w/ Susan Stranz


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Location: Yarmouthport Fire House, 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168


This is a class designed for those who enjoy exploring all aspects of creating a watercolor painting. Susan will take you through the entire process from beginning with preliminary sketches, compositional decisions, color mixing and selection, to a variety of watercolor techniques. Students will work from a variety of subject matter including botanicals, still life, and landscape. Drawing experience helpful. All levels welcome. **The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class**


Material List-

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

Paint: Winsor and Newton Artists Watercolor paint or other Artist grade paint:  You will need a warm and cool of each primary color.

Aureolin Yellow, or Azo yellow/Daniel Smith, or other cool yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Blue (red shade), French Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red or other warm red, and a warm yellow, such as New Gambouge, Transparent Yellow, or Cadmium Yellow (medium). Bring any other colors you enjoy using.

Brushes: # 12 round, #6 round, 1/2” flat and 1” flat with Lucite handle or similar size (for beginners: suggested brand Princeton, 4050 series with a red handle)

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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