Watercolour: Art and Science

January 11, 2022



Art and science have co-existed throughout history as demonstrated through botanical and zoological drawings; diagrams of the earth’s structure and solar systems; and medical illustrations. This course uses several branches of science including cell biology, botany, geology, astronomy, mathematics and human physiology as a point of departure for drawing and painting. Basic watercolour techniques will be covered, but the focus of the course is on responding to a scientific subject in an expressive and imaginative way.
Tuesdays 2pm – 5pm, Jan 11 – Apr 05 Classroom Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)

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Suppy List

-small sketchbook
-graphite pencils: 2H, 2B, 4B, 6B
-white plastic eraser
-metal pencil sharpener
-brushes: synthetic sable #4 and #12
-watercolour paints: travel set with dry watercolour cakes or individual tubes (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, violet)
-large tube of white gouache
-white plastic palette for mixing watercolour paint (small rectangular ones are fine -you can also use white ceramic plates)
-24" ruler
-roll of tracing paper (at least 22” wide)
-blotting paper -can be bought by the sheet
-white glue and bristle brush for gluing
-x-acto knife
-painter's tape (low tac)
-self-healing cutting board (optional)

Bring all items to first class.

January 11, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7