Watercolor & the Figure Workshop
Model fee: $35
*Please bring cash or check payable to the instructor to your FIRST CLASS SESSION. This fee does not cover the cost of materials listed below.
Required Materials for all class sessions:
(Watercolors in tubes: Windsor Newton/Schmincke/Sennelier/Old Holland)
Professional quality paint is highly recommended. (If possible, avoid Winton and
Cotman -- they are WN's student grade).
CADMIUM RED (MEDIUM)
CADMIUM YELLOW( LIGHT or PALE)
HOOKER'S GREEN/PERMANENT GREEN
NEUTRAL TINT (this is a very dark -- dark color)
CADMIUM YELLOW (MEDIUM)
PRUSSIAN BLUE or INDIGO
watercolor brushes (large round brush that comes to a point):
daVinci Spin-Synthetics (Series 488 #6 or larger)
Robert Simmons: AquaTip/other (#14-#16 round synthetic)
flat brush 1 to 1 1/2"
Note: Watercolor brush selections vary from store to store. If you can’t find the large round brush recommended on my list, choose one that seems the largest that also comes to a really sharp point. Measure the neck (where the metal meets the brush) and try for 3/8” or larger. White synthetic holds up well and is a practical alternative to natural brushes.
(John Pike/other large, white watercolor palette)
18"x24" watercolor pad/block, (Arches 140 lb./cold press is recommended)
optional: assorted large sheets and/or blocks (Canson/Fabriano/other). Also bring a selection of large sheets (approx 18 x 24” each) of an inexpensive paper (newsprint, drawing paper, Kraft paper or something similar) to be used for quick warm-up studies.
TWO LARGE CONTAINERS (for water) -- large plastic yogurt containers work well
SEVERAL SAUCERS/BOWLS/TUNA CANS/ETC.(for mixing pools of color)
DRAFTING or MASKING TAPE
CLEAR PUSH PINS (after first class meeting depending on classroom location)
#2 HB PENCIL/GUM ERASER
STRAIGHT EDGE or RULER
Suggested Art Supply Stores:
New York Central Art Supply—3rd Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets
Utrecht—111 East 4th Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets
Pearl Paint—308 Canal Street
*Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union Continuing Education registration receipt.