Online Class: Beginning Watercolors

  • Tuesday, June 18
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT
  • Online

Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration.

Join us as we explore the medium of watercolor through compositions inspired by the natural world. In this expressive class, we will discover fundamentals like color, shape, line, and space through hands-on learning while also drawing inspiration from O’Keeffe’s work.
Before each class, students will receive an inspiration image via email that will serve as a reference for the lesson demonstration. Students are also welcome to bring their own inspiration image to follow along with as techniques are shown during class.
Supplies needed for this class:
Watercolor paper. All types are welcome! (Instructor will be using Arches watercolor paper, 140lbs, cold-pressed)
Watercolor paint set. All types and palettes are welcome! (Instructor will be using Winsor & Newton) Recommended: Basic prismatic palette.
All colors can be mixed using: Cadmium Lemon, or Winsor Yellow (cool), Cadmium Yellow, or Winsor Yellow Deep, or Indian yellow (warm), Alizarin Crimson, or Permanent Carmine (cool), Cadmium Red, Scarlet Red, or Winsor Red (warm), Phthalo turquoise or blue, Winsor Blue (green shade), or Cerulean Blue (cool), French Ultramarine (warm), Chinese White.
Additional colors for complexity: Payne’s Grey, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre
Fun colors that inspire you (such as Permanent Rose)
A few varied watercolor, acrylic, or ink brushes.
A sharpened pencil (HB or harder works well)
A white gum eraser
A few paper towels
A container with clean water

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.
Space is limited, reservations required.
This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

About the Instructor:
Gal Senderowitsch is a Santa Fe-based multimedia artist who draws inspiration from nature, dreams, and the human condition. She graduated with her BFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and is currently pursuing her MA in Art Therapy in Santa Fe, NM. Her media of choice are aqueous media, monotypes, woodcut printmaking, charcoal and pastel drawing, and oil painting. She is a recipient of various awards from prestigious art institutions and groups in Philadelphia, including the Print Center, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Color Print Society. Gal has exhibited her work in various locations, such as Abington Art Center, Chestnut Hill Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Plastic Club, Old City Jewish Arts Center, Greenpoint Gallery, and the Canvas in New York City.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale.
$10; minimal fee.
$20; covers the cost of the class.
$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs

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