New Workshop, Sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Art Center!
Fall Plein Air Watercolor Painting in Ridgeview Park with Peg Sheridan www.pegsheridan.com/ (540)679-9396
Date:Wednesday, October 7 (Rain date Friday Oct. 9) Time: 10 to 3:30, with 43 minute lunch break (pack a lunch). Location: This class will be outdoors. We will meet at the River Shelter (use GPS address 700 South Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro), and paint in that general area. Students will be notified by email by 8 am, if the class is postponed, due to weather (see alternate date). Level:Beginner to advanced Cost:$90, due by October 1. Make check payable to Peg Sheridan. Registration: Mail check and form below to Peg at: 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401. Contact me if you need to make other arrangements for payment. Space will be limited, so don’t wait.
Enjoy a day at a beautiful spot, meet new people, and learn a lot about plein air painting! Even if you’ve never painted with watercolors outside, please join us! All levels are welcome. Peg will do a demonstration, help students one-on-one, and wrap up with tips on improving your paintings. You will learn valuable tips for sketching and painting the river, trees, wildlife, and plants. All students must sign a waiver when they arrive, and follow CDC guidelines for health and safety (including wearing a mask when around others, and staying 6 feet apart). Public restrooms will be open in the park; however, they will not have soap. Please bring your own hand sanitizer.
Peg Sheridan has been painting in watercolor for about 40 years, and teaching for about 20 years. She is known for her encouraging, positive teaching style. She has received several regional, and one national award for her watercolors. She paints outdoors regularly. She is on the faculty of Beverley Street Studio School, Larkin Arts, Augusta County, and teaches workshops for many art organizations in Virginia. See her website for more information. Contact Peg if you have questions, (540)679-9396.
Materials List (call me if you have questions):
A medium to large sized palette (or a butcher tray or white plate, etc).
Watercolor Paints: I suggest you bring the following: Ultramarine blue; any green; burnt sienna or Quinacridone Burnt Orange or Rust; alizarin crimson or any rose color; any yellow; and Paynes Gray or any black. Do not buy Michael’s Artist Loft brand watercolors; they are poor quality. I use DaVinci, M. Graham, Winsor and Newton, and Daniel Smith brands.
Brushes: a small and a large round brush, a 1 inch flat brush, and a rigger/script/liner brush.
A pencil, eraser, and something to take notes on (or a sketchboook).
Paper towels or rags (rags don’t blow away so easily)
A large water container with a lid (a peanut butter or mayo jar, for example), filled with water.
Professional watercolor paper: I recommend Arches or 140 or 300 lb. cold press paper. Do not bring Strathmore or Cotman paper. Cut or tear about 2 pieces to about 8X10 or 9X11 size. Also bring scrap watercolor paper (the backs of old paintings, etc.)
A board to place your paper on, and masking or painters tape. It could be a piece of foam core, wood, etc. It should be slightly larger than your paper.
A Viewfinder: they are made by Guerilla Painter. They’re very handy, and I consider them one of the most important plein air tools. You can make your own, by cutting a rectangle into a piece of paper. I will bring extras.
Miscellaneous: Sunscreen, bug spray, a plastic bag for wet rags, a camera, a jacket, and a hat. When I am in the woods, I use Permethrin spray on my clothes, hat and boots. It keeps ticks away. I use a waterproof bag or a small backpack for all of my supplies. Try to get all of your supplies into an easy-to-carry bag. During the pandemic, a mask is required. There are restrooms, but no soap, so bring disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.
Optional: White gouache or acrylic for adding highlights, masking fluid, a scrubber brush, and a razor blade or Xacto knife. Also optional: a chair and a small collapsible stool or table (See Camco folding table from Walmart.com or Amazon ($25), or an easel. For watercolor painting, you need an easel that can go flat or slightly slanted. Most people will paint in a chair or on a bench, with a board and paper on their lap, or sit at a picnic table.
· NOTE: cut the form below off and send to me. KEEP the upper part. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Registration for "Plein Air Painting at Ridgeview Park” , Wednesday October 7 (rain date Oct. 9), 10 am-3:30 pm. Cost $90. Please send this form and a check to “Peg Sheridan” by October 1, 2020
Name:________________________________________________ Email:________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________ Any concerns or special needs you have: _______________________________________________________
Please cut this portion and mail, with check for $90, to: Peg Sheridan, 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401. Phone (540)679-9396. Thank you!