Watercolor Frogs

CLASS ID: 6AWD
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, June 20-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Pick from a large variety of frog photos and paint it using different texturing, shadowing, and fading out techniques. Choose a background for your frog and develop the beautiful coloring. All aspects of the painting will be demonstrated and personal assistance as needed.
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Watercolor Orchids and Irises

CLASS ID: 8AWE
Date/Time: 2 Fridays, August 16-23, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Orchids and irises are both flowers with wonderful shapes and delightful buds that make a beautiful flower composition. You will have dozens of photos to choose from for your paintings. Complementary colors, values, and textures will enhance the paintings. There will be demonstrations in all aspects of painting the colorful orchids and shapely iris, as well as individual instruction and evaluation.
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Watercolor Koi and Water Lilies

CLASS ID: 6AWC
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3-10, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

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

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,…

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Painting Birds in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 8AWD
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, August 13-27, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Learn to paint birds in watercolor using a three-step approach, focusing on shapes and values. You will learn some basic bird anatomy to make them realistic, and learn how to model form and create the feeling of feathers. You will also learn how to create the backgrounds that will show the bird in its environment. Work from your own photos or instructor photos provided.
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Watercolor Pet Portraits

CLASS ID: 8AWC
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 14-28 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Work on capturing the personality and likeness of your favorite pet. You will learn how to create realistic looking eyes, wet noses, whiskers and fur, using a three-step watercolor process. Bring photos of your favorite pet, or use instructor provided photos.
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Sumi-e: Poppies and Peonies

CLASS ID: 6ASA
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $22 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels
Susan Frame is the author of Japanese Ink Painting and A Beginner’s Art Guide: Sumi-e

It’s finally summer, and the poppies and peonies are blooming! Learn to paint both of them in the sumi-e way, using ink watercolor, rice paper and bamboo brushes. In this class you will learn and refine your skills in a non-intimidating and fun environment. You’ll also receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Bring photos of poppies and peonies for inspiration. $22 supply fee payable to instructor. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Pastels

CLASS ID: 6APB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3 & 10, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner and Beyond

If you like fresh, pure, vivid colors, you will open your artistic world to new possibilities and creative insights by working with pastels. We will learn about the materials and tools, explore basic pastel techniques, and learn to combine pastels with other mixed media.

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Plein Air Pastel

CLASS ID: 6APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, June 5-26, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class June 19
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 7APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, July 10-24, 1:30-4:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 8APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 7-28, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class August 14
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced
Location: First week at WBCA
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $242 Member/$296 Non-Member

To the plein air painter, the immediate application of pastels lends itself to capturing the changing light effects of the outdoors. Observe and study nature firsthand. Make quick and direct decisions to produce spontaneous, fresh, and colorful light-filled paintings. Demos, one-on-one guidance, and group critiques are a part of this class. The first class will meet at WBCA; later weeks will meet at various nearby parks.
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Painting an Oil Portrait from Photo Reference

CLASS ID: 8AOB
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Personalize your art or your gift giving by painting a portrait of a loved one. Suzann will walk you through the process of painting a portrait start to finish from your own photo. This workshop includes a demo and hands-on work. Advanced students will have the opportunity to sharpen their accuracy and finishing techniques. This workshop will teach you:
• How to choose a photo to paint from.
• Ways to transfer a basic drawing to canvas.
• How to mix colors for flesh tones.
• Steps to paint a portrait in one or more sessions.
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