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Beginner Watercolors – “Snowy Solitude”

December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

This 2-day workshop instructed by Nancy Groves is a perfect entry point for beginners, providing a basic understanding of how to paint landscapes with watercolors. Students will learn about watercolor papers, different types of paintbrushes and tools, color mixing, and application techniques. Learn how to apply watercolor washes, create a winter cabin, and capture shadows on snow as we paint and complete our landscape painting, “Snowy Solitude.” Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies and bringing them along to the workshop. See Materials List below.
Instructor: Nancy Groves

Date: Tuesdays, December 1st & 8th

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Council for the Arts, 103 N. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA

Price: $65 for 2-day workshop

Register online: http://councilforthearts.net/classes
or call the CFTA: (717) 264-6883

Materials List:

Sketch paper. – optional

2B drawing pencil

soft eraser

masking tape

clipboard or art board
140 lb cold press watercolor paper. ( I like Arches)

#2 flat brush, 3/4″ flat brush, #6 round brush, and 1/4″ flat angle brush.
These are the brush sizes I recommend but feel free to use what you have on hand.

Watercolor paints:

Winsor & Newton Cotman half pan set

includes Alizarin Crimson Hue, Burnt Sienna, Chinese White, Dioxazine Violet, Lamp Black, Lemon Yellow Hue, Payne’s Grey, Sap Green, Turquoise, Ultramarine, Viridian Hue, and Yellow Ochre.

Winsor & Newton Cotman tubes-

burnt sienna

cobalt blue


burnt umber

viridian hue

alizarin crimson hue

cadmium red

There are other brands out there that could also work.

To help ensure the health and safety of our patrons, instructors, and staff, class sizes are limited and the Council for the Arts is following the CDC guidelines with cleaning, social distancing, and requiring face masks or coverings.


December 1, 2020
12:00 pm