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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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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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 5ZMA
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 5ZWB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from the 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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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 5ZMB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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