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Artisan Village Creativity Center

Watercolor Art (non-members)

with Lian Quan Zhen



Brushes - Synthetic and/or sable brushes: Windsor and Newton, American Journey and Loew-Cornell recommended.

Round - number 4, 6 & 8 Pointed - number 2, 3

Flat - ¼ inch (with wedge shape at end of handle for applying masking), ½ inch and 1 inch

Colors - tubes  (only three colors are used)

One tube from each of the three primary colors: Blue - Antwerp Blue (Windsor and Newton), Prussian Blue or Phthalocyanine Blue Red Shade (M.Graham &Co.); Yellow - Hansa, or Azo Light light (M.Graham &Co.), Windsor Yellow (Windsor and Newton), Bumblebee or aureolin Yellow (American Journey). Red - Pyrrol or Napthal Red (M.Graham &Co.), Permanent Red Deep (Windsor and Newton) or Joe's Red American Journey) Other similar primary colors are OK. 


Half sheets (15"x22", or 16"x20") 140 lb Cold Press watercolor papers, Arches or Kilimanjaro, NO EXCEPTIONS. 3-day workshop needs 3


One large size palette like John Pike Watercolor palette (not little ones; large white color plate is OK).

Masking Fluid

A new bottle of light colored art-masking fluid: Pebeo Drawing Gum, Shiva Liquid Masque by Richeson Mediums or Windsor and Newton's yellowish color masking are recommended. If Cheap Joe’s does not have them buy them from


One plywood board or gatorboard size about 16"x23" for taping down the half sheet size watercolor paper, Three small dishes for making color liquids, a roll of masking tape or clear packing tape, 2 sheets of graphite papers (transfer paper, erasable), a hair dryer, a medium size water sprayer, a brush washer (a jar contains water for cleaning brushes), an apron, 3 sheets of tracing papers size about 15"x12", a pair of scissors, a B2 or #2 pencil, erasers and one roll of white paper towel. If you can't blow the color liquids while painting, get a can of Compressed Gasduster from office supply store. 

Ausable Artisan Village and the Creativity Center are handicap accessible. 

Questions about the class?

Call Xenia at 269-317-7184.


Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 1 payment of $235.00, paid monthly.
  • Aug 13 - 15th, 2020
    Thu - Sat for 1 week from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lower Level Creativity Center

(989) 745-6096

219 Michigan Ave
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