Note: I am working on other offerings, so keep checking here for more classes! Many of the venues I have worked with in the past are just now gearing up to offer classes again.
Comments from my last two classes:
"Peg is endlessly encouraging, and her love of teaching is evident in every class."
"Basically new to watercolor, I found Peg's teaching style made the process approachable and very enjoyable!"
"Peg provides clear instructions and helpful comments."
"Peg is very helpful in encouraging you as you discover (or build upon) your own unique style. Overall, it was a great and enjoyable class!"
Light and Shadow in Watercolor with Beverley Street Studio School
Dates: Mondays, September 13-October 18, 2021 Time: 9-12 Skill Level: This class is open to beginners to advanced students, ages 13 and up. Location: Beverley Street Studio School, 217 West Beverley Street, Staunton Cost: Members $190, Nonmembers $220 Registration: Register online, at www.bssschool.org, or call (540)886-8636. Note: This class is full. Call the school to be put on the waiting list, or to be put on the email list for my next class, starting in January 2022. No matter what your subject , you can improve your painting by organizing the light, dark, and shadow shapes in a pleasing way. The best watercolors have exciting patterns of lights and darks, and colorful shadows. In this class, we will learn about how to plan values, how to save white paper for sparkle, how to make a subject look 3 dimensional, and how to get dark colors without making mud. We will also learn about reflected light, using silhouettes effectively, and painting colorful shadows. You choose your subject matter, and Peg will help you to paint your best version of it with the techniques we learn in class. The class will include: demonstrations, critiques, and color worksheets. Students will be given homework assignments. Students will be encouraged to work from their own reference materials. A materials list will be sent. We will be following CDC recommendations.
Plein Air Painting in the 'Burg: Learn about painting outside, during Harrisonburg's "Best.Weekend.Ever". We will meet at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market on Saturday, September 4 (Labor Day Weekend). I will do a short demonstration on the outskirts of the market. After that, each painter will find a spot to paint the vibrant colors and life of the market. Bring your own chair or easel, and supplies. Receive a color lesson, demonstrations, and individual help. Time: 9-1 Cost: $40. Open to ages 10 and up. Space will be limited. To register and find a list of supplies, go back to my "Upcoming Classes" page, and click on "Registration for Plein Air Painting in the 'Burg." Note: This event has been cancelled.
Plein Air Painting in Watercolor: Floyd, Virginia: This 3-day workshop is through the Floyd Center for the Arts. I will help you get started in, or improve, your plein air painting skills. Dates are Wednesday September 22-Friday, September 24, 2021. Hours: 10-4 daily. Cost: $300 per person for members of the art center; $375 for nonmembers. Open to watercolor painters with good basic skills. A materials list will be sent. Register at www.floydartcenter.org, or call (540)745-2784. If you need lodging, ask for suggested locations.
Don't believe the myth that watercolor painting is too hard, and mistakes are forever! I will show you the techniques you need to paint, and how to fix mistakes. You will be surprised how quickly you improve, with good instruction!