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

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


Please note non-members pay an additional fee for classes. See each class for specific fees.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • 06 Jan 2017
    • 19 May 2017
    • 14 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006

    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS

    Diane Burch, Facilitator, ipaint@dianeburchstudio.com   1(858) 945-5457. 

    Come paint together from 10-2 pm on Fridays when no workshops or classes are scheduled. We watch a DVD from an artist of renown,  discuss style and techniques demonstrated, paint in the style of the DVD or our own compositions, share ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.  No additional instruction is provided.  Bring your usual supplies, your lunch, and enjoy additional painting time after we eat together.

    Spring schedule of DVD's is listed below. If a change is made, registered members will be notified via email.

    Jan 6, 13 Anne Abgott, Colored Shadows

    Jan 20 Charles Reid, Watercolor Secrets- Landscape

    Jan 27 Charles Reid, Watercolor Secrets- Figure Painting

    Feb 10 Thomas Schiller, Capturing Light in Figure Painting

    Feb 17, 24 Dale Laitinen, Language of Landscapes

    Mar 3 Shirley Trevena, Taking Risks with Watercolor

    Mar 24 Stephen Quiller, Complete Water Media Workshop

    Apr 7 Stephen Quiller, Acrylic Collage & Mixing Mediums

    Apr 14, May 5 Carl Dalio, Color Power

    May 12, 19 Steve Rogers, Painting Reflections

    • 20 Apr 2017
    • 08 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0

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    WATERCOLOR BOOTCAMP  PART I - New Session

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


    Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00pm

    Apr 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8

    $200

    There is so much to juggle when doing a painting- subject matter, composition, color choices and mixing, getting variety to keep the painting interesting, but making sure it is unified so that the whole painting works together. It can be overwhelming to artists working in the watercolor medium. This class will break down steps to building better paintings, giving you time to concentrate on each distinct part, and apply them to your individual paintings. Boot Camp will divide into two six-week classes each. Each class will be beneficial to any artist and don’t need to be taken together.

    This first six-week class will focus on the first steps to a strong painting- subject matter, drawing, shapes, composition, color choices, values, and creating light. 

    (Boot Camp Part II is a separate class starting June 15)

    Not for first time beginners. Some experience with the medium required.

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 23 May 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12

    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING – THE IRIS

    Peihong Endris, peihong1512@gmail.com, 713-206-3668

    Click here to visit the artist's website.  

    Tuesday mornings Apr 25, May 2, 16, 23

    9:30-12:30 pm

    $150  


    The Iris is has long been recognized as the dancing spirit of spring. Its soft, fluttering petals, it’s blossom extends up to 6 inches across with the stem up to 4 feet in height.  Using Chinese Brush Painting tools and techniques, you will learn the elegance of the plant. The instructor demonstrates each technique. Students receive individual attention adapted to their particular skill levels and interests.  All levels.

    Click here for Supply List

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 30 May 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16

    REALISTIC SUBJECTS IN A MINOR KEY- Interiors & Figurative

    Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com

    713-464-0268     Click here to visit Mark's website.  

    Tuesday afternoons 

    Apr 25, May 2, 23, 30

    1:00-4:00 pm 

    $150

    Mark will provide a variety of subject prompts over this four-week class. 

    The learning objectives will be to accurately understand values, and to create visual interest through variations in paint applications and color selection while producing a realistic painting.  Participants will see demonstrated and come to understand the various steps and their sequence to make a successful watercolor.  Each class will spend some time pencil sketching to primarily understand the importance of values, but to also further develop necessary drawing skills, and each person may occasionally make small watercolor studies in sketchbooks prior to starting a new watercolor.  Time will be made in each class to place participant’s watercolors in mats and frames to further examine and critique the final paintings.

    E-mail or call instructor for supply list.

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 16 May 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 2

    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR EVENING CLASS

    Janet Hassinger, janethassinger@yahoo.com, 409-457-4527 

    Tuesdays

    April 25, May      2, 9, 16  

    6:30-9:00 pm;   $125  


    Reintroducing the basics of transparency through beginning technique and color. Simple still life will allow for emphasis on color, design and technique. E-mail or call instructor for supply list.

    Email or call instructor for weekly syllabus and supply list.

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0

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    PAINTING PEOPLE AT WORK AND PLAY 

    Graham Berry, UK, www.grahamberrystudio.com 

    Friday-Sunday,  Apr 21, 22, 23;  9:30am-3:30 pm   $200

    Graham Berry is touring the US and presenting workshops in many US cities. We are fortunate to have him present at WASH. Graham is known for creating eye-catching paintings using vibrant color that offer viewers a charming slice of life. “I am inspired by the effect of light on our environment, creating dynamic shapes and colors. I especially enjoy painting people going about their everyday lives.”

    “The workshop will focus on how to render the figure individually as well as in small groupings. I will demonstrate how to draw/paint the human form accurately while capturing the body in movement as well in repose. I will share tips and my techniques on how to use watercolor media to capture the illusion of light and be bold with color! Students will work from source photographs that I will provide. I will paint step-by-step and the students will paint each step before I move onto the next step and so on, I will also paint a painting from start to finish as a demonstration of the speed at which I work.”

    Click here for supply list:  GrahamBerrySupplies.pdf 

    Click here for first day images:       Day One Photo
    Day One Grid Photo
    Click here for second day images:  Day Two Photo
    Day Two Grid Photo
    Click here for third day images:     Day Three Photo
    Day Three Grid Photo


    • 03 May 2017
    • 24 May 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13

    FIGURE DRAWING CLASS 

    Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti, artistmohdali@yahoo.com 
    281-818-6893      Click here to visit his website.



    Wednesday mornings 


    May 3, 10, 17, 24
     

    9:00-12:00 pm 

    $150



    The figures class will be start with the basic understanding of the human body through drawing in the very first day.   Then later we will learn the application of watercolor medium for creating a figure painting. The focus of the class will be learning the basics of figure painting techniques, body study, form, structure and proportion of human figure. The figure  class will follow the form, tonality, values, layering, creating an illusion of three-dimensional qualities through light and shade. The class will work as a group as well as on individual figure study on watercolor paper. Intermediate to advanced.

    Supplies: Charcoal stick/pencil, brushes, pencil HB with eraser & sharpener, drawing paper, thin rigid drawing or plywood board, favorite mediums of your choice, such as watercolor, pen & ink, pastels, and tools to accompany them.

    Dr. Bhatti has been a full time art professor in Pakistan and a visiting professor in universities in Malaysia and Ohio University.   He has organized portrait demonstrations, seminars and workshops all over the world.


    • 06 May 2017
    • 07 May 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0

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    PAINTING LIKE JOHN SINGER SARGENT

    Caroline Graham, cgrahamart@hotmail.com, 713-664-6589

    Saturday & Sunday

    May 6 & 7

    9:30 am- 3:30 pm 

    $100



    Learn all about the watercolor paintings of Sargent. Learn the various techniques he used- dry brush, scumbling, wax resist, lifts, etc. In class we will practice these techniques and then select one of four Sargent paintings to paint. Instructor will provide color and black and white copies of each painting, with notes on key aspects of that specific painting. While the MFA-Houston does not have the full collection on exhibit as it did 2 years ago, digital images of the works will show up nicely on our 3 giant screens as we learn about this watercolor master. 

    Image is John Singer Sargent's Simplon Pass: Reading, 1911

    Email or call instructor for supply list.

    • 09 Oct 2017
    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 0

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    Watercolor With Michael Reardon
    Workshop Dates: October 9-13, 2017

    5-Day Workshop Tuition: $650 for members;
    $700 for non-members
    $100 non-refundable deposit


    Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over twenty-five years. An avid traveler, he uses watercolor to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural and imagined worlds. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.

    In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris.

    Originally trained as an architect with a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, he was an architectural illustrator for over 30 years. In 2004 he was award the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.

    His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the annual shows of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Art Club. In 2011 he presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco.

    He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association.

    His watercolors have been featured in numerous magazines.  He is the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes from North Light Books.



    T For more about Michael Reardon see website at www.mreardon.com

    Supply List: TBA


     

Past events

21 Apr 2017 Chinese Brush Painting- Landscape with Mountains, Rocks, & Trees
19 Apr 2017 Mandalas and Movement
10 Apr 2017 Beginner Watercolor Weekday Workshop
05 Apr 2017 Portrait Painting Class
31 Mar 2017 Limited Palette Workshop
22 Mar 2017 Realistic Subjects in a Minor Key- Landscape & Architecture
20 Mar 2017 “Learning The Ropes” of Monthly Show Entries
13 Mar 2017 Stephen Quiller Workshop
07 Mar 2017 Beginner Watercolor Evening Class
07 Mar 2017 Watercolor Poetry, The Essence of the Medium & Painting Your Vision
04 Mar 2017 Exploring Realistic Textures: Painting Rusted Objects and Metals
02 Mar 2017 Watercolor Bootcamp Part II NEW!
25 Feb 2017 Creative Layering: Abstract & Collage with Acrylics, Gesso, & Gouache
22 Feb 2017 Portrait Drawing Class
18 Feb 2017 Pen, Ink, and Watercolor Workshop CANCELLED
13 Feb 2017 Beginners Watercolor Night Class, Part II
07 Feb 2017 Surprise Yourself with Impressionism: Florals, Interiors, Botanicals
07 Feb 2017 Chinese Brush Painting- Landscapes with Waterfalls, Streams, Boats, Bridges, Pavilions
03 Feb 2017 3 Days, 3 Ways to Do Contemporary Figure Painting
30 Jan 2017 Horses Watercolor Workshop- New!
28 Jan 2017 Beginner Watercolor Weekend Workshop
21 Jan 2017 Perspective Workshop (cancelled)
16 Jan 2017 Enter the 2017 IE with Ease & Confidence (repeat)
12 Jan 2017 Watercolor Bootcamp Part I NEW!
11 Jan 2017 Figure Drawing & Anatomy
09 Jan 2017 Beginners Watercolor Night Class, Part I
07 Jan 2017 Enter the 2017 IE with Ease & Confidence
04 Jan 2017 Realistic Subjects in a Minor Key- Interior & Exterior Still Life CANCELLED
03 Jan 2017 Surprise Yourself with Impressionism: Landscapes & Seascapes
12 Dec 2016 The Color Red
03 Dec 2016 Acrylic Ink & Collage Weekend Workshop CANCELLED
21 Nov 2016 Beginners Night Class
19 Nov 2016 Beginner Watercolor Weekend Workshop
14 Nov 2016 Enter the 2017 IE with Ease & Confidence
10 Nov 2016 “Learning The Ropes” of Monthly Show Entries CANCELLED
08 Nov 2016 Turning Ho-Hum Photos Into Fabulous Paintings- NEW!
05 Nov 2016 Degas- The Vision Workshop
01 Nov 2016 Subjects in a Minor Key- New!
28 Oct 2016 Pouring Paint
26 Oct 2016 Portrait Class
21 Oct 2016 Six Chinese Brush Painting Techniques - NEW!
18 Oct 2016 Chinese Brush Painting- The Peony & Butterflies
13 Oct 2016 Watercolor Poetry, The Essence of the Abstract Artist
10 Oct 2016 Mary Whyte Workshop
04 Oct 2016 Subjects in a Minor Key- New!
01 Oct 2016 Beginner Watercolor Weekend Workshop
26 Sep 2016 Exploring Realistic Textures: Metal & Reflective Surfaces- CANCELLED
24 Sep 2016 From Nature to Paper: Photography to Painting NEW!
19 Sep 2016 Beginner Watercolor Weekday Workshop
16 Sep 2016 3 Days, 3 Ways to Do Contemporary Figure Painting
08 Sep 2016 Putting People in Your Paintings
31 Aug 2016 Figure Drawing & Anatomy- Capturing the Essence of Your Model- New!
27 Aug 2016 Have Your Paintings Tell A Story- New!
20 Aug 2016 Landscape Workshop
09 Aug 2016 Summer Afternoon Class - August
09 Aug 2016 Chinese Brush Painting: Bamboo & Orchid, Plus Insect
06 Aug 2016 Venture Into Realism- August Workshop
23 Jul 2016 Beginner Watercolor July Workshop
18 Jul 2016 Horses in Charcoal and Watercolor Workshop- New!
09 Jul 2016 Acrylic Ink & Collage Weekend Workshop - CANCELLED
07 Jul 2016 Sketchbook Savvy- New!
07 Jul 2016 Portrait Class- New!
05 Jul 2016 Summer Night Class - July
05 Jul 2016 Sketchbook Savvy- New Section to Meet Demand!
24 Jun 2016 Chinese Brush Painting: The Horse – New!
16 Jun 2016 Beginner Watercolor June Workshop
09 Jun 2016 Perspective Workshop - CANCELLED
07 Jun 2016 Watercolor Poetry, The Essence of the Abstract Artist– New!
03 Jun 2016 Carol Carter Avante Garde Workshop
01 Jun 2016 “Learning The Ropes” of Monthly Show Entries
21 May 2016 Venture Into Realism- May Workshop
12 May 2016 “Learning The Ropes” of Monthly Show Entries
06 May 2016 Drawing and Painting the Figure Workshop
03 May 2016 Big Landscapes, Small Scale Night Class - New!
03 May 2016 Chinese Brush Painting: The Perch and Carp– New!
30 Apr 2016 Beginner Watercolor April Workshop
23 Apr 2016 Light, Shadows, and Flowers Workshop- New!
16 Apr 2016 Pen, Ink, and Watercolor: April Workshop
14 Apr 2016 Simplifying Architectural Scenes - New!
11 Apr 2016 Botanical Watercolors Workshop
06 Apr 2016 Animals in Nature- New!
02 Apr 2016 Landscape Workshop
17 Mar 2016 Painting Flowers: Round II - New!
15 Mar 2016 Portrait Class- New! CANCELLED... due to unforeseen circumstance
27 Feb 2016 Beginner Watercolor Weekend Workshop- New!
20 Feb 2016 Acrylic Ink & Collage Weekend Workshop- New!
17 Feb 2016 "Step Up" Your Figure Drawing Skills- Part Two- New!
08 Feb 2016 Beginners Night Class- February 2016- New!
06 Feb 2016 Finding Your Style Workshop- New!
04 Feb 2016 Still Life in Nature- New!
02 Feb 2016 Putting People in Your Paintings- New!
30 Jan 2016 Perspective Workshop- New!
22 Jan 2016 Limited Palette Workshop- New!
17 Jan 2016 Sketchbook Travels- New!
13 Jan 2016 "Step Up" Your Figure Drawing Skills- Part One- New!
11 Jan 2016 Chinese Brush Painting: The Cat– New!
08 Jan 2016 Venture Into Realism
05 Jan 2016 Rooms with a View- New!
04 Jan 2016 Beginners Night Class- January 2016- New!
12 Dec 2015 BEGINNER WATERCOLOR
05 Dec 2015 FINDING YOUR STYLE – NEW!
30 Nov 2015 EXPLORE THE FIGURE AND ARCHITECTURE – NEW!
20 Nov 2015 LANDSCAPE COLLAGE
06 Nov 2015 IMPRESSIONISM VIA THE MASTERS WORKSHOP
30 Oct 2015 CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: THE DRAGON - NEW!
27 Oct 2015 Painting Portraits - NEW!
27 Oct 2015 CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: THE CHRYSANTHEMUM – NEW!
24 Oct 2015 CREATING ATMOSPHERE – NEW!
22 Oct 2015 PEN, INK, AND WATERCOLOR
19 Oct 2015 LANDSCAPE AND STILL LIFE WORKSHOP – NEW!
12 Oct 2015 Developing Color Energy with Ken Hosmer - Annual Members Exhibit Juror
03 Oct 2015 Beginner Watercolor
01 Oct 2015 “Learning The Ropes” of Monthly Show Entries
25 Sep 2015 Pouring Paint - NEW!
21 Sep 2015 Seascape and Architectural Watercolor - NEW!
19 Sep 2015 Improving Your Composition's Perspective - NEW!
29 Aug 2015 Beginner Watercolor
14 Aug 2015 Venture Into Realism
06 Aug 2015 Painting Flowers
04 Aug 2015 Chinese Painting Class – The Pine Tree
25 Jul 2015 Landscape Workshop
20 Jul 2015 Trees and Botanical Techniques
17 Jul 2015 Chinese Painting Workshop – Plum Blossom
09 Jul 2015 Beginner Watercolor
30 Jun 2015 Still Life in Watercolor
26 Jun 2015 Figure Painting with Liz
19 Jun 2015 Contour Drawing and Sketchbooks
06 Jun 2015 Mixed Media Collage
04 Jun 2015 “Learning The Ropes” of Monthly Show Entries

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