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Jennifer Koury, Buffalo Orchid, 2015, 10 ¼ x 13 inches, Watercolor on paper

Jennifer Koury, Buffalo Orchid, 2015, 10 ¼ x 13 inches, Watercolor on paper

Class / Workshop  |  Core Strengthening: The Principles of Form

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:30 am–3:30 pm

$60 members/$70not-yet members

What is watercolor without its core? Core shadows are the basis for creating forms. They are the darkest part of the shadow on the form and are essential to making your paintings dramatic, three dimensional and full of light. Whether a beginner or advanced, strengthen your core principles by learning to simplify nature into planes and geometric shapes. Discover why light falls on objects in specific patterns. Core shadows, reflected light, and the shadow created by the object on its surroundings will be demonstrated. Paint values, temperature, and saturation of color to turn forms and create depth will be discussed. Still life objects will be provided.  Personal styles will be encouraged.

Jennifer Koury, a watercolorist, delights in the natural world's play of light and color on forms.  She derives pleasure from watercolor's whimsical properties: color bleeding, reticulation and natural paint sediments, allowing her imagination to take her where she wishes.  Koury has enjoyed a rewarding career as a dedicated painter and freelance illustrator.  She is published in both children's and adult based books.  A previous finalist in the Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, she has exhibited her paintings both solo and in gallery exhibitions.  Her work is featured at George Washington's Mount Vernon and Yuma Regional Medical Center, Arizona.  After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking, Koury continued her studies to graduate from the Art Center College of Design, California.  She resides with her family in the Buffalo, New York area, where she is inspired by the natural beauty of Western New York.

To register contact Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email or download the registration form on the BPAC website.


 Supply List:

1.  One sheet of Arches 140 lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper folded in half.  If Arches paper is hard for you to find, you may purchase a sheet from the teacher prior to class.

2.  Plastic portable palette and your favorite watercolor paints which might include a cool yellow- Lemon Yellow, and warm yellow- Winsor Yellow or Cadmium Yellow,  Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Cobalt and/or Ultramarine Blue, and Thalo or Turquoise Blue, and warm red- Cadmium Red, and a cool red- rose.  An optional color-Holbein Opera- pink or
Winsor and Newton brand starter set, called Cotman Water Colour Painting Plus Tube Set, which includes a portable, white plastic palette and 12 Cotman- 8 ml tubes of paints, not tubs.  This can be purchased at AC Moore.  If you use a coupon, you will be able to purchase at a reasonable price.  If your set does not include a lemon yellow, please purchase a tube of Cotman or Winsor Newton Lemon Yellow.
3.  Your favorite brushes- several sizes, or Synthetic round brushes, a good brand is Priinceton, Snap! Brush, which is sometimes sold in a pack of three or four with several different sizes at AC Moore. Synthetic Sizes:  1" flat brush, #10, #6. (#20 and #12- Optional, but good to have.)
4.  Pencils- #2, or H and HB.
5.  Pink Pearl eraser and/ or Kneaded eraser.
6.  Small plastic container with a lid to hold water and 5-10 paper towels.
7.  Camera, if you would like to take pictures of the still life sets.
8.  Pad of paper and pen, if you would like to jot down some notes.