with Peg Sheridan www.pegsheridan.com/ (540)679-9396
Date:Friday, January 13, 2023 Time: 9:30-3:00. 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:$105. Register by January 6. See registration information at the bottom of this page.
Learn how to paint a forest in this fun and informative workshop! We will use brushes, mat board, sponges and salt to make woodland scenes from any season of the year. You will learn new techniques, tips on composition, and how to choose colors that will work well in a painting. Bring photos of forest scenes (Peg will have some, too). Peg will provide color worksheets, demonstrations, one-on-one help, and critiques.
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 or ultramarine blue; prussian/thalo/Antwerp blue; any green; Burnt Sienna/Quinacridone Rust/Burnt Orange; any red; any yellow, Indigo or Paynes Gray or Neutral tint; 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). Please bring an old toothbrush, if you have one (or borrow mine).
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 4 small (8X10 to 9X12) sheets of watercolor paper, or a tablet or block. 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.
Reference Materials: sketches and/or photos of forests, any season. 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 $65. 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 January 1, if you want a kit.
NOTE: cut the form below off and send to me. KEEP the upper part.
Registration for "Painting a Forest in Watercolor", Friday, January 13, 2023, from 9:30 to 3 at Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro. Registration is directly through me. Please fill out the following, write a check for $105 to Peg Sheridan, and mail it to me by August 17. My address is: 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA, 24401.
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