Join us to relax into your evening, clear your mind, and to connect to nature!
Artist Corry Buckwalter will lead us in exploring the amazing potential of painting a Colorado mountain landscape in this virtual painting workshop.
Using a shared landscape photo, we will walk you through every step to create a unique landscape painting. You will learn the skills to paint outdoors this summer and the confidence to choose a great setting and composition. The workshop includes training in value studies, composition, color mixing and applying paint. You will be guided through instructor demos and individual feedback at every step of the way, as you connect to nature more deeply, explore color as a therapeutic experience and just enjoy the process!
Acrylic paints offer a world of color and depth to depict any topic in nature from flowers to mountains and everything in between. Watercolor paints offer a wonderful ease of layering for color depth to depict any topic in nature from flowers to mountains to everything in between.
We are hosting this virtual painting experience across two evenings. Please let us know which experience best serves you and we'll make sure you receive the correct invitation details!
June 1st from 4-5:30pm MT for Watercolor Paint Night
June 3rd from 4-5:30pm MT for Acrylic Paint Night
Materials List for Acrylic Paint Night:
This list includes a thorough supply set for acrylic painting. If you do not have all the supplies, don’t worry! Use what you have on hand from each category.
- 2 (or more) nylon brushes for acrylic paint, one flat and one round shape ideally, sizes #6 or #8, OR what is on hand
- Paints on hand OR the following tubes of colors:
- 1 5 oz tube black paint OR smaller
- 1 tube titanium white paint
- 1 tube cadmium yellow light paint
- 1 tube alizarin crimson paint
- 1 tube ultramarine blue paint
- 1 tube yellow ochre paint
- 1 pad of canvas sheets, 12x16 inches, pre-primed with Gesso,
OR any canvas support that you would like to use
- 1 palette knife, metal or plastic
- 1 12x16 inch disposable paper palette pad, comes in 50 sheets, will last you a long time or smaller number is fine OR coated paper plates for mixing paints
- Paper and pencils, any type is fine
Other materials from around the house that are needed:
- 1 roll of paper towels or several clean cotton rags
- Spray misting bottle with water in it for keeping paints from drying
- Large glass jar for holding water during class
- An old sheet to protect your work area or floor at home
- A sturdy piece of cardboard approximately 14x18 inches for taping your canvas sheets onto for backing if you are using canvas sheets
- Roll of masking tape if you are using canvas sheets
- An apron or smock or old t shirt to wear
Materials List for Watercolors Paint Night:
-A watercolor pan set, Winsor Newton, or Arteza, or similar brand of 12-18 colors, which is easy to use for outdoor painting as well;
OR five artist-quality tubes of watercolors in these or other similar colors if you have some on hand:
- Lemon Yellow
- Alizarin Red
- Ultramarine Blue
- Burnt Sienna
- Payne’s Gray
-Watercolor paper, 140 lb, cold press, 9x12 inches, sheets preferred, any brand.
-Plastic paint palette for mixing paints OR old china plates in white.
-One synthetic rounds and one synthetic flat watercolor brush, sizes #6, #10 OR watercolor brushes on hand.
-Pencil and paper for sketching
Additional required items from around the house:
-Two containers for holding water, such as a large recycled glass jar, etc
-Masking or blue painters tape.
-A large piece of sturdy cardboard, board or support to tape watercolor paper onto.
Corry Buckwalter is an art instructor, artist, author, and landscape designer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She learned the craft of painting from established realist painter Elaine S. Wilson, and is committed to teaching observational drawing and painting techniques in a systematic process for artistic confidence for each student. Corry has studied botanical illustration with botanical artist Ann Swan and at the School of Botanical Art and Illustration at Denver Botanical Gardens. She regularly teaches drawing, painting and botanical art classes for adults and teens at the Ann Arbor Art Center and at Washtenaw Community College, where she holds a position in the visual arts department. Corry has shown and sold her paintings in local juried exhibitions for more than 10 years. In addition to teaching art classes, she designs residential landscape projects in Southeast Michigan. Corry has written feature articles about urban design, the environment and city planning for numerous magazines since 2007. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Cornell University. Corry is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and ASLA. Visit www.climateconsciousdesign.com to learn more and follow Corry on Instagram @corrybuckwalter_studio.