Watercolor Workshop with Sarah Simon on April 24th


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A Watercolor Whale: come celebrate all of the beauty of our ‘PNW Unicorn’ in all the lovely tones of Payne’s Gray blue!

Come join us for an afternoon of Watercolor with artist Sarah Simon of TheMintGardener.

Two and a half hours of Watercolor instruction, including an introduction, watercolor fundamentals, and a project to complete together. We will mail you the workshop materials or you will be able to pick them up at StudioLife.

If you have taken a watercolor workshop with Sarah before, then you know what a thorough, engaging and knowledgeable teacher she is. In this class, she will be exploring all of your favorite watercolor techniques, and adding a few too. You will explore how to ‘glaze’ and add depth to your watercolors, mix up color recipes, as well as playing with mark-making to see how incredible your round brushes really are. We will also be completing a full project in class, together step by step, so you will have a complete piece of frameable art when you are done! We will explore two different approaches to watercoloring this Whale, and learn which techniques Sarah uses to get the clean, smooth and vibrant look she is able to capture with her paintbrush. As always, Sarah will provide you with pre-drawn art, so there will be no pressure to draw anything in class. All you have to do is open up the supplies we send you, and tune in online as Sarah guides you live, real time, through the mindful practice of watercolor in these peaceful hues.  

Attendees will receive the following supplies:

  • Winsor & Newton watercolor paints, including sample-size paints in each of the WN line of colors.
  • Sakura of America, Pigma 01 Micron pen
  • Blick Artist Materials, an HB pencil and two watercolor pencils.
  • Princeton Brushes #selectartiste series brushes in a Round 4 and a Round 1 size
  • Professional watercolor paper of the highest quality (140 # weight 300 gsm Cold Press) from Hahnemühle Global
  • A complete Watercolor Fundamental Technique sheet, along with the final project from the workshop
  • An Information Sheet listing all of Sarah's favorite supplies, brands and where to find them which will be emailed following class.
  • Two Hahnemuhle Global Watercolor paper postcards, along with a printout of Sarah’s line drawings that can be used to trace paint and sent to friends, to share your new watercolor skills!

General StudioLife Cancellation policy:

The purchase of this class is final, however if something comes up and you cannot make it, you may find a replacement for your seat. Please email hello@studiolifeseattle.com with your replacement request. StudioLife reserves the right to cancel or change workshops. In the rare event of cancellation, StudioLife will provide a full refund.

Photos and video may be taken and used in social media and on our website during this workshop.

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Course Testimonials

Sarah is a gem and makes watercoloring a pure joy! I have been following Sarah on Instagram and love her style and color palettes - so I also bought her book, which is packed with easy to follow information, techniques and lessons. My friend and I recently attended one of her online Zoom classes, and it felt so comfortable - as if we were right there with her, painting in her studio with her! We absolutely loved it and have already signed up for more. Sarah is a natural teacher, easy to follow and understand, and accessible for questions - which made the class fun and successful. I loved learning how to paint her beautiful palette of colors! The florals we painted in using her techniques turned out so beautifully due to her well-developed, methodical and expert teaching abilities. Receiving all of the necessary materials ahead of time was awesome, and got me excited for class. I appreciate her level of organization and thoroughness to detail. It's so thoughtful! Thank you Sarah, keep the classes coming!
Susan, Susan Keating Paintings
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