Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #13: Basic Watercolor Instructor: Carol Curtis
Mon–Fri 10AM–4 PM (1 hour break)
August 13–17 (5 days)
Limited to 12 students
La Jolla Studio
$270 member/300 nonmember + $5 mat. fee
Learn the basics with your own paint, paper, and brush, or we’ll supply them for $45 (to be paid to Carol at the first class, not at registration). Portable and creative, watercolor is FUN. We will identify the basics that will allow you to be successful and then fly! Ready for more? We will explore composition and color. We will set up a still life and complete it, if necessary on Saturday. Bring a friend or mom or sister and make this summer the one that you remember forever!
Materials: You may either purchase your own materials, or Carol will purchase them for you for $45 (to be brought to class the first day). The supplied materials include paint, paper and brush.
Otherwise please bring the following: Paint: artist quality―Sennelier, Winsor & Newton or Holbein―(tubes not pans) Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Lemon, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Viridian, Hookers Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Winsor & Newton Violet. Paper: Sennelier block, 12” x 12” or 8” x 8”, Arches cold-pressed 140 lb., Arches sketchbook, two full sheets Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. or two full sheets Arches cold-pressed 300 lb. Miscellaneous: Stabilo HB pencil; kneaded eraser; metal palette that folds, with sixteen to seventeen wells; one old, white, 100 percent cotton rag; one table or floor easel. The best brush that you want, need or can afford—one #8 or #10 round Winsor & Newton Series 7 (Rafael) Kolinsky sable, Robert Simmons synthetic, or your favorite with a very good well and point.
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REGISTRATION BY PHONE: Class registrations can also be done over the phone by calling the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 or in person during normal library hours. The library is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.
ENROLLMENT: Art classes are limited to approximately 18-20 students for adult classes and 12-15 students for children’s classes. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CLASS POLICY: Visitors are not allowed in the classroom. If you wish to sit in on a class, you must enroll.
SCHOOL REFUND POLICY: No exceptions made. A full refund will be given only if a class, workshop or tour is cancelled, filled prior to the receipt of your registration, or if the teacher does not accept you as a student. A credit for another class in the next Athenaeum’s School of the Arts season will be extended to students who are unable to attend and have notified the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts staff at least one week prior to the beginning of the class.
CANCELLATIONS: The Athenaeum reserves the right to cancel classes and workshops prior to or at the beginning of the first class meeting. A full refund will be given automatically or tuition may be applied towards another course during the current session depending on availability.