Winter Wonderland Watercolors
w/ Susan Stranz


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Winter Wonderland Watercolors

Location: Held off-site at the Yarmouthport Firehouse. 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks) Beginning January 9
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168


Paint the stunning beauty of winter with watercolor…. Focus on a series of paintings that depict the winter season and the changes that take place around us.  Subject matter will include dramatic winter skies, snow and snow shadows, frozen water, snow covered trees, and more. A variety of watercolor techniques including wet into wet painting, glazing, spraying, dry brush and more will be used to create a wide range of effects. Students will also be encouraged to keep a sketchbook recording the winter scenes around them. Some basic drawing and painting experience helpful.

**The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class.**




Pike watercolor palette (*if a beginner,instructions for loading palette given during first class) or other palette with individual wells, large mixing area and cover

Winsor and Newton Artists Watercolor paint:  You will need Artist Grade paint, in a warm and cool of each primary color. Some suggested colors: Winsor Yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Blue (red shade),Transparent Yellow, Pyrrol Red or Scarlet, French Ultramarine Blue.

Brushes: # 12 round, #6 round, ¾” flat with Lucite handle or similar sizes (for beginners: suggested brand Princeton, 4050 series with a red handle) Bring any other brushes you enjoy using.

Paper: Arches 140# and/or Arches 300# cold- pressed watercolor paper.  Other Artist Grade cold pressed watercolor paper is fine.

Board: Large sheet of white foamcore cut in half, covered with clear contact paper or packing tape. This is used to tape your paper on and to provide a firm surface to work on. I will bring extra for students to use for the first class so they can see an example. Plexiglass also works well if you want a firm surface to work on.

Miscellaneous:  Masking tape, HB pencil, eraser (kneaded and Staedtler white), sketch book, 2 plastic containers to hold water (empty 32 oz yogurt or similar), white paper towels

Additional optional materials will be discussed during the first class. Bring whatever additional supplies you use, but these are the basic things needed for first class.



Instructor Bio-

Susan holds an M.S. in Education and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She is also a Copley Artist Member as well as a CCAA Master Artist Member. She currently teaches Watercolor Painting and Drawing at local colleges and art centers. Susan is a member  of the National Watercolor Society, the Cape Cod Art Association, Cape Cod Waterworks, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, National Society of Botanical Artists, and Signature Member of Rhode Island Watercolor Society.

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