A 5-Week e-Course with Carla Sonheim

April 9 - May 13, 2012

Watercolors • Mixed Media Paintings • Collage • Board Books • and More!

 

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SUPPLIES NEEDED

I will be demonstrating with the following supplies. However, it's completely up to you whether or not you want to purchase new art supplies! If you don't have one of the following items, there is likely something around your studio that would make a suitable substitute. Note: Links are given here for some of the items so you can see what they are!

• a small set of watercolors (tube or pan, either is fine!)
• white gesso (I prefer the Golden brand, as it is a little thicker than some of the others)
• two flat brushes, one about 1/4" and one about 3/4"
• one #12 round watercolor brush
• pencil (a regular 2B or mechanical pencil)
• an eraser (I like kneaded rubber erasers)
• one black Tombow pen (#N15) Link: http://www.dickblick.com/products/tombow-dual-brush-pens/
• small set of inexpensive colored permanent markers (I like Sharpies)
• one or two very light-colored Copic markers (or similar alcohol based or just something very light, like the gray one at the link) Link: http://store.copicmarker.com/collections/various-ink-toner-gray/products/t1-v
• watersoluable markers (these can be anything, even very inexpensive kid's markers)
• a few colored pencils, colors you like
• white acrylic ink (I use "FW Acrylic Ink #011") Link: http://www.daler-rowney.com/content/fw-artists-inks
• Two sheets of 140# hot press watercolor paper or similar (I like Fabriano) Link: http://www.dickblick.com/products/fabriano-artistico-traditional-white-watercolor-paper/
• scraps of cardboard
• two canvases, 8" x 10" or larger
• three wood* substrates, again, 8" x 10" or larger
• one small piece of 60 grit sandpaper
• a used kid's board book
• small jar of matte gel medium (we will use it to glue down collage)
• scraps of magazines, newspapers, colored papers for collage
• a small notebook or scraps of white paper for drawing exercises
• extra soft vine charcoal. Link: http://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-vine-and-willow-charcoal-packs/
• spray fixative (I like Krylon UV Resistant clear) Link: http://www.krylon.com/products/uvresistant_clear

* A note on wood: Sometimes I purchase my wood at the art store (expensive) and sometimes I go to the hardware store and have a piece of 1/4" Birch Plywood cut down for me (I've found they are happy to do it for a small fee). If you do the second option, you're likely to have wood to last you a long time!

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BLOG BUTTON

Hello! Here is a little button you can sew onto your blog if you like! Here's a link to the class info! (And thank you!) http://carlasonheim.com/flowercrazy.html

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