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Tuesdays, 9 am -noon, Feb. 26, Mar 5, 12

Members receive a discount. Register through the center.

Learn proportions of the human figure and sketch or paint the live, clothed model. Erin will begin in charcoal or pencil, moving into watercolor, which is optional. Other mediums welcome.

Supplies:  Sketchbook, 14”x 17” or 18” x 24”

Drawing pencils

Kneaded eraser and white drawing eraser

Charcoal sticks or charcoal pencils

Watercolor supplies if painting in watercolor

*SUGGESTED Supplies for Erin Callahan Blum’s Watercolor Class: Painting People Portraits

Watercolor Brushes in similar sizes to these (not the cheap brushes offered in packets –they shed):

1” flat synthetic (EX: Robert Simmons 755 goes on sale for $11.00)

#12 round synthetic

#8 round synthetic

#4 round synthetic

Try to have at least 2 rounds and definitely 1” flat brush.

Paper:  I get my best results on the following brand paper (Arches):

Aquarelle Arches 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block, has a SOLID GREEN COVER, 12” X 16” (about $40. in one of the catalogs below, often $60. at a store: hint, find a store coupon)

or, 140# Arches, cold pressed paper (you can get 4-6 paintings from two 22” x 30” sheets! You can also turn them over for yet more paintings! Also available in 16” x 20” sheet packs.

If you use the 2nd option, you will need a non-porous board to tape paper onto: such as varnished Masonite, Plexiglass, or Formica. Cut a little larger than your desired paper size, enough for masking tape on all 4 sides.

Paints: 7-8ml tubes, s/as Winsor Newton, Grumbacher, (Cotman=student grade)

Caucasian portrait: (this is what I will demonstrate)

Cobalt Blue

New Gamboge

Rose Madder Genuine

Other optional favorite colors:

Permanent Rose

Transparent Yellow

Thalo Blue

Burnt Sienna

Cadmium Red Light or Deep

Alizarin Crimson

Prussian Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Umber

Optional, because greens can be mixed with yellow & blue:  Viridian OR Sap Green

Cerulean Blue

Palette:  Any watercolor palette for the three to six colors for this class. It should be labeled “for watercolor” and have a flat mixing area.  Covered palettes are nice, but you can place a 4 ½” x 12” inexpensive palette in a 12” plastic pencil box. A porcelain plate or a enameled refrigerator tray will do too.

White charcoal pencil

Kneaded eraser (grey), or white vinyl eraser

#2 pencils or other drawing pencils if you have them

Masking tape

Plastic water containers, such as plastic cottage cheese or yogurt

Paper towel &/or Kleenex

Carry cases (travel suitcase on wheels or over the shoulder bags. Anything that does the job for you!

Optional:  Masking supplies: Masking Fluid

Crepe Rubber Cement Pick Up

old brush or cheap kid’s brush, toothpicks for details

tiny container of liquid soap or small bar of soap

Where to find art supplies:

Michaels (coupons found on-line)

Hobby Lobby

Blick Art Supplies, 2321 N Murray Ave, or 242 E Menomonee St., Milwaukee, WI

I sometimes order from: Blick, 800 828-4548, www.dickblick.com, Cheap Joe’s, 800-227-2788, www.cheapjoes.com, or ASW, 800-995-6778, www.aswexpress.com, www.jerrysartarama.com

Everyday items can be found at a hardware, lumber or retail store.