Water Media Exploration with Mary Helsaple
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
1 session | 9 am – 12 noon (Arizona Time)
All levels of experience are welcome. Good drawing skill is an asset, but not required.
I invite you to join me for a studio class at the Sedona Art Center this fall. Bring your coffee mug and explore some adventures with water media materials every Wed. morning for a 3-hour class session. This is a hands-on class, no supplies are needed, (but you are welcome to bring your own.) The once-a-week sessions are not focused on completing a specific painting. Each week we will execute different ways water media can be used. From quick sketches to illustrations to plotting out & organizing the concept for a final Masterwork. Bring your favorite drawing pencil, ruler, a few ideas and LOTS of questions. I will be glad to evaluate any supply you have and suggest other supply options towards the end of each session.
Come learn How, Why, and What Water-based media is best used. This class is about exploring materials to best effect. In each class session, we will explore a different water-based material or technique and how best to use it effectively. Many of these same ideas can be applied to other surfaces like canvas, fabric, wood, metal and glass. Starting with Watercolor and progressing to acrylic, we will learn what combines well. We will be using only water-based supplies such as watercolor pigments, gouache, pencils, inks, flow pens on paper, then yupo, claybord, and loose canvas sheets, and finally acrylic medium. In this class, you will gain a deep understanding of all fluid mediums by exploring the process required to create your MasterWork.
Materials are provided for your use during class. If you already have water media supplies that you like to use, please feel free to bring them with you. Bring any supplies you have questions about their use.
COVID Health and Safety Protocols
As your instructor, I am fully vaccinated and fully boosted. I request that you personally monitor any symptoms prior to the class with a quick test if you suspect exposure and is much appreciated.
The health and safety of Sedona Arts Center’s Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.
- Masks inside our buildings are optional until further notice.
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