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Jennifer Koury, Blue Vase, 2013, 10 x 11 inches, watercolor on paper

Jennifer Koury, Blue Vase, 2013, 10 x 11 inches, watercolor on paper

Class / Workshop  |  What's in the Mix? Form Emerges Through Layering of Transparent Washes

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:30 am–3:30 pm

Part of the International Center for Watercolor

Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury
$60 members/$70 not-yet members

Engage in an immersive watercolor process, watch form emerge through layering of transparent washes. With washes, our eyes see through the complexity of layers, mixing cool and warm to create an exciting color response and emotion.  Learn how to layer washes of color, while using value, temperature, and color saturation to create form and depth.  Demonstrations and one-on-one student interactions will inspire individual's styles.  The natural phenomenon of reflected light, as well as, core and cast shadows will also be exhibited.  Bring your own flora subject matter or use still life objects provided by the instructor.

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 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.  Plant subject matter with interesting leaves or feel free to use a plant brought by the instructor.

2.  One sheet of Arches 140 lb Cold Press, 22" X 30" watercolor paper folded in half.  If Arches paper is hard for you to find, you may purchase a sheet at cost, $5.25, from the instructor prior to class.

3.  Plastic portable palette and your favorite watercolor paints.  Suggested colors include:  cool yellow- Lemon Yellow, and warm yellow- Winsor Yellow or Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, 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.


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 the set at a reasonable price.  If your set does not include a lemon yellow, please purchase a tube of Cotman or Winsor Newton Lemon Yellow.

4.  Your favorite brushes or Synthetic round brushes: recommended brands - Simply Simmons and/ or Princeton, Snap! Brushes.  Sizes- #10 round and #6 round, (#20 and #12 round- Optional, but good to have).  Flat brushes for larger washes:  1" flat brush or larger suggested, but not required.

5.  Pencils- #2, or H and HB.
6.  Kneaded eraser
7.  Small plastic container with a lid to hold water and 5-10 paper towels.

8.  Pad of paper and pen, if you would like to jot down some notes.
9.  Camera, if you would like to take pictures of the still life/plant you brought or a plant brought by the instructor.