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Wyatt Waters Workshop

LEARNING TO SEE IN WATERCOLOR

Date: March 19-20, 2018
Time: 9-4
Cost: $200.00
Location: The Dayton Vineyard Church
4051 Indian Ripple Road
Beavercreek, Ohio 45440


Wyatt's approach to painting involves working from life with an emphasis on seeing color. His classes express the idea that if someone can learn to see, they will teach themselves to paint. Instead of the one-two-three formula that is so common among workshops, Wyatt teaches observing color and explains how he sees as a way to get the students to see for themselves. His unique approach emphasizes the basics while explaining the relation between observed color and expressive seeing.

Here is a list of materials you will need:
1. Palette-- a John Pike palette works best but Cheap Joe carries an inexpensive large plastic folding palette that is good.

2. Watercolor paints-- I use the American Journey brand but Van Gogh is an inexpensive good student grade paint. Most tube brands will do well. If you have a warm and a cool color of each of the primary colors, and one color that represents each of the secondary colors (purple, orange and green), you will be fine.

Suggested colors: Sour Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Red (or a quinacridone based red), a strong dioxazine-based purple or violet such as Royal Amethyst, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Sap Green, and Ivory Black (for watercolor drawing -  this one only comes in Van Gogh)

Suggested Van Gogh student grade watercolor paints:
Permanent Lemon Yellow, Azo Yellow Medium, Permanent Orange, Vermillion, Quinacrido ne  Blue Violet, Ultramarine Deep, Cerulean Blue, Phthalocyanine blue, Hookers Green Deep, Ivory Black

3. Paintbrush-- I use a 38 round, Cheap Joe’s Golden Fleece Synthetic watercolor brush. A 14 round and above will also work. Synthetic watercolor brushes are much better than they used to be.

4. Paper towels (Job Squad or Viva work well)

5. #2 pencil

6. Eraser

7. Pocket knife (or other sharp tool…to be used for scraping)

8. Water container (an empty plastic milk jug works well)

9. Cellulose sponge (the cheap kind)

10. Mirror--A plastic mirror, a hand mirror, or a small mirror (some hardware stores can cut a 5" x 7" plastic mirror which won't break)

11. Liquor box (the free kind you pack in…will be used as an easel)

12. Piece of corrugated plastic (usually political yard signs or for sale signs are made of this)

13. Masking Tape

14. low Stool or folding chair (or a folding tripod stool, ideally, if you have one)

15. Paper--Arches 140 lb rough bright white

This is a basic list of what Wyatt uses, BUT ANY BASIC MATERIALS WILL WORK! If you think you can substitute something, you're welcome to do so. If you're doing the workshop with a friend, you could easily share some of the items.

WOWS Workshop Cancellation Policy
A $40 deposit (non-refundable if you cancel) is required for the workshop to hold your spot.  Full payment is due two weeks prior to the workshop. WOWS reserves the right to offer refunds or to put the money towards another workshop for extenuating circumstances (ex:  illness or accident or family emergency).  A full refund is provided if the workshop cancels.