New Workshop, Sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society
with Peg Sheridan www.pegsheridan.com/ (540)679-9396
Date:Saturday, October 2 Time: 9:30 to 3. We recommend you pack a lunch. Location: Westside Baptist Church Youth Center, 700 West Market St., Harrisonburg, Va. Level:Beginner to advanced. Participants should have basic experience in watercolor painting. Cost:$95 members, $110 Nonmembers. Make check payable to SVWS. Mail to the address on the registration form. Note: This workshop will likely fill, so don't wait to register.
Join us as we learn to paint the things we love about our Blue Ridge Mountains! We will spend time learning how to paint foggy skies, layers of ridges, and mountain mist. In the process, you will acquire many painting skills, including mixing color, painting wet-in-wet, creating texture, saving whites, and much more. Peg will share valuable tips on composing a painting and working with a limited palette. Peg will provide color worksheets, demonstrations, one-on-one help, and critiques. We will have a 45 minute break for lunch. 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: ultramarine/prussian/thalo/Antwerp blue; any green; Burnt Sienna/Quinacridone Rust or Burnt Orange; alizarin crimson or any red; any yellow; Paynes Gray/Indigo/Black. 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). If you have 1.5 or 2 inch wash brush, bring that also.
A pencil, eraser, and something to take notes on (or a sketchbook)
Paper towels or rags
A large water container with a lid (a peanut butter or mayo jar, for example)
Professional Grade (Arches 140 lb cold 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, or buy one (14X17) from Peg for $5.
Reference Materials: sketches and/or photos of the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially foggy or misty scenes.
Questions about supplies/workshop content? Email Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: cut the form below off and send to me. KEEP the upper part.
Registration for "Painting the Blue Ridge Mountains in Watercolor", Saturday October 2, at Westside Baptist Church in Harrisonburg. Important Update: Since this workshop is filling up and it is next week, please email Donna Detrich, to let you know you've sent in your check, at email@example.com.
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Please cut this portion and mail, with check (see cost, above), to: Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society, P.O. Box 2274, Harrisonburg VA 22801. Thank you!