• Week One
    January 7, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Two
    January 14, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Three
    January 21, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Four
    January 28, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Studio in the Park



2490 Silverest Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816, United States

The main facility for the Art Guild of Louisiana is the Studio in the Park. This BREC building is located in Cedarcrest Park in Baton

Workshop Coordinator

Barbara Andrepont, bandrepont@bellsouth.net or 225-773-8020

Class Description

Open to people who want to try watercolors for the first time and people to get recharged with painting in watercolors again. New students will focus on values studies, color mixing and composition. Others are invited to bring questions and challenges to work on. We will discuss materials and supplies for watercolor painting at the first class. No need for “supplies anxieties.” We will have daily demonstrations and personal critiques. Plan to work from your personal photos.

Roberta Loflin’s Website


Value Study With Duck by Roberta Loflin


Supply List

This is my basic list of supplies. I like to use American Journey and DaVinci paints. Winsor Newton is also a great brand and Grumbacher Academy is an excellent inexpensive brand to start. It may be necessary to use a catalog to obtain all needed supplies. I recommend Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff (1-800-227-2788 or www.cheapjoes.com) as they have a big watercolor supply selection and knowledgeable people to help with selecting items. If you are unsure about what to purchase, we will discuss supplies and answer any questions at the first class.


Lemon or Hansa Yellow (cool yellow)Aureolin or Gamboge (warm yellow)

*Don’t buy Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate)

Permanent Rose Quinacridone (cool red)Cadmium Red or Perm. Red (warm red)

Ultramarine BluePthalo Blue

Burnt SiennaBlack (for value studies only)

Any other colors you may have

Brushes, nylon synthetic (not animal hair):

1″ flat

#4, #10 Rounds

I like Robert Simmons “White Sable” brand

Any other size watercolor brushes you may have

*Please note that cheap animal hair brushes are a waste of money and good animal hair brushes are way too expensive, look for nylon (synthetic) brushes


Cold Press Watercolor paper (22″x30″) 140lb (I prefer Arches. I’ll have some available at the first class)

Watercolor paper pads and lighter weight paper may be used for practice pieces.


Covered watercolor palette such as John Pike or Frank Webb Palettes

Miscellaneous (Most of these items are scavenger hunt finds):

2 plastic water containers (1 quart size)Kitchen sponge (cello)

#2 pencil1 kneaded and 1 white eraser

Spray bottle for waterPaper or cotton towels


Drafting or masking tapeBrush holder

11″x14″ pad of drawing paperPlastic Table cover

Board to support watercolor paper

Personal photos you would like to work from

Sources for purchasing supplies:


Mo’s Art Supply, 711 Jefferson Hwy, near Government St

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff catalogue (1-800-227-2788) www.cheapjoes.com

Any Questions: contact me at: rloflin@gmail.com