Updated: Jul 4
I had an awesome time teaching this weeks beginner watercolor class at Maple Grange park for the Vernon Senior Center and Vernon Township Recreation! The first portion of class was spent learning about mixing colors using the color wheel. This is also a fun way to experiment with new colors so that you can see the range of tones that can be created from a limited palette.
Materials: (Affiliate links used)
Strathmore Watercolor Paper on Blick Art Materials
Van Gogh Golden Synthetic Watercolor Brushes - Set of 3 on Blick Art Material
Masterson Aqua-Pro Watercolor Palette - 16" x 12" x 1-3/4" on Blick Art Material
During our second half, the class had a chance to put those newly acquired techniques to use, by creating their own watercolor versions of these beautiful sunflowers donated by Highland Flowers & Gifts for our morning program. They were the star attraction as our still life focal point, right in the middle of the tables and the individual flowers went home with some of our participants.
I would like to thank everyone who came out to participate in the class and to extend a big thank you to Jane for all of her help setting up.
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What a great looking collection of sunflower paintings!
Affiliate Links below to supplies used in this beginner watercolor class