5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Thursday, May 12 2022.


 On Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

 From 5/12/2022 until 6/16/2022

 VanDusen Guides Classroom

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

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


Everyone is welcome to this 6-week program! All levels of painting abilities. Artist and illustrator Susan will bring you to the Garden to create watercolour sketches, and in the classroom, you can complete a finished painting.

What you find in the Garden, new spring buds, flowering bulb plants, blossoming trees and foliage, will help inspire you to create patterns, textures and details on your watercolour paper. From a fine pencil line sketch of your composition, you will add layers of colour washes, wet into wet, wet on dry and bring colours to clear.

Susan’s group and individual instructions ensure that each participant can progress at their own pace while she shares her skills, a few new techniques, and a close-up of images and landscapes.

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 ceramic white 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. This six-session series will take place in person on Thursdays, starting on May 12th and concluding on June 16th. 

Image by Susan Pearson.

Available: Full

Price: $203.00 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: VBGA COVID-19 Protocol: Proof of Vaccination continues to be required for in-person courses. Masks are no longer mandatory in all indoor public spaces in alignment with updates to the public health orders issued by the Provincial government. We encourage participants to wear a mask.

More information: Instructor: Susan Pearson

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