New Session Coming in 2019!
(from 10am-4pm, with a break for lunch)
Explore abstraction through watercolor, composition, and color in this three-part class. You will learn basic watercolor techniques such as wet-into-wet, glazing, and water/edge control to produce a variety of effects. We will then build on this introduction by diving into various approaches of abstraction. Learn ways of loosening up, painting from your imagination and altering observed form in a way that is playful, intuitive, and improvisational. The final class will focus on color theory and investigate mixing color and putting colors together to create harmonious abstract compositions. This class is great for beginners new to the medium and for those new to abstraction.
Watercolor fundamentals: washes, gradients, wet-into-wet, glazing, drybrush, edge control, glazing, watercolor. Practice techniques to gain more control.
Abstraction: approaches to developing a personal vocabulary of marks, abstracting from nature, inventing form and finding your language. Work on a series of small studies.
Color: using color harmoniously. Explore color mixing, palettes, and the relationship between value and color. Construct a more complex original watercolor composition.
>> There will be a $25 supply fee for this class. Or, if you have your own supplies, you are welcome to bring your own. Here's what you'll need:
This Class is limited to 8 students. We love this class because we get a lot of great, nerdy info by testing several different painting techniques, making our own reference sheets, and experimenting with different color mixtures. When our last class was over, no one wanted to leave—we all wanted to stay and keep painting! We hope you’ll join us for this new all-day session.