Watercolor Class Feb. 18, 2024
Jaimie Cordero has been painting with watercolor for 30 years, inspired by lovely scenes of balconies in Colombia, quirky homes in Key West, and exotic flora in South Florida. Throughout these years Jaimie’s interest has been to strengthen her skills with the handling of the medium and, in particular, to gain the best understanding of how to successfully mix colors.
Jaimie has taught watercolor classes and workshops in Pinecrest beginning in 2003, as the first resident artist at Pinecrest Gardens. Her works featuring striking images of palms, shadows, florals and tropical abodes has been featured in national magazines and series of books. She has been included in juried exhibitions nationwide and holds signature membership in several watercolor societies.
Jaimie pushes herself and her students to not be afraid to experiment with paints, and to “try it and see what happens!” Her motto is: “Strive for expression, not for perfection!” and “I give you permission to make a mess!” This perspective has led her and her followers to achieve wonderful and surprising discoveries and breakthroughs.
This brief 3-hour class is geared to be a fun and exciting experience for all, a chance to “loosen up” and a lesson in color combining. Participants will be led through 3 exercises (1 per hour) designed to explore various approaches to putting paint to paper. And, most importantly, it is meant to help painters learn to relax while painting and to enjoy the process.
Large open container or bucket for water
Cover-up or smock to protect your clothes
Empty spray bottle for water
The instructor will bring various painting supplies to the classroom that will be available for purchase on-site at 50% off retail prices. These items are the ones that she considers to be the best available on the market. Please bring your cash, check or credit card with you, and arrive at the classroom 30 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin. THERE IS NO NEED TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES AHEAD OF THE CLASS.
IF you ALREADY POSSESS the following items, you are welcome to bring them to the class.
HB pencil (recommend Faber Castel “Grip 2000”
White Eraser (recommend Staedtler)
#12 round watercolor brush
#2 synthetic liner brush
Incredible White Masking fluid
1” masking tape
Round white watercolor palette
Various tube colors of high-quality watercolor paint (recommend
1 full-size sheet of 100% cotton cold-pressed bright white or natural white watercolor paper (Arches preferred)
Pinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you are paying by check please make the check payable to MWS include your name, e-mail, and phone # and send it to:
6624 SW 78 Terr
South Miami, FL 33143