Fluid Florals with Claire Wilson
Friday, July 1, 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Flowers have been a constant source of inspiration for my textile designs for many years and I just find it so therapeutic to try and capture their beauty with paint. There’s something magical about the fluidity and movement of pigments traveling through water that can represent the iridescence of petals. This month we will be drawing inspiration from the floral artists @azumamakoto and @hai_ihwa we will be combining our favourite elements from different flowers to create a hybrid bloom….a fantastical Franken-flower.
In this session we’ll be studying flowers and observe their wide range of colour and depth. Exploring wet on wet, charging, and pulling techniques we’ll move pigments around to capture the magic of flowers.
Join zoom 15 minutes early (1:45pm PST) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 2:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!
- Watercolour paints - some warms, cools, neutral like a grey or ochre, and maybe a neon if you have one! I’ll be using the CFM all the feels custom blends palette as it's perfect for flowers.
- Mixing Palette
Variety of round brush sizes - I like to use a size 12/14 for flowers
- 2 x Cups of Water
- Paper Towel
- 9 x 12 Sheet Watercolor paper - I’ll be using my fave 140lb Arches cold press watercolour paper but any 140lb/300gms watercolour paper will work
- Spare sheet of paper to swatch colours
- Artists or washi tape to tape your paper down
- Optional - fresh flowers are great if you have them, or floral reference photos
Claire Wilson is a fine artist, creative educator, and textile designer living in Brooklyn, NY. Through her work she explores the beauty of the female form, interior spaces & fashion while considering the use of colour, shape and textures. Having spent her career creating fabric designs in the fashion industry, colour palettes are the foundation of her practice.
*Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.
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