Watercolor with Helen Klebesadel: A Fresh Start

Watercolor with Helen Klebesadel: A Fresh Start
Registration Begins
11/18/2022 1:00 AM
Last Day To Register
3/30/2023 11:55 PM
3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704, US
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This is an introductory two-day watercolor workshop designed for absolute beginners and for those who have some experience painting with watercolor but seek a refresher to start painting again. Learn or re-learn basics of watercolor including experimental wet-into-wet techniques that give you enough understanding of the medium to enjoy painting watercolors on your own. This workshop does not require drawing skills.

Instructor: Helen Klebesadel, Helen Klebesadel Art

Ages 15 and up (Adult and Youth)

This class will be held at Olbrich Botanical Gardens on Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 10:30-4:30 p.m.

Supplies required for class:

  • One set tube watercolors - at least four colors including red, blue, yellow, and a violet. Bring a few more of your favorite colors if you can.
  • An assortment of brushes
  • A pad of inexpensive watercolor paper around 18x24 inch (or equivalent loose sheets)
  • 4 or 5 sheets of a good quality (140 lb) cold press (textured) and/or hot press (smooth) professional watercolor paper either 22x30 or 22x15 in
  • Two water containers
  • A white plate, enamel butchers' tray, or watercolor palette
  • A roll of masking tape and a roll of scotch tape
  • One bottle of liquid mask
  • Speedball Signature Series Calligraphy Pen, available at Dick Blick
  • Scissors and Xacto knife
  • Pencils and kneaded eraser
  • A WC painting board large enough to hold your largest paper (corrugated plastic sheet, foam core, plywood, Formica panels, or masonite.)

There are also optional supplies and brand recommendations available; for a full list, email rbenedict@cityofmadison.com

We are currently following local public health guidelines, so masks/face covers are not required at this time.





$145.00 per Participant

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704


Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704