Registration for our Summer Semester is now open. 


NOTE: Parking is no longer available at the Menil Collection. Please use surrounding streets if the WAS-H parking lot is full.


Members must login to register for classes and workshops. Please note non-members pay an additional fee for classes. See each class for specific fees.

If you are enrolling as a monitor, here is a complete list of duties.

View classes through August in this handy quick view spreadsheet. Click HERE.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • 23 May 2018
    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    COLOR THEORY - Ellen Orseck

    Six Wednesday mornings

    NEW Dates

    May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

    9:30am - 12:00pm  

    $200  

    Navigating color has often been a hit or miss intuitive proposition for painters.  Learning about color can open your work to new possibilities of expression.  Together we will master a clear understanding of hue, saturation, tint, shade, analogous, harmonious, and complimentary color and so much more.  Beyond the realm of primary and secondary colors are the rich and evocative varieties of tertiary colors - neutrals, grays, and blacks created from mixing primaries and secondaries. This course will cover the theoretical elements of color from Newton, Goethe, Itten and Albers and put them to the test with demonstrations and exercises that will bring you skill and confidence when exploring the psychological and aesthetic nature of color.  

    eorseck@gmail.com, 713-781-8008

    For supply list, click here.  

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    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006

    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS - SUMMER 2018 

    Joanie Hughes, Facilitator. joan-hughes@comcast.net, 713-426-6767. 

    WAS-H members, come paint together from 10-2 pm on Fridays when no other workshops or classes are scheduled. See schedule below. We watch a DVD from an artist of renown,  discuss style and techniques demonstrated, paint in the style of the DVD or our own compositions, share ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.  

    No additional instruction is provided.  Bring your usual supplies, your lunch, and enjoy additional painting time after we eat together.

    Summer schedule of DVD's is listed below. If a change is made, registered members will be notified via email.  (Join email list by contacting Joanie Hughes.)

    JUNE 1 - Stephen Quiller: color Foundations/color theory

    JUNE 8 - Steven Quiller: Neutrals, triads, and applying paint.

    JUNE 15 - Tom  Lynch: Painting on Watercolor Canvas

    JUNE 22 - No video. Come and paint on your on. 

    JUNE 29 - No Open Studio today (Studio not available)

    JULY 6 - Mary Whyte: Portrait capturing emotion and character

    JULY 20 - Jean Pederson: Wet Glazing a Watercolor Portrait

    July 27 - No Open Studio today (Studio not available)

    AUG 3 - Guan Weixing: Watercolor Portrait of an Old Man

    AUG 17 - Jean Evans: Chinese Brush Painting

    AUG 24 - Peihong Endris: Chinese Brush Painting

    AUG 31 - No Open Studio today (Labor Day Weekend)

    Please forward suggestions for artists to include in our study to Joanie Hughes, Open Studio Facilitatorjoan-hughes@comcast.net.

    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    FABULOUS FLOWERS - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday mornings, June 5, 12, 19, 26.
    9:30am-12:30pm.    $150

    Spring has sprung! What better subject to celebrate the season? Let's study the structure, the strength and shapes of individual flowers, so that we can simplify them in our paintings. Then we will use that simplicity to our advantage and leap into composition, color and energy of this subject matter. We will work on exercises together, and explore possibilities with your own photos. 

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com,  281-384-2473     www.carlagauthier.com  

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint including gouache, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

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    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 1
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    PORTRAIT DRAWING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesdays,June 5, 12, 19, 26
    1:00-4:00 pm        $150

    This class is designed for students to learn to draw the human head, neck, and shoulder in correct proportion. Drawing lessons help when painting portraits in watercolor medium. In this drawing class you will learn the basic elements of drawing the human head, planes, contour, light and shade, drawing the eyes, nose, lips, and ears in various mediums such as: graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, Conté crayon, pastel, and water color. This class is useful for all artists who are interested in painting portraits.

    Supply List

    • good quality photos/prints of your choice for drawing
    • graphite pencils HB, 2B, 4B (open choice)
    • charcoal pencil/stick, pen & ink
    • Conté crayon, 
    • pastels, 
    • watercolor paints, 
    • drawing pad 14"x17" (443-Series Premium Recycled Drawing Pad)
    • lightweight drawing board  
    • eraser
    • masking tape
    • sharpener

    artistmohdali@yahoo.com   281-818-6893     Click here to visit his website.

    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    BEGINNER LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings
    JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26. 
    6:00 - 9:00 pm 
    $150

    Come learn about landscapes and seascapes from this award-winning artist. Robert Ruhmann graduated from the University of Houston in 1991 with a degree in graphic communications.  Robert discovered fine art after graduating from college and has been creating paintings ever since.  He has participated in many art festivals throughout Texas.  Robert uses watercolors, oils, and acrylics.  His favorite medium is watercolor.  He loves to paint landscapes, rock formations, and seascapes. You might have seen him demonstrate his techniques of painting rocks and cliffs at a recent Paint-in. 

    raruhmann@gmail.com, 979-864-0155 

    Supply List:

    • Watercolor Paints:

    Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Sap Green, Van Dyke Brown, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Crimson Red

    • Mixing Tray or Plate
    • 2 Sheets of Watercolor Paper, 22" X 30"
    • Watercolor Brushes - bring whatever you have (prefer Simmons @ Texas Art Supply, but any brand is o.k.)
    • Water Container
    • Natural Sponge
    • Photograph of Landscape
    • Paper Towels or Toilet Tissue

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    WARM AND COOL COLORS - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday mornings, June 7, 14, 21, 28. 9:30-12:30 pm.  $150

    Red, Orange and Yellow are warm colors while Greens, Blues and Violets are cool. Simple enough, right? Well there's so much more to learn! That each and every color has a warm and cool version, that using them in a painting can create space and depth, that glazes of warms and cools can create a stronger focal point, that you might be able to make better decisions on which yellow, blue or red would work best in a given painting. Learn to understand your pigments, how to best use them to make your paintings stronger during this four-week class.    

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473    www.carlagauthier.com  

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint including gouache, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    PAINTING LOOSELY - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday afternoons, June 7, 14, 21, 28.  1:00-4:00 pm.      $150

    We all love loose painting – it looks so simple, so free and effortless. So why do we often overwork a painting, when this loose style is what we have in mind? In this class we will stop fussing over details and struggling for perfection. We will let go of painting distractions and concentrate on simple shapes and values. We will learn ways to loosen up and create suggestive, beautiful and successful paintings. 

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473    www.carlagauthier.com  

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint including gouache, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 9

    YOU'VE GOT STYLE! -- Robin Avery

    Monday, June 18 and 25
    9:30 am-3:30 pm          $100

    You can't run! You can't hide! Your artistic style and preferences will sneak, emerge, and break through without consciousness. In this workshop we will engage in self-discovery of our artistic preferences. We will reflect on our own past paintings, examine selected paintings of others we admire, and will do several painting exercises using the elements of design. Come prepared to push your creativity to another level and to learn about what is special about you and your style of painting.

     robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1076

    Supplies:
    15-30 Photos or Images of Famous Artists' Paintings
    10-20 Contemporary Artists' images (torn from Watercolor Magazines, Catalogs, IPad images)
    10-20 of your own paintings (half sheet is preferred over full sheets due to class size)

    Good Quality Tracing Paper or Vellum (use 40% coupon from Hobby Lobby to save $)
    Sharpie Pens or similar markers....thin and regular black
    Masking tape
    Sheet of Acetate (8x11) Green and Red from Texas Art supply (75 cents)
    Quarter and Eighth sheets of watercolor paper, to be used in class exercises
    Paints of your choice (prefer Professional Grade) even just three colors:
    Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue,  New Gamboge
    Photos to use to create new paintings in YOUR STYLE!

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    WOOD TEXTURE AND METAL - DRY BRUSH TECHNIQUES
    Les McDonald, les@lesmcdonald.com, 713-977-4729.  www.lesmcdonald.com

    Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24, 9:30am-3:30pm.     $100

    This two-day workshop is offered to teach realism proficiency and control for your painting. Design elements will be conveyed as well as methods to work from your photographic reference. Daily demos, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and technique will be provided. Students have the option of working from their own subject matter or working from instructor materials. Students are encouraged to bring images of subjects they are interested in painting. Selection for choosing a paintable subject that matches one’s skill level will be incorporated.  Details for incorporating elements of realism will be taught and demonstrated. Within the workshop each person’s goals will be identified so their achievements may be met. The instructor will provide lots of one-on-one help.  

    Click here for supply list.

    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - WHITE PLUM BLOSSOM AND SIMPLE BIRDS

    Peihong Endris, peihong1512@gmail.com, 713-206-3668
    Click here to visit the artist's website.  

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday - June 29, 30, July 1
    9:30-3:30 PM      $150  

    In China, the plum blossom symbolizes the ethical qualities of strength, perseverance, and purity. Plum blossoms appear in the coldest months of the year, unhindered by frost and snow. The plum blossom is considered the national flower of China. In folk tradition the five round petals of the blossoms represent the five blessings: longevity, health, lasting happiness and natural death. The plum blossom is respected and loved by the Chinese people and is a favorite subject of painting. In this session, you will learn the magnificent of white plum blossom and simple birds through with simplicity of brushwork, depicts the ideas that unique perspective to expresses on oriental rice paper.  Peihong gives hands–on, step by step demonstrate attention to each student’s work. Welcome all skill levels.

    E-mail peihong1512@gmail.comor call at 713-206-3668 for supply list

    • 05 Jul 2018
    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 1
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    PAINTING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm

    July 5, 12, 19, 26     $150

    Do you love your travel photos ut are overwhelmed by painting the entire city scene? In this class we will concentrate on the architectural details that are the breathtaking touches in all those photos! Learn techniques to create those aged patinas, delicate iron work, beautiful textures, and distinctive silhouettes. Zoom in on those details, join in the fun.

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473   www.carlagauthier.com  

    • 05 Jul 2018
    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    SKETCHBOOK SAVVY - Carla Gauthier

    Thurs afternoons, July 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4 pm 

    $150

    Are you always envious of other artist’s sketchbooks? The time involved in keeping a sketchbook is a commitment, that is certain. But it is also clarifying what your artistic strengths are, and building on those strengths with exercises based on a vision of what you want your art to be. Not big on drawing? That’s okay, we will discover various methods and materials that will make for a sketchbook you can be proud of, and find every participant a particular path to build towards their artistic vision. Every artist’s path is unique, but keeping a sketchbook is a surefire way to better your art.

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473
    Click here to visit her website. 

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-4:00 pm 
    July 10, 17, 24, 31    $150

    Portrait Drawing by Dr. Bhatti is recommended as a pre-requisite, but not required.  

    This class is about learning the basic technique of painting portraits in watercolor medium. The focus of the class will be on learning the form, tonality, values, layering technique, and composition. Portrait painting is fun, exciting, and challenging, too.  The class will work as a group as well as on individual portrait study.

    Art supply list

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes:  # 02 - # 06  squirrel hair (Mop)
    • Watercolor palette, brand of your choice
    • Watercolor paints, professional
    • 140# Arches (a few ¼ size sheets)
    • Light weight drawing board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc

    Note: Please bring good quality photos/prints of your choice for painting portraits.

    artistmohdali@yahoo.com     281-818-6893      Click here to visit his website.

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
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    BEGINNER LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings
    July 10, 17, 24, 31. 
    6:00 - 9:00 pm 
    $150

    Come learn about landscapes and seascapes from this award-winning artist. Robert Ruhmann graduated from the University of Houston in 1991 with a degree in graphic communications.  Robert discovered fine art after graduating from college and has been creating paintings ever since.  He has participated in many art festivals throughout Texas.  Robert uses watercolors, oils, and acrylics.  His favorite medium is watercolor.  He loves to paint landscapes, rock formations, and seascapes. You might have seen him demonstrate his techniques of painting rocks and cliffs at a recent Paint-in. 

    raruhmann@gmail.com, 979-864-0155 

    Supply List:

    • Watercolor Paints:

    Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Sap Green, Van Dyke Brown, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Crimson Red

    • Mixing Tray or Plate
    • 2 Sheets of Watercolor Paper, 22" X 30"
    • Watercolor Brushes - bring whatever you have (prefer Simmons @ Texas Art Supply, but any brand is o.k.)
    • Water Container
    • Natural Sponge
    • Photograph of Landscape
    • Paper Towels or Toilet Tissue

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • 11 Jul 2018
    • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
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    CHOCOLATE+MEDITATION+WATERCOLOR PAINTING

    Join international yoga instructor and artist Nicole Peralta as she provides students with the opportunity to create their own mindfulness practice through non-traditional and alternative meditation: mindful eating and meditative abstract watercolors.

    In this class we will consider that mindfulness can be taught by utilizing art and food as a grounding and anchoring element:

    • taking our time to slow down
    • focusing on the five sense to engage a union with the body
    •  recognizing the food in our Houston community and around the world
    • recognizing that creativity and art can be utilized to be more mindful, to relax and to alleviate anxiety and stress
    Nicole will lead students to approach mindfulness through abstract watercolors. Watercolor is one of the most challenging mediums and can teach people how to slow down and focus.

    6:45pm Check-In
    7:00-9:00 Instruction, Meditation, Painting  

    Class fee is $35 for members, with all supplies provided. ($40 for non-members)

    A reduced fee of $25 for members if bringing own watercolor supplies. ($30 for non-members)  Watercolor supplies will include your own paint, brushes, paper, etc.

    • 13 Jul 2018
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    MIX IT UP: DRAWING & PAINTING THE FIGURE - Carol Rensink and Liz Hill
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 13, 14, 15.
    10:00am - 4:00pm        $150, plus shared model fee

    Drawing and painting the model:   3 different models, 3 different approaches,  2 different instructors.

    Multi-Media!  Come with an open mind ready to try new things. 

    Join Liz Hill and Carol Rensink, award winning mixed media and figure artists to learn new and different approaches to working from the model.  You will encounter new ways to draw the figure and your work will step up to a new level.  All levels.

    Questions? Contact Liz at Lizhill4u@aol.com or call 713-252-7726.  Click here to visit Liz's website. Or contact Carol at crensink.art@att.net713-524-5146.

    SUPPLY LIST

    • Water media paints of your choice (watercolor, acrylic, gouache) but nothing oil based.
    • White gesso, plus gray and other colors if you wish
    • Watercolor pencils, intense, markers, pastels, anything you have. 
    • Willow charcoal thin, charcoal pencils, drawing pencils, graphite whatever you like to use
    • Matt medium for gluing and sealing papers 
    • Hot press 140# paper for paintings. We will bring some if you cannot find 
    • Drawing paper 90# 
    • White tissue (cheap wrapping is fine ), in colors if you wish —Collage papers (all kinds) like oriental papers, newspaper, old phone books, envelopes, and papers you have made.  We will also bring some papers ! 
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    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 17
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    TRAINING TO BECOME A WORKSHOP MONITOR

    Beth Graham, bethgraham52ca@gmail.com, 281-415-4674 and Laurie Hammons, lauriehammons@att.net, 713-302-8654.


    Monday, July 16, 9:30 -11:30 am
    $10

    Workshop Monitors are those who have taken this training to be certified to do the tasks required to assist teachers during a class or workshop.  Trained Monitors receive a 50% tuition discount when serving as workshop monitor.  

    Topics include opening & closing security gates, monitoring the locked door for arriving students, operating AV technology, clean up tasks, and more. 

    Help  our wonderful teachers focus on instruction and working with students, and save yourself some money!

    One spot per class & workshop will be available for registration at the reduced tuition. Only those who complete this training and can handle the AV equipment successfully will be provided a code and then be able to register as monitor.

    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 17
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    BROWN BAG AND REFRESHER FOR PREVIOUSLY TRAINED WORKSHOP MONITORS - REQUIRED FOR FALL REGISTRATIONS!

    Beth Graham, bethgraham52ca@gmail.com, 281-415-4674 and Laurie Hammons, lauriehammons@att.net, 713-302-8654.

    Monday, July 16, 12:00-1:30 pm

    No Charge

    Come enjoy a brown-bag lunch with your fellow trained Monitors and hear an update on revisions to the Monitor program.  We would also like to hear feedback about your experiences as Monitor and your suggestions to improve the program.

    At this refresher, you will receive the code needed to register as Monitor for classes beginning in the Fall, and we will go over any tasks that are causing trouble, especially the changes in the AV system.  

    Our teachers have had many positive comments about the monitors, and our goal is to help you to make a difference in the experience of our teachers and students.

    Bring your own lunch and your good ideas!


    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    SUNDAY ART JAM

    Join local artist Lauren Power for her “Spirit Animal" Workshop to discover and paint your animal spirit guide. Lauren will guide you into a gentle 20 minute meditation to find your spirit animal, then assist you in creating a rendition of this animal in watercolor and pen, emphasizing a more illustrative jewel-toned color palette. All supplies can be provided (for additional fee), no yoga mat required, and no experience in meditation or watercolor needed. Recommended to bring: a cell phone for reference photos and a sweater for meditation.

    Getting to know the artist: "If you were to ask any of my students about my teaching style, they would probably tell you I’m high energy, creative, and inspiring. I like to introduce ideas to spark creativity, demonstrate technique, then allow for personal expression with guidance as needed."

    Supplies needed: Concentrated liquid watercolors, watercolor paper, brushes. Lauren recommends bringing a basic palette containing royal blue, magenta, and yellow.  For those who prefer, Lauren will bring supplies for you to use for an additional $7 (see registration options).










    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    LIMITED PALETTE WORKSHOP - Carla Gauthier

    Friday – Sunday, July 27, 28, 29.
    9:30-3:30         $150

    Instead of buying every new color that comes out, learn what the colors you have can do for you! 

    Color can be overwhelming to painters, especially with all the new offerings out there. Understanding the properties of different tube colors is where we will start. Then we will move on to mixtures and what emotions they evoke. Limiting the palette of colors you use for each painting allows you to create a unified painting with a stronger sense of mood and energy. You will paint your own subject matter and together we will decide what colors will best convey the mood you want to create. The bonus of this class - the fewer colors that you paint with, the more energy and concentration you will have to devote to shapes, values, edges and movement in your painting. All levels.

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint -bring them all, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473  http://carlagauthier.com 

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: MORNING GLORIES AND INSECTS - Peihong Endris

    Tuesday mornings, August 7, 14, 21, 28  9:30 am - 12:30 pm         $150   

    Speaking of morning glory, I always think of the summer days. Such as red, pink, purple and blue.  Although it is a kind of wild flower, blooming on the side of the paths crisscrossed in the fields, it is very attractive, which blooms in the morning and fades before noon. They are both ephemeral and beautiful. In this section, we will cover both techniques of detail and free style. Plus dragonflies, bees, and butterflies. Peihong gives hands–on, step by step demonstrate attention to each student’s work. All skill levels.

    E-mail peihong1512@gmail.comor call at 713-206-3668 for supply list.

    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 12 Aug 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 5
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    AFRAID OF THE DARK? EXPLORING THE DARK SIDE - Carla Gauthier

    Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
    August 10, 11, 12        
    9:30-3:30 pm           $150

    Have you ever been disappointed with the contrast and colors of a painting when you thought it had potential to be a strong finished work? Color dries lighter in watercolor, but it can also dry duller, and much more flat if you don't take the right painting steps. In this weekend workshop we will practice techniques and tricks to give your paintings strong contrast, with rich, varied color. We will demystify back-lit subjects, and work with edges to create velvety darks, and a strong sense of light.    

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473    www.carlagauthier.com

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    HORSES IN CHARCOAL AND WATERCOLOR -- Theresa Wilson

     Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19
    9:30 am-3:30 pm       $100 

    Horses capture the imagination in ways that few animals do, but translating that to paper can be a daunting task.  In this workshop we will look at how to draw and paint the horse in a convincing, yet expressive, way.  We will identify and develop strategies to draw the key aspects of horse anatomy.  Then we will have fun with charcoal and watercolor techniques to build form and give our horses life and individuality.  All levels.

    ttcbwilson@aol.com, 281-829 9821  www.theresawilsonwatercolors.com

    Click here for supply list.


    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    WATER AND BOAT IN WATERCOLOR -- Les McDonald

    Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26, 9:30am-3:30pm.     $100

    This workshop will be an exercise painting water and reflections. Demos, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and technique will be provided. You will have the option of working from their own subject matter or from my photo materials. This is the photo we will be working from.  

    All levels. 

    les@lesmcdonald.com, 713-977-4729.  www.lesmcdonald.com

    Click here for supply list.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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    SUNDAY ART JAM 

    Sunday, September 16, 9:30am-3:30pm.     $50

    Basics of Drawing and Painting on iPad 
    Put your iPad to work creating beautiful art. Ksenia Annis will be teaching the basics of digital drawing and painting using an iPad and Apple Pencil. She will give an overview of Procreate software and show how various pieces - from quick sketches to finished paintings can be created digitally.
      

    All levels. 

    kseniaannis@yahoo.com

    Materials: iPad Air or later, Procreate app, Apple Pencil (highly recommended, but not required).

    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 0
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    Watercolor With Carl Dalio


    5-Day Workshop 

    October 8-12, 2018

    Tuition 

    $650 for members

    $700 for non-members

    *$100 non-refundable deposit

    International artist Carl Dalio, a resident of Sedona, Arizona, is a master of bold color and dynamic design. With abundant experience as a successful artist, illustrator, instructor and juror, he continues to honor essential concepts of beauty, design, imagination, passion and simplicity. Accomplished in watercolor, oil and pastel, he has presented painting demonstrations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (served on its Jury of Selection in New York), National Watercolor Society (served on its Jury of Selection in California) and Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society. 

    Carl's paintings, six-times cover art and numerous articles have appeared in books and publications including American Artist, Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Pastel Journal. His paintings have received awards in national exhibitions and online competitions. 

    Carl was one of 30 nationally known artists participating in the October 2016 Sedona Plein Air Festival. In February of 2016, Carl painted in Cuba with fellow artists in Plein Air Magazine’s historic Publisher’s Invitational adventure. His Inspirational Painting Videos, available as digital downloads, are available through his official website. 

    Please visit at www.carldalio.com to view the gallery of his expressive paintings. 

    *$100 deposit is non-refundable. Full workshop payment is due 60 days prior to start date.

    Supply List: 

    The workshop coordinator will contact you closer to the workshop start date and provide a supply list along with any other pertinent details.

     

     

1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006
Gallery: 713-942-9966
Questions? Email WAS-H@sbcglobal.net
HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

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