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 Let's Paint!

Every class is a new project!  Drop in anytime.

Watercolor Classes in Ellenton area--year round! $20

Classes at Keeton's every Thursday $20



Monday  10-2:30
Bring your lunch

My Studio
--limit 10
6503 67th Str E., Ellenton 
Sign up by calling

Thursday 10-1
Keetons Art Supply
$20 per class-- Limit 10
 941-729-2326 or  224-3737
To sign up  call the instructor

Special Workshop  9-1:00
Keetons Art Supply

Check Schedule   $35.
None Scheduled at this time.

Call 747-2995



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 large amount in palette wells in the following order.

  • Lemon Yellow (no nickel titanium)
  • Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold or New Gamboge
  • Permanent or 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!
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)
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  or Fluid 100 paper       
           (NO Strathmore paper or pads. You will have difficulty painting on this paper.)


Pencil & Notepad or clipboard
Kneaded Eraser (no other erasers should be used on watercolor paper)
Paper Towels (softer ones are better)
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.  I will have these for $3.


Copyright Sue Lynn Cotton 2016