In an "Artist Understudy" your guide (Andrea) leads you through the chosen exercises. All supplies are provided for each session. We will start the series by creating a handmade journal. Each week we will add to the pages of that journal. Each sesison will start with creating an "inspiration block" from our bin of patterned papers. Each session will feature a different subject matter.(see below for a rough outline of which chapters we will feature) We will practice some sketching (no fear! we have great sketching hacks!) and then jump right into watercoloring our illustrations.
This is a bit more about the book:
"The world of Danielle Donaldson is as wondrous as a jar full of fireflies. Her whimsical illustrations are known for their offbeat color combinations, artful arrangements and endearing quirkiness. In this book, you'll learn how to partner with the wonderfully spontaneous medium of watercolor to create your own brand of magic.
Start by creating a handmade journal, then follow exercises and start-to-finish projects to fill it with illustrations that are small in size but big on color. Along the way, Danielle shares her fresh takes on color theory, perspective, composition and more.
Designed to get your brush moving, this book makes practice feel like play. It's a one-of-a-kind journey for any artist wishing to tap into the utter joy of watercolor painting and make it a cherished part of your daily life."
You may come to any single session without having attended previous ones (all sessions stand alone to some extent)
If you sign up for all 8 weeks and find you need to miss one or more you may (with prior notification) make up your missed class time as studio time (un-directed) at any time during the 8 week session and up to 8 weeks after the final session.
This is the tentative plan on what we will cover over the 8 weeks. Subject to change based on popular demand of those in attendance.
Week 1: A is for Art Supplies
Week 2: B is for Blue*
Week 3: F is for Fern
Week 4: I is for Indigo*
Week 5: O is for Orange*
Week 6:Q is for Quote
Week 7: T is for Teal*
Week 8: W is for Winter
*These have not been covered in either of the two previous times we have worked through this book :)