Upcoming Demos at General Meetings

Upcoming events

    • January 30, 2021
    • 12:00 AM (CST)
    • February 03, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Watercolor Arts Society-Houston, 1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX
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    FEBRUARY EXHIBIT - REGISTER & PAY ENTRY FEES HERE

    All entries must be completed by Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

    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. You can get those directions HERE.

    Join the Zoom Meeting for the on-line exhibit Awards on Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 CT. At that time the On-Line Gallery will go public and your paintings can be viewed by all.

    If you have any questions, call WAS-H at  (713) 942-9966, and leave a message if Martin doesn't answer. You can also email gallerydirector@watercolorhouston.org.

    • February 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Feb Board Meeting

    • February 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 22, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 31
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    VIRTUAL - Watercolor from the Start - Part 1
    Susan Giannantonio

    February 1,8,15, 22

    6:30-8:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Watercolor from the Start

    Explore watercolor basics, whether you’re beginning or getting back in the groove. Supply Lists for either tight budgets or for splurging—your choice

    Playful paint-alongs each week


    4 weeks: Exploring materials


    Week 1 Exploring Color

    Samples, charts, color wheel

    Limited palettes: Favorite Combinations

    Paint - Along


    Week 2 Painting Materials

    Paper

    Brushes and Other Painting Tools

    Paint - Along


    Week 3 Shortcuts to composition. Getting to the painting part more quickly

    Tracing, graphing

    Copyright issues & copying others' work

    Paint - Along


    Week 4 Making Marks

    Tools for marks & textures

    Looking at Masters

    Paint-Along

    Note: Please note that registration will close January 30 at noon central time. Please register early.


    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    GiannantonioBeginnerWatercolorSupplyList.pdf
    • February 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 25, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 37
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    VIRTUAL Acrylic Design & Collage, Part 1
    Susan Giannantonio

    February 4, 11, 18, 25

    1:00-3:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Mixing water media can help an artist achieve a wide range of wonderful colors, textures and opacities.  When collage is included in the mix, the options are endless! Weeks 1 thru 4 will equip the painter with a knowledge of materials and explore multiple ways to conceive and design a painting.  Weeks 5 thru 8 will incorporate collage into the painting process. We will look at many accomplished artists’ work for inspiration. Homework is encouraged but not required. Critiques (optional) at the start of each class.     

    4 weeks: Exploring materials, How to create strong designs


    Week 1

    Materials demo acrylic paints: Heavy body tubes & jars, fluids, inks

    Basics of Design Exercise in paint: 3 Cruciforms, S Curve

    Homework: Paint chart


    Week 2

    Critique

    Painting tools demo

    Basics of Design Exercise: 3 Strata, Grid

    Week 3

    Critique

    Basics of Design Exercise: Pattern, Golden Mean, Cantilever, Tension

    Week 4

    Critique

    Basics of Design Exercise: Curvilinear, Triangular, Overlapping Squares, Spiritual

    Note: Please note that registration will close February 2 at noon central time. Please register early.

    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

     Supply List:

    GiannantonioAcrylicCollageSupplies.pdf
    • February 07, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

    Demo: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

    Demo Artist: 


    • February 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 7
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    VIRTUAL - Luminous Red with Watercolor: How to Give it Depth and Variety

    Ksenia Annis

    Saturday, February 13

    10:00 - 1:00 Central Time

    Free for members of Art for Seniors (registration required)

    To get into Valentine’s Day spirit we will talk about painting luminous reds with watercolor using strawberries as an example. It’s hard to underestimate the power of red in any painting, but it’s important to use the right red in the right place. Not all reds are made the same either, their temperature can vary widely as well as their transparency. In this class we will look at painting strawberries with clean, luminous red and learn about various red pigments, red mixtures and tricks to make your reds come to life. After the instructor’s explanation and demo we will have an online painting session followed by a friendly critique for those who would like to participate.

    Note: Please note that registration will close February 11 at noon Central Time. Please register early.

    Level: Beginner

    Contact Ksenia : ksenia@tummyrubb.com

    Materials:
    Watercolors: Windsor (Cadmium) Red, Lemon Yellow, New Gamboge (or Cadmium Yellow Medium), French Ultramarine (Ultramarine Blue), Phtalo Blue.
    Round (No. 4, 8 and 10) and flat (1") watercolor brushes, scrubber brush
    Watercolor paper (300 lb is strongly recommended)
    White Artist Gouache or white ink (for highlights and touchups)
    A spray bottle, 2 water containers, paper towels, a piece of charcoal and a pencil (to transfer the reference photo).

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    This is a free event for members of Art for Seniors, registration required to participate.
    • February 27, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 28, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 16
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    VIRTUAL - Chinese Brush Painting Techniques - The Hummingbird

    Peihong Endris

    February 27/28
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    $80
    members/$100 non-members

    All birds are fascinating creatures, but there are many hummingbird facts that make these birds astonishing to even experienced birders. In these two sessions, you will learn to use Chinese brush painting techniques to capture the most interesting of birds. Use minimal brushstrokes to delineate subjects as you see and feel them. Each technique is demonstrated by instructor. Welcome all levels

    Note: Please note that registration will close February 25 at noon central time. Please register early.


    Supply list:

    • Brushes; one detail brush as fine tip brush, one small combination brush, one large combination brush.
    • Paper: Sumi paper Pi or Ma, or half raw & half ripe rice pa
    • A box of Chinese watercolor 12 or 18 tubes https://www.jerrysartarama.com/maries-chinese-watercolor-painting-set .
    • A box of Chinese ink or Sumi ink.
    • Couple of large dishes or palettes for mixing colors.
    • A painting mat or felt.
    • A wash jar or bowl.
    • A roll of paper towels.
    • 2-4 paper weights.
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    • March 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    March Board Meeting

    • March 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 22, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 37
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    VIRTUAL - Watercolor from the Start - Part 2
    Susan Giannantonio

    March 1,8,15, 22

    6:30-8:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Watercolor from the Start

    Explore watercolor basics, whether you’re beginning or getting back in the groove. Supply Lists for either tight budgets or for splurging—your choice

    Playful paint-alongs each week


    4 weeks: Creating Simple Paintings


    Week 1 Simple Landscape Textures

    Practicing Landscape Marks

    Paint - Along


    Week 2 Simple Flower Textures

    Look at Masters

    Merging Colors

    Green Mixes

    Paint - Along


    Week 3 Depicting Water/Seascape

    Waves, Reflections

    Skies

    Paint - Along


    Week 4 Wrap-up

    Values

    Looking at Masters

    Review

    Note: Please note that registration will close February 27 at noon central time. Please register early.


    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

     Supply List:

     

    • March 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 39
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    VIRTUAL -   Acrylic Design & Collage Part 2
    Susan Giannantonio

    March 4, 11, 18, 25

    1:00-3:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Mixing water media can help an artist achieve a wide range of wonderful colors, textures and opacities.  When collage is included in the mix, the options are endless! Weeks 1 thru 4 will equip the painter with a knowledge of materials and explore multiple ways to conceive and design a painting.  Weeks 5 thru 8 will incorporate collage into the painting process. We will look at many accomplished artists’ work for inspiration. Homework is encouraged but not required. Critiques (optional) at the start of each class.  

       

    4 weeks: Collage, decollage, frottage, line & texture


    Week 1:

    Critique

    Materials demo acrylic mediums: Glues, thinners, textures

    Making collage papers demo: décalcomanie, gel plates

     

    Week 2:

    Critique

    Taking design to a new level: HC Dodd and découpage

     

    Week 3:

    Critique

    Demo: frottage, décollage

    Unique design method: Fast paced thumbnails -> collage

     

    Week 4:

    Critique

    Enhancing the collage: line, texture

    Creating stamps

    Consideration of scale and presentation

    Varnish & protecting work

    Note: Please note that registration will close March 2 at noon central time. Please register early.

    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    GiannantonioAcrylicCollageSupplies.pdf


    • March 07, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

    Demo: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

    Demo Artist: 


    • March 08, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 12, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 0
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    Keiko Tanabe "No Fear" Approach to Watercolor Workshop 

    March 8-12, 2021

    Watercolor could be the most exciting medium but is often said to be more unforgiving or difficult than other mediums.  This workshop is for those who refuse to believe that myth and are determined to have fun without struggling too much.

    Through small studies and step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko explains her methods and techniques that students will apply to their class work.  She also shares her decision-making process that enables students to understand key elements and how to make them work in a painting.  

    Keiko will demonstrate her no-fear approach to take the initial inspiration to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and in content. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood and atmosphere.

    Subject matters include landscape, cityscape, waterscape, figures and/or interior, which will be demonstrated in a manner that is more representational and impressionistic. She will choose a specific theme/subject matter each day to focus on.

    The introduction touches upon the fundamentals including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist’s eye. The areas of topic covered in the workshop include: tonal value studies, a preliminary drawing, planning and intuition, how to edit complex visual information, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of dark and light values, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling.

    Keiko will do one or two demonstrations a day.  There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis.  A group critique may also be conducted on an as-needed basis.

    Multiple-day Course Description (Example):

    Day 1 – AM: Introduction.  First demo (emphasis on basic techniques and materials).  Students paint from the same reference.  Individual guidance will follow.  Lunch.  PM: Second demo (emphasis on drawing and tonal values).  Students do a quick value sketch of their subject and work from it to make a painting, which is followed by one-on-one instruction.

    Day 2 – AM: Review of Day 1.  First demo (emphasis on color mixing).  Students paint from the photo reference with one-on-one guidance following.  Lunch.  PM: Second demo (emphasis on color harmony).

    Day 3 – AM: Review of Day 2.  First demo (emphasis on edges).  Students paint from my demo with my individual guidance following afterwards.  Lunch. PM: Second demo (emphasis on mood creation).  One-on-one instruction and possibly group critique.

    Day 4 – AM: Review of Day 3.  First demo (emphasis on perspective).  Students paint from the same reference.  Lunch.  PM: Second demo (emphasis on overall design), followed by one-on-one instruction.

    Day 5 – Students paint from their own reference source.  Group showing and commentary at the end.

    See more of about Keiko and her work at www.ktanabefineart.com

    Supply List:

    Keiko Tanabe Supply List 2020-2021.pdf

    • March 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 14
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    VIRTUAL - The Critique Forum

    Ellen Orseck

    Eight Weeks

    Tuesdays, March 16 - May 04,

    10:00am-12:30pm Central Time

    $200 members

    This 8-week course is designed to help artists develop artworks that are recognized as a cohesive series or to offer guidance for a series already in progress.  Artists may come to the class with a previously developed concept or walk through the steps of developing a thesis for a body of work that holds together in theme, technique and concept.  Based on the needs of the group, the instructor will assign exercises to identify and narrow the artistic direction of each student.  A portion of each class will be spent looking at art historical examples to inform and inspire.  Equal time will be allotted for each artist to have their work reviewed by the class in order to glean aesthetic, technical and intellectual feedback.  The optimum goal is to create a body of work that holds together conceptually and will be ready for presentation either digitally or in an exhibition setting.

    Note: Please note that registration will close March 14 at noon central time. Please register early.



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    • March 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 19
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    VIRTUAL - The Art of Ink

    Ellen Orseck

    Eight Weeks

    Fridays, March 19 - May 07,

    10:00am-12:30pm Central Time

    $200 members

    Fluid, opaque, transparent, and varied; ink is a versatile medium that artists have used for centuries.  Comprised of solvents, pigments, resins, and other materials, ink can be applied with a pen, a quill, a brush or alternative tools. This 8-week course will examine the history and practical application of ink as a fine-art-medium to be used alone or in conjunction with other water media.   Experts from Dromgoole’s Fine Writing Instruments, via Zoom, will work closely with the class to demonstrate alternative ways of using writing tools and inks in the painting process. 

    Note: Please note that registration will close March 17 at noon central time. Please register early.

    Supply List:

    Ball Point Pen Black Ink (Your choice of pen and brand)

    Brushes - best are natural bristles or synthetic squirrel. I like Princeton Neptune Series,

    Number 4 round, Number 12 round, Oval Wash and Aquarelle ¾. (29.87)

    Containers with lids for mixing ink – five of them

    Daniel Smith Walnut Drawing Ink  2 oz (9.67) or Walnut Drawing Ink 2.4 oz (10.91)

    Dr. Ph.Martin Bleed Proof white (9.44)

    Erasers-Kneaded Gum Eraser, Vinyl Erasers

    Liquid Ink Black 1-2 oz container, your choice of brand.  Select one:

                Daler-Rowney (6.43)

    Higgins (5.34)

                Liquitex (5.87)

                Sennelier (12.52

    Speedball (4.99)

    Liner Pens Black Sakura Micron, Sepia Sakura Micron Sets (8.99 each)

    Quink Black (11.93) - Amazon

    Gray Scale & Value Finder (Amazon, Dick Blick, Walmart, or Jerry’s Artarama)

    Paper Towels

    Paper -Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 11 x 14-inch, 140 lb White (11.93)

    Pencil Sharpener, and an X-acto Knife or retractable Utility Knife

    Pencils

    Razor Blade or X-acto Knife

    Speedball No.5 Artist Set – nibs and holder (15.28)

    Tombow Mono Sand Eraser (5.99) - Amazon

    Toothbrush for Splattering

    ​​​​​​Walnut Drawing Stick (9.35)

    Waterbrush Derwent or Any brand, round, medium 3 mm (9.99)

    Watercolor Supplies (Please contact instructor if you need a watercolor supply list)

    Windex and An Old Toothbrush for Cleaning

     

    Art Supply Sources:

    Art Supply on Almeda

    Daniel Smith

    Dick Blick

    Hobby Lobby

    Jerry’s Artarama (10% discount)

    Michael’s

    Target

    Texas Art Supply

    Walmart

     

    A virtual field trip and ink demonstration may suggest other materials to be introduced later in the semester.


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    • March 29, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    April Board Meeting

    • April 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

    Demo: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

    Demo Artist: 


    • April 12, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 14, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 15
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    Designing Nature Watercolor Workshop -Don Andrews  

    April 12-14, 2021
    $250

    Seasoned artists and teachers will tell you that their biggest breakthrough came when they began applying design concepts into their paintings. Early in our painting life we all struggle to copy nature as we see it. Painting becomes a lot of work with little reward. What's missing is an understanding of design. Design concepts are logical, learnable, and once you have them they'll be evident in every painting you paint.

    See more of about Don and his work at www.donandrewsstudio.com

    Don Andrews Workshop Materials List 

    • April 26, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    May Board Meeting

    • May 02, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

    Demo: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

    Demo Artist: 


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