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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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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Watching Yourself Think in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 10AWA
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, October 10 & 17, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Tuition: $48 Member/$58 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Join architect and artist James Nutt as he shares a unique abstract approach to watercolor. James has developed this abstract approach from those evenings when you feel like painting but don’t have a plan. Over time he has found this to be a fun method to quiet your internal art critic, learn your palette, and give yourself permission to just go for it. James will encourage the class through the process of making a single simple decision and then intuitively react to that move with another, and then another. The finished piece is often surprisingly complex for not starting with a plan. The semi controlled nature of this process allows room for the surprising magic of the watercolor media.

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Mixed Medium May Flowers

CLASS ID: 5ZMC
Date/Time: Monday, May 6, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Join us for a fun evening full of spring inspiration. Working from real flowers, you will create a unique painting using pastels, watercolor and collage. Bring a friend!

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Loosen Up Your Painting!

CLASS ID: 5ZWC
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, May 2 – 30, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Calvin deRuyter
This class is for those who want to explore abstraction and non-objective painting to discover a path to abstraction in their own work. Or, at a minimum, to “loosen up” their paintings! It will include looking at the work of other abstractionists to give us an understanding of why their paintings “work.” There will be exercises based on abstraction techniques, and also a lot of time to paint different kinds of abstracted paintings. This class is for all skill levels, but being receptive to new concepts, fun, play, self-evaluation, and constructive feedback is required. This is a watermedia based class that works in acrylic, watercolor or both. Please bring reference materials/photos. You can choose to work in watercolor or acrylics in this class.

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Market Sketches

CLASS ID: 4ZWE
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 16 – May 7, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
The Farmer’s Market is a perfect venue for exploring the vibrant colors and forms of fruits, vegetables, flowers and figures. Color, form and shadow play an important role in describing these subjects, as students learn how to view the subject as a series of shapes and values. Students will learn how to crop photos and design a good composition from photos that were snapped at the market. This AB-Int class will help students gain confidence in their watercolor skills.

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Learn Watercolor! (Teens)

CLASS ID: 8B02
Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Take your watercolor to the next level with Mr. Kyle. This class will help you feel more comfortable with watercolor. Many techniques and styles will be covered.

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The Magic of Watercolor Pencils

Class ID: B704
Wednesday, July 24
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-12

You will use watercolor pencils in painting landscapes and floral arrangements. This especially effective medium combines the best features of a colored pencil and, with a little water, they become fluid watercolor paints. They blend easily and retain a clear true color.

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