BbC x Riley Sheehey Virtual Watercolor Workshop

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Watercolor workshop on 11/30/21 from 7-9pm EST with Riley Sheehey to benefit Art with a Heart.

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Please join us for a holiday watercolor workshop with Riley Sheehey (@rileysheehey) on November 30 from 7-9pm EST via Zoom. She will be teaching us to paint holiday motifs perfect for creating your own placecards, gift tags, cards, etc.

All proceeds less $5 per ticket will be donated to Art with a Heart (@artwithaheart_) providing the opportunity to create art to those in need.

We require a minimum of a $20 contribution but hope that, if you already have supplies or are able, you'll consider offering more to this wonderful cause and in return for our host's time*. We're thrilled to support this wonderful organization!


If you don't already have supplies you'll need to acquire them yourself; following is the list of necessary items as well as the links to purchase them. Please note you do not need to purchase the exact items, but something comparable. If you participated in our previous watercolor workshop with Riley, the supplies are the same!

Following is Riley’s comprehensive supply list accompanied by her own notes. Please note that not all are necessary, and if you’re looking for the absolute basics for her class see the few items listed directly below.


-any watercolor paints (paint pan or tubes are both fine!)

-a few round watercolor brushes in various sizes

-watercolor paper

-a pencil

-a fine pen (for those beautiful black lines) – Micron pens are helpful but not necessary!


These are all linked from my Amazon account, since that was easiest for me to do, but I would suggest checking out Blick (, Plaza (, or in-person if you live in the DMV area), and Jerry’s Artarama ( Jerry’s ships extremely quickly, and all three sites offer competitive pricing, and a bigger variety than what you will find on Amazon!


Micron ​Pigment Pen (.01, .005, or .003)

2B .05 Mechanical pencil


Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media pad


Round- Size 0-0000 for very small details

Round- Size 1-4 for details

Round- Size 5+ for shadows and larger textured areas of color (think: big leafy trees, clouds, sand on dunes, ripples in water)

*most brands work well- just double check that they’re meant for watercolor paints! I personally love Robert Simmons White Sable brushes but Winsor and Newton Cotman are also great. I would suggest RSWS only if you’re planning on using them a great deal, as they can be pricey! Otherwise, I would purchase this W&N set.


-Winsor and Newton ​Cotman Watercolor tubes- Series 1 (set of 12 colors which should definitely cover you, but I would get Payne’s Gray, too)

( Individual Colors: Titanium White, Lamp Black*, Payne's Gray, Van Dyke Brown, Sepia, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Hooker's Green, Sap Green, Indigo, Cerulean Blue, Permanent Rose, Lemon Yellow )

*I really only use black for objects that are actually black and for writing- in my experience, it can really “muddy” up your palette*

-Winsor and Newton​ Cotman Watercolor Pans (these sets are more like the watercolors you probably remember from elementary school)

-Winsor and Newton​ Designers’ Gouache- Series 1 in Permanent White (since gouache is opaque, this is perfect for stars, fireworks, snow, and covering up tiny mistakes)


Any brand works, but if you can find a travel-sized one that closes, you can let your paints dry in-between uses/save pre-mixed colors (saving time and $)


A confirmation will be sent via email and the supply list will be available here on our Event Page. The Zoom link will be emailed 15 minutes prior to the event and will also be available on the Online Event Page here on

*We regret that we cannot offer refunds in the event you cannot attend the workshop. You will, however, receive access to a replay in case you miss it.

Please see our website for the answers to common questions or to learn more, and feel free to email any others to Alexandra at We can't wait to have you on the 30th!

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