Watercolor Weaving Workshop Materials List

This workshop is geared to intermediate to advanced watercolorists.

 

USUALS: Your choice of paints, brushes, water containers, mop rag or toilet paper. A decent sized backing board for painting--depends on what you normally use (I like a self-made 18 x 24" foamcore, covered with water-resistant shelf paper or Gatorboard).

PAPER: Arches 140 lb. cold or hot press is great for cutting and weaving.

SCISSORS: a decent pair. Optional: a razor blade for "picky types" like me.

ARTIST'S TAPE - 1" width or similar.

GLUE: Best = Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive in a squeeze bottle. If you can't obtain for the workshop, Elmer's glue will due (although it wouldn't pass muster for a gallery-ready finished work).

MATBOARD: a few assorted pieces in various colors, if you have some available. These can be Inexpensive, non-archival, approximately 20 x 26""test" boards. Finished weavings should eventually be adhered to Bainbridge Alphamat or some other high quality museum board, but you don't need to worry about having some with you for this workshop. I usually bring a few "test" pieces that participants can use to evaluate their own weaving.

 

 

 

 

Materials List for Weaving Workshop, continued

SUBJECT MATTER: Bring photos or specific images you would like to work from. Images should be SIMPLE: an uncomplicated land or seascape, of anything floral or vegetal, for example. Some of my students have been successful using old, cast-off paintings as a base and doing the second painting during the workshop.

If you need suggestions, note what types of subject matter work for me, as shown in GALLERY 1 of this website.

BE SURE TO READ THE DESCRIPTION OF THE WEAVING PROCESS POSTED ON THE WORKSHOP PAGE. It should help you, as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS:

PAINTS & BRUSHES: any reputable line of watercolor paints. Brushes should hover around #s 6,10, 12 rounds plus a l" or more flat brush for washes (I'm flexible if you have others you like).

PAPER: Arches 140 lb cold press is great for beginners. 3 single sheets preferable. Have enough so that some can be used for tests. Also, a small sketch pad.

OTHER: backing board, like Gatorboard ( 16" x 23" minimum,) a plastic palette of apprx. 12 x 16" (with good space for mixing), plastic water container (not too small, please), toilet paper roll, 1" artist's tape.