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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • April 29, 2024
    • June 17, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 6
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    Reflect and Refine

    Katherine Rodgers

    Six Monday evenings

    April 29. May 5, 13, 20

    June 10 & 17

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $310 Regular Tuition

    $250 Members



    Take time to reflect on your artwork and analyze the feedback you receive from the instructor and peers.  This course will help you identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in your paintings.  You will use this information to refine your technique and style.  Continually challenging yourself to grow as an artist, this class aims to introduce students to the principles of still life composition and provide them with the necessary skills to analyze and critique their work effectively.  


    Through practical exercises, demos, and discussions, students will learn how to observe and depict objects in a still life setting, as well as develop a critical eye to evaluate and provide constructive feedback on artwork. Class begins with a group critique setting on what the student is currently working on. The class will then move to simple exercises using a still life set up in the classroom. We will focus on arranging and setting up still life compositions to create visually interesting and meaningful scenes, as well as, exploring the use of props, backgrounds, and the use of negative space. Students will be encouraged to experiment and try new things as they progress in their development as an artist.


    Prerequisite: An introduction to watercolor course must be taken prior to registering. This course is intended for the independent painter who has a good grasp on all basic watercolor and painting techniques.

    Supply List:

    Bring your watercolor supplies:  brushes, paints and watercolor paper

    Sketchbook or drawing paper

    Graphite pencil set with both H and B varieties

    Eraser

    Level: Intermediate and Advanced


    • June 04, 2024
    • June 18, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 5
    Register

    Drawing 101 Workshop

    Myke Venable

    Two Tuesday Mornings

    June 4 & 18

    9 am - Noon

    $110 Tuition/$90 Members 


    This class will allow you to develop, practice, and refine your drawing skills! Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing through various hands-on activities and class discussions. This class will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line, and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or for those who want to sharpen their fundamental skills.

    Level: Novice or Beginner

    Supply List:

    1 - Sketch Book - CANSON Artist Series 9x12 in.

    1 - STAEDTLER 12 graphite pencil set (6B-4H)

    1 - STAEDTLER - 2 hole pencil sharpener

    1 - PENTEL - Block Eraser

    1 - PENTEL - Eraser Caps



    #drawing #drawingfundamentals #mykevenable #drawwhatyousee #gettingtothebasics

    • June 04, 2024
    • June 18, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Watercolor Florals for Beginners

    Mohammad Bhatti

    Two Tuesday afternoons

    June 4 & June 18

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $110 Tuition/$90 members


    Dive into the enchanting world of botanical watercolor with Professor Mohammad Bhatti in this floral class. Immerse yourself in the delicate artistry of painting flowers using watercolors. This class is designed to unleash your creativity as you learn essential techniques to capture the beauty of petals on paper. Join Mohammad for an immersive experience that will transform your paper into a garden of blooming wonders. Discover the joy of painting with a splash of petals and bring your artistic vision to life in this hands-on watercolor floral class.

    Supply List:


    Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B perferable.

    WC Brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred.)

    WC paints - your choice of colors

    Pallet to hold/mix paints

    Paper:  140 lb Arches 1/4 size paper

    Light weight drawing board

    Masking Tape

    Eraser and Sharpener


    Bring your own photos of flowers to use in the class.




    • June 06, 2024
    • June 25, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Three Thursday mornings and One Tuesday morning

    June 6, 13, 20 and Tuesday, June 25

    9:00 - 12:00 pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 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 Watercolor supplies – paper towels, palette, paints, brushes and the best paper you can afford. 

    • June 06, 2024
    • June 25, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Three Thursday afternoons and One Tuesday afternoon

    June 6, 13, 20 and Tuesday, June 25

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 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 Watercolor supplies – paper towels, palette, paints, brushes and the best paper you can afford. 

    • June 15, 2024
    • June 16, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 4
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    Wowee Maui!

    Carla Gauthier

    Two-Day Workshop

    Saturday & Sunday

    June 15 & 16

    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $170 Regular Tuition

    $150 WAS-H Members Tuition


    Beaches, Palm Trees, Black Lava rock, Surfers and Big Waves – everything that makes Hawaii magical! We will learn color schemes, textures and landscape techniques to paint a Maui landscape as a group project, and then you will take what you’ve learned and apply it to your own vacation photos. Bring your regular watercolor supplies along with some photos from the islands, and let’s have a fun weekend painting together.


    Level: Beginner with experience, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply List
    Regular Watercolor supplies – paper towels, palette, paints, brushes. pencil & eraser and the best paper you can afford. 


    • June 18, 2024
    • July 09, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 20
    Register

    VIRTUAL:  Sketching the Floral Landscape in Watercolor

    Susan Giannantonio

    Tuesday afternoons

    June 18, 25, July 2, 9

    1:00 - 3:00pm

    $120 members/$160 non-members


    Back by popular demand…Bring out the unusual tools (flowers, stems, leaves, sticks) plus a few standards (brushes) and discover that your garden, itself, provides amazing potential to create botanical watercolor elements! Learn to create loose, gestural, colorful watercolor flowers with plants. This is great practice for both studio and plein air painting.

     

    Suitable for any skill level; accomplished drawing skills not necessary. 

    Links to a video recording of each session will be provided, should you miss a class or want to review a session. Links remain available for 120 days.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List:

    Watercolors

    An array of flowers, twigs, grass & leaves—use what you have available. Borrow from neighbors, from nearby walkways, etc. 

    Brushes: a mop or quill + a few small brushes

    Sketchbook size paper—9 x 12 or ¼ sheets up to 16 x 20 or ½ sheets

    Watercolor or Inktense pencils (optional)

    Soapy water in a small basin

    Cloths or paper towels




    • June 22, 2024
    • June 23, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
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    Shrimp Boat Harbor

    Les McDonald, Jr.
    Two-Day Workshop

    June 22 & 23

    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $170 Tuition

    $150 WAS-H Members


    Shrimp boats, water and sky will be the subject of this workshop. Attention to detail will be emphasized and demonstrated. The main objective here will be leaving the lights in the reflections of the foreground. Clouds will be addressed as they are also reflected in the water. Also, the straight lines in the dock walkway and boat rigging will be demonstrated. A ruling pen will be used for the straight lines. This image may look complicated, but I’ll show you the techniques involved.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Student Supply List:

    Mcdonald - shrimp boat.jpg

    • June 26, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • June 29, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 4
    Register
    Michael Holter Four-Day Workshop

    Watercolor Impressionism  Waterscapes/Landscapes &

    How to Add Figures

    June 26, 27, 29 & 29

    9 am - 4 pm daily

    Tuition - $550 ($500 for members)


    Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

    This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

    We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

    Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

    We will start with landscapes and progress to more complicated subjects and will include some figurative work.

    Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating his paintings and will show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

    And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

    SUGGESTED HOLTER SUPPLIES .docx  


    READ ABOUT THE CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THIS MAJOR WORKSHOP HERE

    • June 29, 2024
    • June 30, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 23
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    VIRTUAL:  Welcome to Watercolor

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Saturday & Sunday afternoons

    June 29 & 30

    1:30 - 5:30pm

    $120 members/$140 non-members


    I am told often in conversation that watercolor is an intimidating medium! It was my “first love” as a painter, but I understand the sentiment, having plenty of experience with other mediums to compare it to. But the aspects of watercolor that seem challenging are also what makes it most beautiful and unique. The important considerations, I find, are knowing when, and when not to control the paint. So, if we work loosely, a willingness to allow the paint some freedom under your guidance and care is essential. It comes down to attitude. With a few rules committed to memory, and a strong sense of adventure, you can achieve a lot!

    In this online workshop, we will talk about different materials and surfaces, and explore the behavior of pigment suspended in water. We will also work with many “brush marking” techniques and other ways of adding paint such as Gradated wash, Mingling, and Charging to name a few. Our studies will be applied to fuller projects with different stylings. This is an excellent course for beginners with little or no experience. Are you swimming in questions of “how do I...?” Then this class is for you.

    This open and interactive course will spotlight the instructor’s palette, work surface, and reference in real time, so you can directly see exactly how he mixes and applies paint. The process will be step by step based with short demos so you can take time to follow along and ask questions all the way to the finished painting.

    Links to a video recording of each session will be provided, should you miss a class or want to review a session. Links remain available for 120 days.

    A final written critique is offered through Padlet following the completion of the workshop.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Level: Novice, Beginner


    Click HERE for Supply List.


    Reference photos for use in class. Please print these out or plan to use in class on a separate device.
    Cube

    Lily Pond

    Wildflowers


    Website: http://www.jmbportfolio.com
    #watercolorworkshop #learningwatercolor #watercolortogether #watercolorclass #watercolorfun #watercoloranimals #paintinganimals #paintingwithwatercolor #colorwash #fluidcolor #watercolorartist
    • June 30, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 4
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    Paint Pouring for Beginners

    Laura Mossman

    One Day Workshop

    Sunday, June 30

    12:00 - 5:00pm

    $85 Tuition/$75 members


    This course is designed for those who have never tried paint pouring.  Students will learn how to mix paint to get consistent results and will try various methods of paint pouring.

    Wear old clothes! You are likely to get paint on you and, while it washes off your skin, your clothes will wear those colors forever!

    Feel free to bring snacks/drinks.  This class is casual, feel free to bring snacks/drinks to enjoy while learning.

    The supply list is below.  For those who want to purchase a "kit" for the class, there will be an additional cost of $25.  You can see what comes with the on a tab in the supply list.  

    Paint Pour Supply List2.xlsx

    • July 02, 2024
    • July 09, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 3
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    Bird Drawing Workshop

    Myke Venable

    Two Week Class

    July 2 & 9

    9 am - Noon

    $110 Tuition/$90 Members 


    Welcome to the Bird Drawing Workshop for the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced student.

    We will start with a little visual history of bird drawing through time, and then practice with our own studies and drawings from color photographs (supplied by the instructor). 

    Using basic materials, we will focus on perfecting our skills using techniques to develop masterful drawings from the bird genre. 


    Materials:

    Sketch book: Strathmore - Mixed Media, 9x12 in. (117lb.), Vellum surface

    Graphite Pencils: 2H, H, HB, B

    Color Pencils: Prismacolor (COL-ERASE)

    Watercolor (Optional)

    1 pack of 10 - PENTEL eraser caps

    Pencil sharpener - 2 hole (Staedtler) 


    • July 02, 2024
    • July 23, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 11
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    Basics of Abstract Painting


    Mohammad Bhatti

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    July 2, 9th, 16, 23rd

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 members




    Whether you're a curious beginner or a seasoned artist seeking new inspiration, this class is for you to learn the foundational concepts of abstract art, introducing you to the dynamic interplay of color, form, and emotion. Through practical exercises and insightful tips, Basics of Abstract Art' encourages hands-on experimentation, guiding you to embrace spontaneity and cultivate your unique artistic voice. Learn how to break away from representational constraints, allowing your intuition and emotions to guide your creative process. The focus will be placed upon self-expression, color and form, composition and design, form and color, texture, negative space, intuition and spontaneity, personal interpretation, mediums and materials


    Supply List:

    Feel free to bring markers, charcoal, acrylic colors (Mixed Media)

    Brushes of your choice

    Glue, available stencils, or any texture material

    Gesso, canvas/card board or paper


    Light weight Drawing Board and masking tape




    • July 05, 2024
    • July 26, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 20
    Register

    VIRTUAL:  Zentangle

    Lori Morris

    Four Friday mornings

    July 5, 12, 19, 26

    9:00 - 11:00am

    $120 members/$160 non-members


    Throughout these virtual workshops, participants will learn to draw botanical and organic tangles along with other tangle patterns to create an inspired piece of art. Join me as we engage in this mindful activity and achieve a satisfying sense of creative accomplishment. Let's tangle together!


    July Zentangle:
    • July 5h - Jamglic Zendala 
    • July 12th – Focus on Hollibaugh on a Traditional Zentangle Tile 
    • July 19th   - Cross-ur-Heart tangled on a Zentangle Zendala 
    • July 26th – Maptangling on a Zentangle Zendala, please bring these extra class supplies, watercolors, a sandwich baggie & heatgun/blowdryer.

    Links to a video recording of each session will be provided, should you miss a class or want to review a session. Links remain available for 120 days.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate


    Click HERE for Supply List.





    #zentangle #lolomoczt39

    • July 10, 2024
    • July 31, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Building, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    • 25
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    Still Life Drawing

    (wet and dry medium) 

    Arthur Deatly

    Four Wednesday Evenings
    July 10, 17, 24, 31
    6 pm - 9 pm
    $220 Tuition/$180 WAS-H Members

    We will explore the Elements and Principles of Art through drawing.

    Mark making – whether with dry or wet medium can reflect the world around us. Drawing from the still life, we will focus on composition, scale, and proportion to create a 2-D image of a 3-D subject in this supportive teacher/student environment.



    Supply List:

    Drawing paper 9x12 or larger

    Drawing materials:

    Graphite pencils # HB2 ,4B

    Vine charcoal 2-4 hardness

    White vinyl eraser

    Drawing board Newsprint pad 18x24”

    India ink



    • July 11, 2024
    • August 01, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 12
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    Family Narratives

    Ellen Orseck

    Four Thursday Mornings

    July 11, 18, 20 and Aug. 1

    9:00 am - Noon 

    $220 Tuition/$180 members



    How do we see and remember our family and our relatives?  This 4-week workshop explores loved ones, the people in our daily lives and those who are part of our heritage.  Using the combination of water media (watercolor, watercolor pencils, and/or acrylic paint) collage, sewing, photography and mixed media, artists will create images to capture memories. We will explore how other artists such as Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, David Hockney, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Rauschenberg have approached similar subjects.

    Orseck - Supply List Collage 6.6.2024 WASH.docx

    Orseck Acrylic Supply List.docx


    • July 11, 2024
    • August 01, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 7
    Register

    Chinese Brush Painting -

    Birds of Texas

    Peihong Endris

    Four Thursday afternoons

    July 11, 18, 25, and Aug 1

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 members





    Birds give life to a painting of a rather static branch, or tree, and can, therefore, be painted in quiet, indistinct way. Alternatively, the bird can form the main element of the painting and, as such, will be required to demonstrate rather more of its own character.

    In this class, you will learn to use the basic brush techniques to paint the Birds of Texas (Goldfinch, Bluebirds, Warbler…), or you can bring pictures of your favorite birds and instructor will teach you to use minimum brushstrokes to express it.

     Click to see the supply list for this class:  Endris Supply list for Bird class.docx


    • July 13, 2024
    • July 14, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 4
    Register
    Chinese Brush Painting Techniques - Free Style Lotus & Dragonfly

    Peihong Endris

    Two-Day Workshop

    Saturday & Sunday

    Previously:  May 18 & 19 

    New Date:  July 13 & 14

    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $170 Regular Tuition

    $150 WAS-H Members Tuition


    Students will learn Chinese brush painting techniques, the proper pressure, and the right amount of moisture in your brush. You will learn to trust yourself and build your confidence.  The Instructor will take you step by step as she  demonstrates the lotus petals, leaves and the simple composition with dragonflies. With your new found confidence, you will able to create your own paintings. 

    Student Supplies Needed:

    Paper: absorbent or semi absorbent rice paper.

    Brushes: two large combo brush, a large hard bristled brush, a small combo or detailed brush. 1 inch or 1.5 inch flat brush.

    Chinese watercolor, ink, couple of porcelain palettes. Two paper weights. one roll paper towels.  A painting mat.

    • July 14, 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 14
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    VIRTUAL: Watercolor - Mastering the Color Palette

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Sunday afternoon

    July 14

    1:30 - 5:30pm

    $65 members/$75 non-members

    Getting the right color doesn’t have to be a bundle of trial and error. With a bit of knowledge about pigments and their characteristics, we can develop an instinct for efficiently and accurately mixing color. There will be focus on the important and universal role of mixtures formed from primaries, with evaluation on how other tube colors relate in the spectrum. We will explore the warming, cooling, and neutralizing of hues, as well as tinting and shading techniques that maintain richness of chroma... Or not... The point is we’re in control! This open and interactive course will spotlight the instructor’s palette, work surface, and reference in real time, so you can directly see exactly how he mixes and applies paint. The process will be step by step based with short demos so you can take time to follow along and ask questions all the way to the finished painting.

    Links to a video recording of each session will be provided, should you miss a class or want to review a session. Links remain available for 

    ​120 days.

    A final written critique is offered through Padlet following the completion of the workshop.


    Level
    : Novice, Beginner, Intermediate


    Click HERE for Supply List.


    Reference photos for use in class.
    Please print these out or plan to use in class on a separate device.


    YellowDancers_Degas.jpg
    Flowers in Intense Light
    Orchids


    Website: http://www.jmbportfolio.com
    #colormixing #colorpaint #colorworkshop #colorknowledge #coloraccuracy #watercolorpigment #watercolorhue#watercolortechnique #watercolortutorials #paintingworkshops #watercolorartworks #fluidpaintings #watercolourpaintings #watercolourtutorial #learningwatercolor #watercolorfun #watercolorpalette #watercolortutorial #watercolorstudy
    • July 15, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 13
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     Wave Watcher – Seagull on the beach


    Les McDonald

    One Day Workshop

    Monday

    July 15

    9:30 am- 3:30 pm

    $85 Regular Tuition

    $75 Member Tuition


    Water and skies seem to be somewhat difficult for some students. We will paint skies with several different techniques. WATER always has motion. The goal to have good water texture is to leave the light areas light. Too often the light areas of the water get painted over with darker values.


    Supply List - Seagulls .doc

    • July 16, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 3
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    Sacred Geometry

    Myke Venable

    1-Session Workshop

    July 16

    9 am - Noon

    $60 Tuition/$50 Members 


    This Drawing Workshop is designed to explore the richness of

    Sacred Geometry. We will unpack hidden knowledge and explore

    deeper truths about our reality, using Sacred Geometry as our

    focus. Students will also have the opportunity to draw with step by step guidance from the instructor. Once the designs are created, color pencil can be applied to enhance the artwork.


    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply List
    *Paper: Canson 9" x 12" in. 70 lb. Smooth surface

    *Graphite Pencils:  2H, 2B

    *Pencil Sharpener: Staedtler

    *12 or 24 pack of Col-Erase Prisma Color Pencils

    12-inch Ruler

    *Staedtler Mars precision compass


    #drawing #mykevenable #sacredgeometry #universalgeometry

    #gettingtothebasics

    • July 20, 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • July 21, 2024
    • 3:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Loose Florals and Waterscapes Workshop

    Rae Andrews

    Two-Day Workshop

    Saturday & Sunday

    July 20 & 21

    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $170 Regular Tuition

    $150 WAS-H Members Tuition


    Semi-Abstracted Florals:  Day 1 will be Fun! Rae will show students how she designs her close focus florals to be exciting, using a wet-into-wet approach. She discusses balance and imbalance, design, composition and how to use the light with a playful use of color and value contrast.

    Waterscapes:  Day 2 we will do a waterscape (small waterfalls) in a Landscape setting. Rae will concentrate on depth and how she leaves the white of the paper, a trademark process of hers.

     ** Rae’s loose style of painting will be a feature in this lesson using her method of working a painting in sections, to maintain the white of the paper.

    Students will work from photos involving waterfalls (close focus), rocks, foliage. Nothing too distant or panoramic, we want to bring the viewer right into the painting.

    Supply list:

    Paper: #140 Cold Press Paper either Arches or Baohong

    Brushes: Bring what you have. Recommended brushes are:

    • Silver Black Velvet brand especially the 3/8” Dagger (also called a Striper brush, (I use it in every painting)
    • #8 Round.( I also use this in all my works)
    • Wide Wash brush at least 2” and this can be synthetic.
    • A fine line Rigger or Liner brush approx. #2 or #3

    Paints: Professional artist tube paints. Daniel Smith (DS), Winsor Newton (WN).  Recommended colors are:

    Lemon Yellow (DS)

    Cadmium Yellow Medium (WN)

    Aussie Red Gold (DS)

    Quinacridone Coral (DS)

    Permanent Rose (WN)

    Permanent Magenta (WN)

    Permanent Sap Green (WN)

    Pthalo Green Turquoise (DS) or

    Turquoise (made by Lucas) almost the same as the DS Pthalo Green Turquoise

    Cobalt Blue (DS)

    French Ultramarine Blue (DS)

    Burnt Sienna (WN)

    ** These are just my favorite colors, however bring what you have already. If you are purchasing new colors, this list is a suggestion only.

    Miscellaneous:

    2B pencil and eraser

    ** If you have a white Charcoal Pencil or white watercolor pencil that can be handy as well (optional)

    Paper Towels (Rae uses Viva) and/or Kleenex

    Each student will get individual and personal attention and gentle guidance with their work.

    ** Bring reference photos if you have some, Rae will also have some to share. Have either hard copy photo of the flower or use a device with a big enough screen to see it.

    For the floral study you will need clear close focus studies mostly for the shape of the flower. Try not to choose a too complicated flower. Rae suggests Calla Lily, Tulips, Poppies, Camellias, or similar open flowers.

    For the waterscape, bring photos of water tumbling over rocks to bring the viewer right into the painting.

    • July 27, 2024
    • July 28, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
    Register

    Weekend Workshop

    Les McDonald

    Two-Day Workshop

    Saturday & Sunday

    July 27 & 28

    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $170 Regular Tuition

    $150 WAS-H Members Tuition


    Let's paint a dynamic sky.  This will be a sunset over water using a wet-on-wet technique.  We will blend several colors from light to dark to create this dramatic scene.


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    • July 30, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 16
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    Watercolor Boot Camp for Beginners


    Cheryl Evans

    One Day Workshop

    Tuesday, July 30

    9:30 am- 3:30 pm

    $85 Regular Tuition

    $75 Member Tuition



    Watercolor Boot Camp will get you started with all the tools and techniques you need to set you on the trail for a successful journey as a watercolorist.


    We will learn all the basic techniques (wet-on-wet, flat wash, graded wash, radual wash, gradual wash, dry brush, lifting), color mixing and application and special effects.  We will investigate materials and supplies.  


    In the afternoon we will put all the watercolor tools together to create a finished painting that will have you saying, "Wow, I did that!"


    The goal is to get you started on the right foot and build your confidence.


    Art Supply List for Watercolor Boot Camp for Beginners – Cheryl Evans

    Graphite Pencils:     #2

    Watercolor brushes – 1in. flat

    #8 round

    #10  or #12 round

    Watercolors of any brand (tubes)

                New Gamboge

                French Ultramarine Blue

                Cerulean Blue

                Alizarin Crimson

    palette,  with large mixing area

    140 Lb. Arches  ½ sheet for the finished painting 15x22


    Light weight Drawing Board large enough to hold the ½ sheet paper (22x15)

    Masking tape or blue painter’s tape

    Sketchbook or note pad for notes




    • July 30, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 19
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    TRAINING TO BECOME A WORKSHOP MONITOR

    Laura Mossman, Artist Liaison

    Tuesday, July 30
    1 pm - 2 pm
    $10 fee



    A workshop monitor receives a 50% discount on classes/workshops in exchange for completing tasks related to helping the teacher.  One of the tasks is using the audio/visual equipment.  This class will go over all the duties related to being a class monitor and will go over how to use the equipment.  The class takes about an hour.

    • August 02, 2024
    • August 30, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 20
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    VIRTUAL:  Zentangle

    Lori Morris

    Five Friday mornings

    August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    9:00 - 11:00am

    $150 members/$200 non-members


    Throughout these virtual workshops, participants will learn to draw botanical and organic tangles along with other tangle patterns to create an inspired piece of art. Join me as we engage in this mindful activity and achieve a satisfying sense of creative accomplishment. Let's tangle together! 

     

    August Zentangle

    • August 2nd  Pokelily Stained Glass on a Phi Zentangle Tile 
    • August 9th – Tangle Jenjellies on aTraditional Zentangle Tile
    • August 16th - Whimsical Tangled Owl on a Traditional Zentangle Tile 
    • August 23rd  Tangle Bloomerz on a Traditional Zentangle Tile 
    • August 30th – Foundabout and other Botanical Tangles on a White Zendala, Colored Pencils Optional.

    Links to a video recording of each session will be provided, should you miss a class or want to review a session. Links remain available for 120 days.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate


    Click HERE for Supply List.


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    • August 06, 2024
    • August 27, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 8
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    Drawing 101 Workshop

    Myke Venable

    Four Tuesday Mornings

    Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

    9 am - Noon

    $110 Tuition/$90 Members 


    This class will allow you to develop, practice, and refine your drawing skills! Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing through various hands-on activities and class discussions. This class will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line, and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or for those who want to sharpen their fundamental skills.

    Level: Novice or Beginner

    Supply List:

    1 - Sketch Book - CANSON Artist Series 9x12 in.

    1 - STAEDTLER 12 graphite pencil set (6B-4H)

    1 - STAEDTLER - 2 hole pencil sharpener

    1 - PENTEL - Block Eraser

    1 - PENTEL - Eraser Caps



    #drawing #drawingfundamentals #mykevenable #drawwhatyousee #gettingtothebasics

    • August 08, 2024
    • September 05, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 7
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    Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Thursday Mornings

    Aug 8, 22, 29, Sept 5

    (Skip Aug 15)

    9:00 - Noon

    $220 Tuition/$180 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 Watercolor supplies – paper towels, palette, paints, brushes and the best paper you can afford. 

    • August 08, 2024
    • September 05, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Thursday Afternoons

    Aug 8, 22, 29, Sept 5

    (Skip Aug 15)

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 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 Watercolor supplies – paper towels, palette, paints, brushes and the best paper you can afford. 

    • August 10, 2024
    • August 11, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
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