Classes Begin June 17, 2020

Water Color Class

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Watch and Learn with Megan Jefferson

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Class Description

Indianapolis artist, Megan Jefferson, is conducting a series of online workshops where she will work with students to explore how to create watercolor painting from nature.

Megan attended Miami University and received a BFA, with a focus in painting and has been a practicing artist for 20 years. She is a colorist with a keen interest in the beauty of nature. Her
paintings are ethereal, they invoke a sense of peace, wonder and stillness.
For Megan, inspiration comes from the light hitting the distant land, amazing flowers and flora all around us and the infinite colors in the sky.

As a painter, Megan is much more interested in how the experience of creating feels and the alignment of it being joyful, at ease and flowing, than about the outcome being a direct
result of a perfect depiction of subject matter. Painting is a graceful dance that keeps her focused in the moment and allows creation to happen from a calm and centered place.

One of the beautiful things about watercolor is that is forces Megan to work in the moment, to consider every stroke and proceed by allowing the material to behave in its natural way. The water and colors pool, drip, merge and bland. The outcome of this essence is unpredictable, bringing the joy of surprise.

In this free series, students will explore a variety of techniques, media and approaches to explore the nature around them. The classes will help students gain the skills needed to add watercolors to nature journals, as paintings, on fabrics, and for personal enjoyment.

This class is provided at no cost through the generosity of the daVinci Pursuit and its supporters. No special skills are expected or required.

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Supply List

1. Watercolor: I use liquid, this is not necessary, a set of Prang is great too: 

https://www.amazon.com/Prang-Washable-Watercolor-Assorted-80525/dp/B001E69W9O/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=prang+watercolor+set&qid=1590850921&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzNk9IQzZNREZLMTZTJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzk0MzYwT0E3MTdHS04wOU41JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5NTIxMDEyTFgzWEFTQThTWFVEJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==. 

 
2. If using Prang watercolors, I just recommend a palette for mixing, it could be a styrofoam plate, an upcycled plastic lid etc.
3. Cup for water.
4. Paper towels.
5. Watercolor paper. I like this, but any watercolor paper is great:

 https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-440-2-STR-440-2-No-140-Watercolor/dp/B0024KSG8M/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=watercolor+paper+strathmore&qid=1590851087&sr=8-5

6. salt for experimenting with.
7. crayons for playing with.