Title: NEW: Travel and Paint: Coastal Maine - Painting Dramatic Seascapes and Sketching Nature's Details Date: September 6-13, 2018. Register now. We will be booking reservations soon! Description: If you are an active adult who enjoys hiking, walking, art, nature, local food and wine, and plein air painting, this trip is for you! This unique art-focused trip will feature a combination of guided events and free time that will give you an unbeatable opportunity to explore the region. Accompanied by two experienced and award-winning artists, Betty Gatewood and I, you will create art with subject matter such as crashing waves, boats, rocks, light houses, migrating birds and many varied natural habitat. Location: Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Maine Cost: $1800 for double occupancy/ $2350 for single occupancy. Go to bssschool.org for full details about the trip. Register: www.bssschool.org, or call (540)886-8636.
Title: Night Scenes in Watercolor Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 Time:10 to 3 Ages:12 and up Description: You can paint mysterious, moody, wonderful paintings of the evening or night in watercolor! No experience needed. Learn how to plan a night painting, then learn techniques for painting sunsets, stars, moonlight, streetlights, and shadows at night. I will show you how, through demonstrations, worksheets and individual help. All supplies are provided. Just come and paint. Most students will complete at least two small paintings. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Location: Augusta County Government Center in Verona, in the kitchen area. Cost: $88 per person. All supplies included. Register: www.co.augusta.va.us, or call (540)245-5727
Title: Learning from the Masters in Watercolor Date:Tuesday Evenings, March 6 - April 10, 2018 Time: 6 to 8 pm Description: Join us as we study the work of watercolor painters such as JMW Turner, Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, and Andrew Wyeth. We will look at their work, learn about how they painted, then try similar techniques. You choose works that inspire you, from these or other masters, and either copy them or use their techniques to enrich paintings of your own images. A materials list will be available. Location: Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA Cost: $165 Register: Call Larkin at (540)236-4223, or online at www.larkinarts.com
Title: Watercolor Creativity Booster Date: Monday mornings, March 19 - April 23 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Description: Do your watercolor paintings need something more? Join me in this new course designed to give your creative journey a jump start. I will demonstrate fresh new ways to start a painting, to save paintings you thought were lost, and to bring paintings to a higher level of finish. We will use products to enhance or correct your paintings, such as watercolor mediums, gouache, and acrylics. We will also explore ways of working on different types of paper. As always, we will plan our designs, values, and color palettes. Some watercolor mediums will be provided. A materials list will be sent. Location: Beverley Street Studio School, 217 West Beverley Street, Staunton Cost: $170 Register: www.bssschool.org, or call (540)886-8636. Note: This class is 3/4 full. It is expected to sell out by Feb., so register now!
Title: Abstract Acrylic Painting Date: Saturday, April 7 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Description: Join us for a fun day of painting your own unique acrylic paintings. I will share the basic techniques with you, along with principles in designing a good abstract painting. I will also demonstrate fun ways to get started, using brushes, squeegees, stamps, spray, plastic wrap, etc. Most students will complete two paintings in this one day workshop! Be sure to bring photos of shapes, colors, and subjects that inspire you. I will share mine too. All supplies provided, including two 9X12 canvases. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Location: Augusta County Government Center in Verona, in the kitchen area. Park on the west side of the building. Cost: $104, including two canvases, paints, brushes, tools, etc. Register: www.co.augusta.va.us, or call (540)345-5727. Register by March 30.
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