Summer Classes Will Fill Up Soon! Enroll now. See details below. Recent comments from my students:
"Amazing, the amount of instruction covered in a short span of time. Valuable lesson, and time well spent"
"I was able to create three paintings in a one-day workshop, all of which I am happy with! Excellent instruction that covered all levels of ability in the class."
"I came out of the class feeling like a real artist!"
Title: Fog and Mist in Watercolor Date: Wednesday, June 27 Time: 10am-3:30pm, with 45 minute lunch break Description: Learn to create striking, ethereal paintings of fog and mist in watercolor. I will show you how to plan your painting, choose a color palette, and create the effects of fog using special techniques. You will find that these paintings are fun to paint and very beautiful! Please bring your own photo references; I will have many also. Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 122 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA Cost: $80 Register: On this website, go back to the menu. Find "Registration form for Fog and Mist workshop". Print it out, fill in your info at the bottom and cut it out, and send it to me with a check. Please register by June 18.
Charismatic Animals in Watercolor Date: Evenings, Tuesday June 5 through Thursday June 7 Time: 6-8:30 pm Description: Get ready to have fun painting animals, such as elephants, giraffes, wolves, lions, bears, etc. You will choose the animal, and I will show you how to use your reference materials to create a large, loose, splashy watercolor painting that captures its personality. I will lead you through demonstrations on drawing the animal, painting fur, etc., and creating a painting full of spirit and color. I will also offer critiques and one-on-one help. A materials list will be provided. Location: Beverley Street Studio School, 217 W. Beverley Street, Staunton, VA. Cost: $120 members, $150 nonmembers. Register: www.bssschool.org, or call (540)886-8636
Title: Beginning Watercolors: Summer Landscapes Date: Saturday, June 30 (note: this class was advertised in the Augusta County Parks and Recreation spring catalog as June 9. However, the date has been changed to June 30). Time: 10am-3pm Description: Have you ever wanted to try watercolor painting, but don't know how to start? This hands-on workshop will give you a taste of this fun medium! We will go over the materials, start with some basic techniques, and then create a painting. The class will include demonstrations, a color step-by-step worksheet, and individual help. You will go home with at least one small painting and everything you need to know to start having fun with watercolor! All materials are included; just come and paint! Bring photos of your favorite summer scenes; lakes, gardens, beaches, etc. Location: Augusta County Government Center kitchen, 18 Govt. Center Lane, Verona, VA Cost: $88, all supplies included. Register: www.co.augusta.va.us, or call (540)245-5727
Title: Plein Air Painting in Watercolor Date: Wednesday mornings, July 11-August 15, 2018 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Description: Join us as we visit several beautiful locations to learn ways of directly capturing that beauty in watercolor. You will meet outside at a predetermined location each week, or in the studio in inclement weather. I will offer demonstrations, one-on-one help, and critiques. You will learn how to distill complicated scenes into connected shapes and values, as well as specific methods of painting en plein air. Some of these methods include: starting wet-in-wet, painting shadows first, painting loosely, and adding line for detail. I will also help you to sharpen your observational skills to better see values and reflected colors. A materials list will be provided. Location: Beverley Street Studio School, 217 West Beverley Street, Staunton Cost: $170 Register: www.bssschool.org, or call (540)886-8636.
Title: Mini Course in Color for Watercolorists Date:Tuesday Evenings, July 31, August 7 and 14 (3 sessions) Time: 6 to 8 pm Description: Are you confused about color terms, such as "granulation", "opacity", "lightfastedness", "cool vs. warm", "tint", etc.? Do you struggle to mix colors that are beautiful, not muddy? Do you know how to plan a painting with a value study and color palette? Join me as I break down the complexity of color into short, easy-to-follow exercises. Discover the hundreds of colors you can mix with the tubes of paint you already own! This class will include: demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help in planning colors for your own paintings. A supply list will be available. Location: Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA Cost: $90 Register: Call Larkin at (540)236-4223, or online at www.larkinarts.com
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