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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • January 04, 2022
    • February 08, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 1
    Register

    IN PERSON -  Basic Drawing 101

    Myke Venable

    Six Tuesday mornings

    January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8

    9:00am-12:00pm

    $250 members/$310 non-members


    Using basic materials, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line, and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or those that want to sharpen their fundamental skills.  Instagram@MykeVenable

    Level: Beginner


    Supply List:

    • CANSON - Mix Media - 9x12 Sketch Book (60 pages)
    • STAEDTLER - set of 12 graphite drawing pencils (6B-4H)
    • PRISMACOLOR - Kneaded Eraser
    • PINK PEARL Eraser
    • PENTEL - Eraser Caps







    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    #MykeVenable #Fundamentals-of-Drawing #Drawing #Beginning-Drawing #Drawing-from- Sight #graphite-drawing

    • January 06, 2022
    • February 24, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    IN PERSON - Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Eight Thursday afternoons

    January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24

    1:00-4:00pm

    $325 members/$405 non-members

    Do you want to push your painting, define your style, and create a body of work that is cohesive and personal? This will be a student driven class, with more of a coaching/critique vibe, helping each artist work towards a simple goal – to find their “path” whether it be realistic or abstract, portraits, landscapes, still-life based….. whatever it is that inspires you. This class is not a “how-to” class. We will discuss concepts, artistic principles that will help each artist regardless of their style and subject, and do demos that are spontaneous, responding to student problems and needs. We will work over email and internet during the week and ideally we become a consistent group, whose input is varied and meaningful.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Regular watermedia and art supplies, plus whatever inspires you to paint - paintings of famous artists, color swatches, photo references, collage pieces. This could be as simple as working from a single photo reference for an extended period to truly enhance your brushstrokes and mark making….and it could be as complex as exploring mixed water-media and abstract designs. So what you bring can be simple or complex too!


    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • January 07, 2022
    • February 04, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 9
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Loosely Done Watercolor Landscapes

    Erika Just

    Five Friday mornings

    January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4

    9:30am - 12:30pm

    $200 members/$250 non-members

    You must never let the medium be in command, it must always be you who is the master of your painting, but...still the final impression must remain that everything happening on the paper must have happened by accident.
    Learn the practices that help you create consistently painterly, free and exciting watercolors no matter what the subject matter. In fact, the painting tells us what needs to be done, and we will be learning it’s language.
    Join me in my studio in Austria! You bring the coffee and I’ll bring the cookies.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply List:  Click HERE for supply list.

    • January 25, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 94
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Demo: Scottish Highland Landscape in Watercolor

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Tuesday, January 25

    12:30-2:30pm

    $40 members/$50 non-members

    I’m lucky to live in one of the worlds most beautiful places! With a bunch of imagery collected, there’s so much that must be painted. What goes into a great landscape? Simplicity is always the key. If there needs to be further development, one can simply expand on a carefully employed framework. This framework must reflect solid composition and thoughtful harmony in color and values. Join me in this demo as I make the most important decisions to make the greatest impact.


    This session is part of a series of demonstrations offering an up close look at Jason's process, materials, and theoretical applications for drawing and painting a variety of subjects. As each casual 2 hour session presents an opportunity to learn passively by observation, Jason‘s goal is to offer as many perspectives as possible to connect the grand artistic conversation. Attention will be brought to key points in the process, while musing about personal experiences and philosophical analogies making techniques for drawing and painting more approachable.

    Interact and join the discussion by submitting your questions in the chat. You never know what little gems you’ll pick up while seeing the process come into full context!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Note: Jason will also offer this demo on March 22.

    A recording of this demo will be available to attendees  for one year.

    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learnwatercolor #landscapepainting #landscapeinwatercolor #onlineartinstruction #liveartdemo #landscapepaintingdemo #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass

    • January 28, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 7
    Register

    IN PERSON - Let's Jelly!

    Laura Mossman

    Friday evening, January 28

    6:30-9:30pm

    $50 members/$60 non-members + $25 Supply fee

    • Bring your own refreshments: wine, drink, or snack and get ready to play with a Jelly Plate!  Students will learn at several techniques used when creating prints with a jelly plate.
    • This class uses acrylic paints only.
    • Students will receive their own Jelly Plate to take home!
    • No experience needed.  Just come and have fun!

    Level: Novice, Beginner


    Supplies:

    Bring your choice of acrylic paints, brushes, and surfaces to play.  Paper is the best surface for jelly printing but we can try other surfaces as well.  Bring any stencils you have as well.

    #houstonarts #learntopaintacrylics #learntopaint #houstontx #thingstodoinhouston 
    #thingstodoinhoustontx 
    #houstonlearning

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • January 29, 2022
    • January 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 8
    Register

    IN PERSON - Gesso and Watercolor

    Carla Gauthier

    Saturday and Sunday

    January 29-30

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    When we hear the word “gesso” we think of what oil and acrylic painters use as a ground on their canvas. Gesso also works on watercolor paper to create a surface perfect for watermedia – we can paint and easily lift to “sculpt” our paintings – adding and subtracting until we are satisfied with the results. We can also use gesso like a resist to preserve our whites and create more expressive watercolors. Sign up to learn what this inexpensive medium “gesso” can do to jumpstart your creativity.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Bring all of your regular watercolor supplies, paints, brushes and paper. Please bring paper in different states – clean new watercolor paper (preferably cotton) to use gesso as a resist, an old painting or two to gesso over completely (we will use the paper as a support and do a whole new painting on it), and also a painting that held a lot of promise but has lost its glow of light that we can hopefully resuscitate using gesso.


    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • February 01, 2022
    • February 15, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 16
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Watercolor Foundations - Essential Techniques

    Jason Bentley

    Three Tuesday afternoons

    February 1, 8, 15

    12:30-3:00pm

    $115 members/$145 non-members

    The most important part about painting with watercolor is understanding the behavior of the pigment and surface.  In this online workshop, we will explore the watercolor fundamentals and techniques often forgotten or taken for granted.  This is an excellent course for beginners and experienced painters alike.
    • Week 1 – Considerations of Color Theory, Value & Design

      • Construct color wheel and value scale
    • Week 2 – Getting to know the brush and flow of pigment

      • Practicing flat wash and gradient while controlling the water bead
      • Still life block in
      • A study in building value
    • Week 3 – Varied technique and fluidity

      • Practicing layered and dynamic color mixing
      • Using alternative tools (masking fluid, sponge)
      • Landscape painting using wet into wet and dry brush techniques

    Level: Novice, Beginner


    Click HERE for Supply List


    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learnwatercolor #onlineartinstruction #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass #beginningwatercolor

    • February 01, 2022
    • February 22, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 8
    Register

    IN PERSON -  Working in Multiples

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    February 1, 8, 15, 22

    1:00-4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    We start one painting, we finish it, and then we start another. In this busy class we will throw that method of working out the window! Each person will bring a single photo source and work on 4 paintings from that single source simultaneously. We will learn to explore possibilities and switch gears to constantly see your paintings with fresh eyes. We will open up creative avenues - like color, value, composition and design, even application – and we will discuss results to understand that letting go of “preconceived” ideas may give us the painting we really want to create!!

    Level: Advanced


    Supply List: Bring your SKETCHBOOK or loose paper, regular painting gear – brushes, paint – (transparent and opaque watercolors, mixed media etc. – whatever you might like to use) and palette, and at least 4 sheets (11x 15” or close to that) of good cotton paper. You need one SIMPLE source photo – or a sketch you’d like to explore. Abstract, floral, landscape, still life, portrait – anything goes! Bring a few if you need help choosing. 

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • February 02, 2022
    • February 23, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
    Register

    IN PERSON - Learn to Paint with Acrylics

    Laura Mossman

    Four Wednesday evenings

    February

     2, 9, 16, 23

    6:30-9:30pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members



    Never used acrylic paint before?  No problem!  This class is designed for those who have never used acrylic paints – and have little to no knowledge of basic art principals.  This class will introduce you to the materials used in acrylic painting, how to mix your paints, what mediums you can use, and how to use them.  We will also discuss general art concepts to create your own acrylic masterpieces.

    You will make your own color wheel, color charts, and at least two abstract-style paintings by the end of the course.

    Level: Novice, Beginner


    Supply List:

    • Acrylic Paints, prefer tubes but any will work - Be sure you have at least these 5 colors:      1. Red or Magenta                                            2. Blue or Cyan                                                3. Medium or Cad Yellow                                4. Black                                                              5. Titanium White
    • A variety of brushes
    • Paper towels
    • Palette Knife
    • Spray bottle for water
    • Palette paper, paper plates, or wax paper to mix your paints on
    • Any pens/pencils or other mark-making tools you like to use.
    • Surfaces to practice techniques, Watercolor paper is fine but you can also use canvas board, or mix media surfaces.  
    • Two canvas or wood surfaces, 8 x 10 or larger to create your final pieces – bring these the first day of class.  

    #houstonarts #learntopaintacrylics #learntopaint #houstontx #thingstodoinhouston 

    #thingstodoinhoustontx #houstonlearning


    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.
    • February 03, 2022
    • February 24, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 7
    Register

    IN PERSON -  Portrait Painting

    Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Four Thursday mornings

    February 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30am-12:30pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of portrait painting in watercolor medium. Class demos will help you to learn portrait painting skills, techniques, and applying tone values. In many ways, portrait painting is a fun class. It is exciting, full of artistic challenges, as well as giving you confidence working with the loose brush and an understanding of light and shade.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List:

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes ( # 02 to  # 06) natural squirrel hair )
    • Watercolor paint of your choice, palette 
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (22x30" sheet, cut in quarters)
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.

    Note: Bring good quality close up photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own.

    #artistmohdali

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.
    • February 03, 2022
    • February 24, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 29
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Risk and Courage: Dare to Be You -- Session 2: Lose Yourself to Find Yourself

    Susan Giannantonio

    Four Thursday Afternoons

    February 3, 10, 17, 24

    1:00 - 3:00pm

    $120 members/$160 non-members


    A non-objective and/or abstract multimedia class, investigating ways to develop your own unique artistic voice.  This month we will examine our preferences to further develop our own unique path of mark making, design, color, textures, etc.  Join us as we move away from “pretty” paintings and explore a more introspective and sometimes edgy way to paint.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply List:

    • Sketchbook, approx. 9 x 12”. I use Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks from Amazon
    • Gesso
    • Old paintings or large sheets of 90 lb or heavier paper to gesso
    • Large gesso brush (may be cheap hardware brush) 2” or larger
    • Drafting tape 1” or 2”  (I prefer tan or white)
    • Stay wet palette OR a tray, parchment or deli paper, a towel or shop towels
    • You may use acrylics that are fluid, heavy body, or ink or a combination
    • At least 2 yellows, 2 reds and 2 blues
    • White acrylic or you can substitute gesso
    • Black acrylic or gesso
    • A variety of markers, oil pastels, pencils, charcoal, paint crayons, Crayola crayons, whatever you have on hand
    • Putty knife, stick, old credit card, palette knife
    • Collage material/ephemera
    • Matte or gloss gel medium
    • Preferred substrate: canvas, paper, and/or board
    • February 07, 2022
    • February 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 6
    Register

     IN PERSON - The Simplified Floral Still Life

    Laura Spector

    Four Monday afternoons

    February 7, 14, 21, 28

    1:00-4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members

    This online course will focus on creating one completed floral still life painting. Students will focus on methods of reducing complex elements into simple and accurate shapes while focusing on patterns, rhythm, movement, and contour lines to create fresh exciting paintings. Organizing a color palette and creating preliminary sketches will be part of our classroom journey. This course is a fantastic way to explore color theory focusing on hue, value, chroma, and temperature. Reference photos will be provided or students may take their own photos from floral arrangements. This class is perfect for acrylic and gouache painters.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate


    Click HERE for Supply List

    #Still Life #Floral Painting #Acrylic Painting #Gouache Painting

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.


    • February 12, 2022
    • February 13, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 13
    Register

    IN PERSON - Nature Up-Close and Personal: Rocks and Water

    Monika Pate

    Saturday and Sunday

    February 12-13

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    As artists we are inspired by nature’s beauty and often try to recreate the illusion of the infinite variety of shapes, textures, colors , etc. 
    During this workshop we will explore a variety of techniques to create realistic elements of a landscape, that include rocks and water.
    The instructor will provide step-by-step demonstrations and explain the techniques used. Reference materials and detailed information will be provided to all of the registered participants at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.
    Students are also welcome to work from their own materials if they prefer.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Please bring your favorite supplies. For a suggested supply list, click HERE.
    In addition to the basic supplies, please bring additional items that will help to create the rich textures of the subjects: watercolor pencils/crayons, sponges, small piece of sandpaper, xacto knife,  stippling brush, etc. 


    #monikapate_art 


    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • February 19, 2022
    • February 20, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 11
    Register

    IN PERSON - Pretty in Pink

    Les McDonald, Jr.

    Saturday and Sunday

    February 19-20

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    Design and balance are one of the most important aspects of a good painting. A bad design will never make for a good painting. 

    I will stress design and color balance of the subject. Detail seems to be one of my strengths and I will show you how to achieve that. Most watercolors are painted in several layers. I will show you all the techniques that I know. 

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: 

    • 300# Cold Press 22x30 (This is what I use)
      You can tear this into 4 - ¼  sheets or 2 - ½ sheets
    • Watercolors:  Bring what you have! I use mostly Holbein
      I will be sending out specific colors for the image
    • Pebeo Drawing Gum (the one that is Grey “IRRITANT”)
    • Rubber Cement Pickup
    • Rubber Cement cleaner (Small) Bestine – This is for cleaning out your brushes from the masking fluid. 

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • February 22, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 99
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Demo: Obscurity in the Portrait – Painting Dramatic Angles

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Tuesday, February 22

    12:30-2:30pm

    $40 members/$50 non-members

    We don’t always encounter the face straight on, or at an even profile. Sometimes the angle and foreshortening of the features demands that we think more abstractly. There is a mental balance that must be achieved - in what we “know” and what we “see.” I’ll use objective observation while leveraging knowledge of head construction to create a natural and convincing pose.

    This session is part of a series of demonstrations offering an up close look at Jason's process, materials, and theoretical applications for drawing and painting a variety of subjects. As each casual 2 hour session presents an opportunity to learn passively by observation, Jason‘s goal is to offer as many perspectives as possible to connect the grand artistic conversation. Attention will be brought to key points in the process, while musing about personal experiences and philosophical analogies making techniques for drawing and painting more approachable.

    Interact and join the discussion by submitting your questions in the chat. You never know what little gems you’ll pick up while seeing the process come into full context!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Note: Jason will also offer this demo on March 28.

    A recording of this demo will be available to attendees  for one year.

    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learnwatercolor #portraitpainting #portraitinwatercolor #onlineartinstruction #liveartdemo #portraitpaintingdemo #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass

    • February 26, 2022
    • February 27, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 12
    Register

    IN PERSON - Flower Painting Workshop

    Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Saturday and Sunday

    February 26-27

    10:00am - 4:00pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    This class is designed for learning to paint flower and floral groupings in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon drawing and painting different shapes, color, and individuality of each flower; and the use foliage as a background for flowers and leaves with transparent layering. The class will also learn the technique of painting flower petals by using flat and pointed brushes to pull the paint out from the flower so the color blends into the white paper without creating a hard edge. You will need  tracing paper to sketch in possibilities to help you to decide where and what value to make your negative shapes

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: 

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred)
    • A set of Watercolor paint of your choice, palette, (all related material)
    • 140 Lb arches 22x30" sheet (cut in quarters) or pads 10” x 15”
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Tracing paper
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc


    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • March 07, 2022
    • March 10, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 12
    Register

    Soon Y. Warren Watercolor Workshop: Vibrant Watercolors 

    March 7-10, 2022

    In this 4-day Workshop, students will learn to paint beautiful, detailed images with vibrant watercolors.  Soon uses a step-by-step process to walk students through the painting process.  Students select their preferred references, which includea cut crystal bowl with floral or fruits. This workshop can be attended by students at all levels.  Digital reference photos, drawings, and step-by-step images will be available for students so they can follow at their own pace.  After a painting demonstration of each step, participants work according to their skill level and experience to complete their own paintings. The class will concentrate on technique, the concept of color theory, composition, and color values. 

    The workshop will include:

    • Glazing and washing techniques to create a luminous under painting
    • How to utilize light and dark values in order to capture the sparkle of crystal, smooth background wash, or pouring background  
    • How to approach a painting
    • How to incorporate the concept of color theory and color relationships into a painting
    • Discussion and critiques will follow during workshop session 
    • In addition to the group exercise, participants are encouraged to bring current pieces to paint along with reference photos. To make the most of instructional time, prepare the drawing before the workshop.

    Please read our current COVID policy, HERE, prior to registration.

    CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS AS FOLLOWS:

    The cost of this workshop includes a non-refundable $100 fee.  No refunds will be given after February 7, 2022.  If you cancel prior to that date, you must put your request in writing and email it to admin@watercolorhouston.org.  The refund, minus the $100 un-refundable fee, will be processed if the appropriate notice is given.

    • March 14, 2022
    • April 04, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
    Register

    IN PERSON -  Flower Painting

    Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Four Monday mornings

    March 14, 21, 28, April 4

    9:30am-12:30pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    This class is designed for learning to paint flower and floral groupings in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon drawing and painting different shapes, color, and individuality of each flower; and the use of foliage as a background for flowers and leaves with transparent layering. The class will also learn the technique of painting flower petals by using flat and pointed brushes to pull the paint out from the flower so the color blends into the white paper without creating a hard edge. You will need tracing paper to sketch in possibilities that can help you to decide where and what value to make your negative shapes

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List:

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred)
    • Watercolor paint set of your choice, palette, and all related material
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (22x30" sheet, cut in quarters) or pads 10x15"
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Tracing paper
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.

    #artistmohdali

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • March 19, 2022
    • March 20, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
    Register

    IN PERSON - Portrait Painting Workshop

    Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Saturday and Sunday

    March 19-20

    10:00am - 4:00pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of portraits painting in watercolor medium. Class demos will help you to learn portrait painting skills, techniques, and applying tone values. In many ways, portrait painting is a fun class. It is exciting, full of artistic challenges, as well as gives you confidence working with the loose brush and understanding of light and shade.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: 

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes (#02 to #06 natural squirrel hair preferred)
    • A set of Watercolor paint of your choice, palette, (all related material)
    • 140 Lb arches 22x30" sheet (cut in quarters) or pads 10” x 15”
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc
    #artistmohdali

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    • March 22, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 100
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Demo: Scottish Highland Landscape in Watercolor

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Tuesday, March 22

    12:30-2:30pm

    $40 members/$50 non-members

    I’m lucky to live in one of the worlds most beautiful places! With a bunch of imagery collected, there’s so much that must be painted. What goes into a great landscape? Simplicity is always the key. If there needs to be further development, one can simply expand on a carefully employed framework. This framework must reflect solid composition and thoughtful harmony in color and values. Join me in this demo as I make the most important decisions to make the greatest impact.


    This session is part of a series of demonstrations offering an up close look at Jason's process, materials, and theoretical applications for drawing and painting a variety of subjects. As each casual 2 hour session presents an opportunity to learn passively by observation, Jason‘s goal is to offer as many perspectives as possible to connect the grand artistic conversation. Attention will be brought to key points in the process, while musing about personal experiences and philosophical analogies making techniques for drawing and painting more approachable.

    Interact and join the discussion by submitting your questions in the chat. You never know what little gems you’ll pick up while seeing the process come into full context!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Note: Jason will also offer this demo on January 25.

    A recording of this demo will be available to attendees  for one year.

    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learnwatercolor #landscapepainting #landscapeinwatercolor #onlineartinstruction #liveartdemo #landscapepaintingdemo #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass

    • March 24, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 100
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Demo: The Portrait in Pencil

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Thursday, March 24

    12:30-2:30pm

    $40 members/$50 non-members

    All great watercolors begin with a sound under-drawing. This demo will showcase thoughtful and technical placement of building blocks that support the portrait structure, maximizing likeness of the subject. Concentration will be on measuring line breaks, gesture, and turning form.


    This session is part of a series of demonstrations offering an up close look at Jason's process, materials, and theoretical applications for drawing and painting a variety of subjects. As each casual 2 hour session presents an opportunity to learn passively by observation, Jason‘s goal is to offer as many perspectives as possible to connect the grand artistic conversation. Attention will be brought to key points in the process, while musing about personal experiences and philosophical analogies making techniques for drawing and painting more approachable.

    Interact and join the discussion by submitting your questions in the chat. You never know what little gems you’ll pick up while seeing the process come into full context!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Note: Jason also offers this demo on January 11.

    A recording of this demo will be available to attendees  for one year.

    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learndrawing #portraitdrawing #onlineartinstruction #liveartdemo #portraitdrawingdemo #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass

    • March 24, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 99
    Register

    VIRTUAL - The Portrait In Watercolor

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Thursday, March 24

    3:00-5:00pm

    $40 members/$50 non-members

    Starting with a finished drawing, I will paint into the work with watercolor. Important decisions regarding palette preparation and layer planning will be essential to the paintings development. Furthermore, I will create a strategy to identify local color, with temperature changes within the light and shadow.

    This session is part of a series of demonstrations offering an up close look at Jason's process, materials, and theoretical applications for drawing and painting a variety of subjects. As each casual 2 hour session presents an opportunity to learn passively by observation, Jason‘s goal is to offer as many perspectives as possible to connect the grand artistic conversation. Attention will be brought to key points in the process, while musing about personal experiences and philosophical analogies making techniques for drawing and painting more approachable.

    Interact and join the discussion by submitting your questions in the chat. You never know what little gems you’ll pick up while seeing the process come into full context!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Note: Jason will also offer this demo on January 11.

    A recording of this demo will be available to attendees  for one year.

    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learnwatercolor #portraitpainting #portraitinwatercolor #onlineartinstruction #liveartdemo #portraitpaintingdemo #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass

    • March 28, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 100
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Demo: Obscurity in the Portrait – Painting Dramatic Angles

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Monday, March 28

    12:30-2:30pm

    $40 members/$50 non-members

    We don’t always encounter the face straight on, or at an even profile. Sometimes the angle and foreshortening of the features demands that we think more abstractly. There is a mental balance that must be achieved - in what we “know” and what we “see.” I’ll use objective observation while leveraging knowledge of head construction to create a natural and convincing pose.

    This session is part of a series of demonstrations offering an up close look at Jason's process, materials, and theoretical applications for drawing and painting a variety of subjects. As each casual 2 hour session presents an opportunity to learn passively by observation, Jason‘s goal is to offer as many perspectives as possible to connect the grand artistic conversation. Attention will be brought to key points in the process, while musing about personal experiences and philosophical analogies making techniques for drawing and painting more approachable.

    Interact and join the discussion by submitting your questions in the chat. You never know what little gems you’ll pick up while seeing the process come into full context!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Note: Jason will also offer this demo on February 22.

    A recording of this demo will be available to attendees  for one year.

    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learnwatercolor #portraitpainting #portraitinwatercolor #onlineartinstruction #liveartdemo #portraitpaintingdemo #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass

    • March 30, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 100
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Demo: The Figure in Watercolor

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Wednesday, March 30

    12:30-2:30pm

    $40 members/$50 non-members

    To draw, and subsequently paint the human form successfully, one needs a good sense of proportion and gesture. Understanding basic anatomy also helps with construction and movement when interpreting a pose. In the drawing portion of this demo, I will work through the angles and plane breaks that maximize the gesture of the body. Then, I will block in major light and shadow forms with key color embellishments while commenting on edge quality during the painting portion.

    This session is part of a series of demonstrations offering an up close look at Jason's process, materials, and theoretical applications for drawing and painting a variety of subjects. As each casual 2 hour session presents an opportunity to learn passively by observation, Jason‘s goal is to offer as many perspectives as possible to connect the grand artistic conversation. Attention will be brought to key points in the process, while musing about personal experiences and philosophical analogies making techniques for drawing and painting more approachable.

    Interact and join the discussion by submitting your questions in the chat. You never know what little gems you’ll pick up while seeing the process come into full context!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    This class will also be offered on January 18.

    A recording of this demo will be available to attendees  for one year.

    http://www.jmbportfolio.com

    #learnwatercolor #figurepainting #figureinwatercolor #onlineartinstruction #liveartdemo #portraitpaintingdemo #accessibleart #zoomartclass #watercolorartsocietyzoomclass

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