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Watercolor: Starting Small with Wendy Cunico



WATERCOLOR: STARTING SMALL
with Wendy Cunico

 

Sometimes beginners just starting out can find mid-size to large canvases daunting and a little scary. I find it much less stressful to paint small in the beginning! Join us for some fun exploring, learning, or reviewing some watercolor basics and techniques to build on. On our first day, we will be painting some 5” by 7” size paintings. These can be placed in small frames or used as greeting cards or to start a notebook for future reference as you continue on your watercolor journey. On our second day, we will work in the morning to help everyone finish one or more of the 5 by 7 pieces and then try one 9” by 12” piece. We learn to use a grid to take one of our smaller pieces to the larger 9 by 12 piece while keeping it in perspective. Hope to see you there!

 

WHEN:  Tuesday & Wednesday (9am - 3:30pm)
               September 21, 22, 2021.

WHERE: Art League Academy
               (106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island)

  


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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Join us for this exciting 2-Day Watercolor painting class perfect for beginners!
Materials Included: No materials are included in this class. A list of materials you should bring with you will be provided upon registration.
Requirements: PLEASE HAVE:

Brushes:
Round: #14, #10, #8 and #4
Flat 1" and 1/4"
Specialty brushes:Fan brush, a Rigor brush & a script or liner brush

If you are unsure of these brushes or any of the other supplies on the list ask in your local art store and they can help you with finding them. If you are ordering online use their 800 number and ask for help. This will help make shopping easier for you.

Paint:
Hansa Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue
Sap Green
Burnt Sienna
Raw Sienna
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Alizarin Red
Paynes Gray
Designer white gouache

If you can afford it please purchase a professional grade paint. Smaller tubes will save some $$ at this point and will last you for quite a while. Student grade paints have less pigment and therefore produce less intense color but will work if this is the price range you need to get started.

Paper:
A Package of Strathmore Watercolor Cards
(Contains 50 5"x7" 140lb wc cold pressed cards & envelopes.)

*NOTE:*For our 9" by 12"size, I will bring some paper and demonstrate how to break down a large 22 by 30 piece of art paper to the size we want.

Misc:
We can all save some $$ here by going to our local dollar stores or Walmart for these Supplies.

A water container ( about the size of a motel ice bucket)
A palette with places for different color paints
Two #2 pencils
Kneaded eraser or white eraser
A small kitchen sponge
A white washcloth or rag
3/4" masking or blue tape one roll
Some Q tips
Mr. Clean non-bleach cleaning sponge
Scissors
Bag haul your art supplies with you

On line supply sources:
Dick Blick DickBlick.com 1-800-447-8192
Cheap Joes Art Stuff cheapjoes.com 1-800-227-2788
Daniel Smith danielsmith.com 1-800-426-6740
Art Supply Warehouse asexpress.com 1-800-995-6778
Local stores Michaels and Hobby Lobby and Walmart

Shopping for these items can take a little time so I would make sure you have enough time to get your supplies in the mail or in person well before the class starts. It will make getting them more fun and give you some time to get used to play with them a little. See you in class!

QUESTIONS? Email academy@artleaguehhi.org.
Instructor: Wendy Cunico
Instructor Bio: A resident of the CSRA since 1986, WENDY CUNICO has been painting since 2000. Mentored by several artists in the area, she prefers to work in water media.

A member of the North Augusta Artists' Guild, she is honored to have two pieces on permanent display in the city's Arts and Heritage Center. Wendy also served two years on the Guild's board of directors, as well as being the Marketing Chairman and Hospitality Chairman.

Wendy is also a member of the SC WaterMedia Society and served as its Exhibition Chairman for the 2015 statewide show. Recently, she was honored with an award at the society's annual show. A few years ago she joined Aiken Artist Guild and won two awards in the Members Show.

A group of five local artists, including Wendy, banded together for support and encouragement. As a result of this collaboration, The Painted Ladies was formed. The group meets weekly to paint, network and critique.

Since 2012, Wendy's Hammonds Ferry home doubles as La Petite Gallerie, a mini-art studio. The studio hosts art classes taught by Wendy for beginning to intermediate watercolor and acrylic students. Recently, she has expanded her classes to include workshops in neighboring communities.

Her original works along with giclees, numbered prints, and greeting cards are currently available at La Petite Gallerie in addition to gift shops and galleries.

If you are interested in talking with Wendy about her art or classes, she can be reached via email at: wcunico@gmail.com
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