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Watercolor Painting (Sketches From Observation)

at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art - Van Nuys

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Location:
Van Nuys, The Valley
16926 Saticoy St
Btwn Balboa Blvd & Genesta Ave
Van Nuys, California 91406
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Jon Messer

What you'll learn in this watercolor class:

This class is for beginning and intermediate watercolorists. Working from live models and still life we will explore watercolor techniques and approaches for painting from direct observation. Learn techniques that apply to figure painting, still life, and landscape. Study strategies for handling light, color mixing, atmosphere, and emphasis. Materials will be discussed including paper, brushes, and paint.

Supply List

Bring your favorite paints, brushes, and paper. Or see suggested supplies below.

Paper:
Watercolor block (10×14) 140 lb your choice of finish, I prefer cold pressed.

Paint Set Tube colors are best (basic palette of colors)

  • Ultramarine
  • Cobalt blue
  • Dioxazine purple
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Cad red
  • Orange
  • Lemon yellow
  • Cad yellow
  • Sap green
  • Viridian
  • Yellow ochre or raw sienna
  • burnt sienna
  • burnt umber
  • Neutral tint

Palette: studio style palette- John Pike etc.

Brushes:

  • 3 round brushes #2, #6, # 8
  • Flat brush 1″
  • Mop brush # 3 or 4 (Squirrel)
  • Haake brush (wide flat soft white bristle)

Misc.

  • Sketchpad
  • Soft pencil, sharpener, eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Masking tape
  • Water bowl or bucket

Classroom Etiquette

  • If you arrive late, please enter quietly. If you have equipment to set up, please wait for a break to set up so that you do not disrupt the class.
  • The front row of benches is reserved for sitting individuals.
  • Economize your workspace to accommodate fellow artists.
  • Please refrain from talking to the models while they are posing. Photography is not allowed without the express permission of the model. The model may require a photography fee.
  • Please refrain from personal discussions while class is in session. Be sure to switch cell phone ringers OFF.
  • Don’t comment on others’ work unless it is solicited.
  • Animals are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs for the disabled.
  • Please clean up your work area and properly dispose of your waste after class. Use the Brush Cleaning Closet, not the bathroom sinks, to clean your hands, paintbrushes and other art tools.
  • No Turpentine or smelly solvents and mediums are allowed. Odorless Mineral Spirits is preferred.

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Refund Policy
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a class is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class. If an instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount.

Refunds & Transfers

All classes, uninstructed workshops, visiting artist workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable. You may request to drop for credit or transfer into another class. You have two weeks to evaluate each class and decide whether you want to drop for credit (a dollar amount calculated based on the receipt of request) or transfer into a new class. Requests must be submitted before the start of the third session. A $25 drop/transfer fee is assessed. Credit will be valid for a full year and is non-refundable. It can be applied toward any extension course, workshop or visiting artist event at LAAFA. All artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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