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Myth Busting Watercolours with John F Janzen


Location: at the Lions Den below the Gallery

Date/Time: Jan 18, 2020,  10-3 incl. lunch break Coffee and tea available

Cost: $25 members (early-bird members $20 before December 1st),and $35 non-members. Register: at the Pearl Ellis Gallery desk. Memberships available for 2020 NOW!

John F Janzen turned to creating at an early age, encouraged by family friends and teachers. After a lifetime of doing so, with a smattering of art education along the way, he enjoys sharing these pleasures with others.

He has more recently attended watercolour workshops on progressive techniques.and would like to pass these tips and processes on to those interested in exploring some! New creatives, children and the mature students who have never experienced these joys are favourite students for his focus:

"Anybody can come, I’d love up to 15-20, but I reckon it will be kind of like a paint-in for experienced people, and they can help me show the complete rookies that have been afraid to try watercolour..."

John's expectations are for the participants to enjoy a convenient, creative art practice with a time honoured way to express themselves with less struggle. You will be watching a DVD with a pro water-colourist showing the very rudiments of getting your tools and art supplies in the correct sequence, and reviewing the "why" of doing that. A project or two will round out the exciting day with break halfway, after the discussion time.

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Supply List

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Paper: Arches 140# paper / or any professional grade 100% cotton support.(8.5 ”x 11”) is fine.
watercolour brushes: 1/2 “ flat, #8 \#10 round, good mop, 3” wash .
needle/ rigger “ brush,Professional grade paint tubes, or already made palette if experienced.
burnt sienna
yellow ochre
ultramarine blue
viridian green
winsor green(sap green will work)
cobalt blue
alizarin red
cad red med., or light
lemon yellow
yellow gambage/ or cad.yellow
deep white(titanium) gouache

(?)blowdryer, John will bring one but the more the merrier. kleenex, paper towel, large water container,
waterproof paper support or block of watercolour paper, (not dollarstore ) masking tape, preferably buff in colour.

Documents for download

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