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Sparkling Watercolor Still Life Painting (ages 13+)

Sparkling Watercolor Still Life Painting (ages 13+)

Add “life” to you still life paintings! No more drab, dull scenes that look stale and static.  Students will learn techniques to achieve a dynamic watercolor still life with realism and sparkle. There will be instructor demonstrations of various techniques with ample time for student hands on practice prior to completing a dynamic still life painting.  Some drawing and watercolor experience is preferred.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn proper placement of still life objects to add depth
  • Understand how light and shadows bring still life objects to life and make them realistic
  • Explore various techniques to produce textural effects
  • Understand the importance of “saving the white” of your paper
  • Practice mixing a variety of vibrant colors
  • Produce an 11×14 painting utilizing these techniques

Supply List: Supplies can be rented from the instructor with prior notice for a $35 fee or students may bring their own.  Email Shirley at huesbyshirley@hotmail.com.


  • Medium size flat or wash brush
  • Small flat brush
  • Small and large rounds

Suggested Paints or Equivalent:

  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red
  • New Gamboge or Yellow Ochre
  • Lemon Yellow
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Viridian
  • Optional: Payne’s Grey, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna

Watercolor Paper:

  • 11×14 sheet of 140, 200, or 300lb cold pressed watercolor paper. Extra paper for practice.
  • 140 lb weight paper should be stretched prior to workshop.


  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Soft pencil for sketching
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Old toothbrush
  • Natural sponge
  • Salt
  • Palette for mixing paint

Class Refund Policy

Event Details

Saturday, March 21, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107
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