The Joy of Watercolor Doodling Class Sep 25
The Joy of Watercolor Doodling Online Class
Saturday, Sep 25, 10-12:30pm MDT
Instructor: Lexis Krieg
Limit: 20 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your class kit in time for class, register by Sep 4 if outside Colorado or Sep 11 if in Colorado. We will do our best to get you your kit if you register after the recommended deadline.
Create a playful watercolor in this online class with Lexis Krieg, a Denver-based artist who’s known for her joyful, vibrant colors and linework patterns. The class is perfect for novices and fun for those already familiar with watercolors. While creating what Lexis calls “circle doodles”, you’ll learn about the color wheel, color blending, composition, and harmony. We like how Lexis adds pen lines to watercolor shapes to create patterns, and how she keeps up an ongoing dialogue as she creates a painting together with you. For example, as she adds an element to the left-hand corner of the page she tells you why – in this case to help balance the composition. She’ll also say “Hmmm… I don’t like what I just did”, explain the reason, and then correct the problem. Nice to know that even experienced artists don’t get it right on the first try!
Lexis encourages students to create their own composition rather than make an exact copy of hers. She came to watercolor later in her art career and feels that it’s the perfect medium when there doesn’t seem to be any time or enough space to create. Learn why she thinks so as she shares her watercolor practice with you. Lexis describes the goal for her own art as sending out color and joy. We think you’ll feel a part of it by the end of class.
This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.
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. Some basic sets that work are Ooly Lil Pods ($), Prang Oval Watercolor Set ($), Cotman Water Colour Sketcher's Pocket Box ($$), and Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Travel Kit ($$). Lexis likes the Prima Watercolor Confections sets ($$).
- Optional: small spray bottle of water for wetting your watercolors
- Optional: hair dryer to speed up the drying process
- Optional: additional pens in colors besides black to doodle with. Lexis suggests InkJoy Gel & Sakura Gelly Roll since they work well on the watercolors.
Class Kit Includes:
- Hot press watercolor paper
- A 6” round brush
- Small pieces of the same watercolor paper to practice on
- A black Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen.
- A white Gelly Roll pen
- Masking tape
We ship class kits approximately 3 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number once your kit ships. 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.
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 day before 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.
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund 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 twice, 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. No surprise that her studio is stuffed with vintage papers, tubes of paint, containers full of brushes and pens, old sketchbooks, glue, and a collection of materials for her daughters to create with. She’s decided she is an artist after all, and enjoys 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 almost 15 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.