Painting Birds of Prey in Watercolor with Peg Sheridan www.pegsheridan.com/ (540)679-9396
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12 Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro. Ph. (540)672-7311. Time: 10 am - 3 pm Description: Birds of prey are fascinating subjects for paintings. However, drawing them and painting their soft feathers can be challenging. Also, painting them in their natural surroundings can be tricky. Join Peg as she leads you through the process. You do not need to be an experienced watercolor painter; however some background in watercolor is helpful. We will work on painting a realistic bird in its environment in the morning. In the afternoon, we will loosen up and paint in a more free, splashy style. The class will include demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help. Please bring your favorite photos of hawks, owls, eagles, osprey, falcons, etc. You will be amazed at what you learn in one day! You may bring a lunch, or eat in Waynesboro. Coffee and tea will be provided. Peg is a very popular teacher. Her classes often sell out, with a waiting list. She is on the faculty of the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, and teaches at Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg, Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro, the Central Virginia Watercolor Society, and many other art centers and organizations. You can see her work at www.pegsheridan.com.
Skill level: Beginner - Advanced. Participants should have basic skills in watercolor.
A medium to large sized palette (or butcher tray or white plate, etc.)
Paints: I suggest the following: ultramarine blue, any green, burnt sienna/Quinacridone burnt orange/Quinacridone rust, alizarin crimson or any red, any yellow, Paynes gray or any black. If you have white gouache or acrylic, bring that also (or use mine).
Brushes: a small and a large round brush, a 1 inch flat brush, and a rigger.
A pencil, eraser, and a sketchbook or something to take notes on
Paper towels or a rag
A large water container (yogurt or mayo jar, for example)
Professional watercolor paper. I recommend Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Do not bring Stratchmore or Cotman paper. Bring about 3 pieces cut or torn into 8X10 or 9X12 size or so. Also bring scrap watercolor paper.
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 to prop up the top of your board about 1 inch.
Reference materials: drawings or photos of birds of prey
(Optional): a scrubber, masking fluid, and and Xacto knife (you can borrow mine).
NOTE: cut the form below off and send to me. KEEP the upper part. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Registration for "Painting Birds of Prey in Watercolor", Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Wednesday, Feb. 12. Please send this form and a check for $90 by Feb. 8. If you can't get it to me by then, call me and we will make other arrangements.
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Please cut this portion and mail to: Peg Sheridan, 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401. Thank you!