Fearless Watercolor for Field Sketching
Adding watercolor to your field notebooks and nature journals need not be an elaborate and frustrating exercise in juggling dozens of colors and brushes.
Naturalist and field sketch artist Roseann Hanson will introduce you to the simple technique of mixing any color you need from a triad—three primary colors (a cyan, a magenta, and a yellow) —plus her own preferred “bonus” colors of burnt sienna and a dark blue.
It’s not hard, and it’s fast, simple, and fun—guaranteed to change your approach to adding color to your field sketches and free you from the tyranny of complexity and frustration.
You may use your own paints (we will supply a list of recommendations) or order a complete Minimalist Paint Kit (mini paint kit and palette, waterbrush, rag, clip, and mini spray bottle) or a mini paint tin with sample paints, and paint along.
Length: 5 hours over two days
When: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Arizona time (Phoenix) Saturday, October 23 and an in-person or virtual field trip Sunday, October 24 from 9–11 am
Start time: 9:00 am Arizona time (Phoenix) / GMT - 7
(Having trouble figuring out time zones?Use this calculator: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html )
Format: online via Zoom on Saturday (you will receive a log-in link) as well as optional live in person field trip with dial-in option:
Live Field Trip option: Meet at Desert Lab courtyard cactus garden Sunday for live practice session or dial in by Zoom with Roseann to consult from your own location
Saturday — 3 hours live on Zoom including a 30-minute break
9–11 am live instruction / demos and encouraging students to follow along.
11–11:30 am —[Lunch / wellness / stretching break]
11:30 am – 12:30 pm — discussions, sharing, and further instruction
Sunday — 2 hours
9-11 am — live practice at the Desert Lab courtyard cactus garden and remote dial-in via Zoom for those out of the region who want to consult with Roseann on color
Cost: $75 for two partial days (you can also opt out of either day for lower fees; details on the Eventbrite link below)
Optional Supplies Kits (purchase by October 17) — postage included:
$29 mini paint tin with 6 paint pans and 5 paint samples
$35 small paint tin with 10 paint pans and 5 paint samples
$65 Minimalist Paint Kit with mini paint tin and 5 paint samples, water brush, microfiber rag, pen, Clear Perspex Palette-Easel with Magnet Strip and dry-erase marker
Access: You will receive log-in instructions after purchasing the class.