Watercolor Hydrangeas

Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, February 13 & 27, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Brighten the winter by painting a hydrangea in a terra cotta pot. Using mask, negative painting, spattering, and texturing techniques, paint a beautiful hydrangea. Each process and technique are demonstrated by the instructor with personal attention for questions. Let’s have some fun together.

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Introduction to Watercolor

CLASS ID: 12Y222
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, December 6 & 13, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, February 16 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Finding success in working with watercolor includes learning the basics. Sylvia will describe in detail the materials used in watercolor paintings and how the water and pigment work together on the paper. The class also involves learning brush techniques, mixing colors, graying colors or knocking down the intensity, methods for producing textures, doing value studies, and discussing what makes a good composition. Use a viewfinder to choose an eye-catching composition that can be painted in a larger abstract version, illustrating high, medium, and low key value. Curious? Join us to experience, enjoy, and relax while learning.

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Painting Sunlight

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
How does an artist paint sunlight? This watercolor class will help you answer that question. Watercolor is particularly suited to tackle this task. Using concepts of value, intensity and color temperature, you will learn how to create the strong contrast that suggests sunlight in a painting. You will learn how color affects light and find color solutions for your paintings.

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The Colors of Winter

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, January 23 – February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
The beauty of the winter landscape is a compelling subject for watercolorists. In this watercolor class you will learn how to compose a landscape, how to create value studies to understand shapes and contrast, and find color solutions for painting snow. You will also learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting light-filled winter landscapes. Bring your own photo references or use ones provided by instructor.

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Portraits in Pastel Pencil Verdaccio Technique

CLASS ID: 12Y218
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 11, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This unusual pastel pencil technique makes portrait drawing seem almost magical. Learn how an “underdrawing” in green values can make your finished skin tones look natural and luminous. The workshop will feature best practices and a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will work from their own photos, learning how to transfer an initial drawing to pastel paper, and how to build skin tones in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Bring a lunch.

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Zone Color Mixing for Oil Portraiture

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop will help take the mystery out of painting skin in light and shadow by helping students link structured color mixing to simplified values of light and dark in the face. Students will have hands-on practice with:
• Identifying value zones on the face
• Building a color chart and color mixing
• Matching the color chart zones to value zones on the face. Bring a lunch.

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

CLASS ID: 12Y215
Date/Time: Friday, December 7, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Date/Time: Friday, January 11 , 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Date/Time: Friday, February 22 , 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or better individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class.

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Art Journaling

Date/Time: Saturday, March 2, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Transform a plain lined journal into a work of art to hold your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Learn some easy ways that will have you looking forward to writing in your journal. We will use collage materials, colored pens and pencils to:
• Make a vision board cover
• Sprinkle inspirational pictures and words throughout the pages
• Use punches to zoom in on motivational images
• Learn some doodles and dangles to enhance the pages
• Make Washi Tape doors and windows
Come ready to create!

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Alcohol Ink: Florals and Landscapes

CLASS ID: 12Y230
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 18, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 8, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Date/Time: Friday, February 1, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Give alcohol ink a try! Paint beautiful florals and landscapes in this exciting medium. Whether you have experience with alcohol ink or are brand new, this class is for you! Instructor will apply varnish 24 hours after class and you will be able to pick up tile within one week at WBCA.

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Alcohol Ink Continued

Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
After you get acquainted with this medium in the beginner class, lets explore more techniques and substrates with this fun ink medium. We’ll try painting alcohol ink on yupo paper, metal sheet and use stencils, masking fluid, markers and brushes. Please bring your own supplies including inks, alcohol 91%, felt with stamper, gloves, brushes, markers, masking fluid, blending solution canned air, and surfaces (glass, metal or mirrors). Minimal materials provided.

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