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Water Media: Paint Like a Landscape Master


Saturday, April 22   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sharon Hazen.

Do you have some experience with your water media, watercolour or acrylic? Would you like to extend your landscape painting capabilities? Find the little voice inside you that allows you to play with your paint. We will discuss and learn a few techniques to create effects characteristic of masters of landscape painting. You can be bold and brave with your paint, and you do not have to know how to draw. How good is that? The focus is on compositional devices and paint application. You will have the opportunity to try out these techniques during the course of the class and to make a small finished painting. This class is perfect for fearless novices and for experienced painters needing added expression.

Participants receive an 20% discount on these supplies.

Brushes: Rounds: 1 medium (e.g. #6) and 1 large (e.g. #12)

1” Wash and ¼” Flat, Rigger or small Round (e.g. #1, #2)

Artist-Quality Paints:

Red: Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, OR ANY Primary Red - Permanent Rose or Magenta

Yellow: Raw Sienna OR ANY Primary Yellow – Cadmium Middle, Lemon or Pale Yellow, or Quinacridone Gold

Blue: Ultramarine Blue, optional Cerulean Hue, OR ANY Primary Blue - Phthalo or Cobalt

Paper: 1 22x30” sheet 140lb or 300 lb watercolour paper, Cold Press or Rough, which you can divide into smaller sheets

Other supplies: Palette with large mixing area    masking tape     support board (e.g., Masonite, Gatorboard)     sponge or absorbent cloth, tissue     spray bottle

 Acrylic painters: Bring the equivalent in acrylic (synthetic) brushes & acrylic paints. You will also be painting on paper as above.

*Bring landscape images you want to use as reference material.

Optional: Suitable art clothes (e.g., apron), notebook or sketchbook, snack, drink

About the Instructor:  Sharon Hazen, BA, BEd A/D, is a signature member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists and also the Edmonton Art Club and winner of scholarships in Oil Painting and Watercolour Painting. Sharon says, ‘My goal is to inspire you to find the joy in painting as a personal expression. A few good techniques and you are set! And let’s have some FUN.’