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In-Depth Watercolor with Karen Hill

04 | 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Jun 2, 2022

Dive deeper into watercolor painting over 6 weeks with beloved Watercolor & Wine instructor Karen Hill and her watercolor workshops. Karen is a wealth of knowledge, and we are thrilled to offer the opportunity to study technical aspects of watercolor painting with her. Explore principles of design, color, and technique. Work on technical skills like wet-on-wet, glazing, preserving the white of the paper, understanding shadow, and creating dramatic skies. The watercolor workshop supplies are not included.

In-Depth Watercolor with Karen Hill

Thursdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2

4:30 – 7:30 pm

$200 for 6-class series or $50 per session. Take one or all


Materials list:

Unlike Watercolor & Wine, supplies are not included with this course, so please bring the recommended supplies listed below (or comparable supplies of your choosing). Please note that supplies may be purchased at Pfister Handworks, 302 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, or Dick Blick online.

For supply questions, please contact Karen: krh7120@gmail.com.

Paper: 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper, 18” x 24”

Brushes: The brushes are a basic watercolor supply that can make a difference in
how easily it is to learn and work with watercolor. The most important thing is to
get brushes made for watercolor not acrylic or oil brushes. There are better and
better synthetic watercolor brushes, three brands that are decent are Princeton
Neptune, Golden Fleece by Cheap Joes, and Grey Matters by Jack Richeson. My
current favorite brushes that cost a little more than synthetic brushes are a brand
called Silver – Black Velvet. These brushes are a blend brush made with half
synthetic bristles and half natural hair
Round, sizes 6, 10, 12; Flat, sizes 1”, 2”

Paints: Daniel Smith – Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue, Quinacridone Rose,
Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow), Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red, Lemon
Yellow or Hansa Yellow Light, New Gamboge, Quinacridone Gold, Sap Green,
Quinacridone Magenta, and Cerulean Blue

Palette: Palette or white plastic plate 8” or larger

Misc.: Paper towels (I use Viva brand, extra absorbent because they hold up well and NO
Magic Erase
Sharp Scraper

Masking Fluid and sticks (the sticks are used to apply the masking fluid): Removable Masking fluid or frisket (make sure it doesn’t

say ‘permanent.’ I use the Windsor and Newton, colorless art masking fluid) Do not shake masking fluid.


04 | 28
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$50 – $200
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Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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