Watercolor Without Brushes

Category: Seminars & Workshops

Event Date:

Saturday, March 30, 2019


11:00 am


The Art Supply Depo
29 S Saint Clair St.
Toledo, OH 43604

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Instructor: Paul Brand
Ages: adults 18+, age firm
Skill level: All, but basic drawing and painting skills will be helpul.
Class runs two consecutive Saturdays for $60.00. Alternatively, students can register for individual classes for $35.00 each.
Saturdays, March 23 and 30 2019 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Use unconventional tools to have fun painting loose, bold pictures with watercolor.

First session: Trying your tools
We will begin by flooding the paper with color and practicing making marks with:

An expired credit card

A rib (rubber potters’ tool)

A twig

Blowing through a straw


Next, we will create a painting by making a light pencil sketch on watercolor paper, wetting an area, and flooding the area with two primary colors using a large brush and letting them mix on the paper. Use the credit card or rib to push the paint away from areas that will be light values and toward areas of darker values. Learn how to tip the paper to flow the paint as desired. Use the credit card edge, the twig, and straw to add lines and decoration.

Second session: Make another painting!
We will make a second painting based on a different sketch with a different color scheme.


-Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper, 1 sheet 22 x 30
-HB or B drawing pencil
-Kneaded eraser
-8 x 10 hardcover spiral bound sketch book
-1 expired credit card
-1 rib potters tool, white
-1-inch flat watercolor brush or other large watercolor brush
-Daniel Smith watercolors (or similar colors; use at least one blue, one yellow, and one red)
   -Hansa Yellow Light
   -Hansa Yellow Medium
   -Phthalo Blue Green Shade
   -Ultramarine Blue
   -Cadmium Red Medium Hue
   -Quinacridone Magenta

***Please reference our class cancellation policy on our website.***

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.

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