Adult Classes | Painting: Watercolor

546W - Animals in Watercolor

Member Tuition: $75.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $95.00

Instructor: Thomas-Weible Debra

Want to learn to paint dogs, cats, birds? Week one will focus on picking several subjects from your photographs and working on the pencil drawing…with the emphasis on learning to draw. Week two, we will deal with color theory and how to mix colors from a limited palette. Once we have mastered the basics, we will paint our animal subjects.

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477 - Art & Soul of Landscape Painting

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Baker, Karen

Bring your passion for landscape painting to new heights in this guided, open studio, all media class. Using your own reference materials, learn how to identify and convey the essence of your landscape subjects— respond by interpreting vs. copying. Develop more intuitive, spontaneous ways of seeing. Paint with greater emotion and purpose. Additional topics include composition and design, color exploration, qualities of light and shadow, value contrasts, edge control, aerial perspective. Maximum 10 students, familiar with their chosen medium.

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579 - Beginning Watercolor

Member Tuition: $140.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $170.00

Instructor: Waltz, Kerry Stratton

New to watercolor? This class will lead you through everything you need to know to get started in watercolor. We will complete a painting each week that will focus on basic techniques and explore a variety of subject matter. No prior experience needed, just a few supplies and a desire to have FUN!

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499W - California-Vibe Watercolor Portraiture with David Lobenberg

Member Tuition: $375.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $400.00

Instructor: Lobenberg, David

Like California’s San Andreas fault line, David Lobenberg likes to shake things up. He applies watercolor paint to paper with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes. It is added, subtracted, and added again. He floods, blossoms, and textures. His style is about gesture, no-holds-barred expressive color, odd shapes in odd places, soft transparency and hard opacity. In his three-day workshop, you too will learn how to shake It up starting with David’s method of posing and taking photographs of your subjects to tracing out simple outline contour drawings of their head and features from the photographs. The drawings are then easily traced onto sheets of watercolor paper from quarter to full sheet size.. After that, it’s time to California-Vibe them!

David Lobenberg’s watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country. He has had his work published nationally and internationally in American Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, the French art magazine, Pratique Des Art, Plein Air Magazine, The Palette Magazine, and the European magazine, The World of Watercolour.

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549 - Dancing with YUPO and Rocking with TERRASKIN!

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Ikin, Taylor

Known as the “YUPO QUEEN” for the past 16 years, Taylor Ikin, will also introduce you to Yupo, a waterproof synthetic paper, and a new surface, Terraskin, which is made from stone! Enjoy individual attention and class critiques, motivational reading and art discussions in a creative environment.

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453 - Independent Study in Drawing and Painting

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Allison, Brooke

The mission of this class is to give experienced artists a time and place to work out their own vision with aid from an instructor experienced with a variety of art materials and styles. Student should have experience with their medium of choice.

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582 - Intermediate Watercolor

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Waltz, Kerry Stratton

Enjoy all the wonderful creative techniques that are unique to watercolor: how to control wet-into wet washes and use those creative techniques to express your subject. We will learn how to plan for success by using the elements of design, color theory and painting plans. Emphasis will be on how to loosen up with wet into wet watercolor. There will be daily demonstrations and plenty of individual attention.

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368 - Japanese Sumi-e for Beginners

Member Tuition: $135.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $165.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00

Instructor: Kuehn, Noriko

Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink) and Japanese Kanji Calligraphy (Shodo). This casual, introductory class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. Get used to Shodo techniques with Japanese brushes. Learn brushstroke control and how to draw Japanese characters, such as "heart" and "moon." The class also focuses on Sumi-e to draw images, such as Bamboo and Koi fish. Learn the historical and cultural background of Shodo and Sumi-e. The lecture will be minimal with focus on plenty of hands-on studio time. Learn how to balance Yin and Yang, using the contrast of ink to create the desired results.

*A $10 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes for session. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class.

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597W - One Day Watercolor Workshop

Member Tuition: $65.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $95.00

Instructor: Wiley, Susan

This class is a brief introduction to watercolors for beginners. No experience is necessary but it is helpful to have some drawing skills. In this hands on class, you will learn basic brush techniques, some mixing, and some basic principles of watercolor such as line, balance, value, color and composition. You will have a completed painting (or nearly so) by the end of the class.

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418 - Open Drawing and Painting

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Sutherland, Robert

Take your drawing and painting to new heights of expression... bring YOUR TOOLS and we will help you excel to the next level! Learn anatomy, composition, and many facets of art. An open painting and drawing class to work on your own compositions with expert help.

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456 - Spinning-New Perspectives on Art

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Sutherland, Robert

Whatever subject matter you like to paint - spinning will free your subconscious abilities! "Spinning" refers to turning the canvas, metal, wood or other vehicle at 90 degree angles while applying the oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal or other medium. Taking your favorite work of art and hanging it upside down may reveal an entirely new piece.

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457 - Spinning-New Perspectives on Art

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Sutherland, Robert

Whatever subject matter you like to paint - spinning will free your subconscious abilities! "Spinning" refers to turning the canvas, metal, wood or other vehicle at 90 degree angles while applying the oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal or other medium. Taking your favorite work of art and hanging it upside down may reveal an entirely new piece.

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553 - Watercolor For Beginners

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Wood, Anita

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint in Watercolors? Come paint with us in this "no fear" approach to learn this fabulous medium! This course will focus on “how to” lessons featuring a new demo every week. The studies will include the color wheel, values, transparent colors, the mystery of "warm and cool" colors, brushstrokes and various techniques. A variety of subjects will expand your watercolor skills. This class is for all levels – New to watercolors and experienced beginners.

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552 - Watercolors - Larger than Life-Birds of a Feather

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Wood, Anita

What is Watercolors – Larger than Life? It is not the size of our painting – but the impact that our painting has! For this 6 week session our theme is BIRDS OF A FEATHER! An exciting challenge is planned for every week, along with a critique to start the class and a demo.

You are encouraged to paint from your own photos and either follow the class challenge or paint your own study. There will be plenty of time for painting during the class with individual consultations to help you achieve your personal goals!

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