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3-DAY WORKSHOP: The Illustrated Journal with Watercolor with BRENDA SWENSON. Aug 15-17, 2018. 10:30am-4:30 pm



Wednesday-Friday, August 15-17, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: All
Call to add your name to the wait list at 206-223-9599
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The ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL with WATERCOLOR is the creative process of merging images and words together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to be creative with images, words and page design. Each day we’ll explore different drawing techniques, watercolor, and ink. Whether you’re interested in creating an illustrated journal for travel, gardening, daily life…amazing things happen when you put images and words together. You’ll come away from the workshop excited and inspired about your work! Best of all your illustrated journal will uniquely reflect your style and creative voice. Workshop participants will benefit from demonstrations, encouragement and individual help.

See Brenda's other great events!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time TBD
Sunday-Tuesday, August 12-14, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond. Not for beginners
Call to add your name to the wait list at 206-223-9599

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Palette: Heritage Folding Palette with 18 wells
Watercolors: Daniel Smith watercolors unless noted differently. I may add or subtract colors.
  * Green Gold
  * Hansa Yellow Medium
  * Raw Sienna Light (DS) or Raw Sienna (Winsor & Newton)
  * Quinacridone Gold
  * Permanent Yellow Deep
  * Anthraquinoid Scarlet
  * Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  * Quinacridone Rose
  * Imperial Purple
  * French Ultramarine
  * Cobalt Blue
  * Manganese Blue Hue
  * Cobalt Teal Blue
  * Phthalo Turquoise
  * Phthalo Green BS
  * Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  * Transparent Red Oxide (DS) or Burnt Sienna (Winsor & Newton)
  * Lunar Black
  * Rounds: assorted sizes 6 to 14
  * Flats: Da Vinci 5080 series size 20mm
Sketchbook for Journal: My favorite is Stillman & Birn Beta. The sketchbooks come in a variety of sizes, bindings (stitch and coil), covers (hard and soft). Whatever sketchbook you choose, look for paper dense enough to handle washes without warping or bleeding through. It's your choice of size and brand.
Drawing Pad: Inexpensive paper for warm-ups and exercises. Size 9 x 12 or 11 x 14. White paper, not newsprint.
Pens: I like them all from cheap disposable to pricey fountain pens. I equally like water-soluble and water-proof in. Here are a few suggestions.
  * Waterproof:
    * Pitt by Faber-Castell
    * Micron
    * Copic
    * NO sharpies for sketching, please.
  * Water-Soluble:
    * Tombow pens have two tips:
        * one end has a stiff drawing nib
        * the opposite end has a brush tip
        * I use neutral colors: Burnt Sienna, Ochre, Gray, etc.
Pencils and Eraser
Miscellaneous Items: clips, paper towels for clean-up, water container, small spray bottle.
Reference Material: bring a variety of visual material that inspires you (photos, sketches, travel brochures, snap shots, etc . . .
Props: bring items to draw from and share (silk fruits and veggies, old books, tea cups, old kettles, glass bottles [mason jars, colored glass . . . ], hand tools [hammers, pliers, wrenches, screw drivers . . . ], and other fun junk).
ALSO: In addition to props, bring at least one personal object, something that has sentimental meaning (old pocket watches, baby shoes, jewlery, a pocket knife . . ). these objects are to be kept with you and not put out on the props table.

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