5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Thursday, October 20 2022.


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

 From 10/20/2022 until 11/3/2022

 VanDusen Guides Classroom

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

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


Cooler crisp days, changing light, golden to mauve! This is such a lovely time of year. The changing colours of autumn will inspire us in this watercolour series guided by artist and illustrator Susan Pearson. 

In this three-session series, we will cover essential techniques from beginners to more advanced, with projects and various assignments using graded washes, building light and dark values and introducing surprise colours. Fresh-cut samples from the Garden will be available for inspiration, while you will gain familiarity with the medium.  

Please bring your questions, ideas, passion, interests and art supplies! 

Online pre-registration is required. This series will take place in person on Thursdays, October 20, 27 & November 3.

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 

Image by Susan Pearson.

Available: Available

Price: $113.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Presented on Oct 20, 27 & Nov 3, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at VanDusen Botanical Garden. 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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