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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Beginners Watercolor Workshop (in January 2015)

Tuesday Evenings in January (4th, 13th, 20th, and 27th)
5:30pm – 8pm

About the Instructor 

At The Well - Felicia Follum
Resume blog post can be found here.

Felicia Follum is a watercolor artist and graphic designer. Her work often focuses on cultural diversity, social issues or the mixing of cultures. Her watercolor paintings can be recognized by their bright colors, and bold textures.

Felicia recently moved to the Tri-Cities from Laramie, Wyoming and is excited to become a part of the arts community here.

Though not a traditional art teacher Felicia has experience teaching art to a wide variety of students including at risk teens, adults with disabilities, and young children in the favelas of Brazil as well as women and children in a small village in Haiti. She absolutely loves sharing art with people in a variety of ways.

She is looking forward to meeting you in her next class.

Beginners Watercolor Workshop

This workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques, supplies, and color mixing. We will also discus how watercolor is different from non-water mediums and ways to use this to our advantage so we can resist the urge to fight against it.

Eden Watercolor - Felicia Follum
"I have a love for bright colors so of course we will discuss some strategies for achieving bright and vivid colors."

Optional homework will be given to offer the chance to reinforce what we practiced during the workshop and to encourage some review throughout the week.

Supplies - Paper, Paint, Brushes, Other

2 - 5 full sheets watercolor paper
I prefer cold press (if you want to buy a pack it will be cheaper and you could even sell or trade sheets to other students). You may want to try hot or course paper as well.

You can purchase a pre-made set of basic colors in tubes. I would recommend this and they can be found at Michaels. If you can't find one you can purchase individual tubes.

Student grade watercolor tubes of paint. Minimum palate
Yellow (Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow)
Red (Cadmium Red)
Unknown God Tryptic (Center) Felicia Follum
Blue (Prussian Blue)
Green (Viridian)
White (Chinese White)
Brown (Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna)

Other colors to finish off your basic palate
Yellow Ochre
Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow
Cerulean Blue
Sap Green
Burnt Umber
Raw Umber

We will talk more about my favorite colors and how I use them. This will help you know what colors you want to upgrade in your own palate.

1 small
1 medium
1 large
1 rigger
1 fan
Other sizes 

Tray for paint

Any colors of paint that you would like…I didn’t forget black or Paynes Gray. I don't use them and you won't in my class either.
Masking fluid
Black ink – waterproof and/or non-waterproof and dipable ink pens and nibs
Salt packets from fast food places

Resources for drawing
1 photograph
1 small piece of fabric
1 magazine page and one other item of your choice (cartoon, fast food wrapper, band-aid, children’s sticker, etc.)
All should be able to be cut, torn, taped etc (not precious only copy of your grandmother’s wedding photo).

Tuesday Evenings in January(4th, 13th, 20th, and 27th)
5:30pm – 8pm
$200 for members
$240 for non members
Call Allied Arts in Richland, WA to sign up

Please contact Felicia Follum for more details or to set up your own private art lessons.


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