Just Add Water Art Clinic

General Course Description

Just Add Water is a series of art clinics designed around a theme.  If the name doesn’t give it away, we’re adding water to water-based media to create incredible works of art.  While each clinic explores a different medium in a four-week burst, artists will find that what they learn in one clinic will be enhanced by other clinics in the series.


Upcoming Just Add Water Classes

Session 1: Wednesday, January – February 1, “Pen and Ink” REGISTER HERE

Session 2: Wednesday, February 22 – March 15, “Ink Wash” REGISTER HERE

“Mix and Match Water Media” Description

Just Add Water: Mix and Match Water Media is the ULTIMATE art materials experimentation Art Clinic. With so many water-based mediums to choose from, you might find the options overwhelming! For this Art Clinic, we’ll work with you to find what mixed media technique works best for you. The instructors have broken the options into “color” and “black and white.”  From there, we’ll devise a plan of attack on the best method to create fun and beautiful works of art. You are welcome to explore one option for all four classes or try a variety of different approaches. You might even take a technique you learned in a previous “Just Add Water Art Clinic” and develop your own twist!  Please note there is a $20 model fee paid in class.

This is a beginner to advanced level Art Clinic.

 

Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) October 26 – Demo: Black and White Mix and Match – Still Life

Class 2) November 2– Still Life Continued

Class 3 November 9 Demo: Color Mix and Match- In class model

Class 4) November 16 Continue working from the model


POSSIBLE Supply List for Mix and Match Media- Black and White

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

Watercolor Brush, large rounds (#8 and #16)

Watercolor Brush, large flat or chisel (#14 or #16)

ArtGraf Water-Soluble Graphite Sticks 2pk

Conte Crayon, 2 pack black

Joseph Gillott Dip Pens (for drawing or magna)

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics, carbon black or similar dark color (Jordan can recommend some color options)

Black Bic Ballpoint Pen

White Plastic Eraser

¾” White Artist Tape (acid free)

two – three sheets, 20×30” Arches (or similar brand) Cold Press watercolor paper

 

POSSIBLE Supply List for Mix and Match Media – Color

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

White Plastic Eraser

Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils (set of 12, 24, or 36)

GOLDEN “High Flow” or “Fluid” Acrylics (see OPTIONAL colors below)

Watercolor Brush, large rounds (#8 and #16)

Watercolor Brush, large flat or chisel (#14 or #16)

¾” White Artist Tape (acid free)

two – three sheets, 20×30” Arches (or similar brand) Cold Press watercolor paper

NOTE: If you would rather use a watercolor block or LARGE (16x20ish) watercolor sketch pad that is fine instead of large paper

 

Acrylic Paint Note:

Any acrylic paint will work for this Art Clinic.  Any of these varieties will work just fine: “Heavy Body”, “Soft Body”, “Liquid”, “Open”, “High Flow” or “Fluid”.  I think GOLDEN “High Flow” and “Fluid” work awesome in mixed media, so I have those colors listed below.  If you have a color palette that is comfortable to your painting approach, please bring what works.  If you would like additional suggestions on a palette that are for Heavy Body Acrylics, let me know and I can send you that list as well.

Suggested Paint High Flow or Fluid Colors 4 0z tubes 

Benzimidazolone Yellow Light Naples Yellow

Pyrrole Orange

Naphthol Red Light OR Quinacridone Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson (Hue) OR Quinacridone Magenta

French Ultramarine OR Pthalo Blue

Phthalo Green BS

Sap Green Hue OR Green Gold

Yellow Ochre OR Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide

Burnt Siena OR Transparent Red Iron Oxide

Burnt Umber

Titanium White (8oz or 160z)

Carbon Black

Just Add Water Art Clinic : Pen and Ink – REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, January 11 – February 1, 10:00 – 12:30pm

From the quill, to the nib, to the ball point, pen and ink has had made its mark for ages.  Artists have found that each interation has it’s own incredible line quality when used as a drawing tool.  We’ll experiment with a few of these drawing tools to see what kind of lines we can make with them.  Even more exciting: we’ll add water to our drawn line.  Extending the mark into a shape to produce expressive works of art.  This is a great Art Clinic for drawing students as well as students interested in water-based painting. 

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.


Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) January 11- Introduction to Pen and Ink, dip pen, Van Gogh’s mark

            Exercise: Line quality and the dip pen- creating texture through line work

Class 2) January 18– Exercise: Dip Pen line to shape – Adding water to the drawing line

Class 3 January 25 Exercise: Ballpoint pen ink- Hatching and Cross hatching, cross contour

Class 4) February 1– Working from the Live Model ($10 model fee)


Supply List for Just Add Water: Pen and Ink

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

White Plastic Eraser

Watercolor Brush, large round (#14)

Joseph Gillott Dip Pens (for drawing or magna)

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics, carbon black or similar dark color (Jordan can recommend some color options)

Black Bic Ballpoint Pen

Four sheets, 20×30” Arches (or similar brand) Cold Press watercolor paper

NOTE: If you would rather use a watercolor block or LARGE (16x20ish) watercolor sketch pad that is fine instead of large paper


Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class.  For this session of “Just add Water”, the materials pass is $30.  Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know.  You can always email with any questions.

Just Add Water Art Clinic: Ink Wash – REGISTER HERE

Wednesday. February 22 – March 15, 10:00 am – 12:30pm

Ink wash is not just mono chrome watercolor. It is a medium that celebrates sunlight and deep shadow, abstract shapes and high realism.  It’s a chance to show off tight drawing skills and allow for spatters and happy accidents.  It can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it.  This is a great Art Clinic for drawing students as well as students interested in water-based painting. 

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

 


Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) February 22- Exercise/Demo: Introduction to ink wash, look for the contrast, still life

Class 2) March 1– Still life, continued from February 22

Class 3 March 8 – Working from black and white photograph with strong sunny day contrast

Class 4) March 15– Working from black and white photograph continued


 

Supply List for Just Add Water: Ink Wash

Pencils 2H, HB

Watercolor Brush, large rounds (#8 and #16)

Watercolor Brush, large flat or chisel (#14 or #16)

White Plastic Eraser

¾” White Artist Tape (acid free)

Two sheets, 20×30” Arches (or similar brand) Cold Press watercolor paper

NOTE: If you would rather use a watercolor block or LARGE (16x20ish) watercolor sketch pad that is fine instead of large paper


Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class.  For this session of “Just add Water”, the materials pass is $25.  Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know.  You can always email with any questions.