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Meditative Geometric Watercolor taught by Jinjer Markley

Virtual Event

February 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm CST

Free

Meets 3 Bi-weekly Tuesdays: February 23, March 9, 23rd 11-12 pm CT

All level- students 12 and up also welcome in this class

Give yourself a little dose of creative joy and meditative focus with this Geometric Art class. 

Each class will include hints on where to look for inspiration, technical advice on how to use tools to create precise designs, and a packet of design templates if you’d rather just trace and color. When math is necessary, you will get resources that do the math for you, if you prefer.  Additionally, in each class, you’ll learn an easy meditative doodle to help you calm and center yourself any time, anywhere. Since we’ll be working in watercolor, you’ll also get tips for successfully working with watercolor paint. 

Class 1: Dots and Grids 

In this class, we’ll create freehand designs based on grids for geometric designs with a lot of room for creative inspiration. We’ll play with color and learn advantages of different kinds of watercolor brushes.

  • Supplies: 
    • Hard or medium Pencil (ex: 1-4H  or 1-2 HB) this includes ordinary school pencils
    • Soft pencil (ex: 6B)
    • Watercolor brush–round, angled, oval or flat size 6 -10 
    • Watercolor paint of any kind
    • Watercolor block in your preferred size
    • Access to internet and a printer

Class 2: Lines and triangles (doodle: fractal Triangle; tool: ruler)

In this class, we’ll use rulers to create precise designs inspired by quilts, math and patterns from around the world. We’ll learn how to avoid common watercolor pitfalls.

  • Supplies: 
    • Tracing paper
    • Hard or medium Pencil (ex: 1-4H  or 1-2 HB) this includes ordinary school pencils
    • Soft pencil (ex: 6B)
    • Watercolor brush–round, angled, oval or flat size 6 -10
    • Watercolor paint of any kind
    • Watercolor paper (block, pad or loose sheets) in your preferred size
    • Gum tape
    • Tray, bin or very clean baking pan that is a little larger than your watercolor paper 
    • Waterproof board a little larger than your paper, such as
      • Polystyrene Board
      • Gatorboard
      • Plexiglas
      • Lexan
      • Marine Ply
    • Optional, but helpful: Lightbox  

Class 3: Circles 

In this class, we’ll use a compass to create precise designs inspired by geometry, mandalas, and patterns from around the world. We’ll learn how to stretch watercolor paper–and when you might want to!

  • Supplies: 
    • A compass that adjusts size with a dial, such as this one.
    • Scrap cardboard or matboard
    • Watercolor paper (block, pad or loose sheets) in your preferred size
    • Artists tape
    • Sturdy board  about 1 inch larger than watercolor paper on all sides that can be pierced, such as
      • Flat cardboard (such as the backs of watercolor pads)
      • Mat board
    • Watercolor paint of any kind
    • Tracing paper
    • Hard or medium Pencil (ex: 1-4H  or 1-2 HB) this includes ordinary school pencils
    • Soft pencil (ex: 6B)
    • Watercolor brush–round, angled, oval or flat size 6 -10 
    • Optional, but helpful: Lightbox

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