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!
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.
Learn how to create a unique painting using the monoprint method. We will paint on plexiglass, using watercolor mixed with matte medium an then press a clean sheet of watercolor paper onto the painted plexiglass. A variety of results can be achieved using different techniques. The finished product is a one of a kind original painting. It is a fun technique that combines hand pulled printing and direct painting.
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. We'll even supply all the materials so you can try the technique before investing in supplies.