Art Instructor Kathleen Dallara presents an individual, hands-on approach to traditional illustration techniques and realistic watercolor painting. Emphasis in this class will be on creating accurate drawings and illustrations while working from your favorite photos or still life setups at home. Topics covered will include watercolor substrate selection (papers, illustration boards), and an overview of brushes, useful strokes and why the right brushes matter. Learn more about Winsor Newton paint pigments, transparent staining colors, opaque watercolors, and gouache. Strengthen your confidence in color theory and color mixing for more believable shadows and colors. Intermediate/ Advanced
Supply Lists (students will provide):
· drawing pencils: 2B & HB for mapping
· white vinyl and kneadable erasers
· professional watercolor paint set which includes:
o alizarin crimson
o viridian green
o yellow ocher
o ultramarine blue
o burnt umber
· professional watercolor brushes you already own and some rounds & flats #4 #6 #12
· 1140lb Arches watercolor paper Hot Press for detailed work
· two water containers
· paper towels
· a water mister
· white artist’s tape to tape paper to watercolor board OR “Gatorboard “ OR you may use a watercolor block.
About the Artist:
KATHY DALLARA. A working artist since 1986, Kathy has a strong passion for continued learning and has mastered numerous art mediums. She enjoys teaching by sharing her creative and artistic education with other artists and inspiring them to develop their artistic skills. She has a solid background in traditional fine arts and commercial illustration. Kathy’s drive for learning new techniques led her to complement her art knowledge with digital skills such as Photoshop and Illustration.
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Arts (Illustration major & Psychology minor), Rowan University, 1986 Cum Laude and Honors. Computer Graphics Certification, Camden County College Honors grad 1991.