Think It, Paint It, Write It — Barbara Close

Barbara Close
2.5 days
All levels
$5 materials fee

Instructor Bio
Barbara teaches in southern California, across the USA, and Canada. She thoroughly loves teaching and sharing with students. Her work includes a wide variety of lettering styles and mixed media applications, and has been in exhibitions across the country as well as many private locations. Her work has creative passion while showing the exhilaration of discovery in pailful experimentations with skillful execution. She has taught at several International Lettering and IAMPETH conferences. Barbara designed the logo for Somerset Studio Magazine and The Calligraphy Collection font cartridge for Cricut. Follow Your Heart is a philosophy that shows in her work, continuing growth with heart and inspiration.

Class Description
If you can THINK IT, you can PAINT IT and then you can WRITE ON IT…This class will help unleash the creative muse within. We’ll be exploring and charting many exciting, useful watercolor techniques to be used with our lettering ideas. We’ll discuss page layout with these colored-page backgrounds, color choices and layering options. We’ll also be working with many different types of floral painting techniques.

Supply List

Let’s use what you have on hand

  • Watercolor sets or tubes
  • Mixing brushes & palettes
  • Water Container
  • A brush for washes – i.e. Bamboo/Sumi brush
  • 1/4”-Sponge (kitchen sponge without a scrunchie)
  • Pad of watercolor paper: Canson, Strathmore OR  Seth Cole 10 x 14
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Bring One unusual tool (that can be used for painting or mark-making) to share


Note: Barbara will bring-extra brushes, paints, other interesting materials-Brayers, Spritzers, salts, Balsa wood, gesso and more surprises