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Watercolor Play: Imaginary Scenes taught by Paige Tighe

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April 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm CDT


No watercolor experience needed. 

Discover the fun of play and using your imagination with watercolors!

Using blobs and splatters, let’s let loose and allow our imaginations guide as we create imaginary landscapes, or abstract scenes using watercolors, watercolor pencils and micron style pens. Sometimes the best way to learn about a new medium is to explore mark making in a loose way. We will discuss color mixing, color theory, mark making, and how to intuitively create a watercolor.

Art historical and instructor examples will be shown, and students will create 2-3 paintings during class.


Watercolor Paper 8-12 pieces of 5×7 or 6×9 140# cold pressed watercolor paper or buy watercolor postcards 

Suggested  options:

Watercolor postcards – Cold Press Hahnemuhle, or Strathmore or Etchr

Full sheet of watercolor paper(cut this down yourself),   -Fabriano cold press 140# paper, Arches Rough Press 140# paper,

Small Watercolor block –Fluid 100 EZ Block 6×8, Arches Block of 140# paper 6×9

Large Mop Brush  (one that holds a good amount of water)

Suggested options: Velvet Touch Mop or Black Velvet Silver Brush: Any sized mop brush. 

Optional: a ½” flat watercolor brush -any brand

Watercolor Set of your choice

Suggested options: Economy choice: Yarka set 12 colors, 8 colors Instructor favorite set: QoR Set,

Optional but recommended :

3-5 Watercolor pencils and 1-2 colored pencils of your choice

Suggested brand: Caran d’ache museum Aquarelle pencils,

A Pigma Micron pen (or similar fine line waterproof ink) – size  05 or size 08 black.

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Instructor Bio

Paige Tighe is an artist, educator, and curator. Paige’s art focuses on painting large scale watercolor florals and paintings inspired by their mediation practices. They have a BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota-Morris. They have an MFA in Public Practice Art from Otis College of Art and Design. Currently, as an arts educator, Paige teaches through St Paul Community Education, Wet Paint, and through her own studio. She looks forward to co-teaching the Women’s Art Institute in the summer of 2021 at St Kate’s University.