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V2019 Virtual Workshop-Abstracting Watercolors, a Sure-Fire Plan that Works

11/11/2020 9am - 12pm EST
Sterling Edwards
Abstract, Watercolor
$99.00 (Sold Out)

Abstracting Watercolors, a Sure-Fire Plan that Works

Instructor: Sterling Edwards     

Class Code: V2019  

Workshop Fee:  $99

Skill Level: All  

Medium: Watercolor

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020          

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

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Abstracting Watercolors, a Sure-Fire Plan that Works

Instructor: Sterling Edwards     

Class Code: V2019  

Workshop Fee:  $99

Skill Level: All  

Medium: Watercolor

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020          

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Contrary to popular belief, it's not that easy to paint an eye catching abstract with watercolor. There is a lot more to an abstract painting than just throwing paint on a canvas or piece of paper in the hope that something wonderful will emerge. Instead, it takes a plan, at least to get things started. In this three-hour workshop you will learn the basic concepts and theories of abstraction from internationally renowned watercolor artist Sterling Edwards who is quite well known for his watercolor abstracts. This information packed workshop will focus on finding inspiration for a painting, building a strong composition, creating a multitude of textures, saving white paper, building dynamic dark's to create drama, layering positive and negative shapes and so much more. Sterling will also teach how to paint with the large stiff bristle brushes that he designed himself for achieving beautiful washes of color, softening edges, and creating exciting textures. If you have struggled with abstract painting or maybe you're ready to try something new and exciting, then this is the workshop for you. See for yourself why Sterling Edwards is one of the most sought-after watercolor instructors in the U.S. This workshop is for all skill levels, however; previous drawing and watercolor experience is always beneficial.

Sterling Edwards’ Watercolor Workshops

Materials List

Sterling will have a limited inventory of his products and original art for sale at his workshops for those who would like to purchase them. You can also order his products ahead of time by going to his website store at www.sterlingedwards.com.  Please note that Sterling DOES NOT sell paper at his workshops. 

The following is a list of recommended materials and tools for watercolor workshops conducted by Sterling Edwards. Participants are encouraged to bring what they have and refer to this list if they need additional items. It is not necessary; however that everyone have the exact products that Sterling uses since the techniques that you will learn work well with a wide variety of materials. Sterling ALWAYS encourages workshop participants to use professional grade materials to obtain the best results. 

Paper:  A good cold pressed watercolor paper is recommended. Sterling prefers 140lb and 300lb cold pressed Fabriano Artistico Traditional White watercolor paper or Arches 300 lb cold pressed Traditional paper if more texture is required. Paper can be purchased in blocks of various sizes and in individual sheets. Blocks usually consist of several pieces of paper that are glued around the edges. If individual sheets are purchased it is recommended that a mounting board of some type is also brought to the workshop.

Brushes: A good assortment of round and flat brushes is necessary for most of the styles of painting that are demonstrated in Sterling’s workshops. Recommended brushes are; a #4, #6, #8, and #12 round watercolor brushes, and a liner or rigger brush. Flat brushes should include a ½”, 1”, and a 2”. One or two flat stiff bristle brushes such as oil painting brushes should also be brought to the workshop. They are excellent for lifting shapes and blending edges. Sterling uses the brushes that he designed, the Sterling Edwards Blending and Glazing Brushes. They are available in 1”, 1 ½”, and 2”.

Paint: Sterling uses and recommends professional grade watercolor paints. There are several good quality paints on the market that can be purchased at most art supply companies. Select a wide variety of at least twelve to fourteen colors. NOTE: Sterling uses a palette that is predominately transparent. All of the techniques that Sterling teaches work with opaque and semi-opaque colors as well as transparent. Sterling uses the following Holbein Watercolors:

Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Permanent Yellow Deep, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna,

Brilliant Orange, Umber, Quinacridone Scarlet, Bright Rose, Permanent Violet, Payne’s Gray, 

Royal Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultra Marine Deep, Green Gray

Palette: A good watercolor palette with a lid is necessary. There are many styles to choose from. (Sterling uses a palette that he designed to accommodate large brushes, The Sterling Edwards Big Brush Palette) 

Miscellaneous tools and accessories:

Drawing pad

Pencil 

Roll of toilet tissue

Roll of paper towels

Box of facial tissue     (Buy the cheap stuff, not the brands that have facial lotion in them)

Kneaded eraser or soft art eraser

Hand held hair drier

Camera for photographing demos (Video recording of any kind is strictly prohibited at Sterling’s workshops)

Reference photographs

Two containers for water

Jacket or sweater (The air conditioning is sometimes kept cooler because of all the hair dryers and crowd size)           

Mounting Board for your loose paper

1” Masking Tape

Students are not required to use the same paints or any other materials I use for my paintings. The main focus of my workshops is techniques and creativity, not color.


TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION AFTER PURCHASE OF WORKSHOP

Class Is Offered Virtually Online: After you book your workshop, you will receive a REGISTRATION LINK to complete your entry to the virtual workshop. Once you receive your workshop registration link, Please complete your registration using the email address you used to purchase your virtual class from our website. Limit 1 per email address. Only you can participate in the virtual workshop. (workshop registration links can not be shared as it is limit 1 per email address, the email address from your order).

YOUR WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST NEEDED:

At the request of your workshop instructor, please see your supply list needed for this workshop. For your convenience all supplies have been set up at JerrysArtarama.com in a supply cart. Please click the link below to see your needed supplies for you virtual workshop.

V2019 WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST >

Time Of Workshop :  
9am - 12pm EST
Date Of Workshop :  
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Instructor :  
Sterling Edwards

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