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SEPT/OCT Watercolour Wednesdays
  • SEPT/OCT Watercolour Wednesdays

    Join Bethany Ann and up to five friends for beginner-level watercolour painting instruction. You'll enjoy eight lessons (September 4/11/18/25 October 2/9/16/23 from 6:00-8:00PM) in a professional art studio with professional-level materials learning about colour, value, techniques, how to record what we see... and how to loosen up and let the paint play!


    Pay the session fee and fill in the Waiver & Release (sent to your email with purchase of session), then Bethany Ann will get in touch to meet you at the studio! See you soon!


    Studio address:

    44 Victoria Street South

    Goderich, Ontario N7A 3H5






    • Mop brush for applying washes
    • Blending, brush, size 8 (or similar) for most painting techniques
    • Round point brush, size 4 (or similar) for detail work



    A pad of whichever paper you prefer.

    • 140lb. is a nice, medium weight. Lighter paper warps more easily; heavier paper is harder to cut and more expensive.
    • The higher the percentage of cotton in the paper, the better it will behave.
    • Cold-press paper is textured; hot-press is smooth. Pick your preference.


    Watercolour Paints:

    • Warm, single-pigment yellow, such as Hansa Yellow Deep
    • Cool, single-pigment yellow, such as Lemon Yellow
    • Warm, single-pigment blue, such as Phthalo Blue, Green Shade
    • Cool, single-pigment blue, such as French Ultramarine
    • Warm, single-pigment red, such as Pyrrol Scarlet
    • Cool, single-pigment red, such as Quinacridone Rose
    • Burnt Umber
    • Phthalo Green, Blue Shade



    Bring along any palette you really like. But for our purposes, we tend to prefer those with:

    • A cover, for keeping dust off
    • Deep/wide wells, so we can load paint into a mop brush without worrying about spilling into the next colour
    • Flat areas, for mixing colours


    * The "plein air" watercolour kits at Elizabeth's Art Gallery all contain the needed warms and cools as dry pigment pucks, small wells for mixing paints and a cover. Some even include a water brush (paint brush with water inside a squeezable handle). If you opt for one of these kits, you'll also want a larger palette for mixing washes.


    ** If you're interested in Indigenous-owned, plastic-free paints, try ... I haven't gotten mine yet, but I'm so excited to give them a try!



    I will provide glass jars, pipettes, spray bottles, wooden boards, frisket, masking tape, gummed tape, towels, blades and a place to store your work-in-progress.



    Important to know:

    - Studio is located on Highway 21, *just* north of the five-point stoplight in Goderich, in between Rexall Paharmacy and Natural Image Spa!

    - Studio is through the back door!

    - There is lots of parking at Rexall Pharmacy next door!

    - Studio is in the basement, accessible via stairs with a rail!

    - There is a bathroom upstairs!

    - The floor is chilly; you might want to bring extra socks, indoor shoes or slippers (you can keep them at the studio if you'd like)!

    - Wear your "grubbies" or bring a smock to protect your nice clothes (you can keep that here, too)!



    REFUND POLICY: Bethany Ann reserves the right to cancel any session which does not meet minimum enrolment prior to the start date. In the event of a session cancellation, she will notify you by phone and/or email and issue a full refund. In the event Bethany Ann must issue a lesson cancellation, she will give you as much notice as possible and work with you to rebook that lesson. Session withdrawals and/or notice for missed lessons must be made via email to < bethany ann davidson at gmail dot com > or text to (519)955-6536. Missed lessons will not be refunded, but can be carried to future sessions. Session cancellations will be refunded for all remaining lessons minus $20. Late session registration may be accepted, provided that there is still space in a session, after the first class has already taken place. Bethany Ann will honour a discount, based on number of lessons missed minus $20, to participants who register late.

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