We had a lovely break between snowstorms at RISD for a Weekend Watercolor Intensive Workshop. I had my first class in the newly renovated ISB (Illustration Studies Building), and found the quarters to be quite nice.
Eleven students gathered for two full days to learn about and practice using watercolor paints. Their experience ranged from "haven't touched watercolors since 3rd grade" to an illustration major who graduated from Savannah College of Art.
On Saturday we did hands-on exercises to learn to handle different brushes, talked about properties of different colors and papers, watched presentations of step by step techniques for layering and laying washes, and more. On Sunday, each student brought in a personal project (or 2 or 3) to work on.
As always, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the weekend with these talented and motivated students!