Watercolor Saturdays | Dec 7, 14, 21

Watercolor Saturdays | Dec 7, 14, 21

215.00

3 sessions on Saturdays
12pm- 3pm

Upcoming dates:

  • December 7th, 14th and 21st

Quantity:
ENROLL

About

A three-week, small-group course in watercolor painting, suitable for all levels.

Compared to other painting traditions, watercolor is more flexible, portable, and affordable. The priority of this class is helping you master the medium to make artwork that reflects your own style and interests.

Introductory topics will be covered for beginners or anyone looking for a refresher on watercolor fundamentals.

Experienced watercolorists are also welcome, and Jason will assist them with more advanced materials, techniques, and challenges.

If you already have watercolor paints, brushes, and/or paper, bring them to class—this way you can learn using what you already own.

Recommended supplies:

-Tube or pan watercolor paints, at least three primary colors plus a dark brown or gray. Artist-grade recommended. If you are buying new paints, I suggest the “Essentials" set from Daniel Smith, or the "Introductory 6 Set” from Qor.

- Watercolor paper with cotton content. I recommend Fabriano brand. The “Studio” series 140lb or 90lb cold press pads are a good affordable option.

- At least one decent quality watercolor brush. I recommend a synthetic round brush between sizes 8-12. A good one to look for is size 10 Princeton "Snap" brush. (Other brush shapes and sizes are also useful.)

- At least one decent quality watercolor brush. I recommend a synthetic round brush between sizes 8-12. Lots of brands to choose from. A good affordable one to look for is size 10 Princeton "Snap" brush. (Other brush shapes and sizes are also useful, especially flats.) The Princeton “Real Value” multi-brush sets are a good value, too.

- A palette for mixing. You will have a better experience with one made of enameled metal, porcelain, or some better designed plastics.

 Our courses are for adults only, unless explicit permission has been given by the instructor, and a parent or guardian is also enrolled in the class.

Instructor Jason Das

Jason Das works in and teaches many mediums, with an underlying interest in how art can express story and emotion. He has taught at Shoestring since 2016, and has also taught for Urban Sketchers, Sketchbook Skool, Moleskine, Future of Storytelling, 92Y, and Abrons Art Center. He believes that everybody can and should make things themselves (art or otherwise) and it’s even better if we can make and learn things together. He is the former President of Urban Sketchers.