Dates: November 13, 20, 27, 2022
Time: Sundays 5:00 - 7:30PM (2.5 hours)
Want to get into watercolours but don’t know where to start? Yasir can help you do just that. In this course, he will teach you the absolute basics of watercolours to help you get started on your watercolour journey. This includes essential advice on materials, composition, tonal values, brush techniques, colour theory, and how to keep things simple, vibrant, and lively! So start on the right foot with watercolours under Yasir’s guidance and discover a path simplifying complicated scenes and turning them into beautiful watercolour landscape and cityscape paintings.
Yasir Hameed has been painting for almost a decade; he is a self-taught artist with a background in Architecture and Urban Planning. His inspiration to paint comes from life, people, places, buildings, and landscapes around him. He paints primarily in Watercolours, Pastels, and Acrylics. His work has recently explored urban scenes and landscapes, using impressionistic and abstracted representations of the physical world with vibrant compositions. He loves painting en plein air and is a regular at Urban Sketching meetups in Toronto. When he is not painting, he is working on completing my Ph.D. in Environmental Studies at York University.
Location: Northern Contemporary Gallery (420 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto ON)
Class Size: 10 person limit *
Cost: $180 per participant
Materials Supplied by Gallery: Watercolour Paper, Pencils, Working Board, Masking tape
Materials Required: Students only need to bring brushes for the first class. For Classes 2 and 3:
- Watercolour Paints (student grade is all right) - Winsor and Newton Cotman is an excellent brand for most beginners. Color List:
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cadmium. Red
- Cad Yellow
- Yellow Ochre
- Cerulean Blue
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Hookers Green
- Raw Umber (Optional)
- Alizarin Crimson (Optional)
- Sap Green (Optional)
- Brush - Round/Mop Large - Size 10 or >
- Brush - 3/4 inch Flat or Angular Flat
- Watercolour Palette
- Brush - 1/2 inch Flat or Angular Flat
- Brush - Fan - size 4 or 6
*This class will only take place if we get at least 6 people registered.
** All classes are final sale and non-refundable once we've reached the minimum number of registrants required to run the class. However, they are transferrable to someone else if you are no longer able to attend the class.