Creating Landscapes in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Creating Landscapes in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Creating Landscapes in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level)
Date: April 22 – June 17, 2024 (Mondays, 8 weeks)
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Kenny Boone
Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members)

Learn to understand the exciting and colorful medium of watercolour, its materials and tools required to successfully grow your watercolour skills. You will be introduced to the 7 important elements that one should consider in-order to pull off a successful landscape painting line; value; color; texture; shape; direction & composition. Letting go and allowing the fluid pigments to flow will be the main objective over this eight-week course. (No class on May 20) 

Kenny Boone has been painting full time for over 30 years. Mainly using the medium of watercolour, his experience and knowledge comes with years of trial and error, the teacher of all creative artist’s. Kenny has exhibited extensively in private and public galleries and his paintings can be found in numerous private collections throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. When not painting on location, Kenny works from his studio in the coastal town of Dominion.

Supply List:
Sketch Book – Approx. Size 9’’x12’’/Spiral Bound /Mixed Media Paper, mid-range – avoid the cheapest one, the thinner the paper is, the harder it is to work with
Lead Pencils – 2h, 4h, 2b, 4b
Kneadable Eraser
¾” Masking Tape – automotive quality, not dollar store that peels off when wet
Tracing paper – optional
Inexpensive exacto blade or utility knife
Ruler or set square
A selection of watercolour brushes – nothing too small, include a wash brush if possible
A selection of tube watercolour pigments –  primary colours plus whatever else you want
Plastic watercolour palette – ideally one with a top that will hold pigments and have a mixing area
Plastic credit cards – optional
Hair dryer/Heat gun – optional
Water colour paper – 22’’x 30’’ cold press, 140lb and 22’’x 30’’ hot press watercolour paper 140lb or illustration board – one of each if possible.  Bring whatever you have for first class.
Spray bottle
Water containers – e.g., yogurt
Box of Kleenex – not for tears

Advance registration for members begins March 28

General registration for non-members begins April 15

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