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92Y@SAC: Painting on the Edge - Plein Air Watercolor in Southampton
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, NY
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92Y@SAC: Painting on the Edge - Plein Air Watercolor in Southampton
92Y at Southampton Arts Center

Painting on the Edge: Plein Air Watercolor in Southampton

with Artist Wennie Huang

Saturday, August 25  12-5 PM  $50 ($40 for Friends of SAC)

Space is extremely limited. Advance registration required. Materials list below.

Capture the unique sensation of summer light on Southamptons inspiring landscape with the luminous, liquid qualities of watercolor! Live outdoor demonstrations by 92Y Instructor, Wennie Huang, followed by individual guidance and instruction will introduce and expand plein air watercolor techniques and strategies for both the novice and the experienced painter. Working wet-on-wet out of doors, mixing colors with a limited palette, composition and sequencing of landscape elements, creating texture and atmospheric perspective as well as many other key points will be explained and explored. This workshop embraces both representational as well as more abstract approaches.

Workshop Watercolor Materials (not provided):

White Enamel Metal Butchers Tray for Palette or a Mixing Tray from a Portable Watercolor Set

Watercolor Paint in these colors (its best in tubes but cakes are fine):  

Lemon Yellow (or other cool yellow)
Cadmium Yellow Medium or Raw Sienna
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Red Medium
Permanent Rose
Venetian Red
Cerulean Blue or Pthalo Blue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Viridian Green

#10-#12 round sable
#6-#8 round sable
" - 1 flat

Arches 140 pound Cold Press Watercolor Paper - any size up to 15" x 22 or in a block
Also smaller scraps for paint swatches and sketches
Board (if you are not working on a block) - SAC can also provide boards:

Large sheet of white foam core if your paper does not come in a block - the paper must be taped to the board securely on all sides before painting.
 Additional Supplies:

Thin Artists Tape (1/2)
2 Clear Plastic Containers for Holding Water
Bounty Paper Towels for blotting
HB Pencil
Colored Pencils
Eraser  Kneaded
Pencil Sharpener
 Plein Air Supplies

Hat / Visor / Sun Protection
Folding Stool
Separate small table for holding palette
Portable watercolor set

Wennie Huang received her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in 1994 and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Michigan in 1996. Huang also teaches drawing at Pratt Institute, and has taught a variety of children and adult classes and workshops since 1995. She creates mixed media installations from paper, wood, print, fabric and photography. Her work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Wave Hill, Detroit Artists Market Biennial and in various NYC galleries. She has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, Dieu Donne Papermill and the Ragdale Foundation. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

For more information about the 92nd Street Y, one of NYCs premier cultural institutions, please visit 92Y.org.


Southampton Arts Center (View)
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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