Basic Watercolor and Mixed Media With Richard Dutton


Basic Watercolor and Mixed Media With Richard Dutton

from 85.00

Saturday, May 11th
1-5 PM

Learn to combine watercolor with ink, acrylic, and other materials to create dynamic, bold, and exciting pieces.

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Course Description:
The workshop will emphasize the creative and expressive use of watercolor with mixed media. Each session will start with instructor presenting a demonstration along with instructions. The workshop students will make art using watercolor with mixed media and receive individual instruction and critiques of the art work. There will be a focus on seeing and thinking like an artist.

Course objective:
At the end of the workshop you will be able to use watercolor with mixed media to create art work.

Course Content:
Use art media, tools, brushes, varied materials, found objects and surfaces
Principles and elements of design
Composition development using various media and materials using creative expression and problem solving
Historical and contemporary art examples


Supply List Watercolor with Mixed Media Workshop

Because of the limited amount of time expect to use no more than 2 or 3 different Media with your watercolors. You do not need everything on this list!


This is a basic supply list. Bring the supplies you use or just what you can obtain. Use a good brand of watercolors. Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Blick or American Journey are some examples.

Phthalo Green

Phthalo Blue

Yellow Green

Ultramarine Blue

Blue Manganese

Cobalt Blue

New Gamboge

Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow

Raw Sienna


Burnt Sienna

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red Light or Medium

Cadmium Orange

Opera or Wild Fuchsia

Bright Violet ‘Warm Violet’

Royal Amethyst ‘Cool Violet’

Optional, Ivory Black

Watercolor Palette like John Pike or Frank Webb. I use a Frank Webb palette.

Brushes for Watercolor:

‘Always buy the best brush you can afford’

Rounds #2, #8, and #12

Flats 1/2”, 1”, and 2”

Rigger #2

Other brushes:

Bristle Brushes flats or brights from ¼ inch, ½ inch

Round brushes #2, #8


‘If you paint watercolor over Gesso it is abrasive. Use older or cheaper brushes.’

Papers and Surfaces

Papers: Arches, Blick and Kilimanjaro ’Cheap Joes’ Cold Press 140 to 300# or any good quality watercolor paper. These papers work well for mixed media.

With mixed media other papers and grounds can be used. The heavier the collage material, the heavier the support should be.

Yupo, 140# Hot Press, Illustration Board, Watercolor Board, and Aqua Board

Mixed Media Supplies

This is a list of some possible media that can be used to create art work with watercolor.

There is no expectation to have all the following listed materials. The inclusion of one other medium will make a mixed media watercolor.

Ink Pens that are waterproof and permanent like Staedtler or Faber-Castell



Acrylic Paints

Acrylic Markers-Pens


Acrylic Gel

Watercolor Pencils, Water Soluble Crayons, Water Soluble Graphite Pencil, and Watercolor Markers

Scrap Paper

Rice Paper

Spray Fixative ‘use outdoors only’

Other Supplies

1” Masking tape

Sketch book, pencil, and white eraser

Paper towels

Water container


Mats for presentations

Some of your photos and sketches to make compositions