Artist Shayda Campbell

2022 Workshop 2

May 2, 2022

Joyful Watercolor | Finding Your Style

Join Shayda Campbell in this joyful and inspirational series focused on both watercolor education and play. While filling the pages of a watercolor sketchbook with practice illustrations, floral compositions, watercolor techniques and finished pieces, Shayda will help you feel confident, calm and creative in your art-making journey.

Workshop 2 Introduction

Started May 2nd, 2022

Lesson 1: Watercolor Illustrations

Instructions

Play, Practice and Finished Piece
We’ll explore watercolor doodle illustrations to practice and let your inner child play. Then you’ll use that information to guide your artistic style as you work out a finished piece.

Started May 9th, 2022

Lesson 2: Filling Our Sketchbook

Instructions

Watercolor Techniques, Mark Making and Pattern Painting
Grab a sketchbook and let’s fill some of those pages!! In this video we’ll get back to basics and experiment with some different watercolor techniques. Things like wet into wet, wet on dry, blooms etc, will all be utilized and explored as we make patterns, fill pages, get colorful and try out ALL our brushes!

Started May 16th, 2022

Lesson 3: Watercolor Florals

Instructions

Creating a Composition
In the third video we’ll develop our brushwork by working on one of my favorite subjects, watercolor florals. We’ll practice various flowers and leaves together with the larger goal of working our florals into a finished composition.

In this video lesson we move from floral practice through to a finished piece, all while checking in to note and understand how the decisions we make throughout the process contribute to our artistic style.

Started May 23rd, 2022

Lesson 4: Watercolor Self Portrait

Instructions

Small Choices, Big Style
In this video lesson we will paint a watercolor self portrait! When it comes to painting and illustrating people, there are so many decisions to make! How do you draw eyes? Are they detailed and expressive with perfectly placed pupils, or tiny black dots just sitting alongside the nose? Once again, we will use watercolor paints to create an illustration full of joy and whimsy and we’ll take note of the choices we make along the way, that especially in a self portrait, can contain an ocean of depth, meaning, and of course, style.

Workshop 2 Supply List

Paper:

Strathmore Hardbound Watercolor Art Journal

Strathmore Hardbound Watercolor Art Journal (140lb/300gsm, cold press paper) -  Instructor uses 8.5"x5.5"

Strathmore Watercolor Visual Journal

Strathmore Watercolor Visual Journal (140lb/300gsm, cold press paper) – Instructor uses 5.5"x8"


Watercolor:


Brushes:

Princeton Velvetouch Brush Set. Set includes:

  • Wash Brush ¾"
  • Round 4
  • Long Round 8
  • Angle Shader 3/8”
Princeton Brush Velvetouch pack

Optional:

Neptune Oval Wash Brush

Other Supplies:

  • Palette
  • Paper Towel
  • 2 jars of water
  • Pencil
  • Masking or washi tape

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Topic: Supplies

Get info and ask any question you have about supplies for Workshop 2.

D H
Hi, I live in San Diego. Any suggestions on where to get supplies?
J W
Blick Art Materials (or Utrecht) may have a retail store in San Diego :Online ordering ideas www.dickblick.com www.utrechtart.com www.cheapjoes.com www.jerrysartarama.com Amazon
Most of the Strathmore supplies that I love are available on Amazon. Here's a link to my favourite brushes: https://amzn.to/3Fm6Fh8
B
I'm enjoying the lessons very much so far, Shayda. Can you tell me why you use two different 140 lb cold press watercolor sketchbooks in this workshop? Would either of the two work for all the lessons? Thanks !
Hi Barbara - we checked in with Shayda on this question and here is her response: "I often have multiple books on hand as I tend to fill them quickly and that's exactly what happened here. The only difference is the cover (one hard-cover, one soft) but the paper is the same and you definitely don't need both. :)"