Watercolor Landscapes Workshop with Nels Femrite

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: September 12 – October 10, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Nels Femrite
These sessions will be geared to beginning and intermediate level artists. They will contain a general overview of watercolor landscape art. There will be many demonstrations and my fellow artists may choose to paint along with me. We will be discussing painting from photographs, color mixing, elements of design and techniques with an emphasis on drawing and composition.

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Painting the Winter Landscape

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 28 – December 19, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Catherine Hearding
One way to make it through a long winter is to learn to appreciate the beauty of the snow-covered landscape. This watercolor course will focus on how to compose a good landscape, value studies to understand shapes and contrast, finding color solutions, and learning a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting light-filled winter landscapes.

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Stone Sculpture

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7 – October 5, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Scott Malcolm
Stone sculpture is one of the oldest and most fundamental vehicles for human expression. From Stonehenge to Michelangelo’s David, to the soft sensual forms of Henry Moore, stone has been used by men and women to express the mysteries of the human experience reaching back to long before recorded human history. This Stone Sculpture open studio will be held indoors using hand tools on the “soft” stone of your choice. We welcome experienced sculptors who desire to work in community as well as beginners. Small pieces of stone and rudimentary tools along with basic use and safety instruction will be provided to beginners free of charge. Returning students will have the opportunity to build their own custom work table and continue working and developing stone projects while beginning to accumulate their own tools. Small pieces of high quality alabaster will be offered for sale to interested students. Class is open to 6 new students; all returning students are welcome.

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Watercolor Koi and Water Lilies

Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays: September 13 & 20, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Sylvia Benson
For new and returning students, this class will add to the art experience by teaching how to control the paint, making the koi’s colors appear very natural. There are many different colors of koi and students will use beautiful photographs to choose the shapes and colors. Composition is emphasized so that the objects are placed and sized to make an interesting painting. Participants will use movement and rhythm to help lead the viewer’s eye through the painting. Techniques will include texturing the lily pads, masking to save whites, and making bubbles. Everything will be demonstrated step-by-step and students will be amazed by what they’ve created.

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Introduction to Watercolor

Date/Time: 2 Fridays: September 22 & 29, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays: October 11 & 18, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

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. Finally, we will find inspiration in the labyrinth outside where we’ll create a watercolor mandala. Curious? Join us to experience, enjoy, and relax while learning.

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Let’s Paint Cars – Old and New

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 25, 9:30AM – 3:30PM

Judy Blain
It’s hard to paint city streets if cars are a problem for you. We will learn to simplify car shapes to be able to paint them from different angles into street scenes. We will also paint gorgeous, old abandoned cars, using beautiful colors and shapes. Pinterest and Google have lots of photos of such cars and so do I!

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Tuesday Watercolor with Judy

Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays: September 12-26, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: October 3-31, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 7-28, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Judy Blain
Do you already know how to paint a scene in watercolor? Are you looking for a new challenge? I will provide photos to paint that lack one important element – a center of interest. BUT, I will also provide photos that – to me – include only centers of interest. Combining these two ideas will be your challenge for the first two weeks. After that you will provide your own photos and I will suggest different styles of painting to fit the photos you bring. I will also demonstrate all of the above. A fun and interactive class for those who wish to expand their watercolor techniques and have a good time. Sound fun? Come and see.

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Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7-28, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Frank Zeller
This class alternates between formal lessons and independent work. When appropriate, each lesson includes a handout describing the steps and colors needed to finish the work. Critiques are given every Thursday morning for completed works. Demonstrations are presented following the methods described in a handout, prior to independent work.

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Painting Sunflowers in Watercolor

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 12, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Lisa Fertig
You will learn how to loosen up in your watercolors as we paint a bright sunflower, and create some texture in the background.

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Beginning Watercolor

Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-30, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Date/Time: 3 Mondays: November 6-20, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Come and explore the wonder of watercolor by learning the fundamentals and techniques of this exciting medium. Basic class lessons will help you feel comfortable as you discover your journey using watercolors. Pay the instructor an optional material fee of $1 if you wish to keep the lesson plans.

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