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    • June 03, 2022
    • 12:00 AM
    • July 06, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Watercolor Arts Society-Houston, 1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX
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    JULY EXHIBIT - Register and pay entry fees here

    All entries must be completed by Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

    1. Pay the entry fees for 1, 2, or 3 paintings by clicking REGISTER in the black box on this page, just like when you register for a class. Teacher entry needs the code supplied by the Gallery Director.

    2. Send a good photograph(s) of your painting(s) to admin@watercolorhouston.org.

    3.  Drop off your painting(s) before the deadline:  Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 3 pm.

    If you have any questions, call WAS-H at (713) 942-9966 during gallery hours. You can also email gallerydirector@watercolorhouston.org.

    • July 03, 2022
    • September 30, 2022
    • WAS-H,1601 West Alabama St., Houston, TX 77006
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    Registration opens July 3 - September 30

    --- Click HERE to Register ---

     for Major Workshop October 3 - 6

    "Turn your old notions of watercolor upside down" with Ryan Fox

     

    Featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine and Art of Watercolour, national award-winning artist Ryan Fox promises to "turn your old notions of watercolor upside down."  The first two days of the Workshop will explore wet-onto-wet painting, charging color, intentional water blossoms, scraping, spattering, and adding texture. The second two days will teach a new technique called watercolor batik, using watercolor paint and wax to create batik-style paintings on Japanese rice paper.


    The Workshop will include both demonstrations and one-on-one consultations. 

    All levels of students are encouraged to participate.

    Members' fee

    • July 3 -31 -- Early Bird Member registration is $625.00!
    • Starting August 1 -- Members' fee is $675.00.

    Nonmembers' fee is $725.00.

    Seating is limited to 20 students

    For more about Ryan Fox, see rfoxphoto.com.

    • July 06, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H, 1601 Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 18
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    ART FOR SENIORS - Summer Session

    WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, 9:00 - NOON

    Level: All (no formal instructor)

    Come paint with senior friends in a welcoming setting at WAS-H. Our large space allows us to fill the room. 

    In this summer session, there will be no facilitators, only monitors.  Similar to open studio but for seniors.

    This weekly event is a community outreach to seniors only.  No fee.



    • July 06, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Wednesday, July 6

    12:30pm - 3:30pm


    Fee: $20 Members/$25 non-Members


    Join us to draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No instruction given.

    COVID Precautions: Registration limited to 10 participants, monitor, assistant and model. Masks required for all participants, except model during posing.


    • July 07, 2022
    • July 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 7
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    IN PERSON -  Fundamentals of Flower Painting

    Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Four Thursday afternoons

    July 7, 14, 21, 28

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    This class is designed for learning to paint flower and floral groupings in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon drawing and painting different shapes, color, and individuality of each flower; and the use of foliage as a background for flowers and leaves with transparent layering. The class will also learn the technique of painting flower petals by using flat and pointed brushes for blending color for obtaining soft edges. You may use tracing paper for transferring images of your choice if you prefer.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List:

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred, size #01 to #06)
    • Watercolor paint set of your choice, palette, and all related material
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (22x30" sheet, cut in quarters) or pads 10x15"
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Tracing paper
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.
    Note: Bring good quality close up floral photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own


    #artistmohdali

    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and 

    students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.

    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.

    • July 08, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS 

    Mike Doan, Facilitator

    WAS-H is offering a scaled down Open Studio at this time. The studio will be open to 20 people who have been fully vaccinated and now feel comfortable participating in an indoor event. 

    WAS-H members, come paint together this summer from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm on Fridays when no other workshops or classes are scheduled. Bring your supplies to paint, share ideas, and enjoy brown bag lunch and the camaraderie of fellow artists.  

    No additional instruction is provided.  Bring your usual painting supplies and your lunch.

    There is no fee, as this is a benefit of membership.

    • July 08, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 9
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    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Friday, July 8

    7pm - 10pm


    Fee:    $20 members / $25 non-members


    If you haven't been able to join one of our model labs because you work during the day, we are offering a few night-time labs.


    We will draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No drawing instructions given.  Just a fun night honing your drawing skills with like-minded friends.



    • July 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama St. at Mandell, Houston

    Judging and mounting of the July Monthly Members' Exhibit.  See Prospectus for details.

    • July 09, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 20
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    IN PERSON -Mindfulness + Watercolor: Emotion Maps

    Katie Steck

    Saturday, July 9
    6:00-9:00pm

    $50 members/$60 non-members


    This workshop combines mindfulness techniques with watercolor to explore the self and create something joyful. This class can be taken multiple times since the emphasis is on your process rather than a perfect end product.


    What to expect:

    1. We will begin with a check-in mindfulness exercise to check in with the messages we’ve been telling ourselves throughout the day
    2. Brief discussion on the psychophysiology of emotions and the body
    3. Project steps
      a. Cut paper to size
      b. Trace or draw body outline
      c. Pick one emotion to start with
      d. Choose color to represent emotion
      e. Paint body map
      f. Repeat with various emotions
      g. Reflection exercise and discussion 
    4. Close with relaxation exercise


    *Note: This class is not a substitute for therapy from a licensed psychologist. We will be going over mindfulness principles in an educational-type setting and in application to watercolor, but I encourage everyone to seek personal therapy for deeper exploration. 


    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply list:

    • Watercolor paper
    • Watercolor paint
    • Watercolor brushes
    • Pencil to trace
    • Ink pen to outline
    • Water dish
    • Old rag/paper towels
    • I will provide outlines for the body maps (though you are welcome to draw your own during the class).


    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building. 

    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.

    #mindfulness #art #arttherapy #bodymap #emotion #kindredsoulart #watercolorartsociety #WASH #psychophysiology #introspection #hometherapy #explore #knowthyself

    • July 10, 2022

    No monthly General Membership Meetings are held during the summer.


    • July 10, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama St. at Mandell, Houston

    Awards announcement and reception for July Monthly Members' Exhibit.

    • July 13, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H, 1601 Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 18
    Register

    ART FOR SENIORS - Summer Session

    WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, 9:00 - NOON

    Level: All (no formal instructor)

    Come paint with senior friends in a welcoming setting at WAS-H. Our large space allows us to fill the room. 

    In this summer session, there will be no facilitators, only monitors.  Similar to open studio but for seniors.

    This weekly event is a community outreach to seniors only.  No fee.



    • July 13, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Wednesday, July 13

    12:30pm - 3:30pm


    Fee: $20 Members/ $25 non-Members

    Join us to draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No instruction given.


    COVID Precautions: Registration limited to 10 participants, monitor, assistant and model. Masks required for all participants, except model during posing.


    • July 15, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS 

    Mike Doan, Facilitator

    WAS-H is offering a scaled down Open Studio at this time. The studio will be open to 20 people who have been fully vaccinated and now feel comfortable participating in an indoor event. 

    WAS-H members, come paint together this summer from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm on Fridays when no other workshops or classes are scheduled. Bring your supplies to paint, share ideas, and enjoy brown bag lunch and the camaraderie of fellow artists.  

    No additional instruction is provided.  Bring your usual painting supplies and your lunch.

    There is no fee, as this is a benefit of membership.

    • July 16, 2022
    • July 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 19
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    IN PERSON - Just Another Corny Painting

    Les McDonald

    Saturday & Sunday

    July 16 & 17

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    Detail has always been my specialty. We will do a tight drawing and paint the detail of the corn and foliage.

    The teacher will show you the approach to making the colors work with detailed instruction. Masking will be used in portions of the design.

    Colors will be selected and shown with color swatches.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Students should come to the class with image already drawn/sketched out so that painting can begin right away.


    Supply List

    Bring your usual variety of paint colors

    Pebeo Drawing Gum will be used for masking

    Brushes = Rounds - #2, 3, 4, & 6 will be used.

    Paper:  recommend 300 lb. 1/2 sheet WC paper.

    Roll of paper towels


    Face masks are not required but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.
    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.
    • July 20, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Wednesday, July 20

    12:30pm - 3:30pm


    Fee: $20 Members/ $25 non-Members

    Join us to draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No instruction given.


    COVID Precautions: Registration limited to 10 participants, monitor, assistant and model. Masks required for all participants, except model during posing.


    • July 23, 2022
    • July 24, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0

    IN PERSON - Expressive Color

    Carla Gauthier

    Saturday & Sunday

    July 23 & 24

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    Color is the way we bring personality to our art – vibrant and eye-catching, dark and dramatic, sunny and cheerful, soft and suggestive. The problem can be that our brain cannot separate local color (blue sky, red apple, green grass) from the endless possibilities without a nudge sometimes. We will examine the emotion of color, do some exercises that push you out of your comfort zone, and leave with some color combinations that allow you to learn from others and grow in your pursuit of expressive color choices.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Regular painting supplies, palette, brushes, paper towels, paint, and paper, as well as tube colors so that we aren’t limited to what is in your palette.


    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.
    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.
    • July 26, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Tuesday, July 26

    7pm - 10pm


    Fee:    $20 members / $25 non-members


    If you haven't been able to join one of our model labs because you work during the day, we are offering a few night-time labs.


    We will draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No drawing instructions given.  Just a fun night honing your drawing skills with like-minded friends.



    • July 27, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Portrait Session - Long Pose

    Wednesday, July 27

    12:30pm - 3:30pm

    Fee: $20 Members

              $25 non-WASH Members


    On the last Wednesday of each month, have a portrait session, where the model will stay in a long pose.  Other warm-up poses may also be done at the teacher's discretion.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches.  Just bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No instruction given.


    COVID Precautions: Registration limited to 10 participants, monitor, assistant and model. Masks required for all participants, except model during posing.

    • August 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Board of Directors Meeting

    • August 02, 2022
    • August 23, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 3
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    IN PERSON - Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    August 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00-4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Do you want to push your painting, define your style, and create a body of work that is cohesive and personal? This will be a student-driven class, with more of a coaching/critique vibe, helping each artist work towards a simple goal – to find their “path” whether it be realistic or abstract, portraits, landscapes, still-life based….. whatever it is that inspires you. This class is not a “how-to” class. We will discuss concepts, artistic principles that will help each artist regardless of their style and subject, and do demos that are spontaneous, responding to student problems and needs. Ideally we become a consistent group, whose input is varied and meaningful. The idea is that you will focus on a subject and approach to carry your ideas forward in a connected way. Work outside class is essential.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Regular watermedia and art supplies, including paper towels, and paintings you have finished or are in progress for critique..


    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.
    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.
    • August 03, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Wednesday, Aug 3

    12:30pm - 3:30pm


    Fee: $20 Members/ $25 non-Members

    Join us to draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No instruction given.


    COVID Precautions: Registration limited to 10 participants, monitor, assistant and model. Masks required for all participants, except model during posing.


    • August 04, 2022
    • August 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 14
    Register

    IN PERSON -  Portrait Painting

    Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Four Thursday afternoons

    August 4, 11, 18, 25

    1:00-4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    The portrait class will focus on the fundamentals of portrait painting in watercolor. This  class is designed for those who want to improve human head drawing, forms, plans, tonal value, and techniques of portrait painting. In many ways, portrait painting is fun class. It is exciting, full of artistic challenges, as well as gives you confidence working with the loose brush and understanding of light and shade.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List:

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes ( # 02 to  # 06) natural squirrel hair )
    • Watercolor paint of your choice, palette 
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (22x30" sheet, cut in quarters)
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.

    Note: Bring good quality close up photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own.

    #artistmohdali

    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and 

    students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.

    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.
    • August 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama St. at Mandell, Houston

    Judging and mounting of the August Monthly Members' Exhibit.  See Prospectus for details.

    • August 06, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H, 1601 Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 22
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    New Member Orientation

    Saturday, August 6 11 am - Noon


    This orientation is designed to help new members understand the benefits of being a member and how to navigate take full advantage of their membership.

    Topics discussed will include:

    Monthly Shows and how to enter them, Classes and Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, and outreach activities.  This will also be a good opportunity for new members to get to know each other, ask questions and make suggestions on how WAS-H can serve it's members.

    This event is free but requires online registration.


    • August 07, 2022

    No monthly General Membership Meetings are held during the summer.


    • August 07, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama St. at Mandell, Houston

    Awards announcement and reception for August Monthly Members' Exhibit.


    • August 10, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Wednesday, Aug 10

    12:30pm - 3:30pm


    Fee: $20 Members/ $25 non-Members

    Join us to draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No instruction given.


    COVID Precautions: Registration limited to 10 participants, monitor, assistant and model. Masks required for all participants, except model during posing.


    • August 12, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 18
    Register
    IN PERSON - Chocolate + Watercolor Paint Night

    Katie Steck

    Friday, August 12
    6:30-9:30pm

    $50 members/$60 non-members


    What better way to spend an evening than sampling artisan chocolate and painting with watercolor? In this special evening, you will be tasting six different types of artisan chocolate and using watercolor as a way to represent what you taste in each of the samples. 


    Like coffee or wine, cacao beans have a unique flavor depending on where they are grown, how they are fermented, roasted, and ground into the delicious treat we call chocolate. In this workshop you will learn how chocolate is made, its connection with art,  taste six different artisan chocolate samples, and get to explore the taste through painting the flavor(s) you notice. Exploring the flavors in this way can help you notice more subtle flavor profiles of your food experience and remember them better afterwards.


    The evening is planned as follows:

    1. Welcome

    2. The connection between art and chocolate

    3. Primer on how artisan chocolate is made

    4. Sample chocolate bars and paint the flavors

    5. Conclude

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply list:

    • Watercolor paper
    • Watercolor paint
    • Watercolor brushes
    • Waterproof ink pen
    • Water dish
    • Old rag/paper towels

    Mini watercolor kits may be purchased in advance for $10 through contacting instructor by email: katie.steck@gmail.com

    Chocolate samples will be provided as part of the class.

    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building. 

    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.

    #artisanchocolate #chocolateart #watercolor #paint #paintdate #datenight #chocoatetasting #dateidea #watercolorartsociety #kindredsoulart #art #tastewithcolor

    • August 12, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Friday, Aug 12

    7pm - 10pm


    Fee:    $20 members / $25 non-members


    If you haven't been able to join one of our model labs because you work during the day, we are offering a few night-time labs.


    We will draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No drawing instructions given.  Just a fun night honing your drawing skills with like-minded friends.



    • August 13, 2022
    • August 14, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 12
    Register

    IN PERSON - Composition and Values

    Carla Gauthier

    Saturday & Sunday

    August 13 & 14

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    The success of a painting hinges on different things. The first two are Composition and Values. Honing your skills regarding these two things are key to moving your artistic ideas forward, the foundation for all the techniques you are perfecting. We will learn to use your photos or sketches to adjust and perfect composition and value patterns, then cover different ways to create a full value range that will work with your plan. 

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Regular watercolor supplies, paper, brushes, palette, tube colors for darks, and also a sketchbook, paper towels, and pencils like 2B or 4B, or gray scale markers.


    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.
    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.
    • August 17, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Wednesday, Aug 17

    12:30pm - 3:30pm


    Fee: $20 Members/ $25 non-Members

    Join us to draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No instruction given.


    COVID Precautions: Registration limited to 10 participants, monitor, assistant and model. Masks required for all participants, except model during posing.


    • August 19, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 18
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    IN PERSON -  3 Things That Improve Design for "Eye-Catching" Paintings!

    Linda Southern Vanek

    Friday, August 19

    10:00am - 4:00pm

    $75 members/$85 non-members


    Do you want to create more “eye catching” paintings? The first element most Jurors look for is a strong design. In this class, you will learn 3 things that will immediately improve your design composition and create a stronger, more exciting focal point! Whether you are an experienced artist, or just beginning to paint, you will learn how to apply this insight and take your paintings to the next level.

    A class photo will be provided. You may also bring a photo of what you would like to paint or bring your challenging paintings for ideas and inspiration. Class instruction, demos, and individual time with artists as desired.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: 
    Standard watercolor supplies, paints, paper towels, notebook, watercolor paper, and reference photos for painting, and any watercolor paintings you would like to review with teacher.


    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.


    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.
    • August 19, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 20
    Register

    IN PERSON -Mindfulness + Watercolor: Self Compassion

    Katie Steck

    Friday, August 19
    6:00-9:00pm

    $50 members/$60 non-members


    This workshop combines mindfulness techniques with watercolor to explore the self and create something joyful. This class can be taken multiple times since the emphasis is on your process rather than a perfect end product.


    What to expect:

    1. We will begin with a check-in mindfulness exercise to check in with the messages we’ve been telling ourselves throughout the day
    2. Brief discussion on self-compassion, especially as it relates to being an artist
      a.Identify phrases of self-compassion
    3. Project steps
      a. Cut paper to size
      b. Paint layers of paint in circles
      c. Write compassionate messages
    4. Close with relaxation exercise


    *Note: This class is not a substitute for therapy from a licensed psychologist. We will be going over mindfulness principles in an educational-type setting and in application to watercolor, but I encourage everyone to seek personal therapy for deeper exploration. 


    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply list:

    • Watercolor paper
    • Watercolor paint
    • Watercolor brushes
    • Ink pen to write message
    • Water dish
    • Old rag/paper towels

    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building. 

    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.

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    • August 20, 2022
    • August 21, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 18
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    IN PERSON - Lily Pad & Honey Bee

    Les McDonald

    Saturday & Sunday

    August 20 & 21

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    Detail has always been my specialty. We will do a tight drawing and paint the detail of the lily pad and honey bee.

    The teacher will show you the approach to make the colors work with detailed instruction. Masking will be used in portions of the design.

    Colors will be selected and shown with color swatches.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List

    Bring your usual variety of paint colors

    Pebeo Drawing Gum will be used for masking

    Brushes = Rounds - #2, 3, 4,  & 6 will be used.


    Face masks are not required, but are encouraged for those who wish to wear them. Visitors and students are asked to monitor themselves in regard to social distancing and health, and are expected to consider the health of themselves and others before entering the building.
    Please review our Classroom Etiquette Guidelines  HERE.
    • August 23, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    MODEL LAB - Figure Session - Quick Poses

    Tuesday, Aug 23

    7pm - 10pm


    Fee:    $20 members / $25 non-members


    If you haven't been able to join one of our model labs because you work during the day, we are offering a few night-time labs.


    We will draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses, with model stand, directional lighting, and props.  Artists are provided with tables & chairs, easels & stools, or artist benches. Bring your drawing and water-media painting supplies (no aerosols, solvents, or oil-based paints). No drawing instructions given.  Just a fun night honing your drawing skills with like-minded friends.



    • August 24, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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