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Workshop Info

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Preparation

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Policies

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Workshop Info

Demonstrations are included with hands-on instruction for each individual. A printout of Design Principles and Elements is yours to keep. Session critiques are offered which help all of us learn from each other.

For outdoor sessions bring an easel or portable chair, a portable table or simply your lap; an umbrella makes your day go better. Most sessions with Peggy are demonstrated in watercolours and will benefit your painting preference whether it’s oils, acrylics, pastels, gouache or watercolour. For a complete watercolour supply list see the “Is there a supply list for this workshop?” below 

Some locations do not have food amenities, in which case bring bag lunches

General Workshop Supplies

• Brushes: #6 and #8 or #10 round; 3/4′′ to 1” flat and 2” inch flat wash; #1 or #2 rigger
• Paper: 140 lb Artist’s Quality 100% rag cotton – (Recommend: Arches, Saunders or Fabriano 
Rough) – half sheets, blocks and tablets are suitable
• Watercolour paint: Artist’s quality is recommended – The following list is generally demonstrated because of the handling qualities of the pigments: Alizarin Crimson; Permanent Rose; Prussian Blue and/or Antwerp Blue; French Ultramarine Blue; Cobalt Blue; New Gamboge Yellow or Transparent Yellow; Cadmium Yellow; Cadmium Red; Raw Sienna; Burnt Sienna
• Watercolour paint: “Sometimes” list – Cerulean Blue; Cobalt Violet; Neutral Tint; Burnt Umber; White designer’s gouache (ie: Dr. Martin’s Bleed-Proof White)
• Palette: any watercolour palette is suitable providing it has large wells to hold a lot of paint – large white surfaces such as old dinner plates or Styrofoam trays are handy for big washes
• Other: thin boards suitable for mounting paper on and storing works in progress; one or two spray bottles – one that can apply a fine mist, one that can create “droplets” as long as the drops aren’t too large; wide masking tape; HB, 2B, 6B graphite pencil; sketch book; salt (preferably fine sea salt); hair dryer; eraser; water bucket; paper towel, rags, tissues

Basic Beginner Watercolour Supply List

Brushes: 

  • #6 and  #8 or #10 round brush
  • 2 inch flat wash brush for painting and creating wet surface for stretching paper
  • 3/4″ to 1″ flat brush
  • #2 to #6 rigger brush

Palette:  

– large white surfaces such as old dinner plates or styrofoam trays are handy for big washes

any professional watercolour palette is suitable providing it has large wells to hold a lot of paint

Paper: 100% Rag Cotton paper is highly recommended. Poor quality paper = poor quality results.

– approx. 12 x 16 or bigger watercolour sheets, blocks and tablets are suitable

Watercolour paint: Artist’s quality is recommended  – ALL YOU NEED IS 3 PRIMARIES
ie: French Ultramarine BLUE, Alizarin Crimson RED, “Winsor” or “Transparent” or “New Gamboge” YELLOW

The following list is generally demonstrated because of the handling qualities of the pigments:

– Winsor Blue or Prussian Blue or Antwerp Blue (all three are in the

“green shade” of blues); French Ultramarine Blue

– New Gamboge Yellow or Transparent Yellow or Winsor Yellow; Cadmium Yellow

– Alizarin Crimson; Cadmium Red

“Sometimes” list: Permanent Rose; Burnt sienna; Raw Sienna; white gouache (such as “Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White”)

Other: 

thin boards or supports suitable for “stretching” paper on and storing works in progress

– one or two spray bottles – one that can apply a fine mist, one that can create “droplets” as long as the drops

   aren’t too large

– wide masking tape or bull-dog clips for securing paper to support

– 4B or 6B, HB graphite pencils

– sketch book

– salt (preferably fine sea salt)

– hair dryer

– vinyl & soft kneaded eraser

– low and wide water bucket

– paper towel


En Plein Air Watercolour Supply List:

In addition to all supplies listed above consider umbrellas that mount to your portable easel, chair or table. Smaller portable palettes work better. Don’t forget hats, sunscreen and drinking water. No hair dryer is required.

Preparation

Please book your spot on the booking page

Outdoor Paint Outs will need appropriate gear rain or shine. Hats, sunscreen, suitable walking shoes, portable umbrella if you have one

It is advised to pay your spot on the booking page prior to workshop day. If this isn’t possible please contact Peggy

Cash / Credit card / Cheque

Policies

You will be refunded the entire payment if you can’t make it, however please contact Peggy 2 days before workshop to allow for others to attend

Large groups can be accommodated – up to 20 people. Please contact Peggy if the group is larger.

You will sign an accident waiver and release of liability form before the tour: 

ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM
Peggy Burkosky Fine Art Design Workshop

I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.
I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.
I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.
In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:
(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Peggy Burkosky Fine Art Design employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;
(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.
I acknowledge that Peggy Burkosky Fine Art Design employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.
I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers.
I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity.
I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.
The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

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