Instructor: Jane Matsumoto
San Diego Regional
Contact: Kristi Darwick
Nothing indicates the holiday season more than a wreath hanging on a front door. Wreaths exude a sense of joy and a desire for peace, as its circular shape symbolizes unity and never ending love and life. Spring and Summer wreaths represent new life and growth. Autumn wreaths represent change and the circle of life. On winter wreaths, for me, leaves represent the tree of life, symbolizing health and growth, the pine needles represent peace (the Tree of Peace), the holly leaves represent hope, and the poinsettia represents good cheer. We will be combining all four elements to create a beautiful image, using watercolor techniques that you can use to make cards and decorate envelopes. The Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days before the event.
Be sure to check out more of Jane's work at @ginkgoarts.
Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on with a single device).
Compass, protractor, or something round to trace (4" circle)
Pen holder and a pointed nib (only if you have one or you want to try it)
Palette with at least 2 deep or slanted wells
2 watercolors - green and red (such as Serpentine Genuine, Pyrrol Scarlet)
Metallic gold pen or watercolor (such as Coliro Finetec)
Wedge/Triangle watercolor paintbrush (angle, dagger, or pointed round brushes will work )
Dropper / pipette
Large cup of water for rinsing
Small cup of water to keep clean for the palette
Pigma Micron Sepia (03) or brown fineliner
Watercolor paper of your choice (6x6 and a larger sheet for practice)
Here are links to supplies you may find helpful:
Wedge or Triangle paintbrush
John Neal Booksellers: Silver Triangle Brushes
Dick Blick: Silver Triangle Brushes (#2515)
Mister Art: Silver Triangle Brush (#2515S Medium)
Beste Wedge Brush (Scroll to the bottom, it is the 2nd and 3rd brush from the end)
Silver Triangle Brushes (Scroll to the bottom, they are the 10th and 11th brushes from the bottom).
Amazon: Beste Wedge Brush (Size 6)
Daniel Smith: Pick one from the green and red family (such as Serpentine Genuine and Pyrrol Scarlet)
Sepia Micron 03 or similar
Metallic pen options for holly leaves
Stickles for berries
Pen Holder and Nib for pine needles