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Workshop Title
Fabulous Colour, Getting to Know Your Paint
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Subject / Focus
Stretching Paper and Getting to Know Your Paint
Class Description
You will learn:

1) How to properly stretch your watercolour paper.

2) Colour Basics: How to create unified and harmonious paintings with a limited palette.
About the Artist
Sandra Derry is a self taught artist and has learned the art of watercolouring, coloured pencil, pastel and graphite through reading books, watching videos, and lots of hours practicing the techniques she has acquired.

She strives to produce realism in her paintings and drawings.

Inspired by her parents, who are both artists, she has painted since an early age.

She started drawing professionally in 1990, selling pastel portraits of children. It was during that time she discovered watercolours. She fell in love with the medium and was able to achieve the vibrant colours and details she longed to paint. Recently she has fallen in love again, this time with the coloured pencil and graphite mediums.

Sandra has taught since 2004 doing workshops and gives weekly lessons. She has also written several digital books on how to watercolour.
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Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
Winsor newton paints (suggested):
- Transparent Yellow
- French Ultramarine Blue
- Permanent Rose
- Burnt Sienna
- Sap Green
Art Surface / Support
- 140 lb Arches Watercolour paper, full sheet, cold pressed
Supplies and Tools
- Gaterboard from Currys ( small one is fine)
- Regular stapler with staples
- Painters tape
- Ruler
- Brushes (your standard watercolour brushes)
- Paper towels
- Tracing paper
- 12 well palette if you can find one (if not the one from the Dollarama store works well)

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Materials the instructor will provide
- Templates to Transfer
- Colour Chart Templates
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Optional Purchase (paid directly to instructor):
- CD with all instructions: $5

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
Week 1:
- Stretching watercolour paper and colour theory.
- Getting templates transferred to paper.
Session 2
Week 2:
- Getting to know your paint.
- Creating beautiful colour with a limited palette; making a colour wheel and colour charts.

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