Just Add Water Art Clinic

Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:30pm

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.

 

Session 1: Wednesday, March 16 – April 6, “Water-soluble Graphite” – ART CLINIC FULL

Session 2: Wednesday, April 20 – May 11, “Pen and Ink”, – ART CLINIC FULL

Session 3: Wednesday, May 18 – June 9, “Watercolor and Ink Pencils” – ART CLINIC FULL

Session 4: Wednesday, June 22 – July 13, “Ink Wash” – CLICK TO REGISTER

Session 5: Wednesday, July 20 – August 10, “Mix and Match Water Mediums” – CLICK TO REGISTER

Session 2 “Pen and Ink” Description

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.

Session 2 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) April 2o- 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) April 27– Exercise: Dip Pen line to shape – Adding water to the drawing line

Class 3 May 4 Exercise: Ballpoint pen ink- Hatching and Cross hatching, cross contour

Class 4) May 11 – Working from the Live Model ($10 model fee)

 

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class.  For Session 2 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.

 

Supply List for Session 2: 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

rand) Cold Press watercolor paper

 

Session 3 “Watercolor and Ink Pencils” Description

Watercolor Pencils have been around for some time now.  They are fantastic for sketching in the sketchbook and great to bring with you on vacation.  Just add a little water to the drawn line and the pencil mark becomes a watercolor wash.  But what else can we do with them?  We’ll split our experimentation between still life and the figure.  This is a great Art Clinic for drawing students as well as students interested in water-based painting.  Please note there is a $20 model fee to be paid in class for this session. 

This is a beginner to advanced level Art Clinic.

Session 3 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) May 18- Introduction to Watercolor and Ink Pencils, organic objects still life

            Exercise/Demo: Using gestural design, experiment with the materials

Class 2) May 25– Plant and organic objects still life cont.

Class 3 June 1 – Working from the Live Model ($20 model fee, paid once)

Class 4) June 8– Working from the Live Model

 

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class.  For Session 3 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.

 

Supply List for Session 3: Watercolor Ink Pencils

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

Watercolor Brush, large round (#14 or #16)

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

Conte Crayon, 2 pack black

White Plastic Eraser

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

 

Session 4 “Ink Wash” Description

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 your 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.

 

Session 4 Schedule of Classes:

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

Class 2) June 29– Still life, continued from June 22

Class 3 July 6 – Working from black and white photograph with strong sunny day contrast

Class 4) July 13– Working from black and white photograph continued

 

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class.  For Session 4 of “Just add Water” the materials pass is $20.  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.

 

Supply List for Session 4: 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

 

Session 5 “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) June 22- Demo: Black and White Mix and Match – Still Life

Class 2) June 29– Still Life Continued

Class 3 July 6 Demo: Color Mix and Match

In class model

Class 4) July 13Continue working from the model

 

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 $40.  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.

POSSIBLE Supply List for Session 5: 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 Session 5: 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

 

Not Important but FUN Paint Colors:

Teal

Neutral Gray N5

Permanent Violet Dark

Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold

Coming Fall 2022

Session 1: August 31 – September 21, “Fluid Acrylic Painting Foundations”
Session 2: September 28 – October 19, “Fluid with Heavy Body Acrylics” 
Session 3: October 26 – November 16, “Experimental Acrylic Techniques”