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With your classes you've inspired me beyond belief. I'm creating art in ways I never dreamed I could!
Lana Qualey
Mackinaw City
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For any of the following classes, please call for more information: (231) 627-8069 (home) or (231) 818-6365 (cell).

HOME STUDIO CLASSES

WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES: I will teach a four-week series of classes in my home studio (between Mackinaw City and Cheboygan) from 1-4 pm on Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Instruction customized to students’ needs will be emphasized. My goal for this series is to extend your knowledge of watercolor painting through demonstrations and individual instruction as we focus on a different design element or technique each week. Supply list is on my website, www.maryloupeters.com. Cost for this four-week series is $100. Please call for more information or to register: (231) 627-8069 or (231) 818-6365.

WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING: I’ve created a class to teach you a perfectly joyful way to record and keep your memories—in your own illustrated journal! You will learn to quickly paint pages from your travels, your gardens, your holidays, and your everyday life. This class will be offered on June 8, 15, and 22 from 1-4 pm at my home studio and in my garden. Cost for this three-week series is $75. A supply list will be sent to you when you register with me: (231) 627-8069 (home) or (231) 818-6365 (cell).

MACKINAC ISLAND CLASSES

INTRODUCTORY CLASSES

Manoogian Art Museum will be the site of two evening classes (6-8:30 p.m.) on July 12 and August 14. Each is a completely separate class. Everything for this class is supplied—you don’t need to bring anything. It’s a good way to try watercolor painting without investing in any supplies. And it’s a wonderful way to spend an evening of your vacation on beautiful Mackinac Island. These classes are sponsored by the Mackinac Arts Council which subsidizes the cost to keep it low—only $10.  These classes will fill quickly, so register soon by calling (906) 847-4142.

WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING

Picture yourself painting around the manicured grounds of Mission Point Resort as you record memories of your idyllic two days on beautiful Mackinac Island. I will teach you techniques to record and keep your memories in your own illustrated journal. You will learn to see your world through new eyes as you quickly paint pages from your travels, your gardens, your holidays, and your everyday life in your own charming illustrated journal. August 21 and 22, 9-3 each day with an hour lunch break. Cost of this workshop is $149. Supply list available when you register with the Mackinac Arts Council: Phone (906) 847-4142 or go to their website, www.mackinacartscouncil.org.

MACKINAW CITY CLASS

WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING

Imagine painting at The Crossings, a unique shopping area right in the heart of downtown Mackinaw City. During this two-day class I will teach you techniques to record and keep your memories in your own illustrated journal. You will learn to see your world through new eyes as you quickly paint pages from your travels, your gardens, your holidays, and your everyday life in your own charming illustrated journal. August 29 and 30, 10-4 each day with an hour lunch break. Cost of this workshop is $149. Supply list available when you register with the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council: Phone (231) 627-8069 or (231) 818-6365.

 EAST TAWAS CLASS

The date is set for the introductory class to be held at the Tawas Bay Art Gallery—August 9 from 10-12noon. We will be painting sunflowers in this class where everything is supplied—you don’t have to bring a thing. Get an idea of what watercolor painting is all about for $35. Call the gallery at (989) 362-6282 to register.

 

SUPPLY LIST FOR WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES CLASS

Watercolor Paint in tubes: Purchase a "professional" or "artist" grade of paint, not a "student" or "academy" grade. There are many brands of paint. What you use will affect your success. I recommend Winsor & Newton (NOT the Winsor & Newton Cotman version), M. Graham, Holbein, or Daniel Smith brands. Colors needed: Alizarine Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine (blue) or Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Sap Green or Sap Green, Winsor Green (BS=Blue Shade) or Pthalo Green. That's 7 tubes of paint total. Buy the smallest tubes you can find to start with.

Watercolor Brushes: Synthetic; Round #2, #5 or 6," and #10 or 12. This is an assortment of small, medium, and large brushes.

Watercolor Paper: Arches 140 lb. cold press. You can purchase large sheets and tear them to size desired (I will teach you how to do this in class) or buy an Arches watercolor block. I will have sheets of Arches paper in class for you to purchase for $5.00 per 22"x30" sheet. As with paint, there are many brands of paper.

Watercolor Palette: Medium size, plastic, with a cover that can be used as a mixing area.

Eraser: A kneaded eraser (doesn't leave little eraser shavings)

Water containers: Two cottage cheese cartons work well—one for clean water, one for used water.

Sponge: A new kitchen sponge (buy at grocery store).

Pencil: A regular #2 lead

Reference photos of things you might like to paint

A large tote bag to carry your gear. (You do not have to buy a new bag—use one you already have.)

*** To make it easy for you, I have registered this supply list with Cheap Joe's Art Supplies (a catalog/online store). Just give them my name and they will know exactly what I have specified that you will need. You may buy all or part of the things on this list from them.

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, 1-800-227-2788, www.cheapjoes.com.

I suggest buying your supplies as soon as you register for the class to allow for any backorder situations.

Please call me at (231) 818-6365 (Cell) if you have questions about this list or about using supplies you might already have.

SUPPLY LIST FOR WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNAL CLASS

Journal with heavyweight paper (140 lb. smooth paper). I use Stillman & Birn Zeta Series, 5x8, hardcover, spiral bound sketchbook. Strathmore Visual Journal is also a good one.

Small palette: I use a Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box by Sakura, 24 colors. Bring a large size zip lock plastic bag to hold your palette after a painting session.

Brush: I use the waterbrush that comes with the Koi Kit, or you can buy a travel watercolor brush size 6

Water cup with screw-on cap. Must be leak-proof.

Pencil with #2 lead

Kneaded eraser (doesn’t leave marks or eraser debris)

Correction pen (white ink)

Pigma Micron pen, black ink, point size 03. You may also use 01 or 05. Your pen MUST contain permanent ink

Paper towels, 3 of them folded into squares in a sandwich size plastic bag.

Small tote bag to hold these supplies (you may use a plastic grocery bag)

A foldable chair to sit on while painting

You may want to bring a stool to place your supplies on while you’re painting.

 

Some of these materials may be substituted with things you already have. Please contact me with questions about this:
Phone: (231) 627-8069 – home;  (231) 818-6365 – cell
Email: marylou@maryloupeters.com

I suggest buying your supplies as soon as you register for the class to allow for any backorder situations.

 

 

 

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