Workshops, Classes, Demonstrations, Exhibitions, Recommended Tools for Watercolor, Student Info
To discuss a workshop class or lecture,call Ed Letven' Gallery/Studio1400 at (267) 735-7233 (cell).
Your call will be returned promptly. Or click on the " Contact the Artist" link above.
The Artist on Bass Rocks, Rockport/East Gloucester MA
The artist's upcoming professional schedule is listed below.
Gallery to View Work by Letven
NEW -Patricia Hutton Gallery,Doylestown PA Year 'round representation for Bucks County
|New Workshop for 2013||
Artists of Yardley offers the following special workshop
by Ed Letven'
Learn to get loose and leave uptight painting
Ed Letven will teach an approach to Representational
Saturday April 27, 2013
949 Mirror Lake Rd., Yardley, PA 19067
|Classes||Join Ed Letven's regular Watercolor Class at Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA (AAC) Class began April 3rd - Ends June 5th 2013
Call Marge Horner at (215) 887-4882 Xt 208
Private Workshops atStudio 1400
Recommendations for Tools and Supplies when attending a Letven class or workshop.
Note to my students:
For advance students many of the items listed below are probably already in your toolbox.
Please view the following
items as merely a checklist I certainly do not suggest that anyone buy everything on the list.
B) For students who have had only a few previous watercolor classes or have not worked in
watercolor for some time,
you should eventually
acquire the basics as listed, but there are a few things that are very important for this instructor’s workshops
and classes and they are underlined
1) Round PointedBrushes
Pointed Rounds Watercolor
Sables or Mixed Synthetic OK
Sizes #. 2 #. 4 No. # 6 and #8
2) Flat Brushes
Watercolor Brushes Sable or Mixed Synthetic OK
Sizes: 1/8 -1/4 width -1/2’ width and -3/4” or
# 2 flat #4 # 6 #8
Arches or Montval or equal
or Spine Taped Large Pad of Watercolor Paper
W&N Maximum Size: 15” x 20”
Minimum Size” 9” x 12”
Wt. 140 lb Cold Press (rough) 15-20 sheets
Brand: Canson or Arches
Arches (best but most expensive) Montval Brand less expensive but OK)
Note: Montval Sizes are
Max Size: 15” x 20”
Minimum Size 11”x 14”
Recommended: Bring One half sheet or full sheet cut in quarters
300 lb. Arches
Cold Press Watercolor Paper – cut into quarters and use by stretching one piece onto mounting
foam board with tape. or
staples after wetting paper. then staple. Must be dry by time of workshop
. New Foam board for stretching paper using staples is very good but not necessary for this workshop.
If you care to buy it
do not buy largest size. Instructor will have stapler and demonstrate stretching.
Small spiral bound artists book 6” X 9” or 7” x 10” multi-media
paper for drawing and pre- sketches.
4) If not using Pad or Block and you prefer to stretch paper your backing board should be
Plastic, Masonite or thick Foamcore board . Must be water resistantsurface and not cardboard.
5) Paints, Sets and Palettes.
It is OK to use student grade colors in tube or set form for budget reasons. However professional grades for
the blue pigments are especially recommended for this workshop…. (Winsor&Newtown or equal) They can be used to refill the pans
as they are used more frequently than other pigments particularly in scapes.
Winsor & Newton student grade brand is
Watercolor Sets: Your choice of:
1. professional or student grade watercolor set with replaceable pans… ample mixing palette or
separate large palette. Refill using tubes or pre wrapped pigment blocks
Or 2. Plastic Tray with up 18- 25 wells… with cover is ideal. Heritage
Folding Palette (Cheap Joe’s is ideal) Refill using tubes
6) One bottle of Gouache White such as Pro White or AquaCover White
7) Basic watercolor paints
Winsor &Newton-5 ml tubes size or Pan refills OK
Note: Allegheny has discontinued Holbein, a very good brand
and may have last of stock on sale now.
Other Good Brands, Rembrandt and VanGogh
Alizarin Crimson W004-
Lemon Yellow W086-5
Cadmium Red W094-5
French Ultramarine W263-5
Cobalt Blue Deep W180-5
Cerulean Blue ( or Manganese Blue)
Sap Green W503-5
Burnt Sienna 074-5
Yellow Ochre W744-5
8) Miscellaneous Supplies
Artists masking tape
about 1/2 inch or 5/8 width
Small X-acto blade and handle
Bottle of Miskit or any Liquid Frisket
Tool Box Medium size plastic with handle to transport your
tubes, brushes etc.
Paper Towels (about 10 sections folded…do not bring roll
One Fine Artist Sponge
One Kneaded Eraser
Pencils HB, 2b or 3b and small portable sharpener
Three Watercolor Pencils
One Violet, One Blue One Green pencil. Note: Optional
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2013 09:53