Upcoming Classes and Workshops February through March
You can paint with watercolors! All of the paintings above were painted by my students. My classes fill up quickly, so don't wait. Registration information is below. Keep checking; more classes will be added soon. Recent comments from my students:
"Peg helps everyone see their strengths. She provides an encouraging environment and professional instruction”
"Great class. The demos were outstanding. Individual help was always available. The worksheets were invaluable. “
"Peg, as a master, can bring instruction to a novice level. She is patient and fun!
Title:Painting Like the Masters in Watercolor Dates:Tuesday evenings, 6-8 pm February 5-March 12, 2019
Description: Join us as we study the work of artists such as Winslow Homer, Pierre Joseph Redout, Charles Demuth, Zoltan Szabo, Georgia O'Keeffe, and James McNeill Whistler. We will look at each artist's techniques, and try them on our own paintings. You choose works that inspire you, and either copy them or use what you learned from them to enrich your own paintings. Each student will also choose a contemporary watercolor master to either copy or inform his or her paintings. You will receive a materials list. Students at Larkin Arts receive a discount on M. Graham watercolor paints. Location: Larkin Arts, Court Square, Harrisonburg Cost: $165 Register: Call 540 236-4223, or sign up online at www.larkinarts.com. You can paint with watercolors! Enroll in one of these classes and you will be on your way! My classes fill up quickly, so don't wait. Registration information is below. Keep checking my website, www.pegsheridan.com, as classes will be added. Note: This class is full, with a waiting list. Sign up for the next one (below)
Title: The Fastest Way to Improve Your Paintings: Sketching with Watercolor and Other Media Date: Monday mornings, March 11-April 15 Time: 9:00 am - 12 pm Description: Let Peg help you improve your skills of observation, painting, and drawing by demonstrating how to sketch in a wide variety of media…and then confidently start a painting with only a brush! You’ll use watercolor, pencil, ink, and many other tools to quickly develop sketches that accurately capture the gesture and shape of your subject… without laboring over the preparatory studies. Then you can employ your best sketches to create exciting paintings that have freshness and vitality. Peg will demonstrate how to train your eyes to see more, to record what you see with a few lines and shapes, and to use various tools and techniques. Come learn new techniques, rekindle your joy in painting, develop reference material for future paintings, and establish a habit of sketching when you travel. Some classes will be held outside. Sketchbook assignments will be given each week. Peg will offer critiques, demonstrations, and one-on-one help. A materials list will be provided. Location: Beverley Street Studio School, 217 West Beverley Street, Staunton Cost: Members: $190; Non-members: $220 Register: www.bssschool.org, or call (540) 886-8636. Note: this class is filling now, but there are still spaces. Sign up soon!
Title: Skies in Watercolor Date:Saturday, March 2, 2019 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Description:Skies are one of the most important elements in a watercolor landscape. Yet, many people paint the same boring blue sky in every painting! Learn how to capture any kind of weather and paint gorgeous skies! You will be amazed at how this one class improves all of your landscape paintings! Bring several photos of skies, clouds, sunsets, rain, fog, etc.
No experience is necessary, and you don't have to bring anything; the instructor will provide quality paints, watercolor paper, brushes, a full color lesson, a mat, coffee, and everything you need to complete two watercolor paintings! We will start by going over the basic techniques of watercolor painting, and then Peg will several demonstrations. She will also offer one-on-one help. Wear old clothes, or bring an apron. Also bring photos of poppies and other showy flowers, if you have them. Location: Augusta County Government Center, Verona (cafeteria) Cost: $104, all supplies included Register: Call 540 245-5727, or sign up online at www.co.augusta.va.us.
Title: Night Scenes in Watercolor Date:Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Time: 10 am to 3 pm, with a 45 minute lunch break Description: You can paint mysterious, moody, wonderful paintings of the evening or night in watercolor. Learn how to plan a night painting, and how to mix rich, dark colors. We will practice techniques of painting sunsets, stars, moonlight, lights, and shadows at night. Peg will show you how, through demonstrations, step-by-step color worksheets, and individual help. Bring your favorite photos of night scenes. A materials list will be provided. Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 122 S. Wayne Avenue. Waynesboro, VA 22980, or www.svacart.com. Their phone number is (540)949-7662. Cost: $80 Register: For this class, you will register with and pay to me directly. Go back to "Upcoming Classes" on this website, and look for "Registration Form for Night Scenes in Watercolor." It includes class info, a materials list, and a registration form. You will fill it out, and send it along with a check, to me directly. If you would like me to send you a form by email, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title:Drawing and Painting Techniques for Watercolors Dates:Tuesday evenings, 6-8 pm March 26-April 30, 2019 Description: Do you enjoy watercolor painting, but struggle with the drawing? Have you noticed that you often discover, too late, that your drawing is "off" in your painting? Would you like to keep a drawing/painting sketchbook, but don't know where to start? We will cover all of this, and much more, in this class. Peg will cover drawing and painting materials, techniques, and tricks, to help you start and finish your paintings successfully. This class will include: demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help. You may work on the subject matter of your choice. A supply list will be available. Students at Larkin Arts receive a discount on M. Graham watercolor paints. Location: Larkin Arts, Court Square, Harrisonburg Cost: $165 Register: Call 540 236-4223, or sign up online at www.larkinarts.com. Note: This class is already filling, and the current one is sold out. Don't wait to sign up!
You can paint with watercolors! Enroll in one of these classes and you will be on your way. My classes fill up quickly, so don't wait. Registration information is below. Keep checking my website, www.pegsheridan.com, as classes will be added.
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