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Thu, Sep 14


RAL Art Center

Watermedia Fun and Free: Session I

with Gloria Clifford

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Watermedia Fun and Free: Session I
Watermedia Fun and Free: Session I

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – Oct 12, 2023, 12:30 PM

RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA

About the Event

This BRAND NEW class offering will introduce two water based mediums, watercolor and acrylics, in a completely fun and free way. Although several additional water-based materials may also be used and demonstrated by the instructor, the emphasis of this class will cover how to creatively use watercolor and acrylic paints in nontraditional ways. Some knowledge of watercolor painting and/or acrylic painting is helpful but not required. Although this is not an abstract painting class, abstract ways of thinking and application of mediums will be encouraged. This is a class for anyone who wishes to break out of the norm and/or who doesn't always want to follow traditional methods of painting. It's a class for those who want the freedom to experiment! It's for those who've perhaps been frustrated with traditional painting methods, still enjoy one or both of these mediums but wish to try a new way of using them! Lastly, it's a class for anyone who wants the freedom to experiment while having fun in the process!

Supplies Needed For This Class:

Most supplies can be ordered on-line from either or

*Acrylic Paints Brands suggested: Liquitex Pro; Liquitex Basics (a less expensive student grade); American Journey Acrylics or Golden Acrylics *Watercolor Paint Brands suggested: American Journey, Daniel Smith; Windsor Newton; or Holbein

*PLEASE NOTE, PROFESSIONAL GRADE PAINTS are preferable, especially as to

watercolors. However, you are welcome to bring whatever paints you already have for this class if desired.

Please also bring and be collecting a COLLECTION OF REFERENCE PHOTOS of subjects you enjoy!


Watercolor Paints in These Colors: (Required)

Cad Yellow – Medium or Dark

Cad Red – Medium or Dark

Quinacridone Magenta

Ultramarine Blue OR Cobalt Blue

Cerulean Blue

Hookers Green OR Viridian Green

Titanium White

Mars Black (smallest tube available)

Acrylic Paints in These Colors: (Required)

Cad Red

Cad Yellow

Quinacridone Fuschia

Ultramarine Blue (Green or Red Shade) OR Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Teal OR Cobalt Turquoise

Sap Green OR Permanent Green, Light or Dark

Titanium White

Mars Black


You will need a few watercolor AND a few Acrylic Brushes. Should you

have OLD watercolor brushes, you can use those for acrylics. However it is

always preferable to have separate brushes for each medium.

Acrylic Brushes: (These are Student GRADE!)

Sold as a SET on

Item #PR9043-Set; OR Item #PR9044-Set OR Item # PR9052-Set

Watercolor Brushes: (These are Student GRADE!)

Item #STA-1SET OR Item#STA-2SET.............sold on

If you already own brushes in either of these mediums, bring those.

Additional Supplies:

1 Roll of paper towels

Large Plastic Container for Water

A Watercolor Palette with wells with a lid (Robert Simmons is a good one)

An Acrylic Palette with a lid (Sta-Wet Premier Palette is a good one)

*Strafoam Plates (found at the Dollar Store) can be used as an “in classroom”

palette if preferred. However, transporting paint may be difficult and/or

wasteful if using this method.

Spray Bottle for Water as a Paint Mister

Apron or Old Shirt


(Brand Kilmanjaro – 300 lb. - purchase through )

Although we will be painting with acrylics AND watercolors, I am only requesting that you have watercolor paper for this class. It is important that you have this paper as a lighter grade of paper will wrinkle and warp.

Pencil and eraser for drawing purposes

1 Roll of Blue Painter's Tape; 1” or 2”, either is fine

Liquitex Matte Medium - Item #WL5108 (Cheap Joes)

Any kind of “tool” you might wish to bring to make marks on your paper; Suggestions: an old fork or butter knife, a wooden “candy apple” stick; any materials that have textures, such as gauze or burlap; fish netting; rubber stamps or stamping tools; acid free metallic papers; glass beads, etc


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