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Jana L. Bussanich

Contact info

218 W Colorado Ave Suite 1111, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USStudio Address

Jana L Bussanich Art, Yellow Couch CreativeOrganizational Affiliation

About the Artist Facilitator

Hello! My name is Jana (pronounced “Yana”). In 2008 I was painting a theatre set when I remembered that if I were “going to be an artist,” I would work in watercolor. So, I set a goal of learning to paint with watercolor. As soon as I told myself I would do this, the next thought that came was, “But you’re too old. You’ve missed your chance, and you have no formal training”, followed by “Wait a minute – the next five years will pass whether you do this or not. Why not find out what’s possible?” (read more of my story here).

  • FAST-TRACK your understanding of watercolor technique and color theory. 
  • LEARN five essential skills every artist needs for successful painting with watercolor. 
  • CULTIVATE an art practice that works for you and your art. 
  • IDENTIFY and fill technical gaps and take your paintings to the next level.

Jana L. Bussanich

▪️An artist who paints in watercolor

▪️An instructor who teaches online and in-person watercolor classes.

▪️A creative who founded the Yellow Couch Community and Classroom.

▪️An author who wrote, illustrated, and published Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials: Cultivate an Art Practice That Works For You and Your Art (2021)▪️Artist CV

  • Approved FBI background check is on file.
  • Virtual and/or remote Experiences available.

MY EXPERIENCES

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About this Experience

Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials 3-hour Mini-Course by artist, author, and instructor Jana L. Bussanich (see dates below).
  • Make a Wetness Scale: Water management and ratios are essential to successful painting with watercolor.
  • Make a Consistency Scale: Pigment to water ratios are essential for successful watercolor painting.
  • Make a Technique Card: Learn three essential painting techniques used in watercolor.
  • Mix the Color Wheel
  • You’ll receive the mini-session Zoom link via email.

Materials: After you register for this experience, email Jana@janalbussanich.com to arrange to get your materials (included with each registration).

Starter Kit Includes

  • Synthetic #8 round watercolor brush
  • Pan and Palette with one set of primary colors (red, yellow, blue)
  • Watercolor Paper
  • 1 Fine Tip No-bleed Sharpie Pen
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • 1 – 6″ Clear Acrylic Ruler

*Items in the kit may vary from examples shown based on availability at the time of your order.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Online with Jana L. Bussanich
Located at:
Zoom class with Jana L. Bussanich
Date(s):
June 18, 2022
Time(s):
9:00 a.m. - 12: 00 p.m.
Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials (ONLINE)

About this Experience

Part 1: Learn the next two lessons from our watercolor essentials mini-course by artist, author, and instructor Jana L. Bussanich during this 75-minute Zoom mini-course.

  • Make a Wetness Scale: Water management and ratios are essential to successful painting with watercolor.
  • Make a Consistency Scale: Pigment to water ratios are an essential component of successful watercolor painting.

Materials: After you register for this experience, email Jana@janalbussanich.com to arrange to get your materials (included with each registration).

Starter Kit Includes

  • Synthetic #8 round watercolor brush
  • Pan and Palette with one set of primary colors (red, yellow, blue)
  • Watercolor Paper
  • 1 Fine Tip No-bleed Sharpie Pen
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • 1 – 6″ Clear Acrylic Ruler

*Items in the kit may vary from examples shown based on availability at the time of your order.

 





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Online with Jana L. Bussanich
Located at:
Zoom class with Jana L. Bussanich
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
Introduction to Watercolor Technique (ONLINE)

About this Experience

Part 2: Learn the next two lessons from our watercolor essentials mini-course by artist, author, and instructor Jana L. Bussanich during this 75-minute Zoom mini-course.

Make a Technique Card: Learn three essential painting techniques used in watercolor.

Mix the Color Wheel: Make a color wheel by mixing the three primary colors – red, yellow, and blue. With practice, you can mix any color you can imagine or see.

Materials: After registering for this experience, email Jana@janalbussanich.com to arrange to get your materials (included with each registration).

Starter Kit Includes

  • Synthetic #8 round watercolor brush
  • Pan and Palette with one set of primary colors (red, yellow, blue)
  • Watercolor Paper
  • 1 Fine Tip No-bleed Sharpie Pen
  • 1 Pencil
  • One kneaded eraser
  • 1 – 6″ Clear Acrylic Ruler

*Items in the kit may vary from examples shown based on availability at the time of your order.

 





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Online with Jana L. Bussanich
Located at:
Zoom class with Jana L. Bussanich
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
Watercolor Technique Card and Mix the Color Wheel (ONLINE)
Level:
Experience Level 1 Beginner
Experience Level 2 Intermediate
Type:
Individual Individual
Group/ Public Group - Open to Community
Group/ Private Group - Military/Veteran Only
Age:
All Ages All Ages
Youth Youth
Adult Adult
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