Ornamental Watercolor Class ONLINE
Saturday, April 10, noon-3:30pm MDT
Instructor: Lexis Krieg
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
Dive into the magical medium of watercolor in this online class with Lexis Krieg, a Denver-based artist who’s known for her joyful, vibrant colors and intricate linework. You’ll explore how to work with color to develop texture and pattern as you use watercolor to create a layered piece. Her class samples remind us of exotic ornamental tiles. “What would happen if I do this …?” is the guiding principle for the class. Lexis focuses on color theory and the benefits of working in warm and cool colors separately to build layers and dimension. The process of working in a cool layer that’s then followed by a warm layer, and vice versa, is designed to help you understand your own feelings on color choices. Lexis also covers the elements of design as a way to recognize what makes a completed painting. You’ll lay down marks on a grid to see how simple shapes can create a complex design, then will add a final layer of detailed pen work. What we really like about this class is that Lexis offers a process with skills and tools that can be used to develop a personal style. She’d love to see what you create!
To receive your kit in time for class, register by March 27 if outside Colorado or April 3 if in Colorado. We ship the kits via USPS Mail and will email you the tracking number. If you are a Boulder local, you can pick up your kit from our Pearl Street location by choosing “curbside pick-up” when registering. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.
Class Kit Includes: 2 watercolor brushes, watercolor paper, Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, white gel pen, drafting tape, class handouts, and pre-class video introduction. Kits will begin shipping at least 3 weeks before the class date or earlier.
Please bring the following materials:
-Two containers for water
-A rag or paper towels
-Set of watercolors. Results are better with at least student grade pan or tube paints. The basic sets we recommend are Ooly Lil Pods ($), Prang Oval Watercolor Set ($), Cotman Water Colour Sketcher's Pocket Box ($$), and Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Travel Kit ($$).
-Assorted colored pens, other than black or white, to add additional marks on top of the watercolor. Suggestions: Gelly Roll, Sharpie, or Posca Paint pens
-Color and pattern inspirations: for example, prints, fabric, photos, clippings from magazines – almost anything you’re attracted to.
-Optional: additional brushes in different sizes and shapes
-Optional: small spray bottle of water for wetting your watercolors
-Optional: small pieces of paper to practice on. Could be watercolor, mixed media, or even copy paper.
-Optional: hair dryer to speed up the drying process
Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the morning of the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact email@example.com.
Cancellations made 3 weeks before class can either be refunded or used to pay for another class. If the class kit has already been shipped at the time of cancellation, the price of the kit plus shipping will be deducted from the refund amount. Two Hands Paperie retains a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. For cancellations made after the cancellation deadline, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee cannot be transferred to pay for another class. You may, however, gift the class along with the class kit to someone else; just notify us of the switch. These policies are to ensure that THP and teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 4 students are enrolled one week before. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be contacted via email and refunded the FULL class fee.
Lexis Krieg is the artist, illustrator, and designer behind Lexisworks, a business she started in 2008 as an outlet for her personal creativity. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t making something. She took every art class in high school, then left to study art at Minnesota State University Moorhead. While there Lexis fell in love with graphic design and, as she explains, decided to leave the “real art" to “artists.” She worked as a graphic designer for a while, but after being laid off a couple of times she ended up growing her freelance business to satisfy her creativity and her urge to create with her own hands.
Her background in graphic design shines through the art she creates now: custom murals, surface patterns, illustrations, hand lettering, and mixed media paintings. Her studio is full of vintage papers, tubes of paint, containers stuffed with brushes and pens, old sketch books, glue, and a collection of materials for her daughters to create with. She’s decided she is an artist after all, and loves teaching workshops as a way to help others discover their own creative talents.
When people ask Lexis where she’s from she takes a deep breath and recites: “Alaska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and now Colorado.” (Somewhere in there she managed to live in England for a while.) Colorful Colorado became her home over 10 years ago, and she’s been inspired by the Rocky Mountains ever since. Lexis takes any opportunity she can to get out and explore the Colorado landscape with her husband Bear, their two daughters, and their dog Jackson.