Watercolour Explorations

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Lauren McKinley Renzetti

Whether you are new to watercolour or been painting for a while, this course offers a chance to explore different watercolour practises in a nurturing safe environment. Each week different media and subject matter will be explored from simple watercolour crayons/pencils, pilot fineliner to watercolour paint to mixing them up.  Lauren will provide interesting forays into using washes, wax resist, drybrushing, colour bleeds and salt to enhance your images. Paintings will come from direct observation, photographic images, as well as your imagination. Subject matter will include; still life, botanical, abstraction, pattern making, urban and rural landscape.

Please read the material list below for the class.

2019-2020 Schedules & Price for Watercolour Course

Material List:

Waterford paper 160lb loose or canson watercolour pad 11 x 17 (ish), Blue or green tear free masking tape, Talkyon brushes round #4,6 10, flat talkyon ½”, 1” wash brushes, White wax crayon, Black ultra fine sharpie, black pilot, 2H pencil, erasure, Watercolour either moist puck paint or tubes with a palette.

Brands- Windsor newton, davinci  or turner are great, primary yellow, primary red, magenta or permanent rose, primary blue,  are musts…. Could also include lemon yellow, cadmium yellow deep, hookers green, burnt umber, burnt sienna, lamp black, violet

*Watercolour pencils- reeves or derwint are good or watercolour crayons, mungyo, (you don’t need both)
*Yupo paper or frosted mylar are lovely paint surface options.

Want to paint specific ideas orplaces? Bring images in and I can help you get them down on paper.

Lauren McKinley Renzetti  Bio:

Lauren McKinley Renzetti is a mixed media artist, specializing in Abstract Maximalism of the world around her through drawing, printmaking, collage & paint. She received a combined Honours Art & Theatre degree from McMaster University. Lauren has worked as an artist & teacher for over 35 years; currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario, & Seneca College. Lauren keeps busy as a curator for Neighbourhood Gallery in the beaches, , artist- in -residence at a camp & as a scenic painter in film. She strives for satisfying moments of “Eureka!”, &  that sense of wonder when something uncertain develops into something truly great!  Lauren shows her work widely, in Ontario, Brooklyn & Bulgaria. You can find her at laurenmckinleyrenzettii.ca   LinkedIn,  FB & instagram @artwithlauren