This class is for all skill levels and offers a hands on class exploring techniques and approaches to watercolor painting from life or from photographs. Through lectures, demos, homework and in class critiques you will explore composition, color choices and watercolor and gouache techniques for making small-scale sketches and studies that can be finished pieces or studies for larger paintings. This is a highly interactive class!
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. A short tutorial will be given prior to the live class starting.
Unable to attend a sessions? No worries, ALL students will have access to watch the recorded session for 10-days. Recording available 1 day after live session.
- Watercolor Sketchbook or pad – smooth surface like Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. Also Canson and Strathmore are good brands.
- 1 COTMAN half-inch angled shader watercolor brush
- 1 Tube artists gouache in white
- Containers for water
- Cloth rag
- 2H graphite pencil
3M white Artist tape – will not tear paper: https://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Artist-4-Inch-10-Yards-FA2020/dp/B000YQHZYY/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=3M+artist+tape&qid=1606868182&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-3
WATERCOLOR OPTIONS – Do not buy cheap paint! It will make your life harder
If you already have tubes or pans of paint then make sure you have the following colors: Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo or Prussian Blue, Viridian, Burnt sienna, Ivory Black
Optional – Dioxazine Purple, Cadmium Orange, Hookers Green
OPTION A – Watercolor sketching pan – around $17 from Blick or Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Winsor-Newton-Cotman-Sketchers-14-Pieces/dp/B00004THXI/ref=asc_df_B00004THXI/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167148482147&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7263957064143536428&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030973&hvtargid=pla-125519798235&psc=1
OPTION B – If you want to try the tubes of watercolor (thicker and more versatile) – around $30- then buy the set of tubes https://www.amazon.com/Winsor-Newton-Cotman-Water-Colour/dp/B001S7K8X8/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=cotman+watercolor+tubes+set&qid=1606867836&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExM1cxTzQ2WjVGWEw2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDM1MDQ4WjE1T09QTUFTNjhYJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA0MzUxMzFDR0dMMFI0NUlFTjcmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
If you buy the tubes then you also need a mixing pan like this one https://www.amazon.com/Empty-Watercolor-Tins-Palette-Paint/dp/B07Q11R4WC/ref=sr_1_9?crid=2LGWOE6CR49U8&dchild=1&keywords=watercolor+empty+palette&qid=1606868103&s=arts-crafts&sprefix=watercolor+empty+p,arts-crafts,219&sr=1-9
Amanda Mears studied in London at Turps Art School, and then here at LAAFA for 3 years. She exhibits her work in Los Angeles and London and has taught Beginning Drawing and Painting fundamental classes for several years at LAAFA, as well as privately in her Culver City studio and at a Los Angeles school. She is currently earning her Master of Fine Arts degree on a full scholarship at Claremont Graduate University.
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable, non-transferable and no makeups are available. A 7-day recording is provided the day after the online live class. No recording extensions are permitted.
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Main Office: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM