Instructor: Mina Taylor
Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional
Contact: Alessandra Kawakubo
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How to design, draw, watercolor Poppies - California Poppies are the state flower and they come in a variety of colors. To study them is to revel in their feathery leaves and color. Mina Taylor will teach us how to watercolor and interface them with a monoline alphabet she is calling "Morse-Deco"
• Watercolors: any set of watercolors. COLORS: Greens (several shades if possible - although we will talk about mixing colors) Blue, Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Tan or Brown. • At least 2-3 water color brushes with a fine tip #1,2, 3 and/or 4. • A dark ink which will not run when it is re-wet. Golden acrylic could work or watered down acrylic craft paint. It need to not run when rewet because we will be placing our poppies on top of the letters. • A "B" nib (this is a round ended nib) preferable a B-2 and holder to insert it. Or if you want to do it the easy way a medium tip Sharpie. • Watercolor paper at aleast 90#. It can be cold or hot press. Cold press will render more texture. • Water for painting • Paper towels