Sunday, December 7, 2008

New Class in San Diego!

I'm very honored to be a new Instructor for the La Jolla Athenaeum School of the Arts. I'll be offering this class starting in January 09. It will be perfect for those of you who live closer to downtown San Deigo. It's going to be located in University Heights at 4441 Park Blvd.San Diego, CA 92116. Go online to to register!

Watercolor Botanical—a Contemporary Approach

Wednesdays, 6–9 PM Jan. 21–Mar. 11

San Diego/Park Blvd. Studio$190/215
This class will focus on botanical elements using the “dropped in color” technique, which incorporates luminosity and brilliance in watercolor. It’s a messy, exploratory, out-of-control way of painting that allows the colors to blend and fuse without making “mud.” We’ll work with contemporary experimental painting techniques, including batik methods with Masa paper. Colored pencils and collage elements will be added to embellish shapes. We’ll also use pours, translucent collage, mark making, and surface textures to create magnified, close-up botanical and still life compositions. Alternative supports will be explored such as paper mounted onto canvas and sealed with an acrylic varnish. Pigment characteristics, color theory, composition, and design will also be covered with demos, critiques, and individual instruction.
Materials: We’ll discuss the full supply list at the first class meeting, but bring the following to the first class: Butcher metal tray or plastic palette; large water container, 2B soft pencil and soft eraser; paper towels; at least two round watercolor brushes, #14,#12, or #10; one-inch flat watercolor brush, and one medium-size round acrylic brush for collage work; one sheet Arches cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper; suggested professional grade palette of watercolor pigments (wait until first class meeting to purchase new paints): Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Rose or Permanent Rose, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Sienna or Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Blue, Carbazole Violet.


Mixed Media Martyr said...

Thankyou for your comments on my blog. Your paintings are incredible. I have tried watercolour painting in the past but I found that I didn't paint often enough to master it enough to be happy with the results. I feel more comfortable with acrylic and mixed media at the moment. I have been having fun with a blog and a flickr this year and it has helped me be more creative.

Jane LaFazio said...

hmmm, you leave comments on HER blog, but not mine....