Upcoming Classes and Workshops August through October, 2019
Recent comments from my students:
"This was my first class with Peg, and my first art class in 20 years! She was such a joy, and her approach encouraged me to step out and loosen up. I guarantee this won't be my last class!"
"Peg helps everyone see their strengths. She provides an encouraging environment and professional instruction.”
"Peg allows you to explore your own creativity, while teaching you new techniques. She provides guidance when you need it, and lets you explore your own interests and style."
Title: Trees in Watercolor Date:Saturday, August 3 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Description: Enjoy a relaxing day learning about watercolor painting. You don’t have to bring anything, and you do not need experience in watercolor painting. The instructor will provide quality paints, watercolor paper, brushes, a full color lesson, a mat, coffee and tea, and everything else you need to complete two watercolor paintings!
Do you struggle to paint a convincing tree? Do you get overwhelmed by a landscape full of trees? In this class, you will learn to paint many types of trees. You will learn how to use a flat or round brush to paint a single tree or a group of trees more effectively. The lessons will include practicing tree shapes, and then painting landscapes that include trees. Peg will do a step-by-step demonstration, give you a color worksheet of the demonstration, and then provide individual help as you work on your painting. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. Bring photos of your favorite trees.
Instructor Peg Sheridan has been painting in watercolors for 35 years, and teaching for 20 years. She has won several awards for her paintings. She is known for her encouraging, enthusiastic teaching style. To see her work and learn more, see www.pegsheridan.com.
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: Crash Course in Color in Watercolor (Back by student request!) Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Skill level:Beginner – Advanced Description: Are you confused about color terms, like granulation, opacity, lightfastedness, complementary, 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 a color plan? Join Peg as she breaks 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. Instructor Peg Sheridan has been painting in watercolors for 39 years, and teaching for 19 years. She is known for her encouraging, “no fears” way of teaching watercolor painting. She is a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, and has won many regional awards for her paintings.
Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 122 South Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro Cost: $80 Register: On this website, go back to the menu "Upcoming Classes". Click on "Registration Form for Crash Course in Color Workshop". Print it off, fill out the information on the second page, cut it off and send with a check to me by August 20. I will cash your check when I have enough people enrolled to guarantee the class.
Title: Combining Organic and Geometric Forms in Watercolor Date:Saturday, September 28 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Skill Level: Beginner to advanced Description: Enjoy a relaxing day learning about watercolor painting. You don’t have to bring anything, and you do not need experience in watercolor painting. The instructor will provide quality paints, watercolor paper, brushes, a full color lesson, a mat, coffee and tea, and everything else you need to complete two watercolor paintings!
Peg will start with the basic techniques of watercolor painting. Then, she will do a step-by-step demonstration of the lesson. You will learn to create a more graphic and contemporary look in your paintings, by using geometric shapes in your designs. All materials will provided, including quality paints, watercolor paper, brushes, a full color lesson, a mat, coffee and tea, and everything else you need to complete two watercolor paintings! Please bring any photos you have of favorite plants, flowers, animals, birds, landscapes, etc. Bring a lunch, or pick one up nearby. 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: Learning from the Masters II Dates: Mondays, September 30 - November 4(six classes) Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon Skill Level: Beginner to advanced Description: You can learn a lot by studying the methods and paintings of masters in watercolor painting. Furthermore, they will inspire you to try new techniques in your own work! Join us as we study the work of artists such as: Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, Charles Demuth, along with more contemporary watercolorists such as Skip Lawrence and Zoltan Szabo. 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 your learned from their work to enrich paintings of your own images. Each student will also choose a watercolor master to either copy or inform his or her own paintings. The instructor will offer critiques and one-on-one help. A materials list will be provided. Level:Beginner to advanced Location: Beverley Street Studio School, 217 West Beverley Street, Staunton Cost: Members: $206; Non-members: $236 Register: www.bssschool.org, or call (540) 886-8636.
Title: Loosen Up in Watercolor Dates:Tuesday evenings, 6-8 pm October 15 - November 19, 2019 Level: Basic skills to advanced Description: Do you feel like you have stalled in your watercolor painting? Do your paintings lack excitement and interest? Would you like to learn more abut color and design? Then this may be that takes you to a new level! Get out of your rut, and try new ideas and techniques in watercolor. You choose your subject matter, and let Peg show you how to paint it in new, more interesting ways! This class is for those with some experience in basic watercolor techniques. A materials list will be sent. Students enrolled at Larkin receive a discount on watercolors in their art store. Level: Some experience to advanced Location: Larkin Arts, Court Square, Harrisonburg Cost: $190 Register: Call 540 236 4223, or register 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. Keep checking my website, www.pegsheridan.com, as classes will be added.