Putting paint on paper can be a mixed bag of unexpected surprises with unknown endings. Pouring paint onto paper will certainly give you combos of astonishingly intense and luminescent colors. This process will also allow you to discover ways to define the space around shapes with contrast and glazed colors. Part of the beauty of this technique is revealing some of the underlining imagery of shapes in selected spots. Imagine and paint the space around objects with watercolors and gouache — opaque water-based paint. Work with some very contemporary, good-vibe iridescent, interference, and opaque watercolor techniques to further enhance and embellish the surface. Discover that painting is about discovery and expression at all levels of creativity.
Materials fee includes artist tape, collage papers, gouache paint, and iridescent watercolors.
Level Beginner and above
Instructor Helen Shafer Garcia
Student Supply List:
2 pieces of cardboard or matboard – 18” x 14” or larger
2 half sheets watercolor paper 22″ x 15″: Arches, Lanaquarelle are good brands, avoid Strathmore paper.
Brushes: 1 or more round watercolor brushes – #14 or #12
Watercolor primaries in tubes – suggested colors: Cadmium Yellow light, Quinacridone Rose, Ultramarine Blue or Phthalo Blue
Watercolors: Transparent pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors set in a palette)
#2b soft pencil and soft eraser
Hairdryer or heat gun if you have one
- Tuition $145
- Materials Fee $8