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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • February 06, 2024
    • February 27, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 3
    Register

    Beginning Watercolor

    Fred Kingwill

    Four Tuesday Mornings

    February 6 13 20 & 27

    9:00 - Noon

    $220 Tuition/$180 members




    Learn to paint with watercolor!  

    This four-week class will provide an overview of the watercolor medium, including numerous exercises to help you better understand materials, brush strokes, composition, glazing, saving whites, and some of the magic associated with transparent watercolors.  Critiques are not part of this beginning watercolor class.  You are invited to explore the world of watercolor and most of all, have fun!


    Beginners/Intermediate students


    • February 06, 2024
    • February 27, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 11
    Register

    Urban Hues

    Painting the Cityscape

    Mohammad Bhatti

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    February 6, 13, 20, 27

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 members



    Embark on a creative journey through the bustling streets and towering skylines with Professor Mohammad Bhatti.  This hands-on class invites you to explore the vibrant energy of city life through the expressive medium of watercolor. Learn to capture the essence of urban landscapes, from skyscrapers to quaint alleyways.

    In this class, you will delve into the techniques of watercolor painting specific to city scenes, mastering the interplay of light and shadow on architectural structures. Develop your skills in creating atmospheric perspectives and conveying the unique character of urban environments. 

    Supply List:

    Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B

    WC Brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred.)

    WC paints - your choice of colors

    Palette 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.




    • February 07, 2024
    • February 28, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Introduction to Watercolor 1.0 

    Katherine Rodgers

    Four Wednesday evenings

    Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $250 Tuition

    $200 Members


    Starting at the very beginning, this introduction to watercolor course will go over brushes, paper types, the use of water, negative space, glazing, color mixing, and more. Learn the basics of watercolor painting and develop your own personal painting style in a small group setting. Katherine will teach you shadows, form, and basic composition strategies. 

    Click to open supply list:  Rodgers - Supply List.docx

    (Estimated cost of supplies is $200)


    Level: Novice, Beginner




    • February 08, 2024
    • February 29, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Thursday afternoons

    February 8 15 22 29

    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. 

    • February 08, 2024
    • February 29, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Building, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    Refining & Expanding Beginner Skills - Watercolor

    Alison Hendry

    Four Thursday Evenings
    February 8, 15, 22, 29
    6 pm - 9 pm

    $220 - Regular Tuition

    $180 - WAS-H Member Tuition

    Those who are new to watercolor are invited to explore and refine their skills and techniques.  We will learn to better control water and paint to create a still life, landscape or seascape, or an animal with a limited palette of colors.

    Levels:  Novice and beginners

    Supply List:

    Hendry Supply List 2024 - Refine2.docx

    • March 01, 2024
    • March 29, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 20
    Register

    VIRTUAL:  Zentangle for Beginners

    Lori Morris

    Five Friday mornings

    March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    9:00 - 11:00am

    $150 members/$200 non-members


    If you love doodling and can draw a C, S & O -- 
    curve, a line and a dot, you can Zentangle!  

    Learn different Zentangle patterns each week as you draw along with me to create a beautiful Zentangle tile!

    We will explore different techniques using Traditional Zentangle Tiles, Black Tiles, Phi Tiles and Zendalas.  We will also make a few greeting cards, and in our last class I will show you how to Zenovate a Picture!

    You will learn the basics of shading with a graphite pencil as well as with colored pencils.  We will learn how to pre-prep tiles that we will tangle on using watercolors, colored ink pads, Lindy’s Magicals, or the medium of your choice.

    You and your imagination and a few simple supplies is all you need to attend.  

    The best part of Zentangle, you can take it with you anywhere you go, it’s small and portable!


    • I will include PDF Printouts every week to practice on. You can also create a Mini Zentangle Binder with a 5.5 x 8.5 Mini Binder that you can purchase online @ www.avery.com
    • You can also purchase alphabet dividers at www.avery.com as well.

    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


    Click HERE for Supply List.


    Links for PDF worksheets will be in your confirmation email when you register.


    #zentangle #lolomoczt39


    • March 04, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 07, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 0
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    Vladislav Yeliseyev Four-Day Workshop

    MASTERING WATERCOLOR:

    Mixing Color and Application Techniques

    March 4 - 7, 2024

    9 am - 4 pm daily

    Members $500;  Non-members $550        

    For advanced beginners up to advanced painters


    In this engaging workshop, the focus will be on approaching complex scenery and capturing its essence without getting lost in excessive details. Through the exploration of mixing colors and a loose, bold brush style of painting, students will develop their ability to convey the character and atmosphere of a scene.

    The workshop's philosophy draws inspiration from the world of poetry, where powerful messages are often conveyed through concise language. Similarly, the goal is to interpret the scenery in a loose impressionist style, using each brushstroke to make a significant impact on the viewer. Selectivity in the painting process will be emphasized, enabling students to prioritize certain details over others.

    Additionally, Vlad has developed specialized color mixing techniques tailored specifically for his students, ensuring that their journey into the world of fine arts is both enjoyable and effective. 

    Throughout the workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and explore the following:

    -- The technique of dividing existing landscapes into three focal planes, allowing you to tackle any subject matter effectively.

    -- How to employ different painting techniques for each focal plane, including wet-on-wet, dry brush, tone gradations, color mixing on rough surfaces, soft edges, and scratch outs. 

    -- The concept of the relationship between light and color, understanding how light influences the colors we perceive and how to effectively depict it in watercolor paintings.

    -- The translation of the physical properties of primary colors into watercolor mixing, enabling you to create a wide range of colors, capturing the essence of every possible shade found in the world.

    -- The study of light and shade, providing a deeper understanding of how to create depth, dimension, and various effects in watercolor paintings. 

    -- The skill of painting loosely and understanding when and why to utilize specific application techniques, as well as how to employ the power of unifying washes.

    -- The art of finishing your paintings with intricate details while infusing them with dynamic brushwork.

    -- Techniques for using the sword liner brush to paint trees, branches, wires, poles, and other details requiring calligraphic precision. 

    Above all, Vlad knows it is not enough to be a good and knowledgeable teacher; it is also about a friendly and easygoing learning environment that makes the process of going forward so much fun and brings excellent results in all circumstances.

    By the end of this workshop, you will have a fortified foundation in watercolor techniques and a deeper understanding of how to create expressive and captivating paintings.

    Vlad's suggested supply list

    Here is the link to Vlad's suggested supplies -https://www.yeliseyevfineart.com/page/11486/supply-list 

    Students can use what they already have in terms of other brands of paints etc. but need to follow general guidance on brushes, big mixing palette and rough paper (important !!!)  to benefit the most from the workshop.

          

    WAS-H sincerely thanks Hahnemuehle USA Inc. for supporting Vlad Yeliseyev’s Major Workshop by providing  a variety of Hahnemuehle Collection Rough Watercolor Papers that allow our students to experience different surfaces, cold and rough, and different weights.

    For more information about the Collection paper, email  usaartists@hahnemuehle.com 


    READ ABOUT THE CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THIS MAJOR WORKSHOP HERE

    • March 10, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 12
    Register

    Lily Pond

    Les McDonald, Jr.
    One-Day Workshop

    March 10

    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $85 Regular Tuitiion

    $75 WAS-H Members


    Detail has always been my specialty. We will do a tight drawing and paint the detail of the corn and foliage.

    The teacher will show you the approach to making the colors work with detailed instruction. Masking will be used in portions of the design.

    Colors will be selected and shown with color swatches.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Students should come to the class with image already drawn/sketched out so that painting can begin right away.

    Supply List

    McDonald - Workshop Supply List Lily Pond.doc


    • March 11, 2024
    • March 12, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 7
    Register

    Portrait Drawing

    Myke Venable

    Two Day Class

    March 11 & 12

    1 pm - 4 pm

    $110 Tuition/$90 Members 


    Drawing portraits can be rewarding when the right techniques are applied.  This two-day class will focus on the basics of portrait drawing with the use of graphite pencils.


    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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

    *Graphite Pencils:  2H, 2B

    *Pencil Sharpener: Staedtler

    *Eraser:  Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser (White or Pink)

    *Eraser Caps:  Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser Caps 10 pack

    *Eraser: FACTIS BM2 Eraser


    #drawing #mykevenable #portraits

    • March 14, 2024
    • 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
    Register
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    Ink Methods and Mindful Movement

    One-Day Workshop

    Leslie Cuenca

    Thursday

    March 14

    1-4 pm

    Tuition: $85

    Members: $75

    In this class we will be learning how to unite breath, body movement and ink painting. Through meditation and yoga poses we can tune into the body and cultivate a sacred space for creative energy, intuition and inspiration to flow. We begin with a guided meditation to open and relax the mind, then progress into gentle body movement to help us understand our connection to nature and ourselves. These exercises are structured to be very therapeutic for all levels and ages. Through yoga exercise you relieve tension, let go of stress and open the body to be better prepared for painting. Through meditation and body work, you have the opportunity to dive deeper into the creative spectrum and gain direct access into the right brain —the storage house of art!

    Next, we will learn traditional and innovative ink painting methods to create nature themes. In the February workshop we will be focusing on painting bamboo leaves and stalks. In the March workshop we will learn how to paint fish and lotus blossom compositions. Both workshops will cover ink grinding methods, brush movement and brushstroke technique as well as exploring the different effects of ink. We will also be discussing the symbolism and meaning behind each theme. Suitable for all levels of ink painters.


    Here is the supply list:  Cuenca Supply List.pdf


    Teacher's Facebook:  Leslie Cuenca

    Teacher's Instagram:  @yogart_withleslie

    #inkpainting #yogart #sumie #inksplash #mindfulness

    • March 14, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Portrait Sketching

    Adam Zhao

    Thursday Morning, March 14

    9:00-12:00am Central Time

    $50 members/$60 non-members


    Students will learn the fundamental techniques for creating portrait paintings in grayscale, delving into the intricacies of human facial characterization and anatomical comprehension. The task of capturing the human head can be daunting. However, we will embark on a journey to dissect the bone and muscle structure underlying these anatomical features, thereby enhancing your drawing abilities. Throughout this Zoom class,innovative approaches to depicting the human form will also be explored.


    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

    Supply List:
    •Graphite Pencils: It is recommended to have HB and 2B pencils.
    •Eraser and Sharpener: Essential tools for refining your work.
    •Sketching paper


    • March 16, 2024
    • March 17, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 24
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Figures in Sunlight

    Graham Berry

    Saturday and Sunday Morning

    March 16 & 17

    9:00-11:00am Central Time

    $60 members/$80 non-members


    In this workshop I will teach you how to simplify scenes and take the fear out of painting people, 
    to see things as simple shapes and eliminate unnecessary detail. We will work with a limited palette and I will teach how to paint wet in wet, dry brush, and the importance of the water to pigment ratio. At the end of the class you will go home with a completed painting and the confidence to put people in your own paintings.


    My paintings are inspired by the effect of light and shadow on our environment, creating dynamic shapes and colours. I especially enjoy painting people going about their everyday lives, and I hope to inspire you to see future paintings everywhere you look.


    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: Intermediate, Advanced

    Click HERE for supply list.

    Links to reference photos and drawings for two compositions will be sent with your confirmation email.

    • March 16, 2024
    • March 17, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 12
    Register

    Beach, Water and Sky

    Les McDonald, Jr.
    Two-Day Workshop

    March 16 & 17

    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $170 Regular Tuitiion

    $150 WAS-H Members


    I have found over the years that many artists have trouble painting skies and water. Dabbling and overworking are the main errors that I see happening. Skies like this actually take a short painting time to achieve success. The sky should only take about 20-30 minutes to paint. Keeping the colors clean fresh is the main goal. A wet-In-wet technique will be demonstrated. 

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply ListMcDonald - Student Supply list - Water and Sky.doc



    • March 18, 2024
    • March 19, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 14
    Register

    In Celebration of Flowers

    Susan Giannantonio

    Two-Day Workshop

    Monday & Tuesday

    March 18 & 19

    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $170 Regular Tuition

    $150 WAS-H Members Tuition


    We will create a floral still life with students’ collaboration and use it for 2 days—please bring a favorite pot, vase, cloth or still life object AND (if convenient) some cut flowers, weeds, vines, plants from your garden, your favorite woodsy hiking area or your grocery store. The more unusual the better. We are interested in texture, color, variety.  If you can’t bring these, others will. Don’t worry!


    We will draw each morning

    We will paint and explore our materials after lunch

    We will get messy so wear old clothes


    Supplies needed:

    • Plant material/flowers/pots. If everyone participates nobody needs to bring a LOT, just a nice variety.
    • ·         Large paper for sketching each morning (sketch pad or newsprint)
    • ·         A variety of black drawing implements that you already have: Charcoal, graphite, inktense, caran d’ache, pastels, stabile woody, etc. At least one chunky variety.
    • ·         Your choice of paint: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein, whatever you love to use
    • ·         Brushes that offer the biggest variety of marks—mops, flats, rounds, liners, pastry brushes, chip brushes, childrens’ paintbrushes
    • ·         Any mediums you love to play with or want to try out—pastels, inktense, watercolor pencils, etc.
    • ·         Watercolor paper or canvas (again, your choice), whatever size you are comfortable using. The larger the better!

    • March 21, 2024
    • April 11, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Thursday afternoons

    March 21, 28, April 4, 11

    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. 

    • March 23, 2024
    • March 24, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
    Register

    Powerful Landscapes for the Beginner 


    Fred Kingwill

    Two-Day Workshop

    Saturday & Sunday

    March 24 & 25

    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $170 Regular Tuition

    $150 WAS-H Members Tuition




    Here's a chance to explore and improve your landscape paintings. Discover how to use form, line, color, and texture to portray your impressions and feelings about landscapes. We will practice and learn through small exercises in composition, design, color, skies, vegetation, water, rocks, and much more in this fun class with Fred who has taught the magic of watercolors for over 40 years.


    Level: Beginner with experience, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply ListKingwill - Supply List 2023.pdf 

    • April 01, 2024
    • April 22, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 13
    Register

    IN PERSON - Intro to Watercolor 2.0

    Katherine Rodgers

    Four Monday Evenings

    April 1, 8, 15, 22

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $200 Tuition Members

    $250 non-members



    This is the SECOND part of Katherine Rodger’s Introduction to Watercolor course. In this course students will learn more in-depth color theory, mixing watercolor pigments, advanced composition concepts, how to create texture, and the use of negative space. We will cover painting flowers, still life, metalwork, and simple landscape composition. It is specifically designed for students that have taken Katherine's introduction course or have taken an equivalent introductory watercolor course in the past. Please email Katherine if you are unsure if you are ready for this class. 

    Level: Novice, Beginner


    Click HERE for supply list.

    • April 02, 2024
    • April 04, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
    Register

    Caution:  Danger of Having too much fun! (Self-Portraits)


    Robin Avery

    Two-Day Class

    Tuesday & Thursday

    April 2 & April 4

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    $110 Regular Tuition

    $90 WAS-H Members Tuition


    Students will see themselves in a whole new way!  You will learn two interesting approaches that can be transferred to any subject.  


    Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahla and Pablo Picasso all did self-portraits - you need to do it too!


    We will paint on two different surfaces - both with a mat medium topcoat.


    Here is what you need to bring:

    Non-slick Newspaper pages

    2 Quarter sheets of watercolor paper

    2 Sharpies - black (one thin and one regular)

    Scotch tape

    2 B&W pictures of your face

    White Watercolor or White Gouache

    Watercolor Crayons (if you have them)

    and your favorite watercolor paints.


    Optional:  bring scarfs, hats, sunglasses

    Must have:  a fun attitude!

    • April 02, 2024
    • April 23, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    Chinese Brush Painting – The Pine Trees

    Peihong Endris

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    April 2,9,16,23

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 members




    Students will be introduced to basic brush work techniques, the ink theory, and the composition.  Instructor will take you step-by-step with demonstrations and individual attention. 


    Supply List

    Paper: absorbent or semi absorbent Xuan paper.

    Brushes: one large hard bristled brush, one large and one small combo brushes. One detailed brush. Sumi-e ink, a painting mat. White porcelain palette to mix color and ink. One roll paper towel. Two paper weights.

    A box watercolor set.

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

    VIRTUAL:  Zentangle for Beginners

    Lori Morris

    Four Friday mornings

    April 5, 12, 19, 26

    9:00 - 11:00am

    $120 members/$160 non-members


    If you love doodling and can draw a C, S & O -- 
    curve, a line and a dot, you can Zentangle!  

    Learn different Zentangle patterns each week as you draw along with me to create a beautiful Zentangle tile!

    We will explore different techniques using Traditional Zentangle Tiles, Black Tiles, Phi Tiles and Zendalas.  We will also make a few greeting cards, and in our last class I will show you how to Zenovate a Picture!

    You will learn the basics of shading with a graphite pencil as well as with colored pencils.  We will learn how to pre-prep tiles that we will tangle on using watercolors, colored ink pads, Lindy’s Magicals, or the medium of your choice.

    You and your imagination and a few simple supplies is all you need to attend.  

    The best part of Zentangle, you can take it with you anywhere you go, it’s small and portable!


    • I will include PDF Printouts every week to practice on. You can also create a Mini Zentangle Binder with a 5.5 x 8.5 Mini Binder that you can purchase online @ www.avery.com
    • You can also purchase alphabet dividers at www.avery.com as well.

    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


    Click HERE for Supply List.


    Links for PDF worksheets will be in your confirmation email when you register.


    #zentangle #lolomoczt39  

    • April 08, 2024
    • April 22, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 8
    Register

    Drawing 101

    Myke Venable

    Three Monday afternoons

    April 8, 15, 22

    1 pm - 4 pm

    $180 Tuition/$150 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

    • April 09, 2024
    • April 23, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 6
    Register

    Easy Landscapes

    Nan Wright

    Three Tuesday Mornings

    April 9, 16, 23

    9 am - Noon

    $180 Tuition/$150 Members 


    With a minimum of drawing, landscapes will be explored with attention to atmospheric perspective, color harmony, value, and texture.

    This is a guided class — but individual expression is celebrated!

    Supply list for students: The best paper you can afford — minimum size 9x12”. Masking tape and boards (if not working on a block.) …We will be completing two paintings each day. (Necessary: two different paper set-ups, as we will be working on pieces simultaneously.)

    Palette with large flat mixing surface -- old, white dinner plate works well too.

    Mid-sized (#6-8) cheap, stiff fan brush. Old toothbrush, white gouache, Dr. PH Martin’s Bleed Proof White, and masking fluid (I use Pebeo.)

    A couple of craggy natural sea sponges.

    An artist notebook (or the back of old paintings) for exercises.


    • April 11, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Portrait Sketching

    Adam Zhao

    Thursday Morning, April 11

    9:00-12:00am Central Time

    $50 members/$60 non-members


    Students will learn the fundamental techniques for creating portrait paintings in grayscale, delving into the intricacies of human facial characterization and anatomical comprehension. The task of capturing the human head can be daunting. However, we will embark on a journey to dissect the bone and muscle structure underlying these anatomical features, thereby enhancing your drawing abilities. Throughout this Zoom class,innovative approaches to depicting the human form will also be explored.


    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

    Supply List:
    •Graphite Pencils: It is recommended to have HB and 2B pencils.
    •Eraser and Sharpener: Essential tools for refining your work.
    •Sketching paper


    • April 13, 2024
    • April 14, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 25
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Figures in Sunlight

    Graham Berry

    Saturday and Sunday Morning

    April 13 & 14

    9:00-11:00am Central Time

    $60 members/$80 non-members


    In this workshop I will teach you how to simplify scenes and take the fear out of painting people, 
    to see things as simple shapes and eliminate unnecessary detail. We will work with a limited palette and I will teach how to paint wet in wet, dry brush, and the importance of the water to pigment ratio. At the end of the class you will go home with a completed painting and the confidence to put people in your own paintings.


    My paintings are inspired by the effect of light and shadow on our environment, creating dynamic shapes and colours. I especially enjoy painting people going about their everyday lives, and I hope to inspire you to see future paintings everywhere you look.


    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: Intermediate, Advanced

    Click HERE for supply list.

    Links to reference photos and drawings for two compositions will be sent with your confirmation email.

    • April 13, 2024
    • April 14, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 25
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    VIRTUAL:  Welcome to Watercolor

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Saturday & Sunday afternoons

    April 13 & 14

    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
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    • April 18, 2024
    • May 09, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 12
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    Paint Pouring for Beginners

    Laura Mossman

    Four Thursday nights

    April 18, 25, May 2, 5

    6:30 - 9:30pm

    $220 Tuition/$180 members


    This course is designed for those who have never tried paint pouring.  We will start with the basics:  what tools we will use, how to choose colors for a pour and what supplies are needed.  Students will learn how to mix paint to get consistent results.  As they progress, students will explore different techniques to get specific results.  The last class will focus on what to do with your paint pour once it has dried.

    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 and will result in complete joy.

    Supply list below.  It is recommended that you bring items on the list that you already own and wait until after the first class to buy new items, as we will discuss brands and recommendations that may influence your future purchases. 

    Paint Pour Supply List.xlsx

    • April 21, 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
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    VIRTUAL: Watercolor - Mastering the Color Palette

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Sunday afternoon

    April 21

    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
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    • April 22, 2024
    • April 24, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 23
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    VIRTUAL: In Celebration of Flowers

    Susan Giannantonio

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    April 22, 23, 24
    10:00am - 3:00pm Central Time (includes a break for lunch)

    $170 members/$200 non-members


    Approach flowers, plants, stems, and plant materials in new and unique ways to investigate their shapes, textures, and forms. By using our tools and exploring new ways to create marks and textures, we will lead the viewer’s eyes straight into and through the plants, hopefully to experience their very nature at eye-level.

    This class is for artists who have some familiarity with whatever medium(s) you enjoy using. Watercolor and/or acrylic and/or other media are welcome. Prior to class, artists are asked to prepare plants, flowers, vases and create a still life to be used for the 3 days. We will draw (see important supply list) each morning, break for lunch, and return to paint in the afternoon.
      

    This class is immersive and geared to help the artist develop their own “voice,”whether realistic, semi abstract, or abstracted to the point of non-objective. There is no right or wrong -- you discover your own path.

    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: Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply List:
    You will need to create a still life/floral setup with at least a few plants & flowers
    Use a large format support (board, etc), either on an easel or on table for drawing.
    • Plenty of LARGE drawing paper, 18 x 24” or newsprint size. We will draw a lot.
    • Charcoal or pastel or large black drawing implement(s)
    • A variety of sizes of paper, canvas, boards appropriate to your painting mediums to explore painting ideas. Consider trying some large work.
    • Your preferred paint and brushes. Watercolor and/or acrylics or mixed media. Have at least 1 rigger or liner, a few chip brushes (cheap), a Chinese calligraphy brush or 2
    • If you are using watercolor, have an opaque white: Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleedproof white, gouache, gesso, etc.
    • Matte or gel medium
    • Palette (newspaper or plastic bag can be used for acrylics palette  
    • Water
    • Paper towels or terry cloth
    • Newspaper and/or collage paper (optional)
    • Drawing implements you enjoy—pencils, Posca Pens, Inktense pencils/blocks, Stabilo stubbies, Marabu crayons, caran d’ache, etc.
    • Paint colors to have on hand:
    • 2 or 3 yellows: Cad, lemon, yellow ochre, hansa, etc
    • White or white gesso
    • Indigo, indanthrone or Prussian blue
    • Any greens you prefer
    • Palette knife or 2
    • A plastic grocery bag or clear plastic notebook sleeve.
    • April 27, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 23
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    Fauvism: Dare to be Wild and Colorful!


    Robin Avery

    One Day Workshop

    Saturday

    April 27

    9:30 am- 3:30 pm

    $85 Regular Tuition

    $75 Member Tuition



    Dare to use your personal color, shapes, and lines for self-expression.  Who better to explore than the favists and post-impressionists?  We will take ordinary subjects and paint them in extra-ordinary ways.  Bring several of your finished paintings to analyze and discuss.



    • April 29, 2024
    • June 10, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 8
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