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Pen and Watercolor: Beautiful Buildings

Learn to convey the beauty of commonplace buildings and streetscapes using pencil, pigma pen, and watercolours. With lots of input from the instructor, this project-based course will challenge beginner and intermediate painters to identify the essential elements of given buildings and streetscapes and transform them into compelling pieces of art. Note: Supplies extra, list available.

Supplies: Required
• Watercolours (can borrow for first class)
• Palette or white plate for mixing paint (can also borrow for first class)
• A waterproof and lightfast pen (0.1 or 0.2 Staedtler pigment liner; 01 or 02 Micron pigma pen; or 0.1 or 0.2 Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment pen)
• At least 3 decent watercolour brushes—one fine, one medium, and one large (if in doubt, wait until after first class to purchase)
• Mechanical pencil with HB leads
• A good eraser
• 140 lb watercolour paper (4 or more pieces at least “9 by 2 inches” in size). If in doubt, bring larger pieces of watercolour paper and plan to cut it as needed at the workshop; however, a Strathmore 140 lb watercolour visual journal or Canson XL Watercolour Pad might be simpler to transport and to use.

Supplies: Optional
• Removable masking tape
• Pieces of cardboard or backing on which to tape loose watercolour paper

Additional Info:

Instructor Info

Valdis Gislason

Excluded Activity Dates

These are noted days where “Pen and Watercolor: Beautiful Buildings” will have no activities due to holidays or another reason.

More info for this activity is coming soon.

Please check back later.

Class Info

DateOct 17 to Nov 7, 2023
Time1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Availability13 Spots Available
LocationForest Heights Room

This class will occur 4 times
during this session.

Class Prices

Member Session Fee: $108.00
MEMBERS: Click here to register
Non-Member Session Fee: $144.00
Register by phone or in person