DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 17 & 18, 2022

TIME: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

LOCATION: Fraser Public Library Urban Room

Fraser Valley Arts is pleased to host Essential Elements Watercolor Workshop, taught by 2021 Plein Air @ Altitude First Place winner, Richie Vios.

DESCRIPTION: A (3) three day PleinAir Workshop for intermediate and advanced level creatives who want to understand the art of plein air (French for “outdoor”). Richie Vios will share tips on how to simplify the watercolor process by breaking down the essential elements that lend success to plein air artwork. He will guide each artist to understand the watercolor medium through live demonstrations and advise how to create a process for their skill level, pace, medium and subject matter. Richie will demonstrate the four pillars of a good watercolor painting and teach how to understand the watercolor consistency called “Watercolor Clock. ” You will learn to produce a more truthful work of art that is full of passion. Richie will assist in the development of your skills, painting, visualization and will help you to become an efficient, confident plein air painter.

COST: $ 300 / Person
Limited to 12 participants

CONTACT: Message or call Lisa Baird @ (720) 810-3859 to register or with additional questions.

Watercolor Brushes:
#8 Nylon Synthetic round brush
#12 Red Sable or Taklon round brush
#18 Squirrel round brush (or the biggest size you can buy)

Graphite Pencil: 4B or 6B

Watercolor Pigment: Tube
5-Colors Limited Palette
1. Neutral Tint or Joseph Zbukvic cool gray
2. Titanium white
3. Yellow Ocher
4. Ultra Marine Blue
5. Alizarin Crimson

Additional Colors: Tube
6. Cadmium Yellow
7. Cadmium Red
8. Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue
9. Phthalo Blue
10. Cobalt Teal Blue

Pro-Grade Watercolor paper: Arches 140 lbs rough cold press
Students Grade Size: minimum of 11×14 Canson XL Brand

Recommended brands:
Daniel Smith Watercolor
Winsor & Newton professional grade
Winsor & Newton: Cotman (student grade)
Grumbacher: Professional grade
Grumbacher: Academy (student grade)
M Graham Watercolor
Hobby Lobby Master Touch Brand

Also helpful during class:
1. Hair Dryer
2. Foam Board (11×14 or larger)
3. Mixing Palette
4. Paper Towel
5. Water Container
6. Mr.Clean Durafoam Magic Eraser