W.C. Travel Sketching&Ink Class P. Katz
As we reflect on the past decade of fostering creativity within our community, we are thrilled to embark on a year-long celebration of workshops led by professional Saskatchewan artists who have contributed immensely to our artistic landscape.
This one day workshop is on March 23rd, Saturday from 10:30am – 3:30pm. If this class is full, you may phone us at 306 653 1900 to add your name to a wait list.
Over the last couple of decades, Patricia Katz’s pens, paints, and sketchbooks have traveled with her everywhere she goes. This session is for those of you who dream of doing the same – and long to build artmaking into your own travel adventures.
You’ll learn to:
- Get your sketches off the ground and down on paper when time is limited
- Add splashes of color that bring your sketches to life
- Build your confidence by starting with small vignettes
- Zero in on manageable compositions when there is a world of choice in front of you
- Select portable tools and supplies for sketching on the go
- Keep yourself safe and comfortable on location
This will be a see and try experience, so expect to draw and paint along in ink and watercolor as you explore the ins and outs of travel sketching. The session is designed for those who already have some basic experience with watercolor.
Supply packages will be available.
Please take note:
Hues Art Supply reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrolment. A full refund will be returned to you in that case.
As per Hues Art Supply cancellation guidelines- if you cancel your registration up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the class, a full refund will be issued to you. 14 days prior to the beginning of the class, should you wish to cancel your registration – we will issue a full in-store credit that you may use for future classes or art materials. 5 days prior to the class, should you decide to cancel, we will issue an in-store credit for 50% of the cost of the class. After the five day deadline, no further refunds will be issued unless the class has been canceled by Hues Art Supply.
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Patricia Katz of Saskatoon is a watercolor artist whose works are known for their lively colors and lyrical lines. Sketchbooks and paints are her constant companions. She captures whatever is in front of her at any given time – from streetscapes and tablescapes to seascapes and landscapes.
Over the years, Pat has studied with a variety of international watercolor artists including: Charles Reid, Judi Whitton, John Lovett, Karlyn Holman, Brenda Swenson, Sterling Edwards, and many more. She has participated in three artists’ trips to Europe, painting in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
Pat published her paintings featuring the sights and scenes of her hometown in the best-selling book, Sketches of Saskatoon. She works and shows as a member of the Artists’ Workshop group in Saskatoon and delivers ink and watercolor classes in person and online.
Recommended Supplies List
(Note: Be sure to bring a bag lunch to enjoy mid-day
while we hold an informal Q & A session over the lunch break)
One 22×30” sheet of Arches or Fabriano 140 lb Cold Press Cut into nine pieces approx. 7” x 10” in size.
- A couple of round WC brushes ranging in size from #6 to #12
- A half inch to one inch flat WC brush
The better the paints, the better the results. Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith and QOR are all excellent brands. For what we will be doing it will be much easier to work with freshly squeezed out tube paints rather than pre-formed dry pans of pigments.
These are my favorite basic pigments.
- Hansa Yellow Medium
- Quinacridone Gold
- Scarlett Lake
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Cobalt Blue
- French Ultramarine Blue
Often Used Additional Colors:
- Quinacridone Burnt Orange
- Raw Sienna
- Serpentine Green
- Sap Green
- A couple of sizes of waterproof permanent Black Ink Pens – size 0.3, 0.5, and 1.0 will give you quite a bit of variety (Copic Multiliner, Micron Pigma, Faber Castell, and Mitsubishi UniPin Fine Line are all good brands)
- Palette – If you already have a palette, use that. If you are wanting to keep it simple to start, a plain flat white plate (10” or so) would work to squeeze paint on and use for a palette. If you are starting from scratch and want to invest in a palette you can use in your studio and also on the go, the Heritage 18 well paint palette is versatile.
- Support Board – on which you will tape your wc paper. Masonite panel or firm corrugated plastic or coroplast or plexiglass. Choose a size that’s a couple of inches larger in each direction than the paper you plan to use (i.e. – 10” x 12” or bigger)
- Pencil (mechanical 0.5 or regular HB pencil)
- A kneaded eraser
- Small spray bottle for water (Approximately 3-5” tall version is great – must be one that sprays a very fine mist)
- Water containers ( two 500 ml sour cream containers will work just fine )
- Roll of paper towel
- Box of Kleenex (tissues without any lotion in them)
- Masking tape (3/4” – 1” width) to use to tape wc paper to backing board
Be sure to bring a sense of curiosity
& a spirit of discovery!
I’m looking forward to a fun session!
Hope you are, too.
See you soon, Pat
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