Watercolor - Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 PM with Allison Maletz
Feb 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19
April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 29
This transparent water-based painting medium has been enjoyed and used for centuries. Regardless of your experience level, we will learn how to use materials and all the techniques associated with watercolor. You will see demonstrations, and we will discuss composition, design, subject matter, and textures that lend themselves to this medium.
You will leave this course with a full knowledge of how to use materials such as brushes, papers, and paint-to-water ratio. Focus will be given to inventing the medium for yourself by learning to gain the right amount of control for your style. In doing this, we will explore different washes: wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on dry painting, in order to help you understand how to make different textures while learning to control the uncontrollable: water! We will go over color theory and mix colors from the primaries while learning to address highlights and shadows by working without white paint.
Projects within the course will focus on painting from observation. It is beneficial to build a strong foundation in an observational practice in order to understand composition and design, negative space, color changes from cool to warm, and using contrast and layers to build a believable 3-dimensional space on the paper. You will leave with a broad experience in the medium that will allow you to branch into any direction of your choosing, not simply the direction the water tells you to go!
NOTICE: January 1, 2019 onwards, this class will be moving to our new location at 62 18th Street, Brooklyn NY, just off the R train’s Prospect Av stop. Move details on the new location here.
Trestle is not able to provide refunds. Trestle requires at minimum three days written notice to reschedule a class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to reschedule a class. Full refunds are provided only when Trestle cancels the class. For multi-session classes, students do not get refunded for any session they cannot attend and pro-rating is not available. In the event of a weather related scheduling change, instructors will offer a make-up opportunity.