Sophie Tivona

Online Workshop 9/22: Watercolor Basics II

**Supplies available for pick-up in store only!**

This online workshop takes place on Wednesday, September 22nd from 5 PM -6:30 PM PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login instructions via email prior to the workshop. 

*This is part two 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, we will explore the wet-on-wet technique and practice blending.  Wet-on-wet painting produces the much-loved spontaneous color effects that watercolor is known for.  After a relaxing warm-up exercise, Sophie will guide the class in painting flower petals - the perfect subject to practice blending and wet-on-wet.  By the end of class, everyone will be able to blend colors smoothly and have completed a lovely painting of flower petals!

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.