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A Complete Intro to Watercolour Painting (FR)

Monday, January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at 6:30 P.M. (EST)
Duration :
4 workshops of 2 hours each (8 hours total)
Teacher : Julie Donaldson

Sold out | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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Dive into the world of watercolour painting! In this complete four-part course, Julie Donaldson will take you through all the basic watercolour techniques. Each workshop has a theory portion followed by hands-on practice through the creation of small works of art. Join her and get creative every Monday for four weeks: January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.

Workshop 1: Introduction
Workshop 2: Textures
Workshop 3: Colour Palette & Blending
Workshop 4: Easy Landscapes

The perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and master this classic medium in all its dimensions. Dare to try watercolour painting in the new year!
 
Open to beginners.
Ages 12 to 99.

*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after each workshop, so that you can practice between workshops).

 


Workshop 1: Introduction

Monday, January 9th

In Workshop 1, Julie will introduce you to all the necessary materials: papers, brushes and colours. You will explore several techniques such as brush charging and paint thinning on wet and dry surfaces, washes, gradients, fading and layering. She will also cover different brush strokes, paint lifting and bleeding, as well as how to work with sharp and blurred edges.


Workshop 2: Textures

Monday, January 16th

In Workshop 2, Julie will present different mediums, products and tools to create texture: gum Arabic, ox gall, granulation medium, masking fluid, salt, baking soda, plastic wrap, newspaper, tissue paper, etc. You will get plenty of tips and tricks to create all kinds of textures in your artwork.


Workshop 3: Colour Palette & Blending

Monday, January 23rd

In Workshop 3, you will explore how to work with colour blends using a reduced palette of six colours. You will then run a grid to visualise all possible blends using warm and cool primary colours. Julie will also explain pigments and their codes, as well as show you how to customise your colour palette to suit your needs and tastes.


Workshop 4: Easy Landscapes

Monday, January 30th

In Workshop 4, you will put into practice the theory covered in the first three workshops by creating small simple landscapes, flowers, etc. Julie will then explain how to varnish and frame a watercolour painting. The workshop will end with a Q & A session.

 

List of materials to bring:

✓ Daniel Smith® 6-piece watercolour set (DSE6)
✓ Empty palette for colour placement and blending (H1024-20)
✓ Fabriano® watercolour paper (25% cotton, 140 lb: FAS91-912)
✓ Cotman® synthetic watercolour brushes (WNC07)
✓ Flat goat bristle brush for wetting (FC7220-1)
✓ Raphaël® squirrel bristle wash brush (R803-2)
✓ Pébéo® masking fluid (P033)
✓ Table salt
✓ Baking soda
✓ Green gummed tape
✓ Paper towels
✓ Two Plexiglas boards (approx. 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 in)
✓ H graphite pencil
✓ Small spray water bottle
✓ Hair dryer