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    • October 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 28, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 9
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    VIRTUAL - Colorful Peony with Butterflies

    Peihong Endris

    Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
    1:30 - 4:00 pm
    members/$140 non-members

    In China, the Peony was known as the "king of all Flowers", and it is the epitome of nobility. You will learn the magnificent of peony through with simplicity of brushwork, depicts the ideas that unique perspective to expresses on Oriental rice paper.  Each technique is demonstrated by the instructor. Students receive individual attention adapted to their particular skill level and interests. All levels.

    Note: Please note that registration will close October 5 at noon central time. Please register early.

    Supply list:

    • Two small combination brushes. One large combination brushes. One large hard bristles brush as orchid bamboo, one fine tip brush or happy dot brush.
    • A box of Marine’s Chinses watercolor 12 or 18 tubes https://www.jerrysartarama.com/maries-chinese-watercolor-painting-set
    • A bottle of Sumi ink.
    • Couple of large porcelain dishes as your older dish.
    • A roll of paper towel,
    • 2-4 paper weights,
    • A painting mat.
    • A wash jar.
    • Any kind of absorbent oriental rice paper, as best Shuen or Double Shuen (two ply) 5 sheets of 52” x 18” www.orientalartsupply.cpm or Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Practice-Japanese-Calligraphy- MEGREZ Chinese Japanese Calligraphy Practice Writing Sumi Drawing Xuan Rice Paper Thickening Without Grids 100 Sheets/ Half Sheng Shu (Half Raw Ripe) (13 inches by 17 inches)
    • October 11, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • November 01, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 16

    VIRTUAL - From Urban Sketchbook to Gallery

    Ed Pettitt

    October 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
    1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Whether you use your sketchbook for urban sketching, nature sketching, brainstorming, or doodling, this class will help you turn those sketches into gallery-quality paintings! This class is for all abilities - the objective is to advance you to YOUR highest potential, not anyone else's. If you're like me, you may look at your just-completed drawing or painting and have the nagging feeling it just isn’t right or that it's not as well-composed or balanced as it could be, but you're not sure what would make it better. This class will give you the tools to identify what's "off" in your sketches and how to make them better, as well as how to make strong drawings/paintings from the beginning. We will cover design dynamics, visual composition and balance, tonal value and contrast, color theory and mixing, as well as tips for still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. We will also go over the steps you need to take to submit your completed paintings to WASH and other gallery shows, as well as how to price and market your work.

    Note: Please note that registration will close October 09 at noon Central Time. Please register early.

    Follow the at home Urban Sketching movement too: #uskathome


    Try to use what you already have at home. We will discuss supplies during the first class so don't worry if you're missing anything. The following are recommended:

    Watercolor set (artist grade tube paints preferred)

    Paintbrushes (flat and round, medium sizes or larger)

    Watercolor pad/paper (at least 8in by 10in or larger)

    • October 15, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • November 05, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 29

    VIRTUAL Designing in Acrylics: Unique Methods to Create Abstraction
    Susan Giannantonio

    October 15, 22, 29, November 5

    1:00-3:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members

    Image: Frenetic Intuition

    We will explore several unique methods of creating non-representational designs that will provide you many ideas for your future paintings. Our goals are to emphasize bold shapes and values, color and texture using multimedia and collage.  You may work on canvas or paper, at least 9 x 12” but preferably larger. Homework will be suggested but not required.  Please see unique supply list for these 4 classes, below.

    Note: Please note that registration will close October 13 at noon central time. Please register early.

    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    12 to 15 sheets watercolor paper or canvas approx. 9 x 12”

    Newsprint, printer paper and/or tissue paper.  Newsprint may have print on it.

    Tracing paper

    1 to 2” CHEAP hardware brush or paintbrush that will become partially ruined with mat medium

    At least 5 favorite colors acrylic paint.  You may work with acrylics of any kind (inks, fluid, heavy body, etc.)

    White gesso or white acrylic  paint

    Mat Medium (any brand)

    Palette or Styrofoam plates, plastic disposable pan, etc. for paint

    Spray water bottle

    Magazines, sales flyers, catalogues to cut up

    Index cards or Card stock cut to index card size


    Contact paper or masking tape or both

    Water bucket

    Terry towels or paper towels


    Markers, inktense pencils, caran d’ache, oil pastels, any medium you’d like to experiment with  

    Gelli plate, brayer optional

    If you haven’t painted/collaged with acrylics before, you might want to cover your work space and wear clothing so you can a little get messy. That’s part of the fun.

    • November 07, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (CST)
    • November 11, 2020
    • 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Watercolor Arts Society-Houston, 1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX
    • 100


    All entries must be completed by midnight, Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020.

    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.

    2. WASH then sends you a PAID confirmation email AND a link to click on for the entry form to fill out with your name, contact info, and details about each painting.  

    3. Send a good photograph(s) of your painting(s) to online@watercolorhouston.org. Directions are included in the September Online Prospectus. You can also get those directions HERE.

    All done! Await the awards and acclaim!  Join the Zoom Meeting for the on-line exhibit Awards on November 14 at 2:00 CT. An eBlast will be sent to all members with login information. At that time the On-Line Gallery will go public and your paintings can be viewed by all.

    NOTE: The gallery directors and volunteers are offering a WASH HELP DESK to answer questions or walk you through any steps you need help with.

    Call WASH at  (713) 942-9966 between 10:00 and 3:00, or leave a message after hours. You can also email gallerydirector@watercolorhouston.org and someone will help you immediately or will call back to assist you. Help Desk service will be available November 7 -11.

    • November 07, 2020
    • (CST)
    • November 08, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 5

    VIRTUAL - 4 Unique Chinese brush painting Techniques:  (Salt, Liquid soap, floating rice paper, Leaf print)

    Peihong Endris

    Nov 7/8
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    members/$100 non-members

    Chinese brush painting provides a wonderful opportunity to closely observe nature. One key element of this distinctive style is the influence the materials have on form and technique. Each technique will be introduced with step by step instruction. This class we will focus on 4 Unique Chinese brush painting Techniques (Salt, Liquid soap, floating rice paper, Leaf print).

    Note: Please note that registration will close November 5 at noon central time. Please register early.

    Supply list:

    • Brushes: 2 hard brushes, one large and one small. 1 flat brush (1.5-2.5 inches). 2 combination brushes, one large and one small. 1 pointed brush. couple of charcoals.
    • Paper: all kind of oriental absorbent rice paper.  Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Practice-Japanese-Calligraphy- MEGREZ Chinese Japanese Calligraphy Practice Writing Sumi Drawing Xuan Rice Paper Thickening Without Grids 100 Sheets/ Half Sheng Shu (Half Raw Ripe) (13 inches by 17 inches)
    • A box of Chinese watercolor 12 or 18 tubes https://www.jerrysartarama.com/maries-chinese-watercolor-painting-set .
    • A box of Sumi ink.
    • Couple of large dishes or Pallets.
    • Two painting mat as cotton mat, or table cloths.
    • A wash jar or bowl.
    • A small jar of salt. A jar of liquid soap.  A marbling tray as a large shallow plastic box, or large heavy foil baking pan. A hairdryer.
    • Few of different plants’ leaves. 
    • A roll paper towel.
    • 2-4 paper weights.
    • A Hair dryer
    • November 15, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 89

    WAS-H November General Meeting, Demo & Exhibit Awards 

    Date:  Sunday, Nov 15, 2020

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Demo: 2:15 - 3:00 pm

    Demo Artist: Lynda Jung

    Her AME winning painting 2017 on Yupo is shown here. She will demonstrate her Yupo techniques.

    Door Prizes: WAS-H bought Gift Certificates to Art Supply on Almeda
    (WAS-H's thank you to Vicky Trammel for her years of support of WAS-H)

    Dear Members & Guests,
    Register for the General Meeting here, just as you did at the table at the top of the stairs when we met in the Gallery & Classroom. Your usual fee for the demo covers the fee to the demo artist AND automatically registers you for the door prizes. We will draw numbers that correspond to your registration number to identify the lucky winners. Then we will email you your $25 gift certificate.

    Your ZOOM link will be emailed to you when you register, so watch for that email. Be sure to check your email junk mail, promotions, etc.

    We miss your beautiful faces and visiting with each of you, but until we can safely gather, please join your friends online each month.

    See you then!

    Beth Graham, WAS-H President in the Year of Coronavirus

    • November 16, 2020
    • (CST)
    • November 18, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 12

    Virtual - Eric Wiegardt Workshop: Wiegardt's Painterly Watercolors

    Eric Wiegardt

    Three Days
    Nov 16, 17, 18
    9:00am - 11:00 am CST Demo,

    1:00pm-3:00pm CST Critique

    $250 member/$280 non-member

    This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor. Painting techniques and a philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Eric believes most painting problems are the violation of an elementary painting principle. Lectures will be easily understood and helpful. It is recommended that the student have minimal previous experience. There will be ample time for students to try the concepts presented in a safe environment. Eric will do a completed painting demonstration daily. Subject matter may include land, marine, and streetscapes, florals and interiors.

    Note: Please note that registration will close November 14 at noon Central Time. Please register early.

    Eric Wiegardt, AWS DF, NWS has left an indelible mark on both the American and International art scene. He is one of the few in the world to be awarded both the GOLD MEDAL and DOLPHIN FELLOW from the oldest and most prestigious watercolor society, AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, NEW YORK. He is declared one of the top ten watercolor masters of today in the world by artmatch4U. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions throughout the US and China.




    A reminder of WASH Cancellation Policy

    • Full payment of registration fee for regular workshops and classes must be made at time of registration for the regular workshop or class.
    • Cancellation of registration for any workshop or class must be in writing and sent to admin@watercolorhouston.org.
    • Registration fee for a regular workshop or class is eligible for refund if cancellation is made in accordance with this policy three weeks or more prior to first day of workshop or class.

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