Watercolor Out of the Box

Watercolor Out of the Box

October 2, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


$300 per person.

with Jennifer Stone

Wednesday, October 2 – Friday, October 4



Presented by the Paramount Center for the Arts, hosted by the Central Minnesota Watercolor Society.

This workshop is all about loose watercolor florals. It is a fun class that teaches the student about positive and negative painting and drawing. Several techniques are included to enhance any painting.

If you think watercolor is elusive, try alcohol inks! Inks are an explosion of color and fun! They can be used in several ways but in this workshop, my goal is for you to have a great time and learn the
possibilities of alcohol inks. Let’s explore together!

Materials List:
* 1 sheet of #300 arches cold press watercolor paper

* support board for a 1/4-1/2 sheet depending on how large you would like to work

* watercolor palette filled with your colors. My colors include sap green, cobalt blue, french ultramarine

blue, cerulean, antwerp, thalo blue, thalo green, permanent alizarin crimson, rose madder genuine, cad

red, lavendar, manganese blue hue, aureolin, new gamboge, raw sienna, burnt sienna, raw umber and

naples yellow. You do not have to have all of these colors, it is my personal palette, so bring whatever

you are comfortable with.

* brushes: bring your favorites but include

* flats: ½ in flat, 1 inch, 1 ½ inch and a 2 ½ in soft flat, like a hake brush.

* rounds: 14, 10, 6

* pencil

* notebook/sketchbook

* water containers

* pop up Kleenex

* old hand towel/rag

* fine mister water bottle

* salt, any type, margarita, kosher, table, popcorn…….

* reference photos of coneflowers or sunflowers, using computer is fine also.

* watercolor pencils. I use Rexel Derwent, they are water soluble. Please include a white pencil

* fine grit sandpaper, ½ a sheet.

* caran d’ache water soluble crayons (opt)

* workable fixative spray

* hair dryer to speed up drying

* any other tools you may wish to bring along.

*Clear Ruler

*Two Clear Disposable Plastic Cups

For the collage: (we will be incorporating collage into the watercolor painting)

napkins, magazines, old dictionary, old books, newsprint, old sewing patterns, etc.

matte medium (NOT mod podge)

old flat brush to apply matte medium

kleenex pop up type


hair dryer to speed up drying process

a few extra small plastic bowls for matte medium

Alcohol Ink Materials:

Alcohol inks, variety of colors, including some metallics.

Extender solution

yupo paper

ceramic tiles. approx. 4 x 4 size or the like. May be purchased at Menard’s or Lowe’s etc.

medical gloves

92% alcohol

Q-tips (cheaper the better)

small paint brushes


empty small fine mister bottle

old toothbrush

straws, a couple sizes

Spray fixative

If you have used alcohol inks and have some other supplies you like to use, please bring them.

October 2, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paramount Center for the Arts

913 West St. Germain StreetSt. Cloud, MN 56301United States