WATERCOLOR “BATIK” CLASS MARCH 15, 2020
JAN DE JONG
Discovering watercolors as a child, she has been fascinated with the medium ever since. Jan retired from teaching school in 2002 and started taking classes with Dottie Greene. She also took many workshops and began working on rice paper in 2010. She especially likes working on rice paper because of how it absorbs the paints and the textures created by the wax resist. She soon learned that this method forces the artist to save whites, simplify ideas and get amazing contrast with the dark colors that are added at the end.
If you are a beginner using rice paper this class will teach you how to handle the paper and wax. Because the paper needs to dry before you can wax it, we will work on two or three 8” X 10” pieces of paper. If you are familiar with this method, you will be able to work on two larger pieces. The concepts of working from light to dark, simplifying your design and enjoying the textures you get with painting with wax will all be taught. You can bring your own drawings to class or use provided pictures that you can trace to learn how to handle this method of painting.
This class will have an added charge of $5.00. For this fee you will receive a permanent pen for drawing, a brush for painting with wax, rice paper and wax.
In addition, please bring your paints, regular brushes, palette and other painting supplies. Additional paints will be available for class use.