"Watercolor has always been kind of overwhelming to me. But now, having this class and seeing the demonstrations, I feel like I have a much better understanding."
"Peg provides excellent instruction in a supportive environment. She meets students where they are in their painting journey."
"As a novice painter, I learned so much by taking this class. Every week, I learned tips and techniques that will stay with me. I can't say enough about how great this was!
Peg provides straight forward instructions, supportive individual help that is positive and thoughtful, and beneficial demonstrations. Moreover, Peg is very sweet, and has a pleasant personality that makes learning to paint fun."
Shenandoah Valley Barns in Watercolor The Shenandoah Valley abounds with charming old barns. Many of them have interesting shapes and colors, and make great subjects for a painting. The surrounding fields, rolling hills and mountains add to the beauty. We will learn how to draw and paint them in watercolors. This class will emphasize how to paint buildings in landscapes in a convincing way. We will learn how to use light and shadow to make buildings look three dimensional. Bring your favorite photos of barns, sheds, animals and farms. Peg will also bring photos. The class includes demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help. Most participants will complete two small paintings. Bring a friend or family member and make it even more fun!
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023 Time: 10 am to 4 pm. We will have a 45 minute lunch break, so pack a lunch Skill Level: This class is open to all levels Location: The Arts Center in Orange, 129 East Main Street, Orange, VA Cost: $150 Registration: www. artscenterinorange.com, or call (540)672-7311
Essential Skills in Watercolor (NOTE: This class is full. Watch for the next class, which will start in January 2024). There's a lot more to watercolor painting than drawing a subject and filling it in with color. We will practice important skills, such as: balancing soft and hard edges, layering and glazing, wet in wet painting, making granulating washes, and adding texture. We will also work on brush skills. Composing an interesting painting will be a part of each lesson. Weekly homework assignments will help you to make rapid progress. You choose the subject matter you'd like to paint. Each class will include critiques, demonstrations, one on one help, and color worksheets. A materials list is provided.
Dates: Tuesdays , November 7 - December 12, 2023 Time: 10 am to 1 pm; feel free to pack a lunch Skill Level: This class is open to all levels Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 126 South Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA Cost: $220 Registration: Go back to my "Upcoming Classes" page, and click on "Register for Essential Skills in Watercolor Class". Fill out the form on the bottom, and include it and a check in the mail to me. You can also Venmo me.
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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!