It’s reported there are over 350,000 known species of beetles in the world. Long been prized by collectors due to their variety in shape, size and gorgeous coloration and patterning; beetles’ alien beauty have also been a fascination for artists. In this class, we will spend 4 weeks exploring how to illustrate a few of these remarkable critters while learning a variety of watercolor and ink/bleach (!) techniques. Suitable for all skill levels.
Arches 140# Hotpress, 7 x 10 or 9 x12 inch blocks. OR buy full size sheet (22 x 30) and trim to size; you will need a backing board and artist’s tape.
Brushes: Pointed rounds, 6, 8 or 10; smaller detail brushes
Paint: Watercolors in tubes
Duochrome colors: Autumn Mystery, Cabo Blue, Turquoise, Ocean, Emerald, Green Pearl
Rose of Ultramarine (Daniel Smith)
Van Diemen’s ink - Shooting Star (Available through Vanness Pen Shop in 4ml sample vials)
OR Diamine - All the Best, or Garland, or Winter Miracle
OR J. Herbin Emeraude de Chivor
Note: Many of the inks above can be purchased in smaller 2 or 4ml sample vials from various pen supply websites: The Goulet Pen Co, Vanness Pen Shop,
Parker Quink - (Available through Amazon, JetPens, Goulet Pens
Drawing nibs and holder
Pigma Micron pens: (black) 0.7, 0.5, 0.3
Bleach: (about 8 oz of household bleach), small cup or jar to use in class that will hold the bleach/water solution
|Event End Date||12-06-2023|
|Location||Winslow Art Center|