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January 11 - March 15, 2022

Painting: Watercolor-Intermediate/Level 2

BBAC Campus • 1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009 Organized by BBAC
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We're sorry, but this course is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, March 15, 2022.


Painting: Watercolor-Intermediate/Level 2
Instructor: Diane Smith

This class is for the watercolor student who already has some background
and experience with watercolor painting regarding values, color mixing,
paint properties as well as knowledge of watercolor paper and supplies.
There will be individual help in a friendly atmosphere while building on the
foundations you know and continuing to learn at an intermediate level. A class
field trip may take place during the semester for one class meeting date.

In this class we will explore:

- Unique subject matter to make a creative painting
- Turning a photograph into a piece of art
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Abstract and Realism

Prerequisite: Intro to Watercolor AND Beginner/Level 1 classes w/ Diane Smith
or equivalent of two or more semesters of watercolor training.

1112.32.02.22 Level 2
Tuesdays, January 11 – *March 22
*No class March 1
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 10 sessions
$278 Members, $318 Guests, $5 Materials Fee

Painting: Watercolor Level 2
Instructor: Diane Smith

Suggested Materials List:

BRUSHES 1 Hake brush to use for washes 2" or larger
1 Round #4 soft animal hair or synthetic brush
1 Round #2 soft animal hair or synthetic brush
1 flat 1/2 brush

I instruct with a lot of transparent watercolor staining and non-staining.
The list below is just a suggestion. Please do not go out and buy all these
if it is a budget concern. Just make sure you have a cool and warm of each
of the primaries, and they should be Professional Series.

Yellow/ Winsor Yellow (w) Aureolin (c) New Gambogue (w)
Red/ Perm Alizarin Crimson (w) Perm Rose, or Rose Madder Genuine

SECOND COLORS Violet, Orange, Green suggestions:
Winsor Newton: Violet, Perm Sap Green
Daniel Smith makes several interesting very pigmented oranges.
Quinn Sienna is a great brown that does not get muddy
Burnt Sienna is a good color to have in your box if you already have it

Brown Madder Genuine Winsor Newton
Phthalo Yellow Green Daniel Smith
Perrinone Orange Daniel Smith
Quinn Magenta/ Magenta/ Winsor Newton or Daniel Smith ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES - A butcher tray - I like these better than the plastic palettes; I use both.
- A larger square or rectangle palette with at least 8 wells to put the tube paint in.
- The size for the Watercolor paper you work on depends on each student and their
budget (I suggest rag vs paper).
- 3 Larger sheets of watercolor paper Cold Press 140lb or a higher weight if you are
doing very wet washes or working in many layers, 260lb or 300lb are better.
- Several smaller sheets watercolor paper 9" x 12" for practice or paint doodling.
- Safe release tape
- Tracing paper to make corrections
- Pencil
- Kneaded eraser
- Water bucket
- Spray bottle
- Art masking fluid if you like to use it (Pebo Art Mask is good as well as Incredi-Mask).

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Studio 3 at BBAC Campus


Diane Smith


January 11 - March 15, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009

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