Beginning Watercolor
Instructor Jolyn Kuhn
4-week class • $80
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class begins Oct. 12, 2011


Instructor Bio
Art has always been my passion. I cannot remember a time when I was not thinking about drawing. My attitude was if God created it, or man made it,then surely I can draw or paint it.

I was fortunate enough to attend Arts High School, the nation's first art magnet high school, followed by Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, where professional artists taught in their fields. There I met my husband, who was a fine art major. I was a fashion major. I put aside my short careet to raise a family of five children. During that time, I continued to do freelance art work while substitute teaching. After 25 years, I returned to college to complete my BFA degree in art education at Maryland Institute College of Art.

I owned and operated an award-winning photography business, which my son now owns. Always striving for perfection, I attended The Schuler School of Fine Art, which helped me develop my portraits to a more professionally polished level.

I have been a member of the American Society of Classical REalism, Charcoal Club, Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society, Plein air Painters Assoc., Watercolor Society, Women Artists' Forum, Portrait Painters of America.

I am currently V.P. of Myrtle Beach Camera Club, where I've earned many awards in the Seacoast and Waccamaw, Rice Museum and B&C Art Museum shows. You'll find me listed in the Strathmore's Who's Who and the Who's Who of American Women since 2000. I have both sculpture pieces and paintings displayed at Brookgreen Gardens and up and down the east coast.

Materials
I recommend a pika watercolor tray, the one with the sections all the way around with three dividers in the middle. I have a different one, but that's the better.

Basic colors:
Yellow
Orange
Red
Blue
Green
Brown
Purple
Cad Yellow Light
Cad Red
Yellow Ochre
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Cobolt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue
Sap Green
Payne's Gray
Indigo
Peachy Keen or Apricot

(If you want to get a different variation of colors, go ahead. This is only a basic list. Some companies use different name for almost the same color. Feel free to mix brands and colors. You don't have to buy ALL DaVinci or All Grumbacher.)