluid 100. Cheaper paper (e.g. Strathmore, Canson XL) can be hard to work with for full paintings but can be used in a pinch. This is also very useful for exercise and technique work.
- Ultramarine blue
- Phthalo blue
- Naphthol red or Windsor red
- Quinacridone Rose
- Yellow ochre
- Lemon yellow
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt umber
- Cadmium orange
- Cerulean blue
Artist’s quality paints are best (e.g. M Graham, Winsor and Newton,
Holbein, Daniel smith) but student colors can work well. I recommend
tube paints but pans are fine - they just need a little more effort to
get the right pigment load on the brush. If you do have non-artists quality paints consider
buying a tube of ultramarine and a tube of burnt sienna from an artist's quality line.
I’ve noticed that the cheaper brands make it difficult to get the
darkest darks. If you’re using pans then they usually come in a box with mixing
space. For tube paints a cheap white plastic palette with a folding
lid is ideal. The lid should keep the paints moist between sessions.
- A size 10 or 12 round can be used for 90% of your painting.
Sables are nice but a good synthetic is almost as good at a fraction of the
price. My favorites are Escoda Versatil and Princeton Aqua Elite.
- A mechanical pencil
- A kneadable eraser
- Paper towels
- Water container
* Post Road Art Center is still available to help you get all the supplies you need for class. Place orders by phone (508-485-2580), email (email@example.com), or send a message via our website.
CLASS POLICIES: Classes will be canceled and refunds will be provided if there are less than 3 people signed up for class. All of our normal class policy's apply to online courses. See class policies on our class page.
*Image: Watercolor Painting by Michele Clamp