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Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner with Annie Strack (http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/courses/watercolor-for-the-absolute-beginner)


Learn how to capture the beauty and radiance of watercolor in this watercolor for beginners online course—even if you’ve never painted before! Professional watercolorist Annie Strack (http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/meet-the-instructors) will provide you with realistic watercolor instruction, watercolor tips (http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/courses/watercolor), and take you through the essential techniques and concepts of watercolor painting. You’ll learn how to use your watercolor materials to create washes, work wet-into-wet, suggest value changes, establish color and light, execute stunning compositions and much more. For those of you wondering how to watercolor like the pros, this is the perfect introductory course for you!
Course includes downloads of course textbook and video!

Start Date: August 27, 2013 (http://anu.register.fwmedia.com/Course?CourseId=3013-11)

Tuition: $149.99


Instructor: Annie Strack (bio (http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/meet-the-instructors/annie-strack))

Course Materials (included in Tuition):

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner (http://www.northlightshop.com/watercolor-for-the-absolute-beginner-ebook-pdf/?lid=AMHanu12182012), by Mark and Mary Willenbrink (PDF eBook) Retail: $24.99
Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner with Mark Willenbrink (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-160-watercolor-for-the-absolute-beginner-with-mark-willenbrink.aspx?lid=AMHanu12182012) (video download) Retail: $16.99Workshop Length: 4 weeks

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<hr style="margin: 0 0 15px;">WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

Using essential watercolor materials with confidence
Executing basic watercolor techniques including a variety of washes, working wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, and positive and negative painting
Suggesting depth and light with color and value
Completing a watercolor painting from beginning sketch to finished pieceWHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:
Students who have completed Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, Level 1 or Drawing for Beginners, Level 2
Aspiring artists new to watercolor painting
Experienced artists who want to learn proven techniques
Watercolorists who want to freshen up their skillsSUGGESTED ART MATERIALS:
Pigments
Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Sienna or Sepia
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow
Cerulean Blue
Prussian Blue
Yellow OchreSurface

140–lb (300gsm) cold-press watercolor
140-lb (300 gsm) hot-press watercolor paperBrushes
3-inch (76mm) hake
No. 2 round
No. 6 round
No. 10 roundTools
2B pencil
Facial tissue
Kneaded eraser
Masking tape
Mounting board (Masonite, plywood or watercolor board)
Palette or plastic plates
Table salt
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Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Essential Watercolor Techniques
Basic watercolor materials
Mixing paint and handling brushes
Working wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry and drywashesReading assignment:
Introduction and Chapter 1, pages 7–19
Chapter 3, pages 44–65Viewing assignment: See the principles and techniques in action by watching Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner with Mark Willenbrink. Review throughout the course, as needed.
Homework assignment: Complete the following exercises to practice key watercolor techniques. You may use the pigments recommended in your textbook or you may select your own pigments:
Applying a Flat Wash, page 49
Applying a Gradated Wash, page 50
Applying a Variegated Wash, page 51
Adding Salt, page 57
Lifting Paint, page 58Lesson 2: Drawing, Value and Color Basics
Structural drawing techniques
Understanding value and color
Using color intensity to suggest atmospheric perspective
Composition basicsReading assignment:
Chapter 2, pages 20–43Homework: Complete the following exercises to improve your understanding of how color and value work.
Making a Value Scale, page 27
Once you’ve made a value scale, practice creating value changes and suggesting shadow and light by painting the shapes on the bottom of page 26.
Create your own color while, following the exercise, Making a Color Wheel, on page 33.
Practice suggesting atmospheric perspective by re-creating the three groupings of trees you see on page 29.Lesson 3: Positive and Negative Painting
Suggesting texture
Understanding positive and negative space
Color temperatureReading assignment:
Chapter 4, pages 80–89Homework assignment: Practice working with positive and negative shapes by completing the following demonstrations:
Positive Painting, pages 80–83
Negative Painting, pages 84–89Lesson 4: Basic Painting Approach
Composition planning
Mixing and layering paint
Light effectsReading assignment:
Chapter 4, pages 68–79Homework assignment: Complete the Structural Drawing demonstration, pages 68–71, then complete the Painting with Three Colors demonstration on pages 76–79.