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Painting With Ed Bordett

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 2, 2019


This is a general class for beginning and intermediate watercolor students. It will focus on composition and design as well as leaning wet-in-wet, dry brush, and some experimental skills.

Fincastle artist Ed Bordett is a graduate of the National Academy of Art in New York City and the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.  Although these days he is best known for his silkscreen and oils, Bordett has never stopped doing watercolors, using them as a preliminary version for other media but also for the sheer pleasure of the medium’s special characteristics. His strong focus on how to organize a picture and his wry sense of humor should keep the class interesting. As he says, “a good time will be had by all!”

The class will run from September  11 to  October 2.  A materials list will be available at the Center’s front desk. Students should register by September 18, and may pay in person, by mail or on line at

Supplies: block of watercolor paper at least  9-12, 11×14; palette (Styrofoam butcher tray will do for first meeting); an HB pencil; kneaded eraser; masking tape; paper towels. Brushes: 1 inch flat wash, 2 rounds (size 6 or 8, and size 12), and a rigger; small sketch book, roll paper towels.

Paints: small (8ml)  tubes: one each: Cobalt blue, Prussian blue, cadmium red , alizarin crimson,  burnt sienna, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, ultramarine, sap green. No black or white. Supplies may be found locally at the Art Store (inside CFSOTA), Wal-Mart or at AC Moore or Michaels.


September 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Alleghany Highlands Arts & Craft Center
439 E Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422 United States
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(540) 862-4447