Watercolor Frogs

CLASS ID: 1T15
Date/Time: 2 Fridays, April 20 & 27, 1:00-3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
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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Building a Better Landscape

CLASS ID: 1T04
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 1 – 22, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
Landscape painting can be tough, because there is so much to put into each painting! This class will focus on a 3-step approach to watercolor painting that provides a process for problem solving, no matter what the subject. You will learn how to simplify your subject so that you put in only what is necessary to tell your story. The class will focus on concepts of value, intensity and color temperature along with some basic landscape composition. Color solutions will be explored using structured color schemes that help keep color fresh and vibrant. This process will help to loosen up your technique, while at the same time teaching important painting concepts that apply across all media.

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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 1T09
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, April 2 – 23, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No class April 9

CLASS ID: 1T10
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 7 – 21, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from a beginning watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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Beginning Watercolor

CLASS ID: 1T06
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, April 2 – 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No class April 9

CLASS ID: 1T07
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 7 – 21, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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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Still Life – Making Ordinary Objects Extraordinary

CLASS ID: 1T22 *class ID changed from catalog
Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays, May 2 – 23, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
Using still life as our genre, this watercolor course will focus on concepts of composition, value and shape patterns, creating movement in the painting, color selection, modeling of objects and painting shadows. Students will paint from studio set-ups, which they will create, as they learn how to make an interesting painting from everyday objects.

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Watercolor Koi and Water Lilies

CLASS ID: 1T16
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, May 17 & 24, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM *date change from catalog

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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Pocket Sketching

CLASS ID: 2X01
Date/Time: Friday – Sunday, September 21 – 23, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kath Macaulay
This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, or sitting in a café. Students will learn to capture what they think they see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper, and a small paint set. This class is ideal for the timid beginner to learn to paint fearlessly in public, and for the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. To quote a former student at Canyon Ranch, “You just changed my life: I can do this!” $40 material fee covers paint set, paper, water soluble pen, and water container. Please sign up at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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