WATERCOLOUR

PAINTING and DRAWING
 for Beginners


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DENNIS CURRAN Eight Week Watercolour Course
 for Beginners to Intermediate


Classes one day per week for 8 Weeks - 2 hr sessions (16 hours)

in my Cherry Hill Studio


Supply List
Drawing:
Sketch Pad, 11x14 or larger
Pencils, 2B 4B and 6B
Soft White Eraser
Ruler
Painting:
Watercolour Paints, red, blue, yellow plus burnt sienna
Watercolour paper 140 lb or higher, 11x14 or larger
Masking Tape and Board to hold paper (2' x 2' masonite)
Watercolour Brushes, 1" flat, #10, #6, #4, script (rigger)
Palette or old plate LARGE mixing areas
large plastic container or jar for water
Matte knife
Old  toothbrush


WEEK ONE Materials and General Techniques:

Paints, papers, brushes, rulers, masking fluid, etc
Washes, wet on wet, drybrush, scratching, spatter, soft edges
Technique Exercise
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WEEK TWO Values:
 
Light and Dark, Tone Scale
Value Sketch
Tone Scale - Glazing for Darks
Value Painting

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WEEK THREE  Colour:

Colour Wheel
Warm Versus Cool
Transparency
Black and White
Personal Colour Wheel
Transparency
Neutral Colours - Toning Down

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WEEK FOUR Composition:

Good Versus Bad Composition
Center of Interest -  Line, Value and Colour
Use of a View Finder
Golden Section - Rule of Thirds
Paint a Simple  Landscape

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WEEK FIVE Landscapes:

Skies, trees, bushes, grass
Aerial Perspective
Linear Perspective
Figures in Paintings

Paint a Landscape

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WEEK SIX Seascapes:

Skies, rocks, sand, water, waves
Paint ‘loose’ for Movement
Negative Space
Paint a Seascape

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WEEK SEVEN
Buildings:

Linear Perspective
Building Structure
Building Elements
Paint a Building

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WEEK EIGHT Paint From YOUR Photo:

Bring your own photo and Dennis will help you create a masterpiece


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DENNIS CURRAN Six Week Drawing Course
 for Beginners


Classes one day per week for 6 Weeks - 2 hr sessions (12 hours)


in my Cherry Hill Studio

Supply List
Drawing:
Sketch Pad, 11x14 or larger
Pencils, 2B 4B and 6B
Soft White Eraser
Ruler




WEEK ONE Materials:
DWYSNWYTYS

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WEEK TWO Negative Space:
What is negative space?
Draw what is NOT there

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WEEK THREE Values:
What are values?
Lights and Darks
Draw a Landscape

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WEEK FOURComposition:
Comfort in Familiarity
Centre of Interest
Rule of Thirds
Draw a Seascape

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WEEK FIVE Perspective:
One point and Two Point Perspective
Point of View
Depth of Field
Draw a Streetscape


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WEEK SIX Free Drawing:
Bring your own photos
Dennis provides tips and insights to help you


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Handouts and Exercise materials will be provided
 as required for each class.


All STUDIO CLASSES
Private (individual)  $40 for 2 hours
Two or Three Students  $30 each for 2 hours
Info Updated January 2017

For further information contact Dennis at
Cell -  523-3974
 or
EMAIL