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Watercolor Classes in Ellenton area--year round! $25

Classes at Keeton's every Thursday $30

Every class is a new project!  Drop in anytime.



Supply List
You may rent ALL supplies for any class for $5.  Call to reserve before class.
Instructor will have some supplies on hand to purchase.

Watercolor Palette—
Tube paints and a covered palette with a LARGE mixing area.
Squeeze small amount in palette wells in the following order.

  • Lemon Yellow (no nickel titanium)
  • Sennelier Quinacridone Gold or New Gamboge
  • Permanent Rose or D.S.Quinacridone Rose (other reds, crimsons or rose madders will not work)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Pthalo Blue (gs)
  • Indigo

optional:  Burnt Sienna,  Opera Rose, Cobalt Blue or Manganese Blue

These colors are the ONLY COLORS used in ALL classes.  Don't buy a set; it will contain
 mostly premixed colors that we can't use and only one or two that we can use.  

Brushes—  My favorite brushes are Escoda Versatil and Princeton Velvetouch and Loew Cornell Ultra!
Synthetics or blends are often better than sables, but make sure they are designated as
watercolor brushes.
(short handles)
Most brushes sold in sets are too small and usually very poor quality when wet. Best buys are brushes such as these:

#6, #8, #10, #12 rounds   (Princeton Velvetouch Long Round or Loew-Cornell 7020)
Princeton Neptune Quill Brush is excellent for a large wash that covers quickly with a point for details
3/4 or 1” flat brush      (Escoda Versatil is terrific!  Princeton Elite Stroke brush is also a great flat wash brush)
Large flat brush or makeup brush for wetting paper
A small bristle brush (1/4” flat) for scrubbing
Natural sponge,  great for scrubbing out or lifting.

Paper—Arches 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper  (22 x 30 full sheet cut into 1/4 sheets) I will have this for $1.50
           or these brands:
Richeson, Fabriano  or Fluid 100 paper       
           (NO Strathmore paper or pads. You will have difficulty painting on this paper.)


Pencil & Notepad or clipboard
Kneaded Eraser or Moo Eraser (other erasers should be used on watercolor paper)
Paper Towels (softer ones like Viva are better)
Bring old washcloth for blotting brush for water control

2 Water Containers (margarine containers or larger)
Masking Tape (no colors, please. Cheap stuff is fine)
Paper support, 1/4 sheet size of non-porous board such as Cor-Plast.  I will have these for $3.



Copyright Sue Lynn Cotton 2016