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Watercolor, Salt and Bleedproof White

  • June 24, 2023
  • (PDT)
  • June 25, 2023
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • June 24, 2023, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • June 25, 2023, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Online- Zoom


  • Paid or honorary member
  • Not a paid or honorary SfC Visitor

PRESENTER: Mina Taylor

Sponsored by SfC's Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter

Saturday June 24 and Sunday, June 25 3-4:30PM PDT

Outreach Program: No charge. Membership in SfC not required.

ABOUT THE CLASS: If watercolor washes are a bit of a mystery to you, if you're curious about how to use salt in your art and if you are up for using bleed proof white in your brush, come and join us. We will explore these as well as how to increase the level of contrast in your art AFTER you finish.

ABOUT MINA: Mina Taylor has practiced calligraphy for over 45 years. For 20 years she ran an art show featuring 25 artists from southern California. In 1979, she founded and launched her calligraphic business: Mina's Manuscripts and More. Taking on students and limited commissions, her current work can be seen at minas.manuscripts on Instagram. She draws inspiration and text from the Bible, which she has been an anchor in her own life. "I believe that calligraphic words of truth can inspire people in upheaval, in grief, in hopelessness, in joy, in all of life really--to think beyond their situation to eternal things."

All Levels. Program will be recorded. 


  • 3-4 sheets of a lightly toothed (11 x 15 cut in 1/2 so they measure 7.5 x 11) watercolor paper: or 4-6 pieces of 8 x 10. Mina will be using 140 lb cold press
  • Watercolor set (or tubes) with Red or deep magenta, dark blue and orange. Other colors may come in handy
  • 3 Watercolor brushes: Flat wash, a #6 and #2 with a good point: These can be approximate.  Optional: a fan brush
  • Removable masking tape to tape your paper down. Taped down means taped on all sides to a thin masonite board, sturdy piece of acrylic, or glass, can work. This keeps the paper from buckling from the water we will use. If you come prepared with paper taped down for class, you will be ahead. Total we will paint on the first session is up to you but it would benefit you to have 3 (8 x 10 ish sized) taped down. The photo shows 2 taped down. they don't have to be side by side.

  • Dr. Ph. Martin's bleedproof white, mixing pans, mixing brushes

  • Salt: Table, Kosher and/or water softening salt pellets

  • Optional: Your digital phone camera with editing capabilities  (** IF you have a smart phone other than iPhone, please email Mina before the class   gracetogrow@yahoo.com)

Questions? Email  Alessandra at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com 

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** Be sure to ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph/screen print any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

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