SUPPLIES: A supply kit will be available for purchase at $145 per student. This will include: 9 X 12 w/c block of paper (12 sheets), 6 X 8 guerrilla backpacker w/c palette with lid, guerrilla quill brush #2, sketch and wash pencil, waterproof fine tip marker, sketch pad, 2-oz spray bottle (for water), small bellows brush washer (collapsible water holder), Schmincke brand w/c - 5 ml tube paints: burnt sienna, ultramarine finest, alizarin crimson, aureolin modern.
You may also bring your own materials, here is a suggested supply list:
Soft lead pencil 2B
“Sketch and Wash” pencil
Waterproof fine tip marker size small or 03, 05 or 08
Drawing-Sketch paper or pad ( 8 X 10 or larger )
Palette ( plastic or metal with a cover )
Watercolor tube paints (Tube paints please – make sure they are watercolor and not gouache!)
basic colors to start:
Ultramarine blue, aureolin, winsor yellow or hansa yellow, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna.
Watercolor brush #8 or #10 round (Make sure it comes to a nice point when wet!)
Watercolor paper cold press 9 X 12” or larger (Blocks and pads work well.)
Small spray bottle (You will need to keep your paints moist.)
Paper towels (Viva is great!)
Jerry’s Artarama, Fort Collins, other locations and online
Judsons Art Outfitters (discount given to my students)
Dick Blick www.dickblick.com
Brief Instructor Biography (additional information available at www.rmna.org):
Karen Ramsay grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. From an early age she found a love for drawing and painting. Karen graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. She has studied under many talented artists including: Charles Reid, Burton Silverman, Frank Webb and Eric Weingardt. In 2001 Karen was featured in the Big Sky Journal as an 'Artist of the West'. Karen enjoys plein air painting. Some of her favorite locations include Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park and her own backyard! Most recently, teaching watercolor has allowed her to share this passion with many students. A quote from a recent student:
“Thanks again for your tremendous class. You are such a great teacher, so positive and encouraging! You have a true gift in teaching, not to mention in painting!.”
Karen and her husband live in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Instructor’s Website: www.karenramsay.com
Expectations: Professional conduct will be expected from participants at all times. Individual ideas will be respected. Except during course breaks, cellular phones, pagers, and personal entertainment devices are strictly prohibited in the classroom and during field sessions.
What to Bring:
§ Sack lunch, snacks, energy bars, and Water
Remember to Bring the 10 Essentials:
Rocky Mountain National Park recommends that hikers always carry the 10 essentials in their daypacks.
Raingear Map and compass Flashlight or headlamp
Sunglasses and sunscreen Candles Matches or other fire starter
Pocketknife First-aid kit Extra layers of clothing
Sack lunch, snacks, and water
Note: Rocky Mountain Field Seminars recommends that participants for all courses dress in layers and wear comfortable, sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Participants should be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and weather conditions.
Teacher Recertification Credit:
Most seminars are eligible for teacher recertification credit through the Centennial Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES). The fee is $25.00 per seminar (.5 unit) or $25.00 per series of threaded seminars (1.0 - 3.0 units). A list of threaded seminars can be found online at www.rmna.org. Participants must enroll in all seminars of a threaded series in order to qualify for the $25.00 multi-unit fee. Please be prepared to pay for this credit with a check, made payable to BOCES, on the first day of a seminar or on the final day of a threaded series of seminars.