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Watercolor Painting 2F19

Watercolor class Boston

Two teachers take different approaches to watercolor. Both teach color theory and mixing, brushwork techniques, how to control paint and water and choose paper and brushes, achieving a feel for the medium to achieve a range of effects. Work from still lifes, practice gesture and composition, realistic representation and abstract design. With Sean, the emphasis is given to accurate color mixing and controlled paint application. With Jeanne, add more experimentation, spraying, splattering and pouring. For both new and continuing students.

Limit 8 students

Sean Dunstan–Halliday

Sean Dunstan-Halliday

Sean Dunstan-Halliday makes watercolor paintings and illustrations, lately exploring highly detailed animals and composite imaginary creatures. His art has been shown at Perry Rubenstein Gallery and SVA Gallery (New York City).

In addition to his work for the Eliot School, he teaches painting to adults at Art Institute of Boston, and art to children at Brookline Arts Center and Arlington Center for the Arts. He earlier taught at Wingspan Arts (New York NY), Mary McDowell Friends School (Brooklyn NY) and elsewhere. He holds a BFA in Painting & Drawing from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Painting from the School of Visual Arts.

Materials & Tools:

Please bring to the first class:

  • Basic set of watercolor paints
  • 3 natural watercolor brushes of different sizes
  • Watercolor paper (size is your choice, instructor recommends a block of cold-pressed watercolor paper)
  • Plastic container for water
  • Regular 2B pencil with white or pink eraser
  • Masking tape
  • Palette: either plastic palette or regular drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser