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Watercolor is a wonderful art form that is portable and easy! In this workshop we will learn all the basics of painting with watercolor including different blending and layering techniques and how to compose an image. We will go over the ins and outs of choosing brushes and styles of watercolor paint (pan vs liquid watercolors), how to use watercolor pencils, and when to use waterproof pens while doing several exercises to get comfortable with the materials. Once everyone is ready, we will practice painting from a still life composed of fruits, plants, and other fun items from the Jenny Lemons shop! Everyone will go home with several finished paintings ready to adorn your walls and all the supplies to keep painting! This workshop is run by Jennie Lennick, owner of Jenny Lemons, who is passionate about experimenting with materials and making art accessible to everyone.
This class takes place in the brand new Jenny Lemons shop and workshop in the Mission District of San Francisco. All materials are included: Each student will go home with a watercolor set that includes 12 tubes of watercolor paints, 3 watercolor paintbrushes, 1 pencil, 1 sharpener, an eraser, and a palette.
This 2.5 hour workshop includes all materials, snacks, beverages, and a 20% discount off of everything in our shop!
About the instructor:
Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, entrepreneur, and teacher. As a child in the Midwest, Jennie became enamored with traditional domestic craft, learning to sew and embroider. In 2010, She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Inspired by the natural beauty of Northern California, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (jennylemons.com), a collection of modern block printed and hand painted women’s clothing and textiles. Jennie's work has been featured in publications like the San Francisco Chronicle, Brit + Co, and San Francisco Magazine. Her retail store in the Mission District of San Francisco is a community space where she facilitates DIY workshops, produces her products, and showcases the talents of other local artists.
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DIY Workshops in San Francisco's Mission District
Jenny Lemons is a colorful, modern line of hand-painted & block printed women's clothing and home goods run by San Francisco-based artist, Jennie Lennick. Her retail store in the Mission District is a community space where she facilitates DIY workshops, produces her products, and showcases the talents of other local artists. All products offered are manufactured locally in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are passionate about teaching others to slow down and create things by hand. We love helping our students make items to beautify their homes and give as gifts while learning traditional craft techniques. All of our teachers are formally trained artists, and bring this perspective into their teaching- we encourage students to experiment, express themselves, and have fun!