Watercolor with Pen & Ink

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Explore the graphic possibilities of combining watercolor with expressive line in pen and ink. You don’t have to be a perfectionist to get beautiful and intriguing results with these simple tools and techniques. Often a less-than-appealing watercolor can become a successful work of art just by adding some interesting or defining lines and, conversely, a pen and ink drawing can be enhanced with color.

Come have fun experimenting with these versatile mediums under the tutelage of a professional artist and signature member of The Georgia Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Alabama.

Supply list for the course:


  • 140 lb. or heavier hot press watercolor paper (no texture) or smooth illustration board
  • Sketch book or paper for sketching

Watercolor Brushes (Make sure you buy “watercolor brushes”)

  • one, round brush size 8 or 10 (size of brush is flexible, depending on the size of painting)
  • one, 1-inch flat brush
  • ¼-inch flat

Paints (small tube of best quality you can afford, Winsor & Newton is a reliable brand, but there are others). At minimum, you should have at least one of each primary color, two is preferred (1 warm and 1 cool).

Cool Warm
Lemon Yellow Aureolin
Permanent Rose Cadmium Red Deep
Cobalt Blue Fr. Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna Raw Sienna

Palette to store paints and mix paints (get one with deep wells and large mixing area) - can substitute with white Styrofoam plates

Pens and Ink

  • Your choice – there are many fine pens at your art stores. You will need at least a fine point and a medium point pen. Ink needs to be waterproof. For this class, I will be using black India ink, but you can use Sepia as well.
  • A small ink well/dish/palette, if you are using a dip pen.


  • 1 board (gator board, waterproofed masonite, etc.) cut about 1 inch larger than your watercolor paper (so you can use the clamps to hold paper on board)
  • 4 bulldog clamps to stretch paper to board
  • 1 board (gator board, waterproofed masonite, etc.) cut about 1-inch larger than your watercolor paper
  • Masking agent, like Miskit or something similar (I like Incredible White Mask best)
  • Small bar of soap
  • Small spray bottle for water
  • Roll of paper towel
  • Pencil (#2B) and kneaded eraser
  • Black permanent marker (fine tip)
  • Sponge (rectangular kitchen)
  • Plastic water container (cut up an old milk jug)
  • Bag to transport all of your supplies

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

KSU Center

Betty Carr 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/23/2017, 11/23/2017)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/12/2017 - 12/7/2017 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Kennesaw, KSU Center  Map Betty Carr