Drawing, Sketching, & Painting Nature Workshop: Watercolors
Saturday, December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Will Janssen for a morning of experimenting, sharing, and improving our art skills and our observations of nature at Cool Spring Preserve/Case Nature Center!
PVAS Host: Will Janssen
Free and open to the public. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome and together we will begin developing or improving upon our skills. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants.
PVMN Continuing Education Credit Eligible
This session will take place at the Case Nature Center at Cool Spring Preserve, which is wheelchair accessible. Seating is available for most if not all of this session.
Do you want to create watercolor art? It is a learned skill, so as long as you have the desire and the interest, you just have to start! No question that some people will develop skills faster than others, but everyone can do it and have fun. You will make mistakes, we all do, which is how you learn and grow your skills.
This event will be an introduction to Watercolor covering the materials used to paint including papers, brushes, and paints. Some of topics will include: mixing colors, palette types, transparency versus opaque paints, color selection, staining versus tinting pigments, tubes versus pans, student grade versus artist professional paints, paper grades and textures, line and wash, studio versus Plein Air (outdoor painting), brush shapes and hair types, the four painting approaches, and brush water control which is one of the most important aspects of watercolor painting. A list of resources will be provided.
Materials to Bring: Watercolor supplies, if you have them. Previous sessions have covered drawing with pencils and pen/ink. So if you do not have watercolors feel free to bring other art materials. No experience is required to attend.
About our Host: Will is a retired Engineering Manager who has sketched and painted on and off for several years. Now that he is retired he tries to get outside to sketch or paint at least once a week and the rest of the time works in his studio. He started out as a Physics and Chemistry teacher and enjoys helping people learn new skills.