09/11/2020 - 09/12/2020    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cumming Arts Center @ the Brannon-Heard House
111 Pilgram Mill Road, Cumming, GA, 30040

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Title of Class: Watercolor in Drybrush Technique
Instructor: Alan R. Young
Cost of Class: $200; make checks payable to Alan R Young and mail to:
Cumming Arts Center, ATTN Alan R Young CLASS,
111 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Registration must be mailed in advance of class; registration is not available on
line for this class.
Course Overview Wildlife, pets, and natures elements……….
Drybrush by definition means not much water…It is a controlled
approach and is an alternative to traditional watercolor. It can be used as a
supplement or stand-alone medium. Drybrush is also paper dependent. By
using hard, compact cold press paper, the artist can lift paint to create
highlights, light channels, and other peak areas.
It is “painting by subtraction” Additional subtracting, and/or adding
paint by layer, and any reworking can only be performed after previous
layer is completely dry. This is to maintain the integrity of the paper in use.
Masking fluids are also used periodically to maintain negative areas.
Basic drawing fundamentals are also covered on this class.
In this course, students will be improving upon their watercolor technique
by introducing a new style of dry brush painting. This technique will
improve control over the watercolor paint, allowing for a more
photorealistic finished product.
Alan R. Young has chosen to focus on painting animals, as the sharpening of details in depictions of
animals can be easily demonstrated using this method.
Students must supply their own
Strathmore cold press 140 lb. Tablet, as it will be necessary to achieve the
photorealistic effect.
All reference photos, such as pets and animals, must be in hard copy. No
computer screens.
Phone 706-299-0820
Email vfs@ellijay.com
Fee $200
Class Date/Time Sept 11th and Sept 12th 10:00am – 4:00pm
Number of participants: 7 students Maximum; social distancing required; masks
Location: Upstairs Classroom Cumming Arts Center, 111 Pilgrim Mill Road,
Cumming, GA 30040
The class will stop for an hour lunch break, so bring lunch with you!
Unfortunately, the Arts Center kitchen is not available during this class so your
lunch and your beverages should be brought in a refrigerated container and
should not require heating.
Material List
Strathmore cold press 140 lb. watercolor pad at least 16 x 20.
A basic set of student grade watercolors, tubes only
Basic set of Sable brushes
Reference photos of something you want to paint, animal or pet.
Instructors supplies the rest. Above PRE CLASS Out of pocket expense should be no more than $70
Further questions: Call Carole Kjellsen 678 634 9240