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One Brooklyn Avenue • Waterville, ME 04901
adulted@aos92.org • 873-5754-Waterville/Winslow ~ 465-9134-Messalonskee • Fax: (207) 873-7052
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Frequently Asked Questions

What supplies/forms will I need for my course?

Watercolor with Dorene Paul-Hebda

Lesson Plan for Beginner Class

Below is a list of suggested equipment that will be needed for watercolor class:

Brushes:  A good quality brush makes a big difference!  Brushes should be soft & come to a fine point.  You can purchase these at any art supply shop

Please come to class with:  

  • size #2, #4, and #6 watercolor brush
  • “kneaded” eraser
  • #2 pencil 
  • Foam core board (about 14x16) to place your watercolor paper on 
  • Artist Tape 
  • Clamps to hold down your watercolor onto your board 
  • Clean cotton rag 
  • Jar or cup to hold water and one to place your brushes in 
  • Ruler 
  • Kosher salt 
  • plastic wrap ( Saran ) 
  • masking fluid 
  • plastic bottle of acrylic paint- white 
  • tube of white gouache (an opaque watercolor) 
  • Palette – a white Styrofoam meat tray can be used, plastic white plate, also disposable paper palettes.  Heavy plastic watercolor palettes with wells and cover can be purchased at art stores – any of the above will be fine 
  • Paper – “Strathmore” or “Arches” brandwatercolor paper 140 pound cold pressis what you should use.  This comes in a block, pad, or single sheet (which can be cut to any size). 
  • Watercolor paints – please purchase “Winsor Newton” brand or you can use what you may already have. List of colors:  Yellow ochre, cadmium red – medium, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow – pale, raw sienna, burnt sienna, olive or sap green, prussian blue, cerulean blue, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, payne’s gray, indigo.  

Many students have mentioned that the initial outlay of money for these supplies is high.  I spoke with Michael at "Berry's" and he will supply a great paint box made by a Russian company "Yarka".  The colors are great and I use this myself.  If people get the Yarka paint box they also will need to get a tube of "ceruleum blue" and the white acrylic.

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One Brooklyn Avenue • Waterville, ME 04901
adulted@aos92.org • 873-5754-Waterville/Winslow ~ 465-9134-Messalonskee • Fax: (207) 873-7052