3043 24th Street, San Francisco, California 94110

Sophie Tivona

Online Workshop 3/2: Watercolor Basics I

This online workshop takes place on Wednesday, March 2nd from 5 PM -6:30 PM PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login instructions via email prior to the workshop. 

*This is part one of a three-part series designed for watercolor enthusiasts; each class can be taken alone or as part of the series and you don't necessarily need to take the classes in order.*
In this workshop, Sophie will discuss "Materials 101" - an in-depth discussion of watercolor supplies and how they work.  In the second half of class, we will explore color and test out our paints through a soothing, meditative exercise.  By the end of class, everyone will have a thorough understanding of watercolor as a medium and feel ready to start painting regularly!

Choose from two booking options:

1. Supply your own materials! For this workshop, you will need a set of watercolors, watercolor paper (any size), some water, a paper towel, and a watercolor paintbrush. (optional: pencil with eraser, blowdryer, and table salt)

2. Purchase a watercolor kit from us that includes:

  • 6 Watercolor Paint Tubes (5 ml)
  • 1 Taklon Brush (Round)
  • 1 Graphite Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Sharpener
  • 1 six-well Palette
  • 1 Watercolor Paint Artist Pad
  • 1 Zippered Carrying Case
  • 1 6x8 fluid block 

About the instructor:

Sophie Tivona grew up wandering in gardens around the Bay Area and dreaming of flowers, rocks, soil, and water. She was raised by her single mother, who has been a professional gardener for her whole life. Sophie has always loved to create paper products and would find quiet spaces in the yard to make little treasures. She has followed a meandering path to find her way to a career in illustration, and she is overjoyed to share her love of nature through painting. Watercolor is Sophie's muse, and she loves its unpredictable, unforgiving qualities; it is her daily joy to harness the wildness of the medium and reveal its delicacy and strength.

**Register by Feb. 22nd in order to receive your kit in time for class. Any Later, please choose priority shipping at checkout!

This kit is available for pickup