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Intro to Watercolour w/ A. Montgomery

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This class runs on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00-3:30pm from January 16th to March 12th (8 classes, No Class on Feb 13th)  If this class is full, you may phone us at 306 653 1900 to add your name to a wait list.

Students will become familiar with the materials and techniques of painting with watercolour. Use of the paint, brushes, papers and colour theory along with fundamentals of composition will be covered. Subject matter that lends itself well to painting with the watercolour medium will be presented. Experienced painters are also welcome to join the class.

You can register for the class here.
Alison Montgomery is a Saskatoon artist who paints both en plein air and in studio using watercolour. Alison taught high school visual arts for 32 years in the Saskatoon Public School District. She studied at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 1984 with a major in Art and History, and has completed her Masters in Adult Education/Lifelong Learning.  Alison has had many solo shows and group exhibitions as a gallery artist with the Pacific Gallery, Saskatoon from 1995-2012. Alison’s work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections.

Materials List

Mixing Palette:

  • plastic hinged or open palette – approx. 9 x11.


  • #12 or 16 WC brush (Princeton round)
  • #20 WC brush (Princeton round)

Paints – 5ml or 15ml– any professional paint.  I use Holbein and Daniel Smith – all hues listed below are Holbein except for the two Hansa Yellows – use Daniel Smith

  • Ultramarine Blue (or French Ultramarine)
  • Cerulean Blue (*Not Daniel Smith)
  • Hansa Yellow Light (Daniel Smith)
  • Hansa Yellow Med (Daniel Smith)
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Quinacridone Rose  or Permanent Rose Madder


  • 1-2 sheets of: 22 x 30 – 300lb cold press Arches watercolour paper (to be cut or torn to size in class. OR:  Arches Cold Press 140lb 12 x 16 watercolour pad
  • 11 x14 watercolour pad for in class exercises (rec: Fabriano )

Other supplies:

  • 2b pencil(s) & small pencil sharpener
  • gum eraser
  • kneadable eraser
  • one roll of green (Rec FROG) painter’s tape
  • one Masonite painting board – approx. 22 x 26
  • 2 -500 ml plastic water containers
  • roll of paper towel
  • Optional: portfolio for carrying WC paper (usually big enough to hold 22 x 30)


January 16
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hues Art Supply


Hues Art Supply
1818 Lorne Avenue Saskatoon
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan SK S7H 1Y4 Canada
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