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Introduction to Watercolor III “Birch Trees” with Debra Tritt-Kreiger

September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Would you like to learn the art of watercolor or would you like to improve on some techniques?  If so, this is a great class for you!!  Join Debra Tritt-Kreiger in this Introduction to Watercolor class and create a beautiful scene of Birch Trees.  Debra will work with you to teach you different techniques used in watercolor.  This is the third of three introductory classes that Debra is offering teaching different techniques in each class.   No experience required.  Ages 12 and up.  Debra is going to offer a permanent watercolor class here at Brain Vessel after the introductory classes have been established.

Watercolor Supplies as used by Debra Tritt-Kreiger

Recommended, but not mandatory.  If you have watercolor supplies, bring them!  Debra will provide paint and paper for the beginner classes!!   *Should have for class.


I use a combination of professional watercolor tube paints from M.Graham, Holbein, Daniel Smith, and Windsor & Newton.

alizarin crimson (Windsor)                 windsor green (Blue shade)-windsor

rose madder                                      Cadmium Red

Aureolin yellow                                  cerulean blue

ultramarine blue                                 cobalt blue

burnt umber                                       burnt sienna

viridian                                               sap green

paynes gray


I use synthetic brushes such as Loew Cornell. A good start would be 1”Flat brush, #1 liner, #2, # 5 and #8 round. A hog hair short flat bristle brush size 3 or 4 (oil painting brush) for scrubbing out color.

I use flat or angled brushes a lot in various sizes. I have a few old brushes I keep to lay out masking fluid.

*Equipment & Supplies

*John Pike Palette with 20 wells or any palette that gives you mixing space.

*HB pencils or #2 pencils

*Kneaded eraser

Masking fluid (Winsor & Newton) removable/dawn dish soap (I will have this for you to try in class)

masking tape or painters tape (beginner classes do not need to bring)

hair dryer (beginner classes do not need to bring)

*water container

*spray bottle


I recommend Arches 140lb cold press paper to start. For small paintings I use the painting blocks. They come in different sizes. For larger paintings I use Arches 300lb paper, which is thicker, and you don’t have to worry about it rippling.

I have also used crescent watercolor board or arches watercolor board.

*if you have paper, please bring along with some scraps for practice.

**Brain Vessel and/or the instructing artist reserves the right to cancel the class if the minimum student requirement is not met by two days before the class date.  Refund or rain check for next class will be given.**

Debra would prefer no alcohol.  Tea service from the Teafinery and homemade desserts by Renee Napoli will be provided.

About Debra:

Debra is a central Pennsylvania nationally known artist who resides in Mechanicsburg, PA. She works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media painting. She attended York Academy of Arts and has studied with many local and national artists. Her favorite subjects are nature and animals. She draws references from backyards, parks, zoos and every day adventures and vacations. Any opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat is a bonus. She believes every plant, animal, rock, shell or tree has its own essence. She takes the ordinary and makes it special. She is known for her use of transparent watercolor which she uses to create great depth and texture in her paintings. Deb has won local and national awards for her watercolor paintings. She enjoys sharing her art with the world . She is a signature member of PA Watercolor Society, and a member of the  Mechanicsburg Art Center, Perry County Council of the Arts,  Carlisle Arts Learning Center, PA Guild of Craftsmen, and Yellow Breeches Chapter. She is also a member of The Daily Painters of Pennsylvania and The Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters.


September 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Debra Tritt-Kreiger


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