Composition Bootcamp

Composition Bootcamp

Composition Bootcamp

Watercolor or Gouache

4 weeks- Online

Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

10am to 12pm PST; Sunday Critique sessions TBD

All Skill levels

One of the most baffling problems for students of creativity is how to make decisions while painting - whether to  make something lighter or darker or bigger or smaller or brighter or duller.  This 4 week course will allow us to take an in-depth look at such topics as the role of composition, design elements & principles, balance & extremes, Notan & Chiaroscuro, contrasts and much much more.  We will use skill building exercises, homework assignments and drills, and weekly critiques to cement our growing understanding.


Materials List:

Sketchbook and pencil/eraser 

Paper:  Arches (or other quality artist grade) 140# Cold press; full sheets to be trimmed to size OR watercolor block, 9 x 12 inches or larger.

Brushes: Watercolor brushes, pointed rounds - sizes 6, 8, 10/12.  Either hair or good quality synthetics. Smaller detail brushes may be useful, as well. 1"Flat brush

Paints:  either watercolor or gouache

Alizarin Crimson, Vermillion, Winsor Red

Cadmium Yellow, Lemon or Azo Yellow, Hansa Yellow Deep, Naples Yellow

Viridian, Undersea Green

Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue (french), Phthalo Blue

Burnt Umber or Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Sienna

Titanium white gouache


Tombow Markers or Faber-Castell Pitt brush pens (black/grays)

Artist's tape

Backing board

2 water containers

paper or cloth towels

Hair dryer

Event Information

Event Date 02-05-2024
Event End Date 03-03-2024
Individual Price $280.00
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