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Date(s) - 03/28/2020 - 03/29/2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cumming Arts Center


2 day class: March 28th and 29th. 9:00am – 4:30pm (Minimum of 7 participants required)

1 hour lunch break

Class Fee $200.00

Instructor Bio: Bio – Alan R. Young

Course Overview:

Wildlife, pets, and natures elements……….

Drybrush by definition means “not much water”. It is a controlled approach and 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.

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.

Masking fluids are also used periodically to maintain negative areas.

Basic drawing fundamentals are also covered on this class.

All reference photos, such as pets and animals, must be in hard copy. No computer screens.

Materials List to bring:

Students must supply their own Strathmore cold press 140 lb. Tablet, as it will be necessary to achieve the photorealistic effect. The class will stop for an hour lunch break, so bring lunch with you!

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 they want to paint, animal or pet.

I supply the rest.

Any questions email me: vfs@ellijay.com



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