El Dorado artist Gay Bechtelheimer will teach a two day watercolor class for beginners on Saturday and Sunday, January 26-27, 10am-4pm. Cost for the class is $110 per person with a minimum of five painters.
Bechtelheimer said, “This class is about understanding the basic techniques of watercolor. We will learn the properties of watercolor pigment and paper, how to apply washes, layer paint, and create a series of paintings.”
Gay’s classes are fun, according to Kelly Campbell. “I’ve taken multiple classes from Gay, and she is such a patient, supportive, encouraging teacher. Even if you don’t know the first thing about watercolor, you’ll be thrilled with what you can do with her instruction.”
Supplies: two sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper, #8 round watercolor brush, masonite board (Home Depot), and painters’ tape. Bechtelheimer said that she has plenty of palettes that participants can use, so there is no need to buy a palette. The paint she recommends is Daniel Smith (smallest tube) – New Gamboge, Indanthrone Blue, and Quinacridone Red. Call SAAC at 870-862-5474 for more information.