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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • November 11, 2019
    • December 16, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    BASIC DRAWINGEllen Orseck

    Six Monday afternoons

    November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm  

    $225 

    Level: All


    Capturing the connection between the human eye, the human hand and the human heart is the basis for much of art. Open to all levels, this course will cover drawing basics by exploring still lives, landscape and the figure. Participants will, through various exercises and assignments, master gesture drawing, contour drawing, the use of negative space, volume, sighting, shading, hatching and cross hatching, blending, and value.

    Contact Ellen at eorseck@gmail.com713-828-7718

    Supplies List for Basic Drawing  

    Blending Stumps (also called Tortillons) Various Sizes 

    Chamois Cloth for Blending 

    Charcoal Pencils, Black, Soft and Extra Soft- Marie Brand or Generals. 

    Charcoals Pencils, White - Generals 

    Conte Pencil White, Any Brand 

    Container for Supplies- Pencil box or what ever works for you. 

    Emory Board and/or sandpaper pad (For Sharpening) 

    Erasers-Kneaded, Gum Eraser, White Stroke 

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

    Paper -Strathmore 9 x 12 inch sketchbook – 50 sheets TONED GRAY 

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

    Pencils, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B -- Staedtler or Raffine Brand 

    Sandpaper Pad 

    Art Supply Sources: 

    On-line

    Amazon 

    Daniel Smith 

    Dick Blick 

    Jerry’s Artarama (10% discount) 

    Texas Art Supply 

    Local Sources:

    Art Supply (now on Almeda - 10% discount)

    Texas Art Supply (10% student discount)

    Jerry's Artarama 

    Michael’s 

    Hobby Lobby

    Places to Find Other Materials - Dollar Store, Target

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    • January 07, 2020
    • January 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 5
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    COMPOSITION 101 - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons
    January 7, 14, 21, 28

    1:00pm-4:00pm.    $150

    Learning how to place focal points and values and create movement in a painting can make a good painting great. We concentrate on color and value, texture and depth, but composition is KING! Good composition is crucial to making stronger paintings. In this class, we will work through sketchbook exercises and small paintings to build your skills so you can take your own resource material and be confident in your choices.  


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

    Just bring regular supplies like your sketchbook, 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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    • January 07, 2020
    • January 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    EXPLORING WATERCOLOR MAGIC IN LANDSCAPES - Fred Kingwill

    Tuesday evenings

    January 7, 14, 21, 28

    5:30-8:30 pm.          $150

    Level: Beginner

    This class is intended for beginning level artists who seek understanding of the the medium. We will go have lessons including skies, water, trees, color, composition, and lots of tricks.  No critiques - just lots of fun discovering the potential of watercolors. Fred has taught watercolors for over 40 years to thousands of people and spends much of his time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

    fredkingwill@gmail.com , 307-699-7743     Click here to visit Fred's website.

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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    THE NARRATIVE PORTRAITEllen Orseck

    Six Wednesday mornings

    January 8, 15, 22, 29,

    February 5, 2

    9:30am - 12:30pm  

    $225

    Level: INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED only


    A portrait is more than a likeness. An insightful portrait can also capture the personality and emotional nature of the subject. 


    Contact Ellen at eorseck@gmail.com713-828-7718



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    • January 11, 2020
    • January 12, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    COUNTRY WINDOW TEXTURES - 

    Les McDonald

    Saturday & Sunday

    January 11-12

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    Join award-winning painter Les McDonald and learn his secrets and techniques. This workshop will be an exercise painting an old stone country house window with a lot of stone texture.  This will be another excellent exercise in Dry Brush technique. Demos, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and technique will be provided. 

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


    PS: You are welcome to come by my studio anytime if you have a question or a problem. Just give me a little notice.

    Click here for supply list.


    • January 16, 2020
    • January 17, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    FIGURE PAINTING - Watermedia, Monotype, & Pastel     with Carol Rensink 

    Thursday & Friday, January 16-17 10:00am-4:00pm       $100, plus shared model fee

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Draw and paint from live models each morning, then complete your paintings in the afternoon.  Get inspiration from artists like Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, and various contemporary artists.  Learn ways to combine watermedia (watercolor & acrylic), monotype, & pastels to create expressive and personal work.


    Contact Carol at crensink.art@att.net713-524-5146.

    SUPPLY LIST:  (examples in italics)

    WATERCOLORS and/or ACRYLICS

    MATTE MEDIUM
    TX Art Supply Item #11585 (4oz) or Item #51148, Liquitex Acrylic Matte Medium

    BRUSHES 
    Include larger brushes and a 2 - 3” brush for washes.
    3/4” to 1” brush for acrylic matte medium

    50# SMOOTH DRAWING PAPER - 18” x 24” 
    TX Art Supply Item #97315,   Canson XL Recycled 50# foldover pad 50 sheets

    WATERCOLOR PAPER 140#  HOT PRESS 
    TX Art Supply Item #16916,  Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper, 22” x 30” (buy 3 sheets & tear into 6 sheets 22” x 15” )

    BACKER BOARD 18” x 24”
    Lightweight, but firm board on which to clip drawing pad/paper, Masonite, wood, gator board or sturdy foam core - cut to size….or….TX Art Supply Item #56824, 18” x 24” Fredrix Canvas Board (can serve the purpose)

    BULLDOG CLIPS
    TX Art Supply Item #20986, (4) Size 4, 3in.wide metal clips

    PASTELS (box of 12 or 24)
    TX Art Supply Item Prismacolor Nupastel , Set of 12,  Item#13667 or Set of 24, Item # 70227

    SOFT WILLOW CHARCOAL
    Jerry’s Artarama #80644 , Creative Mark Willow Charcoal Medium (size), 25 sticks/box.  

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    • January 19, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Beginner Basics: Tools of Watercolor
     with Beth Graham

    Sunday Afternoon, January 19

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is the first of five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Each class is taught by a different WASH artist, providing a range of perspectives.


    We know you can’t wait to get your supplies, but WAIT. Before buying anything, come learn about the types of papers, types of brushes, an overview of paint brands and pigments, types of palettes, easels, lightboards, and hands-on exploration in structured activities with all of these.  


    Participants do not need to bring supplies, all will be provided for this class. BUT, if you have them, please bring them.

      

    Contact: education@watercolorhouston.org




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    • January 24, 2020
    • January 26, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    POURING PAINT WORKSHOP 

    Carla Gauthier, carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473, (website).  

    Friday – Sunday January 24-26, 9:30-3:30, $150

    Poured paintings are essentially value paintings, and what we sacrifice in control, we gain in beautiful mingled washes of color. 
    Pouring paint is a fresh, luminous effect that is easy to achieve, but has a few steps to protect the highlighted areas before the fun of pouring begins. This technique works well for any subject, but particularly well for sunlit subjects, with shadows. The bonus of this technique is that it is a great way for painters who have limited time to work on their art – spending a few minutes a day can build up to a beautiful painting over a week’s time. We will work simultaneously on a painting together (to learn technique) and an individual painting that will be your choice.  Fun, messy, and a whole new way to paint! 


    All levels.


    • January 30, 2020
    • February 20, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    PORTRAIT DRAWING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Thursday afternoons,January 30, February 6, 13, 20

    1:00-4:00 pm     $150   

    Level: All

    This class is designed to learn basic study of human head, front view, profile, and three-quarter poses, proportion of eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and shoulders. You will learn to construct human head through shading, tone value in a variety of mediums. Close up photos will be used as references for drawing and shading. This class is useful for artists who are interested in painting portraits.

    Supply List

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B (open choice)
    • Charcoal – conte crayon – pastels – (optional)
    • Drawing pad sheet (14" x 17" Strathmore 443-Series Premium Recycled Drawing Pad)
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser, masking tape, sharpener
    • Paper towels

    Note: Bring good quality portrait photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your choice as reference for drawing/painting.

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

    • February 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Beginner Painting: Controlling the Water
    (Allison Hendry)

    Saturday Afternoon, February 1

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is #2 in our five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

    So, I’m ready to paint, but the paint doesn’t work the way I want it to. Learn how to create washes, graduated washes, glazes, working wet-in-wet, and all about the importance of water to paint ratios (no math), and controlling the water.

    Contact: Alison Hendry  <alipush7@aol.com>

    Supply List:

    sketchbook, palette, tubes of paint, brushes, good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, board to support paper, masking tape.

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    • February 03, 2020
    • February 24, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    INTRODUCTION TO URBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING  with Ed Pettitt

    Monday evenings
    February 3, 10, 17, 24
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    $150

    Urban sketching is a form of reportage: drawings or paintings created on-site, as a spontaneous response to people, places or incidents. It is the act of placing oneself in a space, attempting to capture and interpret a particular moment in time. Though one can use any medium for urban sketching, pencil and ink drawings colored with watercolor are most common. In this class, we will discuss the history and methodology of urban watercolor sketching, examine different approaches and styles (such as postcard sketching, travel sketching, reportage sketching, mixed media, and Japanese etegami) and create our own urban watercolor sketches. This class is beginner friendly - all ages and skill levels are welcome!

    Click here for student testimonials.

    Supplies Needed: 

    Pack of 4" x 6" Watercolor Postcards (any brand)
    Mixed Media/Watercolor Sketchbook, 5.5" x 8.5" or smaller, any style
    Pencils (any)
    Eraser (any)
    Pens or fineliners with waterproof ink (e.g. Uniball Vision Micro pen or Micron fineliners)
    Watercolor palette/paints (any brand/quality, smaller travel/pocket size preferred)
    Brush(es) (small to medium, sizes 2-6, preferred)
    Small ruler
    Paper towels/cloth
    Optional: folding stool/chair for plein air, smartphone or digital camera for photographs 

    The instructor will have some gently used supplies for sale at the first class, if needed. For more information please email edpettitt@gmail.com 


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    • February 04, 2020
    • February 25, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

    Tuesday mornings

    February 4, 11, 18, 25

    9:30 am-12:30 pm    $150

    Level: Beginner

    Do you want to learn to paint with watercolors? This will be a beginners class of four half days. You will learn about paints and their properties, types of brushes and their uses, and the different kinds of paper. You will also be introduced to the various painting techniques. We wiil  touch on as many components as there is time, such as value, composition, and the language of design. We will start out slow and build each week to a clearer and more fun path to painting.

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

    Supply List:

    • Plastic Watercolor Palette with a lid
    • Natural sponge
    • Gray watercolor pencil
    • yardstick
    • kneaded eraser
    • Paper towels
    • Brushes -- fewer good brushes is a better idea than lots of inexpensive brushes. There are many good brands. I prefer Stephen Quiller brushes but use others too. I will let you try out many of mine for you to decide from the first class.
      • #10 round   # 6 round
      • 1 to 2 inch flat wash brush
    • Paper -- Good paper is important. Buy smaller sized paper to start out with. A block of paper will keep you from having to stretch your paper. Arches, Fabriano are good brands. Most people buy cold press 140 weight.  Remember Art Supply on Main gives Wash members a discount and Hobby Lobby's 40% coupon is good for buying Fabriano paper or kneaded erasers etc.
    • Paint -- Less good paint is better than lots of student grade paint. Student grade has a lot of filler in it. Ask for the professional grade paint.  This list includes one warm and one cool paint in each of the three primary colors.  These are needed for successful color mixing.
      • Cool Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Aureolin Yellow
      • Warm Yellow: New Gamboge
      • Cool Red: Permanent Rose or Rose Madder
      • Warm Red: Cadmium Red or Winsor Red
      • Warm Blue: Ultramarine Blue
      • Cool Blue:   Cobalt blue

    _______________ To be added later______________________________

    • Burnt Sienna (Winsor Newton brand)
    • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor Green & Winsor Blue......(Pthalo Blue & Pthalo Green)
    • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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    • February 08, 2020
    • February 09, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    PUTTING  EMOTION IN YOUR WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS - Fred Kingwill

    Saturday & Sunday

    February 8-9,  9:30 am-3:30 pm

    $100

    Ever wonder how to put more of your emotions into your watercolors?  Here is the class for you. Learn how lines, forms, colors, and subject matter can help you say what you would like to express. No experience necessary, just a desire to understand how to make your paintings communicate more effectively  to others. Fred has been teaching watercolors for 40 years and this is the first time he is offering this particular workshop

    This class is for a student who has already taken a beginner class.

    fredkingwill@gmail.com , 307-699-7743    Click here to visit Fred's website.

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • February 10, 2020
    • March 23, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
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    HUMOR & MIXED MEDIAEllen Orseck

    Six Monday afternoons

    February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 16, 23.           1:00pm -4:00pm       $225

    Find the humorous side of art making by mixing different media and a strong narrative. Explore collage, assemblage, painting, and planning of comedic themes. This multimedia class is open to all levels. 


    Contact Ellen at eorseck@gmail.com713-828-7718



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    • February 11, 2020
    • March 03, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 8
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    DESIGN CHECKLIST - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    1:00pm-4:00pm 

    February 11, 18, 25, March 3

    $150

    Every painter has a different idea of WHAT they would like to paint, and HOW they might like to paint it......but exactly how do you create art that flows visually from one painting to the next? How do you create a cohesive body of work, so that your art has a unique voice? Let's explore what it takes to make art you really love by tailoring a "checklist" of operations that covers everything from subject matter and format to design, palette, and level of finish. Included in your checklist will be techniques that ensure you stay on a track that is sure to help you create a more individual body of artwork. We will be doing work individually online even before class starts, creating and adjusting your checklist as we work on individual paintings in class. This is more of a coaching class, which would work for more advanced students. 


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

    Supplies:
    Just bring your 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.

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    • February 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 9
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Color and Value  with Jan Shrader

    Sunday Afternoon, February 16

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is #3 in our five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

    Why are some paintings so stunning in their use of colors and some just seem bland? We share the secrets of how artists use color effectively. Learn about and practice color wheels, color mixing, color value, warm/cool colors, complementary colors, neutrals, and limited palettes.

    Contact: Jan Shrader -  jshrader1214@sbcglobal.net



    Supply List:

    sketchbook, palette, tubes of paint, brushes, good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, board to support paper, masking tape.

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    • February 22, 2020
    • February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 7
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    CREATING RICH TEXTURES IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR

    Monika Pate

    Saturday and Sunday

    February 22 & 23

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    The main focus of this workshop will be creating the rich textures of rusty objects, weathered wood, etc. We will explore a variety of techniques to create a realistic watercolor painting. The instructor will explain how to approach the variety of shapes, textures, and colors of the subject and how to create a strong contrast and depth in the painting.  Reference materials, detailed information, and supply list will be provided to all the registered participants at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.  Students are also welcome to work from their own materials if they prefer. All levels. Please email Monika at map352@gmail.com with any questions.      


    Click here for the supply list.


    • February 27, 2020
    • March 26, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
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    THE ROCKWELL TRADITION - Ellen Orseck

    Four Thursday afternoons.  

    1:00pm-4:00pm

      February 27, March 5, 19,    26

      $150  

    Explore social justice issues in the painting of Norman Rockwell. This class will include a tour of the exhibition Norman Rockwell: American Freedom at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. Participants will incorporate the iconic concepts that Rockwell embraced to brainstorming a work of art of your design which responds to current social and political issues.

    Open to all levels AND these media: acrylic, water media, charcoal, pencil


    Contact Ellen at eorseck@gmail.com713-781-8008


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    • February 29, 2020
    • March 01, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS -

    Joanie Hughes

    Saturday, and Sunday

    February 29- March 1 

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

     Animals are uninhibited and provide us with easily captured poses. 

    Using photographs, we will capture the emotion that animals convey through their expressive eyes and gestures. 

    Suitable for all levels.  

    Contact Joanie at 713-426-6767 or at joan-hughes@comcast.net. Visit her website here.



    • March 14, 2020
    • March 15, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 8
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    PAINTING AT DUSK

    Carla Gauthier, carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473, (website).  

    Saturday & Sunday,  March 14-15      9:30-3:30       $100

    The light at DUSK has a certain kind of magic - the energy, color, depth is an inspiration. Sunset skies, shadowed midgrounds, and streetlight glow all factor in. Let's take that inspiration along with some color recipes and a certain order of operations to make the last light of day sparkle on your paper.

    We will work on group projects and then approach individual work on what we have learned. 

    Intermediate to Advanced students

    Just bring your 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.

    • March 22, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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     PLAYING WITH YOUR PAINTS ~ What's In Your Tube? Part II

    Beth Graham  

    Sunday, March 22 

    9:30 am-3:30 pm  $75

    If you attended the What's In Your Tube workshops, you know that you were given homework to play with your paints. This workshop is in response to requests to structure those activities.

    This one day workshop  is a day all about playing with our paints -- and discovering how they will glaze, mix, mingle, etc.   Bring your paints and work through several recommended exercises that will help you explore at stations for hands-on experience. You will leave with color charts, triad charts, green recipes, glaze charts, and more! 4x6' paper sheets will be provided, but you may wish to use larger pieces of paper. Bring what you think will give you more options if you wish.

    Beth Graham, Education Director

    Please bring these supplies: paper, brushes, water container, paper towels, your watercolor paints, and your palette.  

    Bring a sack lunch and a sweater or light jacket (in case the room temp is cool).

    • March 24, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    PAINTING LIGHT and SHADOW -Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    March 24, 31, April 7, 14

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Whatever your subject, learn to paint it in a way that emanates warmth and sparkles with light. We will cover information about edges, color, intensity, and ways to link shadows from one object to another in our work. We will also learn to paint the different kinds of shadows -- those that create a three-dimensional look, and those that are cast shadows, both necessary to achieve the illusion of light.

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

    Just bring your 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.

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    • March 28, 2020
    • March 29, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    INCORPORATING GLASS AND CRYSTAL OBJECTS IN A STILL LIFE 

    Monika Pate

    Saturday and Sunday

    March 28 & 29

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    Join Monika Pate to explore how to paint realistic glass/crystal objects in watercolor using the layering technique. The instructor will explain how to approach the variety of shapes, colors, values, and textures of the subject. She will also provide step-by-step demonstrations and present variety of techniques to create realistic watercolor paintings. Students will also receive individual attention. Reference materials, detailed information, and supply list  will be provided to all of the registered participants at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop. Students are also welcome to work from their own materials if they prefer. All levels. Please email Monika at map352@gmail.com with any questions.  All levels.    

    Click here for the supply list.


    • April 02, 2020
    • April 23, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Thursday afternoons

    1:00-4:00 pm 

    April 2, 9, 16, 23    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of portraits painting in watercolor medium. Class demos will help you to learn portrait painting skills, construction of human head, tonality, and color values. Portrait painting itself is a fun for many reasons; it is thrilling and exciting as well as challenging when painting in watercolor medium.  

    Supply List

    Graphite Pencils:     HB, 2B (preferable)

    Watercolor brushes(# 02 to #06 -- natural squirrel hair )

    Watercolor paint of your choice and palette 

    140 lb Arches watercolor paper, ¼ sheet size paper, or 12x16" block

    Lightweight drawing board

    Eraser, masking tape, sharpener

    Paper towels

    Note: Bring good quality close up photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own choice for painting. You may also use free website for photos. www.pixabay.com

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

    • April 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Beginner Composition and Design Principles
      with Linda Southern Vanek

    Saturday Afternoon, April 4

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is #4 in a series of five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. It is for beginners only.

    Discover the secrets of master artists as we learn how strong composition and creativity sets great artwork apart from ordinary paintings!   Learn how the elements of design contribute to a strong composition, and help creativity to flow.  Bring your own photos or drawings to see how to make them into more dynamic paintings.

    Contact: Linda Vanek  linda@creationworks.com


    Supply List:

    sketchbook, palette, tubes of paint, brushes, good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, board to support paper, masking tape.

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    • April 07, 2020
    • April 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    TAKING THE NEXT STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

    Tuesday mornings,

    April 7, 14, 21, 28

    9:30am-12:30pm.    

    $150

    We’ve learned some basics, and now we are ready to express ourselves on paper with glorious paints and perky brushes!   This is part two for those students who have basic knowledge of paint, brushes, paper, and techniques, as well as basic understanding of value.  We will focus on composing successful paintings while still learning basic painting skills.

    This is a beginner to intermediate class.
    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

      

    Supply List:

    • Plastic Watercolor Palette with a lid
    • Natural sponge
    • Paper towels
    • Gray watercolor pencil
    • yardstick
    • kneaded eraser
    • Brushes -- fewer good brushes is a better idea than lots of inexpensive brushes. There are many good brands. I prefer Stephen Quiller brushes but use others too. I will let you try out many of mine for you to decide from the first class.
      • #10 round   # 6 round
      • 1 to 2 inch flat wash brush
    • Paper -- Good paper is important. Buy smaller sized paper to start out with. A block of paper will keep you from having to stretch your paper. Arches, Fabriano are good brands. Most people buy cold press 140 weight.  Remember Art Supply on Main gives Wash members a discount and Hobby Lobby's 40% coupon is good for buying Fabriano paper or kneaded erasers etc.
    • Paint -- Less good paint is better than lots of student grade paint. Student grade has a lot of filler in it.  This list includes one warm and one cool paint in each of the three primary colors.  These are needed for successful color mixing.
      • Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Aureolin Yellow
      •             New Gamboge
      • Red: Permanent Rose or Rose Madder
      •          Cadmium Red or Winsor Red
      • Blue: Ultramarine Blue
      •           Cobalt blue

    _______________ To be added later______________________________

    • Burnt Sienna (winsor newton brand)
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor Green and winsor blue......or Thalo blue  Thalo Green
    • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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    • April 18, 2020
    • April 19, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    NON-REPRESENTATIONAL ABSTRACT WITH WATERCOLOR & COLLAGE - Susan Giannantonio

    Saturday and Sunday
    April 18-19

    9:30 am-3:30 pm     $100

    Bring your sense of adventure as we review design principals and apply them to mixed-media painting.  Bring your papers, ephemera, a mix of mediums, and prepare to have a weekend of playful exuberance!  Why not try acrylics on canvas just for fun? (optional) See my website for details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    lucholiz@gmail.com281-347-9043,  www.susangiannantonio.com
    More info at
    susanteachespainting.blogspot.com 


    • April 25, 2020
    • April 26, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING:

    THE COLORFUL PEONY

    Peihong Endris

    Saturday and Sunday

    April 25 & 26    

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    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.

    Supply List

    1. Brushes: a small combination brush, a large combination brush. a large hard bristle brush, a small hard bristle brush (it's brown color on the bristle), a fine pointed brush.

    2. Paper: any kind of absorbent rice paper as a pad or a roll or sheets

    3. a box of Marie's Chinese watercolor 12 or 18 tubes

    4. a bottle of Sumi-e ink

    5. a painting mat

    6. couple of palettes

    7. two paper weights as rocks, a roll of paper towel

    8. a wash jar or a small container


    • April 28, 2020
    • May 19, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    PHOTOGRAPH TO PAINTING

    Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    April 28, May 5, 12, 19

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Whether you fancy yourself a professional photographer, or you just have a handful of snapshots that inspire you to paint, photos are resources that can push our art forward. Learn to take steps to identify the best shapes, arrange them in a few pleasing compositions, work on a value sketches to improve visual flow and finally choose color schemes to give your art mood and personality.

    We will do this multiple times, in class, and paint as "homework". A final critique will help us celebrate the new approaches we have taken and the resulting paintings. To get the most out of this class there will be extra time involved to get "homework" done, please take note! This class is good for intermediate to advanced levels.

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

    Just bring your 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.

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