MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR – (In Class) by Juli Sibley
Let your artist's eyes observe the summer colors of the mountain valleys, lakes, mists, and ridges of this lovely season. Traditional approaches to creating forms and depth on the land will be emphasized with a playful approach. We will practice with various types of views and scenes. Each week we will look at a certain type of subject and how various layers of color create effects, using blending, washes, layered washes, and wet on wet, etc. There will be color handouts of each weekly subject so that play can continue at home. Good for those who like to exercise their imagination. Remember: there is no wrong way to do this! The class is suitable for beginner to advanced.
Materials: Any brand of watercolor paints, pointed, round and wash brushes, plastic container, (for rinsing), pallet, watercolor paper- 90 lb. or higher grade, paper towels. If you do not have any painting supplies, please wait until the first class to see what the options are and what is available locally. The instructor will explain the many types of materials and their uses so you can make an informed decision. We all have plenty to share, so you will not be left out. Materials fee for handouts: $12 payable on the first day of class.
Juli Sibley is a designer, teacher and writer from Young Harris, GA. As a student at YHC many of her inspirations for art came from the natural beauty of this valley. Her latest book, "Earth Friendly Fabric Design" is available worldwide on Amazon.com. She holds a MA in Fine Art from Western Carolina University. Most recently, she has been a member of the art faculty at Augusta State University where she taught the art history section of World Humanities.