Coming in Fall
Wednesday, September 6 – October 4, 2023
5-week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns–
Watercolor Pencils and Acrylics go together like peas and carrots. Use watercolor pencils to create a fantastic foundation while mapping/sketching out both the still life and figure. Acrylic paints are then added right on top of your watercolor pencil foundation in selective areas, bringing attention and focus to specific areas. It’s the perfect marriage of expressive and detailed painting. Please note there is a $20 model fee paid in class. Class Level: intermediate to advanced.
Schedule of Classes:
Class 1) September 13- In class Demo on the technique.
Use watercolor pencils to map the still-life on our paper, two weeks still-life.
Class 2) September 20– Use acrylic paints to add texture, washes, and higher chroma in some areas of the piece. Keeping some areas blank, utilizing the white of the paper as highlight
Class 3 September 27– Begin Two-week figure pose (1 of 2) Model will be Sheba
Class 4) October 4– Finish Two-week pose (2 of 2) Model will be Sheba
Class 5) October 11 – Use time to finish up the “independent work” done outside of class, working from photograph. Also, use class time do talk about “quick sketch” and how to apply the technique to plein air.
Supply List for Session 1: Conte and Water-Soluble Graphite
Acrylic Brushes rounds (#6 and #10)
Acrylic Brush, filbert or flat (#8 or #14)
¾” White Artist Tape (acid free)
Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils (set of 12 or 24)
Acrylic Paint (see below)
Gray Matters “disposable” pallet paper
Two sheets, 20×30” Arches (or similar brand) Cold Press watercolor 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
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
Titanium White (8oz or 160z)
Not Important but FUN Paint Colors:
Neutral Gray N5
Permanent Violet Dark
Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold
is encouraged for “Just Add Water” but is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class and provides the specific paper needed. 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.