W/C Painting Intro A.Montgomery


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.

Introductory Watercolour: 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.

Complete Supply packages are available HERE.

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)

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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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 yrs 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, and her work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections.

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