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Mary Guntzviller Teaching Watercolors at Twisted Fish Gallery in February
Northern Michigan artist Mary Guntzviller will be teaching watercolor painting classes at the Twisted Fish Gallery through February. Classes will run for four weeks and participants of all skill levels are welcome. Each class builds on the previous week’s, but students will not be left behind should they not be able to attend all four.
Students will choose a subject and begin with a little drawing, then move on to creating their paintings. Guntviller will explore mixing colors, and identifying warm and cool colors.
“We’ll investigate a little of everything,” says Guntzviller.
The three-hour classes begin Wednesday, February 7 and will run from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Cottage Gallery. Class dates are: Feb. 7; Feb. 14; Feb. 21 and Feb. 28. The cost is $45 per class and seating is limited to 10 participants.
“Mary helps everyone find their inner artist… She is a fun and fabulous teacher!” says Lynn Streit, the gallery’s community liaison.
Registrants should bring the following minimum list of supplies:
Pencil – drawing or mechanical. School pencils are fine.
Sketchbook or any drawing paper
Paint: Cerulean Blue; Yellow; Purple Red (additional recommended colors include: orange; sap green; raw sienna; cad red; ultramarine blue; burnt umber and a dark purple.)
Brushes: Small pointed round (#6 or #8); Flat – ½” or ¾”; a bigger brush for washes.
D’Arches (Arches) 140 lb. Cold Press (CP) Paper
Palette- at least 10” x 10” mixing area. (Styrofoam dinner plates work well.)
Board (at least 13” x 16”) to hold watercolor paper.
Water container (for rinsing brushes. Cool Whip containers work well.)
Masking Tape (3M or Scotch brand.)
Big Bag (to carry everything.)
For a more comprehensive list of supplies recommended by Guntzviller, visit Twisted Fish’s website at twistedfishgallery.com and see their News and Events page about the classes. Please call to confirm spot and arrange payment. Participants taking the full four-week course preferred, but not required.
Twisted Fish Gallery and Sculpture Garden is located at 10443 S. Bayshore Dr. in Elk Rapids, Michigan and is open from 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Call 231-264-0123 or visit twistedfishgallery.com online for additional information.