Kay Morris, a local watercolor painter, will be conducting a four session watercolor classes at the Harlow Gallery on Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, and Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. The emphasis will be on painting the three elements of still life – glass, shiny metal and cloth, with the emphasis on value (the relative lightness and darkness of objects). The four sessions will include monochromatic watercolor and full palette watercolor. This is not an advanced class, but some experience with watercolor will be helpful.
The cost is $80 for current members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association and $95 for non-members, to be paid in full before the first session. Class size is limited to 6.
Kay graduated from Plymouth State University in NH, studying under the renowned enamelist, Karl Drerup, and she attended the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts for two years. Her watercolors have been selected three times for the Old Hallowell poster. She has been accepted into numerous juried shows, including most recently the Maine Open Juried Show in Waterville where she was awarded second place in the watercolor division.
MATERIALS LIST FOR WATERCOLOR CLASS:
Small sketch pad
Drawing pencil/6B or softer
Watercolor paper/ at least 11” by 15”/ 90 lb. or 140 lb./ cold pressed
Brushes/ any you have including rounds in the 2-10 range (or a little larger) ; 3 brushes should be sufficient; (¾ flat brush optional)
Watercolors/any you have including Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna or Raw or Burnt Umber
Any good-sized water container (I use a plastic mayonnaise jar)
Drawing board and clips or masking tape
Easel is optional