5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Thursday, November 17 2022.


 On Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 On Thursday, November 24, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 On Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 VanDusen Guides Classroom

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1


With a palette of colours seen in nature at this time of year, you will create finely detailed watercolour images with the guidance of artist and illustrator, Susan Pearson, in this three-session program. 

Using botanical specimens as a reference (such as fresh cuts of evergreens, red leaves and berries), Susan’s individual and group instructions ensure that each participant can progress at their own pace to develop techniques such as layering of colour, wet into wet, and dry brush. This course is suitable for novices or those seeking a refresher on watercolour techniques. 

Please bring your questions and a keen interest in experimenting!

Susan suggests that participants bring the following materials: 

Paper - Arches 140lb-300lb. cold press watercolour paper, 9” x 12” or larger. 

Watercolour Paints - Holbein brand: Red (Carmine), Yellow (New Gamboge), Blue (Peacock blue). Can add Olive Green, Opera (hot pink), and Payne’s grey. 

Detailed Brushes – size 01 for fine detail. A good array of brushes includes sizes 04, 1, 4, and 6. 

Mixing Palette - plastic or white ceramic surface 

Sketching – 2b mechanical pencil and white eraser 

Water – 2 mason jars or 2 yogurt containers 

Blow Dryer – nice to have for drying paint layers quickly 

Online pre-registration is required. 

Image by Susan Pearson.

Available: Available

Price: $113.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. For cancellations with one week's notice, a credit will be applied to your account. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Credits must be used within one year from the date issued. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Requirements: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account username & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Instructor: Susan Pearson

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