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Watercolor Experience

Instructor: Peter Ulrich
Late Lunch by Peter Ulrich

Students develop confidence, consistency, and an individual style.  Instruction includes class critique, demonstrations, and individual attention in solving problems in composition, value, and color harmony.  The goal is to exploit the unique “magic” of watercolor with a variety of approaches.  Beginners with some experience in drawing or other media are welcome.

This class is taught on Zoom. A suggested supply list is listed below.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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Class Supplies

Watercolor Experience Supply Kit

This kit of supplies is available for purchase here, and can be shipped for a fee, or picked up at the school store on the second floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center (room 217). The kit includes the underlined items. Please indicate in the notes section of your order if you would like to pick up your supplies at the store, or if you need your kit mailed to you. Please contact us at store@theartleague.org if you would like to purchase a selection of items different than the kit.

The Watercolor Experience by Peter Ulrich

(This is what I use…not a “requirement” for the course)


  • Sketch pad, medium sized such as 11 ” x 14″
  • Drawing pencils – B or #2 pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Sharpie Black ink pen, ultrafine point

COLORS: (Winsor & Newton, DaVinci, Daler Rowney, Daniel Smith are all good – buy Artist Quality not Student Quality). Asterisks denote starter set.

  • Indanthrone Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue *
  • Winsor Blue *
  • Prussian Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cobalt Teal
  • Payne’s Gray (strongly suggest Winsor & Newton; all others are too dull)
  • New Gamboge * or Quinacridone Gold
  • Lemon Yellow or other “cool” yellow
  • Cadmium Lemon *
  • Raw Sienna *
  • Alizarin Crimson *
  • Permanent Rose
  • Cadmium Red Light *
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Burnt Sienna *
  • VanDyke Brown * (or Burnt Umber)


  • Any “large” brush that holds lots of water but has a very fine point. For example: Robert Simmons “Goliath” (#26 or larger) or the “Faux Squirrel” #1827 by Dynasty (#18 or 20)
  • Medium (#10 or #12) round
  • 1 ½– or 2-inch flat for washes
  • #1 Rigger

PALETTE – John Pike or similar style palette with big mixing area and cover to keep paint fresh

PAPER – Top quality 100% cotton rag paper like Arches, either full sheets (22”X30” 140 pound cold-pressed or rough) or a 12”X16” block (equivalent to a quarter-sheet) with glued edges.


  • Viva paper towels or some brand that is equally soft
  • Photo references for subject matter
  • Box or Bag to carry all this stuff

The kit includes the underlined items.
Cost is $214.90 plus sales tax of $12.89 for a Total = $ 227.79
Please contact us at store@theartleague.org if you would like to purchase a selection of items different than the kit.


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