Water Media Class with Maren Phillips

Water Media Class with Maren Phillips

Working with transparent watercolor and opaque gouache, students will experiment with supplies and techniques to an end result of at least 3 completed paintings.  Differences in the two mediums will be explored and we will take advantage of the intrinsic properties of gouache as a creative resource.

As an introduction to working with both transparent watercolor and gouache, students will produce color wheels using a warm and cool of each of the primary colors.  Students will learn control of the mediums through techniques and tools.  Emphasis will be on finding and using appropriate values and temperatures of each color to maximize a sense of depth in painting.


WINTER TERM: January 20th – March 24th, 2017

(10 weeks) Fridays 1:00pm-4:00pm

$265 non-CAFA member/$250 CAFA member






9 x 12 or larger pad Strathmore watercolor paper

1 sheet Canson Mi-Tientes drawing paper, cut into ¼ sheet pieces

1” flat watercolor brush, any brand

#6 and  #10 round watercolor brush

Large plain glass palette at least 9 x 12 (made with single pane of glass, white paper and cardboard backing and taped edges)

Round depression style palette or small muffin cup baking pan

Water containers (butter cups, yoghurt cups, etc)

Paint:  transparent watercolor, (any brand) Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red or Grumbacher Red or Primary red, Lemon yellow, Cadmium Yel Med, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Gray

Gouache:  Winsor Newton brand…  Turquoise, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Brilliant Yellow, Rose Tyrian, Flame Red, Ivory black, Large tube of Permanent White