Exploring Watercolor Techniques: NEW!
If you are looking for inspiration, and to better understand the watercolor medium, this is the class for you! Join us for an adventure into various ways to paint with watercolors. We will experiment with various techniques, such as: wet-in-wet, pouring paint, negative painting, ways to add texture, working on gessoed paper, using modeling paste, and other topics, as the class dictates. I will do weekly demos, and then help each student individually. Weekly "homework" will help you to see rapid improvement! This class is six weeks long.
Location:Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg
Dates: Tuesday evenings, October 17-Nov. 21
Experience: all levels welcome
Register: www.larkinarts.com, or call (540)236-4223
Abstract Acrylics: NEW one day workshop! Two dates and locations
Join us for a fun day of painting your own unique acrylic painting. I will teach the basics of painting with acrylics, along with designing a good abstract painting. Most students will complete two paintings in this one day workshop!
Bring photos if you like, especially shapes and colors that inspire you. Bring your own acrylic supplies (a list will be sent), and two canvases (size and shape of your choice), and pay $60. Or, if you are new to acrylics and want me to bring off of your materials, let me know by Oct. 8 and pay $80 (member) or $95 (nonmember).
Location: Highland Center, Monterey, VA
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Cost: $60 bring your own supplies, or $80 supplies provided
Register: Contact Margie Boesch at email@example.com
Location: Edinburg Mill, 214 South Main St., Edinburg, VA
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm
Cost: $60 VECCA member, $75 nonmember (or $80 or $95, materials provided).
Register: by Oct. 8, check payable to VECCA. Send to: Barbara Randel, 1929 Ridge Hollow Rd. Edinburg, VA
Learning from the Masters in Watercolor: NEW!
Note: This class is full. Contact BSSS to be put on a waiting list.
During weekly lessons, you will study the designs, methods, and inspirations of master watercolorists, and thereby learn to enhance your own paintings. You will choose one watercolor painting by a master to copy, to better understand his or her process. The other lessons will involve studying what made other masters' watercolors successful, practicing their techniques, and using that to paint what inspires you. I will start the sessions with a brief summary of some of the artists who shaped watercolor painting, including Georgia O'Keefe, Andrew Wyeth, John Marin, John Singer Sargent, and others. Peg will offer students detailed critiques and one-on-one assistance.
Location: Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton, Van der Veer studio
Dates: Mondays, October 23-November 27
Time: 9:30am -12 pm
Cost: Members $165; Non-members $195
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
Register: www.bssschool.org, or call (540)886-8636
Animals in Pen and Ink and Watercolor: NEW one day workshop!
Do you love animals? Would you like to learn how to paint animals? This hands-on workshop will give you some great tips The class will include demonstrations, a color worksheet, and individual help. Bring photos of your pets, favorite animals, wildlife, whatever inspires you. You may even want to create a Christmas gift for someone special! You will go home with a small painting, and everything you need to know to get started painting animals. All materials included; just come and paint! Wear old clothes or bring an apron.
Location: Augusta County Government Center, Verona
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Experience: Beginner to intermediate
Register: www.co.augusta.va.us, or call (540)245-5727
Figures in the Landscape: One Day Workshop
Add life to your landscapes and city scenes! Learn how to paint loose, colorful, active individuals and groups within your scene. Think of fishermen, bikers, hikers, swimmers, shoppers, tourists, etc. Bring reference photos of landscapes with crowds, couples, individuals, dog walkers, etc.; active people who will add interest to your paintings. Let Peg show you easy ways to paint simple figures in your scenes. Then see them come to life!
Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Cost: $80 (optional watercolor kit $50, or bring your own supplies (see registration form).
Register: On this website, go to "SVAC Registration Form" page. Print out form, fill in, and send fee to Peg at address listed.
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