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Tom Francesconi Spring 2021

When:
Monday, April 12, 2021, 9:00 AM until Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4:00 PM
Where:
Christ the King Church Ministries Building
3900 N. Rodney Parham Rd.
Little Rock, AR  72212
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Lindsay Ainsworth
 
Paula Kalina
Category:
Workshops
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You will be sent a notification as to whether or not you are in the workshop. If you are not in the workshop and do not wish to be on a waiting list, your fee will be refunded by check.
REFUNDS WILL BE MADE ONLY IF ANOTHER PERSON IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE THE CLASS.
Cancellation Policy:
REFUNDS WILL BE MADE ONLY IF ANOTHER PERSON IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE THE CLASS.

You will be sent a notification as to whether or not you are in the workshop. If you are not in the workshop and do not wish to be on a waiting list, your fee will be refunded by check.
$280.00
 
Postponed date and time TBA


Tom Francesconi
AWS, NWS

How to Paint Rich and Dynamic Watercolors

Emphasis will be on creating paintings that are attractive and entertaining.

By means of lectures, examples, exercises and demonstrations, Tom will share specifics on how he creates loose, interpretive watercolors that engage and delight the eye. Tom endeavors to create a workshop atmosphere that is relaxed with a focus on exploration and discovery.

Each morning begins with a discussion about the day’s topic, followed by a full demonstration where Tom always encourages lots of questions.
Afternoons are reserved for student painting time during which Tom attends to each student individually.
Every day will end with a class
critique.



Tom Francesconi 2
 

 Wednesday February 17, - Saturday, February 20
9am-4pm

Christ the King Church Ministries Building

3900 N. Rodney Parham Rd. Little Rock, AR 72212


All CDC and Arkansas Health Dept. guidelines will be followed.
An event plan will be filed with the ADH per their ruling.
All care will be taken for the safety and health of the participants.

 



WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST

Paper:

100% cotton watercolor paper, such as Arches, Fabriano, or others. I typically use 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. We will work at half sheet sizes (15x22). I always suggest bringing extra paper.

Drawing Materials:

Sketch Pad 60 lb., 9” x 12”

#2 pencil and a #6b pencil

Kneaded eraser; The Moo Professional Eraser is also excellent.

Brushes:

1” wide flat (I prefer sable)

(Optional) 2” wide wash (I currently use a Robert Simmons Sky Flo)

#10 or # 12 round (I prefer Kolinsky sable)

#5 or #6 round (I prefer Kolinsky sable)

Please note that sable brushes are expensive! There are many other types of brushes available today that cost much less. If you already own brushes of reasonable quality and similar sizes, then your brushes should work well.

Paint:

I do not encourage the practice of using old, dried up paint with the intention of spraying water on it to make it workable. I prefer tube watercolors and I put out fresh paint before each painting session. I encourage my students to do the same. The colors listed below represent my basic palette. It is not important that you have the same colors. A representative range of warm and cool colors is what matters most. Any professional brand will do. I favor Holbein and Winsor & Newton.

Burnt umber - Ultramarine blue

Raw umber - Cobalt blue

Burnt sienna - Cerulean blue

Raw sienna - Thalo blue

Cadmium red light - Olive Green

Alizarin crimson - Thalo green

Cobalt violet - Cadmium yellow light

Note: Along with the colors you choose to bring, make sure to include a tube of Burnt Umber or Payne’s Gray. This tube of paint will be used in an exercise on the first day of class.