Ampersand ™ Aquabord ™ is a unique alternative to traditional watercolor paper. Aquabord is made using a hardboard panel and is coated with a textured clay surface that absorbs watercolors like fine paper. In fact, the acid-free panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold pressed watercolor paper. Unlike traditional watercolor paper it will not tear, shrink or buckle even if you use a lot of water. Because it is so durable you can glaze and lift as many times as you need without damaging the surface. You can even lift colors after they are dry. Aquabord is great for watercolors and gouache as well as casein and acrylics. To present your finished piece without glass, seal your work with a spray fixative (Ampersand recommends using Krylon UV Archival varnishes).
Watercolor II Workshop with Dave Graybill Saturday March 25, 2023 10:30 am to 3:00 pm $70 Call 941-366-2301 to reserve your seat 30 minute lunch. Bring food & drinks. This class is for intermediate stud ents that are interested in taking their work to the next level. Come join us for the opportunity to learn from a professional artist and excellent teacher. Dave will demonstrate and then assist you as you paint your masterpiece. There will be a strong emphasis on technique and design. Click here for supply list