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March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Art Lab: Celebrating the Creative Spirit
with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault
Playing with Watercolor
In March we will play with watercolor using “wet on wet” techniques to create washes and spontaneous abstract effects. Our play and experimentation will provide inspiration for further exploration. We will create paintings that emerge from the flowing forms and patterns we see.
In future Art Lab sessions, we will play with a variety of media and genres including: doodling, drawing, collage, assemblage, and water color.
Art Lab will be about making art as well as the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will explore both the process and the product of the art we create. We will integrate movement and playful sharing into our art making experience sharing insights, joys and concerns.
These hands-on workshops are for both novices and experienced artists. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you. All are welcome.
*your favorite watercolor supplies may work just as well for this project. Below are some suggested supplies from Cheap Joes (my favorite place to purchase – prices are generally 40% off retail)
- Arches Watercolor Pads (https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/19386/s/arches-watercolor-pad-140-lb-cold-pressed-9-x-12/) (quality watercolor paper is essential for the best wet on wet effects – Arches is high quality and affordable)
- Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed (https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/19657/s/arches-watercolor-block-140-lb-cold-pressed-9-x-12/) (not essential)
- Watercolor Paint (pocket box set)(https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/37046/s/van-gogh-watercolor-pocket-box-sets/)
- Watercolor Brush, round size 8 (https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/40241/s/winsor-newton-professional-watercolor-synthetic-sable-brush-round-size-8/) – It is not necessary to have fine brush as well as a medium size brush but it is a nice addition. I suggest a #2 round brush
Watercolor pencils https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/22039/s/royal-langnickel-watercolor-pencil-essentials-keep-n-carry-set/ or any brand you prefer (optional)
Colored pencils https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/27072/s/prismacolor-colored-pencil-sets/ or and brand you prefer
Pencils (sketching or HB)
Assortment of fine tipped magic markers
A small plastic palette https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/35235/s/laurin-s-multi-pan-palette/
Three small jars or containers for water 4-6 ounces is sufficient
Small squeeze bottle or something you have at home to dispense water into your watercolor palette pans
Art Lab will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm ET.
Participants are encouraged to drop-in for any session – new themes and projects will be introduced each month.
This hands-on workshop series is for novices and experienced artists.
- March 23
- April 27
- May 25
Suggested Donation: $15
About Liz Lescault
Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is also a Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region, a certified InterPlay leader and a member of the DC InterPlay Board. She leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally online and in person. Liz has been leading Art Lab both for Smith Center for the Healing Arts, for the Phillips Collection and for InterPlay internationally.
Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis and the Prince Georges County Homeless Hotline.
Liz has also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center in Washington DC.
Liz melds her art, teaching, guidance and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.
B.S., Psychology, Drew University, Madison, NJ
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, British Techniques of Open Education
Studied watercolor at WICE, an international educational and cultural association in Paris, France