In this online class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will teach you how to paint beautiful galaxies, night skies, planets, and deep space using some of her favorite watercolor techniques! You will begin with a discussion of the best tools and materials for watercolor painting, followed by a short intro to basic principles around color theory as well as how certain colors are used to evoke certain responses from the observer. Next, you’ll dive in and start learning to use color blending, gradients, wet on wet washes, and even pencil drawing techniques to render night skies, nebulas, and other celestial bodies. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions as you experiment with each of these techniques before applying them to your final watercolor project. This a great opportunity for total beginners and folks with some watercolor experience to space out, get creative, and learn new techniques to produce these beautiful images!
How to attend this online class: This class will be taught via Zoom video call. You may download Zoom for your desktop or mobile device here. You will also need an internet connection strong enough to stream audio and video. After you register for this class, we will email you a link with details on how to join.
Supplies Needed: For this class, you will need one of the WorkshopSF Galaxy Watercolor Kits, which includes one Royal & Langnickel Watercolor Paint + Brush Set and one Strathmore watercolor card set (15 cards), both necessary for this class. One of these kits is included in the price of the first ticket option. Once your ticket is purchased, we will email you to confirm your shipping address and ship the kit to you promptly. Shipping normally takes 1-3 business days. IF you already own a WorkshopSF Galaxy Watercolor Kit, you may select the ONLINE CLASS ONLY ticket option.
Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes.
The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy – this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.