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Watercolor Workshop: Bluebonnets and Bluebirds

North Haven Gardens
Event organized by North Haven Gardens

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When spring skies turn blue and the Texas fields do too – let's paint those wonderful Texas bluebonnets!

The class will focus on utilizing your photos as inspiration for watercolor paintings of our state flower. Then we will cover capturing those darling bluebirds with some easy brushwork techniques. Your instructor will share solutions she has gained from years of painting on location in depicting our spring wildflowers.

Celebrate Earth Day, and bring a few of your favorite bluebonnet images to turn into fresh vibrant watercolor paintings.

$60. per person. NOTE: Some supplies included; additional supplies are needed as noted below. Please purchase your supplies in advance of the classes. All your other supplies are included.

Supply List:
If you have watercolor experience – please bring what you usually work with or use this basic list as a guide:

Notebook and Pen
HB drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
Water receptacle – at least 16oz of water with a wide mouth (a 32oz yogurt container works well)
Masking Tape
Spray Water Bottle
Stiff board – for drawing surface, at least 11 x 14 and waterproof. A Masonite panel works fine.
Brushes: Watercolor #10 & #6 rounds. If you are a beginner, synthetics are an economical choice.
Paper: Recommended: 9 x 12 Strathmore Series 300 Watercolor pad (this is great practice paper until you decide on the watercolor paper just right for you).
Watercolor palette: room for at least 10 or more paint sections, several larger mixing areas, and a lid.
Paint: Basic Set: 5ml or 14ml size tube paint in fine artist grade (not student). Recommended: 14ml size Winsor Newton brand, in the following colors:
Winsor Yellow
Ultramarine Blue (any brand will do)
Antwerp Blue
Winsor Red
Permanent Rose

The total is approximately $100.00. These supplies will last through a great many painting sessions.

Please note: you may purchase additional pigments, but keep in mind that each have unique handling properties, and these will be taken into account during the lessons.

Asel Art Supply offers a student discount of 10%. Please print or show your Eventbrite ticket to receive your discount.