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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • August 05, 2019
    • August 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    URBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING  with Ed Pettitt

    Monday evenings
    August 5, 12, 19, 26
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    $150

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

    Click here for student testimonials.

    Supplies Needed: 

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

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


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    • August 08, 2019
    • August 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    LANDSCAPE PAINTINGProf. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Thursday afternoons
    1:00-4:00 pm 
    August 8, 15, 22, 29     $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 - paper towels – etc.

    Note: Bring simple shaped photos/prints of landscapes- cityscapes, seascapes, beaches, streets, farms, mountains, meadows (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.

    • August 08, 2019
    • August 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING (evenings)Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti 

    Thursday Evenings

    6:00-9:00 pm 
    August 8, 15, 22, 29    $150

    Study portrait painting with Prof. Bhatti, the winner of the 2018 Annual Member Exhibit (with his painting "Mystic Connection, left). 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 – paper towels, 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.

    • August 09, 2019
    • August 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 1
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    USING NOTAN TO BUILD BETTER PAINTINGS - Carla Gauthier. NEW!

    Friday afternoon
    August 9 and 

    Tuesday afternoons      August 13, 20, 27  

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm.    

     $150

    Note: Date change in first session

    Notan – the breakdown of an image into shapes and values – has the power to transform your paintings.

    This simple tool can help your eye discern values which is a key to strong paintings. Using Notan can help you choose the best references to paint from, it can make complicated shapes easier to paint and it can give you the freedom to unleash your color personality.

    We will work with the “Notanizer” app on your phone or ipad in this class, but if you don’t have this, I will bring my ipad which you can use.

    Bring your usual painting supplies and photos with which to work.

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    • August 09, 2019
    • August 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE - Carla Gauthier

    Friday evening August 9 and

    Tuesday evenings 

    August 13, 20, 27

    6:00-9:00 pm

    $150

    Note: First Session date change

    Atmosphere – from fog to smog, mist and rain, dusk to dawn. If you’re painting landscapes or cityscapes, weather and the effects of light can give a simple composition a stunning effect. We will learn how to use relative values, neutral colors, and levels of detail to create a painting that has more feeling, and more depth. We will work on a painting together to gain knowledge, and then use that on individual paintings. 

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

    Just bring regular supplies like your 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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    • August 23, 2019
    • August 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: THE ELEGANT EGRET --  Peihong Endris

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.    August 23, 24, 25.      9:30 - 3:30        $150

    Chinese brush painting provides a wonderful opportunity to closely observe nature. One key element of the distinctive style is the influence the materials have on form and technique. Using the egret as subjects, we will learn the importance of simplicity in this medium. Each technique will be introduced with hands-on, step-by-step instruction. all experience levels are welcome. 

    Chinese Brush Painting Supply List

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

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

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

    4. a bottle of Sumi-e ink

    5. a painting mat

    6. couple of pallets

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

    8. a wash jar or a small container


    • August 31, 2019
    • September 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    WATERCOLOR ON YUPO - Fontaine Jacobs

    Saturday & SundayAugust 31, September 1
    9:30 am-3:30 pm    
    $100



    This will be a fun 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. 

    P.S. Several WASH members have won first place awards on this material!

    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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    • September 02, 2019
    • September 23, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    PORTRAIT DRAWING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Monday Afternoons,September 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00-4:00 pm     $150   

    Level: All

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

    Supply List

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

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

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

    • September 03, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    WET-INTO-WET: GETTING IT RIGHT - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday mornings 

    Sept 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30 am-12:30 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

    Whatever your subject, whatever your style, if your chosen medium is watercolor, sooner or later you will need to get comfortable with the technique of wet-into-wet. There is always a balance between the amount of water on your paper, on your brush, and in your paint mixture. Understanding this balance, FEELING this, will lead you to a more expressive way of painting.


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

    Just bring your regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

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    • September 03, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 5
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    PAINTING LIGHT and SHADOW - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    Sept 3, 10, 17, 24

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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

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

    Just bring your regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

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    • September 03, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    BEGINNER LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings

    September 3, 10, 17, 24

    6:00 - 9:00 pm  $150

    Level: Beginner, Advanced Beginner

    Come learn about landscapes and seascapes from this award-winning artist.   Robert uses watercolors, oils, and acrylics.  His favorite medium is watercolor.  He loves to paint landscapes, rock formations, and seascapes. 

    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.)
    • Natural Sponge
    • Photograph of Landscape
    • Paper Towels or Toilet Tissue

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • September 14, 2019
    • September 15, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 18
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    PAINTING THE FIGURE - Liz Hill

    Saturday and Sunday

    September 14-15

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    Come paint the figure with award-winning artist Liz Hill. You will draw and paint from live models, and learn techniques for contemporary, exciting figure paintings.

    Contact Liz at lizhill4u@aol.com or 713-252-7726. View her art at www.lizhillart.com.

    Supply list:

    Paint, any watermedia paint that you generally use. I prefer watercolor along with opaque paint, but for you acrylic painters don’t worry about it.

    Paper: You will need a lot of inexpensive drawing paper as we do a lot of drawing in the morning. You will also need 1 pc 22x 30” hotpress 140lb paper per day. We will tear in half and have 2 pieces each day. Please do not try to do what I do on coldpress paper. I use Fabriano Traditional White, will bring some with me for $5 a sheet.

    Pens, pencils, inks, drawing materials: Any or all of these, I use a lot of colored pencils and watercolor crayons. 

    Collage papers: this can be anything that you have, from prepared collage to magazine print to old letters, I do mean anything. The more varied the more interesting.

    While Gesso, Matt Medium, Black gesso if you choose and any other colored gesso you would like. Any stamps and prints you like. Come with an experimental mind.




    • September 22, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    DRAWING AND PAINTING ON YOUR iPAD - Introduction to Procreate

    Ksenia Annis

    Sunday, September 22
    9:30 - 3:30        $50

    Level: All

    Put your iPad to work by creating art digitally with the help of versatile and powerful Procreate app. In this class we will review Procreate workspace, learn how to create new and organize the existing drawings, explore all the tools and settings, and of course get plenty of practice in digital drawing and painting.

    Materials: iPad Air or newer (Air2, Mini 2 and 3, or Pro); Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro models) or a stylus; Procreate app. Detailed instructions will be emailed to registrants before class.

    Please contact Ksenia with any questions at ksenia@tummyrubb.com


    • October 05, 2019
    • October 06, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    COMPOSITION & DESIGN PRINCIPLES - Linda Southern Vanek

    Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6

    9:30 am-3:30 pm   $100

    Level: All

    Discover the secrets of master artists as we learn how strong composition and creativity sets great artwork apart from ordinary paintings!  

    Many intermediate painters find that composition & design problems is where their paintings go blah, even with great control of paint. 

     

    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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    • October 07, 2019
    • October 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Monday afternoons

    1:00-4:00 pm 

    October 7, 14, 21, 28    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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

    Supply List

    Graphite Pencils:     HB, 2B (preferable)

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

    Watercolor paint of your choice and palette 

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

    Lightweight drawing board

    Eraser, masking tape, sharpener

    Paper towels

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

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

    • October 08, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING:  GONG BI -- Peihong Endris

    Tuesday mornings
    October 8, 15, 22, 29
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    $150  

    Level: All

    Gong-bi painting has been developing for thousands years, and is one of the oldest Chinese painting techniques that feature narratives or high authority figures in them. These queries include how to choose proper materials, how to prepare materials for Gong-bi style painting. In this section, you learn the steps for Gong-bi style painting, etc. Each technique will be hands-on and there will be step-by-step instructions. Welcome all levels.

    Cost: $150 / $190 non-members
    Non-members: Save money! Sign up to be a WAS-H Member and get additional member benefits. Click here to sign up.

    Supply list

    Brushes; Two fine tip brush for lines work, two small combination brushes(white bristles surrounded with brown bristles in inner), a large combination brush.

    Paper: Shimmer paper or Extra Thin Cicada Wing paper (2 sheets of 54"x 27")

    A box of Marie’s watercolor, 12 or 18 tubes

    A bottle of Sumi-e ink or Chinese ink.

    A soft pencil, a painting mat, four paper weights such as rocks, a roll of paper towels, a foam board 18 x 24", a couple of 18 x 24" drawing papers.

    A wash jar or a small container, couple of porcelain dishes for mixing colors.



    • October 08, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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    CITY LIGHT AND ENERGY - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    October 8, 15, 22, 29

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    From sunny beachside towns to the pavement of a huge metropolis, let's explore effective ways to simplify a complicated subject and give it a sense of appropriate light. We will tackle the busy-ness of a street scene in a way that expands your knowledge of painting.

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

    Just bring your regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

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    • October 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
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    "LEARNING THE ROPES" OF MONTHLY SHOW ENTRIES - Jan McNeill

    Thursday afternoon, Oct 10

     1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    $20

    Level: All

    WASH wants to help our newer artists move up the ladder of success as an artist!   Come learn from Signature Member and former WASH President and Board member Jan McNeill!   Not sure how to prepare a painting for a monthly show?  Unsure where/how to mat and frame your painting for a reasonable cost? Wonder what the habits are of the more frequent winners of monthly shows?  Wished you better understood the judging criteria for monthly shows?  Come and find out!   Maximum 15 students.  Must sign up prior to the class.   No supplies needed, except a pen to take notes. Handouts will be provided.

       Jan.mcneill@att.net, 281-685-7616

    • October 11, 2019
    • October 13, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    WATERMEDIA PAINTING ON ALTERED SURFACES-- Jackie Liddell, MFA

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    October 11, 12, 13
    9:30am - 3:30pm         $150

    Level: Intermediate

    Questions: contact Jackie at 281-639-2519 or artist.liddell@gmail.com 

    View her work and bio at nsartist.org.

    Jackie has an MFA, and is a longtime WASH Elite Signature, Texas Watercolor Society Signature, and National Society of Art Signature member with 40 years of art teaching experience. You may remember her May WASH demonstration and Paint-In. 

    This is an exciting three day session for intermediates ending with critique and a glass of wine. We will be painting three favorite watercolor techniques on altered surfaces: masa paper, collage with hand painted papers glued to watercolor paper, and diluted matte medium coated watercolor paper.


    Supplies 

    Photographs for inspiration of animals, marine life, cropped architecture, flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables, butterflies etc. or your own contour line drawn compositions 15” x 21” of any of these subjects ready to transfer to WC paper / or Non objective ( abstract is fine too) 

    2 – 3 half sheets of 140 watercolor paper of choice 

    One – white or off white Bristle, illustration, or mat board, approx.. 17” -18” x 22” – 23’ (boards are used to mount the 15 ½” x 21” Masa paper, which I will furnish ) 

    Small jar of matte medium for gluing 

    Watercolor brushes, and one old brush for gluing 

    A few sheets of white gift wrapping tissue paper, and /or Sumi papers 

    A garbage bag or dry cleaners bag 

    Your usual watercolor supplies: a support board, pallet or mixing tray, water container, your tube watercolors of choice, but must include a red, yellow and blue, burnt sienna, indigo blue and a tube of white gauche 

    a few colored pencils , a #2 pencil , white eraser 

    Extras: 

    Sketch book or some drawing paper, stencils, masking fluid, salt, paper towels, stamping items, a brayer ( if you have one)

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    • October 18, 2019
    • November 15, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    DRAWING THE EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITEllen Orseck

    Five Friday mornings

    October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

    9:30am - 12:30pm  

    $190 

    Level: All

    Creating a meaningful portrait requires more than just capturing a likeness. Successful portraits can also convey the personality, mood, and emotions of a subject. Open to all levels, this course will investigate rendering in charcoal, pencil, and other dry media. In this hands-on workshop, participants will study the skeletal structure of the head, muscles, and facial features in order to master proportion, tone, and scale. Artists will also explore line, value, gesture, and perspective. Demonstrations will cover how to attain dramatic variations in lighting, composition, and orientation to create powerful portraits that reflect the unique character of a subject.

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

    SUPPLY LIST

    Blending Stumps (also called Tortillons) Various Sizes 

    Chamois Cloth for Blending 

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

    Charcoals Pencils, White -- Generals 

    Conte Pencil White, Any Brand 

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

    Emery Board and/or sandpaper pad (for sharpening) 

    Erasers -- Kneaded, Gum Eraser, White Stroke 

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

    Paper -- Strathmore 9 x 12 inch sketchbook – 50 sheets and 18 x 24 inch (BOTH TONED GRAY) 

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

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

    Sandpaper Pad 

    Paper towels

    Art Supply Sources: 

    On-line:

    Amazon 

    Daniel Smith 

    Dick Blick 

    Jerry’s Artarama (10% discount) 

    Texas Art Supply

    Local Sources:

    Art Supply on Main (now on Almeda -- 10% discount)

    Texas Art Supply  (10% student discount) 

    Jerry Art Arama 

    Michael’s 

    Hobby Lobby

    Places to Find Other Materials - Dollar Store, Target

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    • October 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    FROM PROCREATE TO PAPER - How your iPad can help you create better paintings (Advanced )

    Ksenia Annis

    Sunday, October 27
    9:30 - 3:30        $50

    This is an advanced class for those who have previously taken Ksenia's introductory class in February or September of this year.

    Even if you work in traditional media, developing the initial study for your artwork is much easier if you are using Procreate app on an iPad. In this class we will learn how to use Procreate to work with reference photos and sketches, to move elements to figure out composition of your piece, create a working sketch and test and save various color palettes. We will explore advanced features of Procreate such as masking and layer styles that will give you even more options in your creative process.

    Materials: iPad Air or newer (Air2, Mini 2 and 3, or Pro); Apple pencil (for iPad Pro models) or a stylus; Procreate app. Detailed instructions will be emailed to registrants before class.

    Please contact Ksenia with any questions at ksenia@tummyrubb.com



    • October 31, 2019
    • November 21, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

    Thursday afternoons

    October 31, November 7, 14, 21

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm.    $150

    Level: Beginner

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

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

    Supply List:

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

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    • Burnt Sienna (Winsor Newton brand)
    • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor Green & Winsor Blue......(Pthalo Blue & Pthalo Green)
    • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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    • November 02, 2019
    • November 03, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    CAPTURING LIGHT IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR - Monika Pate
    Saturday and Sunday

    November 2-3, 2019
    9:30 - 3:30        $100
    Level: All

    Light creates beautiful reflections, shadows, contrasts and patterns, and establishes the mood of the paintingThe main focus of this workshop will be creating the illusion of light, using a simple still life setting. We will explore a variety of techniques to create a realistic watercolor painting. The instructor will explain how to approach the variety of shapes, textures and colors of the subject and how to create a strong contrast and depth in the painting.  Reference materials, detailed information and supply list will be emailed to all the registered participants at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop.  Students are also welcome to work form their own materials if they prefer. All levels. Please email Monika at map352@gmail.com with any questions.    


    Click here for the supply list.


    • November 04, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 14
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    TRAINING TO BECOME A WORKSHOP MONITOR

    Beth Graham, education@watercolorhouston.org, 281-415-4674

    Monday afternoon, November 4

     1:30 -3:30pm

    $10 fee

    Workshop Monitors are those who have taken this training to be certified to do the tasks required to assist teachers during a class or workshop.  Trained Monitors receive a 50% tuition discount when serving as workshop monitor.  

    Topics include opening & closing security gates, monitoring the locked door for arriving students, operating AV technology, kitchen & clean up tasks, and more. 

    Help  our wonderful teachers focus on instruction and working with students, and save yourself some money!

    One spot per class & workshop will be available for registration at the reduced tuition. Only those who complete this training and can handle the AV equipment successfully will be provided a code and then be able to register as monitor.

    • November 05, 2019
    • December 03, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    PAINTING LANDSCAPES: SKIES, FOLIAGE, RIVERS & LAKES - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    November 5, 12, 19, December 3

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Skies are often a minimal non-descriptive element in a landscape. Let's explore ways of painting different kinds of skies, and letting them steal the show. Landscapes are full of textures so learn the basic techniques to describe what we see in rocks, foliage, and fields, and the way to use these new textures to lead the eye through your painting to a strong focal point. We will also explore ways to make lively color and effective techniques to give your water paintings the sparkle you are looking for, also covering movement of water, brushstrokes, and reflections.

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

    Just bring your regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

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    • November 09, 2019
    • November 10, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
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    MAKE-UP AND MAKE-OVER WITH THE MASTERS

    Robin Avery

    Saturday & Sunday

    November 9, 10

    9:30-3:30 pm    $100

    Level: All


    This weekend workshop will introduce you to the styles 
    of several famous artists. Studying their use of design elements and composition, we will redesign and create our own new paintings.

    For this weekend workshop bring your ideas and your not-so-successful paintings, and we will create new paintings or redesign your old paintings. We will face the white paper and ask ourselves how to begin. We will study our not-so successful paintings and ask ourselves how can we make these stronger paintings?

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075


    Supplies 
    bring 5-10 paintings you may want to rework
    tracing paper
    black sharpie pens
    6B pencil
    Your favorite paints and mark making art supplies (brushes, paints, palette, paper, water container, paper towels, support board)
    Willingness to try new approaches and discover your inner artist!!


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

    Six Monday afternoons

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

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm  

    $225 

    Level: All


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

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

    Supplies List for Basic Drawing  

    Blending Stumps (also called Tortillons) Various Sizes 

    Chamois Cloth for Blending 

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

    Charcoals Pencils, White - Generals 

    Conte Pencil White, Any Brand 

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

    Emory Board and/or sandpaper pad (For Sharpening) 

    Erasers-Kneaded, Gum Eraser, White Stroke 

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

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

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

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

    Sandpaper Pad 

    Art Supply Sources: 

    On-line

    Amazon 

    Daniel Smith 

    Dick Blick 

    Jerry’s Artarama (10% discount) 

    Texas Art Supply 

    Local Sources:

    Art Supply (now on Almeda - 10% discount)

    Texas Art Supply (10% student discount)

    Jerry's Artarama 

    Michael’s 

    Hobby Lobby

    Places to Find Other Materials - Dollar Store, Target

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    • November 16, 2019
    • November 17, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
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    MULTIMEDIA FLORAL PAINTING WITH BOTANICALS

    Susan Giannantonio

    Saturday and Sunday

    Nov 16, 17

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $100


    This workshop is a follow-up to the very popular previous Botanicals workshop offered by WAS-H past president Susan Giannantonio. Plant material can enhance and almost paint your painting for you!  And this time, you’ll have an opportunity to try something new: watercolor on canvas (as well as paper)! Stay after class Sunday to attend the reception honoring the award winners of the Winter "Small Treasures" exhibit and do a little early holiday shopping for someone special.

    lucholiz@gmail.com281-347-9043   www.susangiannantonio.com

    NOTE: Unusual supply list!

    Supply List:

    • Leaves.  Plants with printable veins, flattened in a book (not phone book, you need them to be weighted, flat). For best results, keep the plants flat in the book until the moment you use them in class.  Ferns and grasses, trees and bushes with prominent veining on their back side work beautifully.  Also, interesting leaf shapes are lovely even without veining.
    •  Masking or painter’s tape
    • Watercolor pencils (optional)
    • Rocks, flat glass marbles (floral arranging marbles), or weights for plants.  May be bought at most Dollar-type stores
    • A baggie of fresh grass from your yard
    • Watercolors
    • A pad of watercolor paper.  We will do multiple paintings.  
    • Canvas, optional. Any size
    • Favorite watercolor brushes.  Especially a mop or round that holds a lot of paint/water
    • Spray bottle or mist bottle of water
    • Bottle of diluted dish detergent or shampoo. 
    • White gouache (optional)
    • White acrylic paint or paint marker(s) (optional)
    • Paint cloths, rags or paper towels (I use terrycloth)
    • November 19, 2019
    • December 10, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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