Watercolor I: Basic Techniques and Materials
10 Weeks | $325 | In-Class
Watercolors are a brilliant, versatile and a fascinating medium to work with! Develop basic painting skills in transparency, washes, glazing, composition, color theory, color mixing and value along with masking techniques, and additive and subtractive methods of using paints. Each meeting will focus on developing basic skills while encouraging individual style and creativity. Class format consists of short lectures, painting demonstrations, group and individual critiques and individually supervised exercises.
What You Will Learn:
- Knowledge of the tools and materials fundamental to the practice of watercolor painting.
- The basic techniques, elements, and principles applicable to the art of watercolor painting.
- Basic terminology necessary to the practice of watercolor.
- The technical use of the tools and materials of the watercolor medium.
- How to handle the watercolor medium as a form of personal expression.
- How to sharpen your sense of perception.
- The ability to demonstrate a variety of basic watercolor techniques - their materials, methods, and suitability to subject matter.
- To become more aesthetically minded - more sensitive to the unique character of the watercolor medium, more sensitive to the diversity of subject matter manifest in nature and all created things.
Quarters Offered: Fall | In-Class
Course Fee: $325
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisite of Drawing I: Focus on Perception (ART-40166).
Materials: Full list of materials will be distributed at first meeting.
Note: First meeting mandatory. Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email email@example.com.
Course Number: ART-40625
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process
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4/5/2023 - 6/7/2023
Synchronous web-based class meetings that are scheduled to meet online at published times (time/date).
McCunney, Michelle, Visual artist, art instructor for undergraduate programs since 1988; has exhibited paintings and books in California, Mexico, Cuba, Italy and Japan.
Michelle McCunney teaches Drawing I: Focus on Perception , Watercolor I: Basic Techniques and Materials , Intermediate Watercolor , Introduction to Book Arts , and Introduction to Painting for the UC San Diego Extension Art and the Creative Process Professional Certificate .
She received a master's in visual arts from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (UNAM) in Mexico City and bachelor's in visual arts from the University of California San Diego. She has taught painting, drawing and illustration for university programs in Mexico and the US since 1988. Her work varies in format from artists' books to larger series on canvas and online episodic narratives, and often focuses on the natural environment.
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Early enrollment advised.
No visitors permitted.
No refunds after: 4/12/2023.
Early Enrollment Discount: $300 ($325 if enrolled after 3/6/2023).
SCBWI/MOPA members can receive our $25 Early Enrollment discount prior to course start date. The max discount a MOPA/SCBWI member can receive for one class is $25. It is applied upon course enrollment over the phone or in person with proof of membership. This is a live online course; all class sessions are taught via Zoom. Course materials like the syllabus and handouts are delivered online. Login on your MyExtension account, select My Courses and click the link under LOCATION.
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There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.