8 Classes

Time: 6-8pm

Dates: February 8, 15, 22 | March 1, 15, 22, 29 | April 5 (Fridays)

Room: 3501 Peel Street, Montreal (Main Floor)

Price: $70.00

Course Description: This introductory watercolor class is a studio-based course that will guide you through your first steps while learning the basics of various watercolor techniques, material, and colour mixing.  You will learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with textures with the help of demonstrations and guidance at every step.  No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor’s Bio: Geneviève Sideleau lives and works in Montreal, where she earned her MFA from Concordia University.  She has exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Northwest Territories, Boston, South Korea, and Serbia with an interdisciplinary practice involving painting, drawing, object-based work and installation. Sideleau teaches painting, drawing and mixed-media at The Griffintown Art Centre in Montreal and for McGill University Mini Courses.  She also volunteers and gives creative classes with West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA), a non-profit organization that connects volunteers and the intellectually or physically challenged, seniors, and those with mental health problems.

Materials RequiredCheck out Omer De Serres or Michael’s!

  • Palette (look for one with a large surface and that closes/has a lid)
  • Watercolor paints (tubes of wet paint and not the dry tablets)
  • Brushes (do not buy hog hair brushes and do not use previously used oil painting brushes). Get sable (horse hair), ox, squirrel, goat or synthetic (they are soft to the touch) in various sizes and shapes (Round, Flat, can also get Angular, Bright, Filbert brushes).
  • 1 Hake or mop brush.  
  • 1 HB Pencil
  • Eraser (white or Artgum)
  • Roll of Paper towel or rags (ripped old t-shirts work great)
  • Tablecloth (1$ at the dollar store)
  • Acid free watercolor paper pad (weight 140pd or higher) (size: no smaller than 8” X 10”)
  • Coarse or sea salt (don’t bring the whole bag, just a small amount in a container or Ziploc).
  • Small spray bottle (they have a small hand size one in art stores in the watercolour section)   
  • Container for water (any container will do:  yogourt, Mason jar, Tupperware, etc.)
  • Old toothbrush
  • 1 Sponge

Suggested Materials: 

  • Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty!

Required Knowledge:

  • This course is suitable for beginners.