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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

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

    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS - SUMMER 2018 

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

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

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

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

    JUNE 1 - Stephen Quiller: color Foundations/color theory

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

    JUNE 15 - Tom  Lynch: Painting on Watercolor Canvas

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

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

    JULY 6 - Mary Whyte: Portrait capturing emotion and character

    JULY 20 - Jean Pederson: Wet Glazing a Watercolor Portrait

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

    AUG 3 - Charles Harrington - Acrylic Landscape the Watercolor Way

    AUG 17 - Mark Mehaffey - Painting Waterfalls on Yupo

    AUG 24 - Jane Evans - Chinese Brush Painting

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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    FLOWER PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-4:00 pm 
    August 7, 14, 21, 28    $150

    Join Professor Bhatti for his bold take on flower painting! This class is designed for learning to paint flower and floral grouping in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon drawing and painting the different shapes, color and individuality of each flower as well as to the use the foliage as a background for the flowers and leaves with transparent layering. The class will also learn to paint a watery mix of color against some of the petals, using flat and pointed brushes to pull the mix out from the flower so the color blends into the white paper without creating a hard edge. 

    You will need a No. 10 or No. 12 round and a 3⁄4″ flat brush. Using your tracing paper to sketch in possibilities can help you to decide where and what value to make your negative shapes

    Art supply list

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes:  You will need a No. 10 or No. 12 round and a 3⁄4″ flat brush. (natural squirrel hair )
    • Watercolor brand of your choice, palette, (all related material)

    • 140# Arches (a few ¼ size sheets)
    • Light weight drawing board
    • Tracing paper
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc

    Note: Bring simple shaped photos/prints of flowers-leaves (6x6 inches) of your choice as reference for drawing/painting.

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

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 5
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    HORSES IN CHARCOAL AND WATERCOLOR -- Theresa Wilson

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

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

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

    Click here for supply list.


    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    WATER AND BOAT IN WATERCOLOR -- Les McDonald

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

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

    All levels. 

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

    Click here for supply list.

    • 04 Sep 2018
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    PORTRAIT DRAWINGProf. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesdays,September 4, 11, 18, 25
    1:00-4:00 pm        $150

    This class is designed to learn basic drawing study of human head, proportion of eyes, nose, mouth, neck and shoulders. You will learn the basic drawing skills and techniques with a variety of drawing medium; however 2B and HB pencils are commonly used in all classes. You will also learn various poses from the references such as front, three quarter, profile, up and down angles of human head. Gradually class progresses further for studying human head planes, contour, light and shade, study of eyes, nose, lips and ears in various mediums such as: graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, conte’ crayon, pastel and water color. This class is very useful for all 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" 443-Series Premium Recycled Drawing Pad)
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc

    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.

    • 04 Sep 2018
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 22
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    AWE-INSPIRING TEXAS LANDSCAPES - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings
    September 4, 11, 18, 25. 
    6:00 - 9:00 pm 
    $150

    Have you ever wished you could capture the beauty of the Texas countryside?  Come join award-winning artist Robert Ruhmann to explore ways to bring this vision to your paintings.  You are encouraged to bring your photographs of favorite landscapes: pastures, barns, rivers, seascapes, hills, rocks, etc.  These can be used to plan compositions that will showcase your appreciation for the natural world.  For beginners and intermediate painters.

    raruhmann@gmail.com, 979-864-0155 

    Supply List:

    • Watercolor Paints:

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

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

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    COMPOSITION 101 - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday afternoons, September 6, 13, 20, October 4.
    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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    • 07 Sep 2018
    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006

    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS - FALL 2018 

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

    WAS-H members, come paint together from 10-2 pm on Fridays when no other workshops or classes are scheduled. See schedule below. We generally watch a DVD from an artist of renown,  discuss style and techniques demonstrated, paint with the techniques learned from 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.

    The Fall schedule for Open Studio is listed below. If a change is made, registered members will be notified via email.  (Join email list by contacting Joanie Hughes.)

    SEPT 7 –   Charles Reid          Watercolor Sketchbook

    SEPT 14 – Charles Reid          Landscape

    SEPT 28 – Soon Warren          Vibrant Watercolor, Painting Glass

    OCT 19  –  Michael Reardon    Light and Color in Cityscapes

    NOV 2  –   Thomas Shaller       Painting Cities with Light

    NOV 9  –   Arleta Peck              Pure Color Glazing 

    NOV 16 –  Open                       Open to paint on your own, 10am - 2pm

    NOV 30 –  Joseph Zbukvic       Watercolor Impressions

    DEC 7  –   Jean Pederson        Wet Glazing Watercolor Portrait

    DEC 14 –  Tom Lynch               Painting on Watercolor Canvas

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

    • 07 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
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    Mandalas & Movement 4

    Friday, September 7th, 

    6:00pm - 9:00pm 

    $20 WAS-H members

    $25 nonmembers

    It's back! The Watercolor Art Society - Houston will host it's fourth "Mandalas and Movement" event on Friday September 7th, 2018. Join WAS-H and experience a unique collaboration of Houston creatives, artists, and yogis. In combining art and yoga, we will answer the question: 'What is a Mandala and how does it relate to the human experience?' A special Mandala-themed Vinyasa flow will be taught by yoga teacher Allison Zalkovsky, and the Mandala workshop will be lead by WAS-H Development Director Haley Bowen. 

    Wear clothes to move in and bring a yoga mat!

    All art supplies are provided by WAS-H

    Parking available on site and at 1617 W.  Alabama St.


    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Beginner Basics: Tools of Watercolor
    (Beth Graham)

    Saturday Afternoon, September 8
    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is part of five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday afternoons (after the monthly gallery take-in) except for October and March, when we have our major exhibitions.


    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.  

    Contact: education@watercolorhouston.org




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    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    SUNDAY ART JAM

    Drawing and Painting on iPad with Ksenia Annis

    Sunday, September 16, 

    9:30am-3:30pm

    $50 

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

    All levels. 

    ksenia@tummyrubb.com

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

         


    Lesson plan:

    -Quick overview of the hardware (iPad models, Apple pencil)

    -Quick overview of drawing apps for iPad (vector and raster graphics)

    -What is Procreate app? Creating digital art vs. using it as a traditional artist (examples).

    -Quick overview of Procreate interface – settings, menus

    -Practice: start a new drawing, try various tools

    -Saving and exporting your work. Saving time lapse video.

    -Practice: draw a simple still life.

    -Working from photo reference – how to import it, using color reference.

    -Practice: draw a sketch from photo reference.

    -Review work, Q&A

    • 21 Sep 2018
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - THE PINE TREE - Peihong Endris

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday - September 21, 22, 23
    9:30-3:30 PM      $150  

    The pine tree is a favorite subject in Chinese landscape painting. Sinuous, sturdy, and venerable, they are comparable to people of high principles and inner power. Pine trees also resemble young dragons, coiled in deep gorges, suggesting the gigantic potential of power. Pine is also one of the three trees symbolizing happiness. The others are bamboo and plum. In this workshop you will learn the power of brush works to depict the ideas that this unique perspective expresses on oriental rice paper. Peihong gives hands-on, step-by-step demonstration to each student’s work. Welcome all skill levels.

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

    Click here for supply list.

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    WINSLOW VS. WYETH - Caroline Graham

    Saturday & Sunday, September 29-30
    9:30- 3:30 pm       
    $100

    Let's compare two of watercolor's most famous artists, Andrew Wyeth (left) and Winslow Homer (right). We will compare their techniques and how they might fit into your own work.

    Bring Arches 140 lb rough paper, white gouache, your paints (especially cobalt blue, warm sepia, burnt umber), brushes, sand paper, an x-acto knife, AND photos for paintings you might want to practice these techniques on.

    cgrahamart@hotmail.com, 713-664-6589

    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    PORTRAIT PAINTINGProf. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-4:00 pm 
    October 2, 16, 23, 30    $150

    This class is designed for learning the basics of portraits painting in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon painting faces, eyes, nose, lips, hair and backgrounds. We will learn to create human form, tonality, color values, transparent layering technique and coloring skills. Artists who are interested in portrait painting will enjoy peers critique sessions during regular demos in the class. Portrait painting itself is a fun for many reasons; it is thrilling and exciting as well as challenging when painting with watercolor.  The class will work individually as well as in groups. 

    Art supply list

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes:  # 02 - # 06  natural squirrel hair
    • Watercolor paints, professional grade (brand of your choice)
    • Watercolor palette and related painting supplies (water container, paper towels, etc.)
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (a few ¼ size sheets)
    • Light weight drawing board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.

    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.

    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 1
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    Watercolor With Carl Dalio


    5-Day Workshop 

    October 8-12, 2018

    Tuition 

    $650 for members

    $700 for non-members

    *$100 non-refundable deposit

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

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

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

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

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

    Click here for Supply List. 

     

     

     

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    COLLAGE - Liz Hill

    Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14.
    9:30am - 3:30pm     $100

    Collage, add interest to your paintings, as well as texture. Give your work an eye catching interest, a little or a lot.  We work on figures one day, landscapes the next, abstract painters welcome also. Please Join Liz in a mind/art expanding experience. 

    Questions? Contact Liz at Lizhill4u@aol.com or call 713-252-7726.  Click here to visit Liz's website. 


    2018 Supply List:

    PAINT- any Watermedia you generally use. I prefer watercolor along with opaque paint, but acrylics painters bring either. 

    PAPER- you will need lots of inexpensive drawing paper and any watercolor (sheets) paper you have. 2 sheets

    DRAWING- pens, pencils, inks, colored pencils, watercolor crayons. Bring any or all of these. I use a lot of the colored pencils and crayons.

    COLLAGE- bring any papers you have, from prepared collage papers to magazine prints, old letter, sheet music. I do mean anything! 

    MEDIUMS- white gesso, matt medium, black gesso if you choose and any other colored gesso you would like. Any stamps and prints you would like. Come with an experimental mind!    

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    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    1-1-3-3 MODEL LAB

    Monday mornings 
    October 15, 22, 29.

    9:00am - 12:00 pm.  
     $30 members; $42 non-members


    Join us for an innovative concept in life drawing and painting.  The 1-1-3-3 Model Lab will be 1 model in 1 pose for 3 hours for 3 weeks in a row.

    This new format will allow our members to go from a sketch to a completed artwork in the three week period using any medium that can be cleaned with soap and water. If you are speedy and finish a piece quickly, you are encouraged to move to get a different angle to complete another piece as you please.

    Registration is for the three week session to ensure that the three weeks will be fully funded to pay the model.

    Leslie Wolf will be the primary monitor, but participation by members is encouraged. She is a WAS-H member and regular attendee at the WAS-H Model Lab that meets most Wednesday afternoons. Her idea is based on a similar lab that she loved in Chicago.

    Contact: Leslie Wolf - LVWOLF800@yahoo.com

    Bring your favorite drawing and painting supplies -- anything from pen and pencil to watercolors to pastels to combining all of the above. No oil paints or solvents are allowed.  Only materials that can be cleaned up with soap and water may be used.

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    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    WATERCOLOR ON YUPO - Fontaine Jacobs

    Monday afternoons, October 15, 22, 29, November 5.
    1:00pm-4:00pm.    $150

    This will be a fun, new class for all levels. Yupo is a slick, synthetic paper that has wonderful lifting ability. With watercolor and the use of objects such as Q-tips, plastic embroidery grids, corrugated cardboard and other tools you will learn to create unusual textures with watercolor on Yupo. You really can’t go wrong. If you don’t like what you have created, simply wipe it back to the white of the paper and start over. So relax and discover the joys of painting on Yupo.
    fontaine@fontainefineart.com,  832-474-2882     www.fontainefineart.com  


    Supplies
     

    • A 10 sheet pack of Yupo74 lb 
    • A roll of Paper towels

    Watercolors:
    Basic 6 palette colors (You can use a limited palette if you want. I often paint with 2-3 colors): 
    Winsor & Newton brand

    1. Winsor Yellow
    2. Permanent Rose
    3. French Ultramarine
    4. Burnt Sienna
    5. Cerulean Blue

    6. Raw Sienna

    Water Container:
    One or more large water containers: an old gallon milk carton cut in half, a plastic butter container etc.

    Paint Palette:  
    A plastic palette with a lid. It can be rectangular or round

    Brushes: 
    If you can afford only one brush, buy a #8 round red sable watercolor brush. Otherwise buy the best synthetic or synthetic-blend watercolor brush you can find. Adding a round #4 and a 1″ flat would come in handy for detail work and large washes. Most manufacturers have starter sets that contain very usable equivalents.

    Optional objects

    • Q-tips
    • Plastic embroidery grids
    • Corrugated cardboard
    • Small Foam paint rollers
    • Palette knife
    • Kneaded eraser
    • Wear old clothes!
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    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

    Wednesday Mornings,
    October 17, 31, November 14, 28.

    9:00am - 12:00pm.    $150

    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, 713-410-1076
      

    Supplies:

    You may want to wait until after the first class to purchase the majority of the supplies.

    Minimal supplies:
    Three colors:   

    • Winsor Blue 
    • Winsor Red
    • New Gamboge

    Dinner plate(unless you already own a palette)
    140 lb. watercolor sheet or tablet. (9x12 is fine for the first round of exercises.)  
    a # 8 or #10 round brush….We will talk about brushes in the first class.

    Supplies if you already own them:

    • Aureolin  Yellow
    • New gamboge
    • Winsor Red or Cadmium Red
    • Rose Madder/Alizerin  crimson or Permanent Red
    • French Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Winsor Green
    • Winsor Blue
    • Veridain Green
    • Burnt Sienna

    2 inch sponge brush from the Hardware or Paint store

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    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    GETTING TO THE FINISH LINE - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday afternoons 
    October 18, 25, November 1, 8.

    1:00pm-4:00pm.    $150

    Often, we leave a painting unfinished because we have reached a point where we can't find a solution - sometimes it is composition weakness, sometimes a drawing problem, sometimes it is a value issue, or a lack of focal point. Let's finish them! This will be a collaborative class where we discuss possibilities, try new techniques and finish with a variety of media that get the job done. And by working with old paintings, we will also be learning about what a successful painting needs - which will help your next painting! 


    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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    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 22
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    INTRODUCTION TO SILVERPOINT - Laura Spector

    Thursday evenings 
    October 18, 25, November 1, 8.
    6:00 - 9:00 pm.  
     $150

    Silverpoint is one of the oldest drawing methods, dating back to the early Renaissance. Some of the first examples of silverpoint drawings come from the 14th century when it was commonly used in manuscripts. Artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Cennini often employed this method of drawing with metal to create highly archival works, many have lasted over 500 years. This 4-day workshop will simplify the silverpoint process. Students will learn the basics of how to prime and tone paper, create various marks using silver tips and explore how contemporary artists are experimenting today with this re-discovered material. The workshop subject matter will be small objects observed from nature, patterning and how to include other water-based mediums to create a finished artwork.

    To see how the silverpoint shines in the light, click here for a video.

    Contact: Laura Spector - lauramakesart@gmail.com

    Click here for a supply list.

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    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 42
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     GET IT SOLD: EXPLORE NEW MARKETS FOR YOUR ART Ksenia Annis

    Saturday afternoon, October 20
    4:00-7:00pm        $30/$40

    Do you see your art as a source of income? You may not be aware that there are other ways to sell your work besides the traditional ones (galleries, temporary exhibitions). Come enjoy a glass of wine and light snacks while learning about the commercial side of art. 

    Ksenia Annis will talk about her experience of building an art business:

    • Finding your style and creating a body of work
    • Selling art -- retail vs. wholesale
    • Obtaining commissions, public art resources
    • Cooperation with art consultants

          Shahnaz Ghafoor, president of Sliver Chase Design, an art consulting and interior design company, will be an invited speaker.  She has a marketing and finance background and 10 years of experience in the business of art procurement and interior design.  She will discuss:

    • Who art consultants are buying art for
    • How they pick artists to work with
    • What specific mediums, styles, formats art consultants look for
    • Things art consultants do not want to hear from an artist
    • Why artists need a resume, a bio, and a statement (class exercise and statement reviews)

    There will be a Q&A session at the end of class.  

    Please contact Ksenia with any questions at ksenia@tummyrubb.com
    No supplies needed, but you may wish to take notes.
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Sunday Art Jam: Luminous Layers - Acrylic Pours with Salli Babbitt

    Sunday October 21st, 10:00am - 1:00pm 

    $38 members and $42 nonmembers

    Discover the freedom of abstract acrylic art in this Sunday Art Jam! Professional Houston artist, Salli Babbitt has been teaching encaustic and abstract techniques for over 20 years and is excited to bring her techniques to WAS-H. In this workshop you'll be asked to step outside of your comfort zone and learn to layer colors in an expressive and luminous way. 


    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    SHADOWSCarla Gauthier

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    October 26, 27, 28
    9:30 - 3:30        $150
    Many painters say that their subject matter is "light" - the way it makes us see beauty in the simplest of subjects. But you can't have light without SHADOWS! Let's learn all we can to heighten the sense of light in a painting, by strengthening the colors, values and edges of the way we paint shadows. This class will have you looking at your photo references in a whole new 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.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Beginner Painting: Controlling the Water
    (Allison Hendry)

    Saturday Afternoon, November 3
    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is part of five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday afternoons (after the monthly gallery take-in) except for October and March, when we have our major exhibitions.

    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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    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: THE GIANT PANDA - Peihong Endris

    Tuesday mornings, November 6, 13, 20, 27  
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm         $150   

    In this lesson, the focus will be the unique features of the giant panda. The panda is found only in China. Apart from its rarity, the panda has an exquisite form with starkly contrasting black-and-white fur. Bamboo is its main diet. In this section, you will learn the uniqueness of brush work, with 4 weeks of instruction, and practice each week, the participants will have much better grasp of important minimal brushstrokes to delineate subjects. Welcome all levels. 

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

    Click here for supply list.

    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    LANDSCAPE PAINTINGProf. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-4:00 pm 
    November 6, 13, 20, 27     $150

    In this class you will learn the step by step landscape painting, basic technique, color mixing and values. The focus of the 4 classes will be to learn painting - skies, trees, water, mountains and textures like rock, wood and stone. Each section starts with simple studies and progresses you through to more challenging examples. Creating an illusion of distant background, middle and foreground with transparent layers and especially painting wet on wet is the fun part in watercolor medium.  


    Art supply list

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes:  #10 or 12 round, and a 3/4" flat brush. (natural squirrel hair)
    • Watercolor paints, professional grade (brand of your choice)
    • Watercolor palette and related painting supplies (water container, paper towels, etc.)
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (a few ¼ size sheets)
    • Light weight drawing board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.

    Note: Bring simple shaped photos/prints of landscapes- cityscapes, seascapes, beaches, streets (6x6 inches) of your choice as reference for painting.  You can also download free images from:  www.pixabay.com

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

    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 18
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    ROCKS - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings
    November 6, 13, 20, 27. 
    6:00 - 9:00 pm 
    $150

    Rocks are nature’s strength. They are history and a message of endurance.  Rocks have their own local color, and they mirror the changing light around them. Rocks can be realistic or they can be abstract.  Come learn about painting rocks from WAS-H's award-winning rock painter, Robert Ruhmann.  In this series of four classes, he will teach you everything you need to know to make your own powerful rock paintings.

    raruhmann@gmail.com, 979-864-0155 

    Supply List:

    • Watercolor Paints:

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

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

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    PAINTING GLASS AND CRYSTAL OBJECTS IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR - Monika Pate

    Saturday and Sunday
    November 10-11
    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Painting glass and crystal could be quite challenging. Join Monika Pate to learn how to simplify the process and create the illusion of glass or crystal in your watercolor paintings. The instructor will provide step-by-step demonstrations every day, and explain the techniques. Students will also receive individual attention. Reference materials will be provided , however the participants are also welcome to bring their own resources if they prefer.


    Please contact Monika with any questions at map352@gmail.com

    Click here for supply list

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    FLOWER PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Monday afternoons, 1:00-4:00 pm 
    November 12, 19, 26, December 3    $150

    Join Professor Bhatti for his bold take on flower painting! This class is designed for learning to paint flower and floral grouping in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon drawing and painting the different shapes, color and individuality of each flower as well as to the use the foliage as a background for the flowers and leaves with transparent layering. The class will also learn to paint a watery mix of color against some of the petals, using flat and pointed brushes to pull the mix out from the flower so the color blends into the white paper without creating a hard edge. 

    You will need a No. 10 or No. 12 round and a 3⁄4″ flat brush. Using your tracing paper to sketch in possibilities can help you to decide where and what value to make your negative shapes

    Art supply list

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes:  You will need a No. 10 or No. 12 round and a 3⁄4″ flat brush. (natural squirrel hair )
    • Watercolor brand of your choice, palette, (all related material)

    • 140# Arches (a few ¼ size sheets)
    • Light weight drawing board
    • Tracing paper
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc

    Note: Bring simple shaped photos/prints of flowers-leaves (6x6 inches) of your choice as reference for drawing/painting.

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

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 22
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