"Joyous Color", Paintings Inspired by Gardens and Meadows
New Workshop, Sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Art Center
with Peg Sheridan www.pegsheridan.com/ (540)679-9396
Date:Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Time: 10 to 3. We will have a 45 minute lunch break. Feel free to pack a lunch; there is a kitchen with microwave and fridge. Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 126 South Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA (Ph. 540 949 7662) Level:Beginner to advanced. Participants should have basic experience in watercolor painting. Cost:$95. Register by March 3. See registration information at the bottom of this page. Please note: To protect us all, I ask that all participants in my classes be fully vaccinated.
Gardens and fields of wildflowers bring us joy, with all of their colors and shapes, bees and butterflies! In this lesson, we will learn how to paint loosely and expressively, expressing that joy in paint. Along the way, you will gain skills in using color, painting wet in wet, softening edges, composing a painting, mixing color, etc. If you have been wanting to loosen up and paint more expressively, this is the class for you!
Peg will provide color worksheets, demonstrations, one-on-one help, and critiques. Because we will be working indoors, we ask that only fully vaccinated people sign up. Mask wearing is your choice. We will practice social distancing to the extent that our space allows.
Peg Sheridan has been painting in watercolor for about 40 years, and teaching for about 30 years. She is known for her encouraging, positive teaching style. She has received several regional, and two national awards for her watercolors. She paints outdoors regularly. She is on the faculty of Beverley Street Studio School, and teaches workshops for many art organizations in Virginia. She won Best Watercolor in the August Salon 2020 competition in Plein Air Magazine. See her website for more information.
Materials List (call me if you have questions):
A medium to large sized palette: make sure you have a space for mixing color on the palette.
Watercolor Paints: I suggest the following: cobalt, ultramarine/prussian/thalo/Antwerp blue; any green; Burnt Sienna/Quinacridone Rust or Burnt Orange; any rose color, such as Permanent Rose, Rose Madder, Quinacridone Rose or Magenta, or (my favorite) Opera; any yellow, and other colors that you enjoy using. Please don't worry if you don't have all of these colors. Substitutions are fine. If you have white gouache or acrylic, bring that also (or use Peg's).
Brushes: a large and small round brush, a 1 inch flat brush, and a rigger/script/liner brush. A scrubber is also very handy (it removes mistakes).
A pencil, eraser, and something to take notes on (or a sketchbook)
Paper towels or rags
A large water container: Like a large yogurt tub or mayo jar.
Professional Grade (Arches 140 lb cold or hot press recommended) watercolor paper, or other surface. : Bring about 2 quarter sheets, and some scrap pieces. Please don't bring Strathmore or Cotman paper; it will not work for this lesson.
A board to place your paper on. It can be foam core, wood, etc. It should be slightly larger than your paper. Also bring a small piece of wood or a jar lid, to prop up the top of your board about 1 inch.
Optional: A piece of clear acetate, about the size of your paper. Peg recommends Cheap Joe's "Team Plastics". You my borrow her's, of course. Also, bring masking fluid and white gouache or acrylic, if you have these (or use mine).
Reference Materials: sketches and/or photos of gardens, wildflower fields, meadows, etc. Photos with plants and a barn, shed, fence, or other structure would be useful also. I will have photos, too.
Questions about supplies/workshop content? Email Peg at email@example.com
Optional Beginner Kit: If you lack supplies, or aren't sure what to buy, you can buy a watercolor kit from me, for $60. It includes 3 brushes, 5 tubes of paint, a small palette, a pencil, and several small pieces of Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper. Email me by Feb. 26, if you want a kit.
NOTE: cut the form below off and send to me. KEEP the upper part.
Registration for "Joyous Color: Paintings Inspired by Gardens and Meadows", Wednesday, March 9, at Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro. Registration is directly through me. Please fill out the following, write a check for $95 to Peg Sheridan, and mail it to me by March 2. My address is: 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA.
Name:________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________________________ Email:________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________ Any concerns or special needs you have: _______________________________________________________
Please cut this portion and mail, with check (see cost, above), to: Peg Sheridan, 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton VA 24401