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Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through the batik process, while assisting each student with color mixing, composition and values to create a focal point in their work. A fairly simple drawing will be provided by the instructor for students to use, but students are also free to bring a reference image to draw out on their own. A working knowledge of watercolor painting is preferred; this class is not for absolute beginners to the medium.

Sunday, August 29
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Ronnie Rector
Ages: Adult (15+) / Working knowledge of watercolor painting is recommended.

Supply list:

• Black Micron Pen or other waterproof fine-line pen
• Watercolor brushes, flats or rounds or both, your choice. Bring your preference for working in large to small areas of a painting.
• Watercolor paints of your choice
• Watercolor palette of your choice. I recommend having a few good-sized mixing areas, but bring whatever you’re comfortable working with
• Water Container
• Roll of Paper Towel
• Masking Tape
• Sack lunch

 

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

No middle-value blah paintings here!  Learn some of the fun techniques used when painting with watercolors, including masking sections of your work to “save the white,” creating various textures, and pushing those values. Together we will work on a 15 x 22” image and create small samples of various techniques for you to refer back to later.

Sunday, July 18 
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Ronnie Rector
Ages: Adult (15+) | Working knowledge of watercolor painting is recommended:

Supply list: 140 lb cold press watercolor paper or a watercolor sketchbook, we’ll be working on smaller pieces, approx. 5×7, to practice and take notes on, pen and pencil to sketch with and take notes, watercolor brushes: A #12 Richeson’s “Steven Quiller” 7000 series brush is an excellent, not too-expensive choice, watercolor paints, “artist grade” paint is best; colors are stronger and more vivid, I recommend Daniel Smith’s product line. Consider Ultramarine Blue (Blue), Alizarin Crimson (Red) and New Gamboge (Yellow), watercolor palette; if your palette of paint is one of the smaller travel sizes, bring a white plate or metal cookie sheet with sides (Source: RESCO – 6×9” size is great) to make sizeable puddles of paint in. Roll of masking tape (NOT blue or green painter’s tape), wide mouth water container – the plastic “Folgers Coffee”-style tubs are great, small container or paper packet of salt, spray bottle for water, sea sponge, small towel or paper towels, blow dryer.

Suggested Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Green, Cadmium Yellow Orange, Cobalt, Yellow Ochre, Scarlet Lake, Azo Yellow, Opera, Quinacridone Gold, Olive Green, Sap Green.
*Buy what you like; don’t limit yourself to my choices!

If you don’t already have watercolors of some sort, here’s a good place to start:
Source – Nevada Fine Arts: 1 full sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (~$10) 1 size 8(ish) round watercolor paint brush – Richeson 7000 “Quiller” series (~$15) 3 tubes of Daniel Smith watercolors, a blue, a red and a yellow; each are from $9 to $12. I suggest: Cobalt or Ultramarine Blue, Carmine, Pyrrol Red, Azo Yellow, Hansa Yellow Medium, a plastic palette with a few good sized wells ($5-$15) or butcher tray for mixing paints And a good-sized container for water, a roll of plain masking tape, and some paper towels. If buying supplies at NV Fine Arts, tell them you’re taking my class and they’ll give you a 10% discount. Questions? Send me an email! ronnierector@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through the batik process, while assisting each student with color mixing, composition and values to create a focal point in their work. A fairly simple drawing will be provided by the instructor for students to use, but students are also free to bring a reference image to draw out on their own. A working knowledge of watercolor painting is preferred; this class is not for absolute beginners to the medium.

Sunday, June 13
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Ronnie Rector

Ages: Adult (15+) | Working knowledge of watercolor painting is recommended.

Supply list:

  • Black Micron Pen or other Waterproof Fine-Line Pen, Watercolor brushes, flats or rounds or both, your choice. Bring your preference for working in large to small areas of a painting, Watercolor paints of your choice, Watercolor palette of your choice.

 

Stylized Pet Portraits in Acrylic

Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of their animals. In this two-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contour lines, loose gridding and blocking techniques to layout the portraits on wooden panels. Final pieces will be completed in acrylic. Each student can expect to complete a 18” x 24” wooden panel or two in this workshop. All materials are provided with registration.  Students are asked to bring their own photos for reference. 

Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23
9 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor:Emily Reid
Ages:Adults (15+) All levels

Please bring reference photos of the pet you wish to paint. 

Stylized Flowers in Acrylic

Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create stylized flower paintings. In this two-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contouring lines, loose gridding and blocking techniques to layout the designs on wooden panels. Final pieces will be completed in acrylic. Each student can expect to complete two 18” x 24” wooden panels in this workshop.
All materials are provided with registration.  Students may work from a selection of provided photos or are welcome to bring their own photos for reference. 

Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19
9 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor: Emily Reid
Ages: Adults (15+) All levels

Textile Marbling on Scarves

In this 2 day workshop students will create their own  marbled designs on 3 different silk scarves. During the first day we will discuss and practice patterns and color combinations that work well for marbled silk scarves. Students will have ample practice time to experiment and develop their vision in the standard marbling tray before moving on to the large scarf tray. Day two we will prepare two 20” x 72” trays for the silk. Students will take turns on these trays to execute each scarf with the assistance of the instructor.

Thursday and Friday, August 20 and 21
10 am – 5 pm

Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

Teacher Art Bootcamp

Summer Art Camp: For Teachers! When was the last time you went to Art Camp? Treat yourself to experiencing a variety of media ranging from crayon and colored pencil to oil pastels and Suminigashi! Experienced teaching artist Elizabeth Brooks will lead you through a few sample lessons each day and provide you with context based in both the visual art AND content standards you teach every day. As a certified Arts Integration Specialist, Elizabeth will go over materials management in the classroom and offer suggestions and resources for arts integrated lesson plans- but the main focus is on process and skill development with visual art media. This class has been designed for K-6 grade teachers, but teachers of all types are welcome and will be accommodated.

This 15 hour course is offered for equal hours towards professional development.

Have children? Sign them up for a camp at the same time! (And at a discounted rate!) *While space is available.

https://www.nevadaart.org/learn/e-l-cord-museum-school/class-schedule/class/summer-art-camp-for-kids-6/

Monday – Friday, July 13 – 17

9 am – noon

Instructor: Elizabeth Brooks
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Covid 19 Museum School Policies:

– All students will be requested to wear a mask for the duration of their visit inside the Museum school. Mask will be provided upon request.

– Please exercise social distancing when in close proximity to other students and staff. Class sizes and seating arrangements have been changed to allow for 6 feet of social distance.

– Please note, snacks and drinks will no longer be distributed during class. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottle and snack if needed to class.

– Please do not attend class if you or anyone in your household (including anyone who you have experience close contact with over the last 14 days) are feeling ill. To request a refund or options to reschedule please email Jen.Henry@nevadaart.org

Teacher Art Bootcamp

Summer Art Camp: For Teachers! When was the last time you went to Art Camp? Treat yourself to experiencing a variety of media ranging from crayon and colored pencil to oil pastels and Suminigashi! Experienced teaching artist Elizabeth Brooks will lead you through a few sample lessons each day and provide you with context based in both the visual art AND content standards you teach every day. As a certified Arts Integration Specialist, Elizabeth will go over materials management in the classroom and offer suggestions and resources for arts integrated lesson plans- but the main focus is on process and skill development with visual art media. This class has been designed for K-6 grade teachers, but teachers of all types are welcome and will be accommodated.

This 15 hour course is offered for equal hours towards professional development.

Have children? Sign them up for a camp at the same time! (And at a discounted rate!) *While space is available.

https://www.nevadaart.org/learn/e-l-cord-museum-school/class-schedule/class/summer-art-camp-for-kids-3/

Monday – Friday, June 22 – 26
9 am – noon

Instructor: Elizabeth Brooks
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Covid 19 Museum School Policies:

– All students will be requested to wear a mask for the duration of their visit inside the Museum school. Mask will be provided upon request.

– Please exercise social distancing when in close proximity to other students and staff. Class sizes and seating arrangements have been changed to allow for 6 feet of social distance.

– Please note, snacks and drinks will no longer be distributed during class. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottle and snack if needed to class.

– Please do not attend class if you or anyone in your household (including anyone who you have experience close contact with over the last 14 days) are feeling ill. To request a refund or options to reschedule please email Jen.Henry@nevadaart.org

Ceramic Workshop: Thrown and Altered Forms

Learn to throw basic forms and then how to alter them into something extraordinary! Planters into hedgehogs, mugs into foxes, there are endless possibilities. Return to glaze you pieces and bring them to life on the 31st. All pottery will be fired and ready to be picked up two weeks after the class.

Instructor: Amy Lawrence
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Saturdays, August 24 and 31
9:00 am – noon

Supply List:

All supplies will be provided but feel free to bring any of your own throwing or altering tools that you would like to use.

Ceramic Bubble Glazing

Bubble glazing is quirky twist on traditional glazing. We will be making “bubble glaze” out of different glazes and applying them to vases and bowls to create unique designs. It is easy to learn and creates fun and unique marbled patterns every time. All pottery will be clear coated, fired and ready to be picked up two weeks after the class.

Instructor: Amy Lawrence
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Saturday, August 3
9:00 am – noon

Supply List:

Teacher will supply forms to practice bubble glazing techniques on. Students will be able to keep all work that is created in the class.