July 30 - Watercolor Rocks Workshop
Saturday, July 30
1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Join Sophie Tivona for an afternoon of painting rocks! Do you have a collection of rocks lovingly gleaned from your adventures? We will use these treasures as the subjects of careful study in this workshop. Please bring 3-5 rocks to class; the rocks should be smallish - we will be painting on a 6" x 8" paper so around 3" or smaller is a good size. When choosing your rocks for study please avoid crystals, coral, translucent or glittery specimens. Keep in mind your skill level when choosing your subjects - simple, smooth rocks are great! The more nooks and crannies and complexity your rocks have will determine the difficulty of your painting. :)
Some watercolor knowledge is preferred - we will briefly discuss painting basics but mostly focus on techniques of representation.
Supplies will be provided but if you have a collection of watercolors at home please bring them - the more colors you have at your fingertips, the better!
Supplies: You will receive a complete class kit to take home, including:
- 6" x 8" watercolor block with 20 sheets of paper
- a custom palette made by Sophie with high-end pigments
- a size 4 round brush
Adults and teens of all levels welcome! It held indoors masks are required to protect our immunocompromised community members. Let's look out for one another.
3908 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
About the teacher:
Sophie Tivona is an illustrator and watercolor painter living in Oakland, CA.
"I wandering in gardens around the Bay Area and dreaming of flowers, rocks, soil and water. I was raised by my single mother who has been a professional gardener for my whole life. I've always loved to create paper products and I would find quiet spaces in the yard to make little treasures. I have followed a meandering path to find my way to a career in illustration and I'm overjoyed to share my love of nature through painting. Watercolor is my muse and I love its unpredictable, unforgiving qualities; it is my daily joy to harness the wildness of the medium and reveal its delicacy and strength."
Max Class Size: 12 students
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