Basic Watercolour Techniques

CCOM 1016

Primary Techniques in Watercolor

Learn the fundamental techniques essential to enter into the world of watercolor painting. Use your creativity with primary colors to walk away with your very own 5” x 7” composition.

Explore the uses of various materials and mediums available to the watercolor painter and get out your brush!  Jump right into painting and be exposed to techniques such as flat & graded wash, wet in wet, dry brush, spray techniques, color lifting, edge softening and layering.  Use primary colors to learn the power of complimentary colors.  Janel will teach you how basic techniques are key to being creatively successful with watercolor.

This learn-through-play method will suit those who have never lifted a brush and those amateurs looking to gain insight into the basic techniques of the watercolor medium.

Materials: There is a $20 (cash) materials fee payable to the instructor at the class. The fee covers the brushes, paper, water buckets, paints, and paper towel. Or if you prefer to purchase your own materials or you have your own, here is the list of materials. (You may find some materials are available at Endeavours, Michaels, or online).

  • Brushes: Simmons Synthetic Watercolour Value set includes four brushes: 1/2" Flat Wash and three Rounds of various size for $10.99 (might want to add on a 1" Wash from Simmons). Or a lower quality set is available from Protégé, which includes different brushes, 3 small ones and one 3/4" wash brush at $4.99.
  • Paper: Strathmore 300 series watercolor paper. It's $2.25/sheet for 22"x30”.  
  • Paint: M. Graham (best for re-wetting).  One tube of the following colors: Azo Yellow ($11.99) Permanent Alizarin Crimson ($19.99) Ultramarine Blue ($13.99)
  • Sponges: Package of assorted natural sponges for $7.59
  • Aquabord: 5" x 7" - 3 packs are $10.19 if you're buying more than three packs.

Instructor: Janel Guthrie
Times: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Dates: (FALL) Saturday, October 14, 2017 (One Class)
                (FALL) Saturday, November 18, 2017 (One Class)
                (WINTER) Saturday, February 10, 2018 (One Class)
                (WINTER) Saturday, March 24, 2018 (One Class) 
Location: (Oct.) Room 123, Marshall D'Avary Hall, UNB Fredericton campus (click here to view the UNB campus map)
                    (Nov., Feb., & Mar.) Room 26, Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, UNB Fredericton Campus (click here for campus map)
Course Fee: $55 (+HST)

About the Instructor
Primary techniques in watercolor - Janel GuthrieFrom a very early age, Janel studied visual art, focusing on color theory, fundamental principals of design, portraiture and various paint mediums. She graduated in 2004 with a Diploma in Fine Craft, Jewelry/Metal Arts from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She is passionate about color and revels in testing new techniques in various mediums. She has worked with a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic and metals, although she specializes in portraitures. Her intention with her portraits is to connect with her client and capture the essence of the individual subject. Life has moved her all over the province, but she is now settled back in Fredericton, where she has picked up her brush with a flourish and is back on the art scene with intensity.

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