The Joy of Watercolor Doodling Online Class Feb 25
The Joy of Watercolor Doodling Online Class
Sunday, February 25, 1-4pm MT
Instructor: Lexis Krieg
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your kit in time for class, register by Feb 18. All participants must be 15 years or older.
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, blending colors, 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 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. As with Lexis’s other classes, what we really like about the way she teaches is that she offers a process with skills and tools that can be used to develop a personal style. She, and we, would love to see what you create!
There is some optional pre-class work, which should take no more than thirty minutes.
This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.
Please bring the following materials:
- A container for water
- A rag or paper towels
- Set of watercolors. A basic set of watercolors with a selection of warm (red, orange, yellow, pink) and cool (purple, blue, green, teal) colors. Results are better with at least student grade pan or tube paints. The OOLY Lil’ Pods Watercolor set ($), Raphael Watercolor Pan Travel Set ($$), or Prima Confections Watercolor Pans ($$) are inexpensive but nice sets. A set of only 10 or 12 colors is fine.
- Optional: small spray bottle of water for wetting your watercolors
- Optional: small piece of something sturdy, such a cutting mat, chip board, or masonite, for taping down the watercolor paper in your kit. It should be at least 10x10 Inches. (Drafting tape is included in your kit.)
- Optional: hair dryer to speed up the drying process
Class Kit Includes:
- Hot press watercolor paper
- Two watercolor brushes
- Small pieces of the same watercolor paper to practice on
- A black Zig Double Ended Memory System Writer Marker
- A white Posca PC-1m bullet shaped 0.7 mm
- Drafting tape
We ship class kits approximately 2 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number (check your spam folder) 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. Classes with homework may receive pre-class info earlier. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. Please be prepared to rsvp to the info email so we know you are set for 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.