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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • 02 Jun 2017
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006

    SUMMER 2017 OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS

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

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

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

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


    June 2 MASTERING WATERCOLOR PORTRAITURE with Mary Whyte (1 week)

    June 9 PAINTING WATERCOLOR SEASCAPES, From Photos to Fantastic with Iain Stewart, Part 1

    June 16 PAINTING WATERCOLOR SEASCAPES, From Photos to Fantastic with Iain Stewart Part 2

    June 23 No Open Studio

    June 30 No Open Studio

    July7 SECRETS OF FLOWER PAINTING with Ken Hosmer Part 1

    July 14 No Open Studio

    July 21 SECRETS OF FLOWER PAINTING with Ken Hosmer Part 2

    July 28 No Open Studio

    August 4 No Open Studio

    August 11 WET GLAZING with Jean Pederson Part 1

    August 18 WET GLAZING with Jean Pederson Part 2

    August 25 Hilltop Homestead, Transforming the Landscape in Watercolor Part 1

    Part 2 in September

    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12

    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING – THE TULIP

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

    Click here to visit the artist's website.  

    Tuesday mornings 

    August 1, 8, 15, 22

    9:30-12:30 pm

    $150  

    The tulip  is the most popular flower in the world. It is so colorful and invaluable for early spring colors. The name of tulip in Chinese is the golden fragrance and cheerful. In this workshop you will learn the important simplicity of brush technique. The degree of realism is variable, and will depend on your own taste and preference. The instructor demonstrates each technique. All levels.

    Click here for Supply List

    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 9

    PORTRAIT PAINTING CLASS 

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

    Tuesday afternoons

    August 1, 8, 15, 22

    1:00-4:00 pm 

    $150

    This class is designed to paint portraits in watercolor.  Participants should have already taken Portrait Drawing by Dr. Bhatti. The focus of the class will be learning the basics of portrait painting techniques, tonality, values, layering, creating an illusion of three-dimensional qualities through light and shade. There will be demonstrations by the instructor followed by the class working on different projects in a group or through a reference photo of your choice.  During this painting class, critique session will continue ever day.  Remember, good quality art supply brings excellent results.

    Supplies: 4-5 high resolution color prints 6x6” of people of your choice showing faces to shoulders; watercolor paints (tube or pan) and palette, pointed brushes #4 and #6 minimum, pencil HB with eraser & sharpener, paper towels, 1” wide masking tape, quarter sheet quality watercolor paper 140 lb (Arches), thin drawing or plywood board about 15x20.”

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0

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    PEN, INK, AND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP 

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

    Click here to visit her website. 

    Saturday & Sunday

    August 
    19 & 20

    9:30-3:30 pm

    $100


    This medium has endless possibilities with a variety of themes. Techniques and painting concepts will be stressed in successful mid-size and small paintings. Learn about the different tools for pen & ink. You will learn how to create delightful paintings with pen, ink, and watercolor.  Great for sketchbook travel.   All levels.  

    Click here for supply list.

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12

    FAST FIGURE: EXPRESSIVE LIVE SKETCHING IN 20 MINUTES OR LESS - NEW!

    Ksenia Annis, ksenia@tummyrubb.com, (936) 581-3065; Teacher website  www.tummyrubb.com; and Instagram  www.instagram.com/tummyrubbstudio

    Thursday evenings (6)

    Aug 31, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5

    6:30-9:30pm

    $225 members   
    $285 non-members 

    This will be a six-week class with the goal to teach students to sketch human figure in 20 min or less. Each session will start with the teacher giving a demo sketching a live model. Then the participants will practice various aspects of Ksenia’s sketching technique. Participants will be encouraged to work quickly and to experiment with various sketching materials and substrates. A model will be provided in each three-hour class. The lesson plan will include:
    1. seeing the whole: positioning the figure on paper;
    2. seeing the relationships: correctly placing various elements of the figure;
    3. filling in the darks: adding light and shadows to the figure;
    4. stepping back: checking the results and quickly making corrections;
    5. soften and unify: adding mid-tones;
    6. back to seeing the whole: refining the drawing and composition.

    Supply list: click here.

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20

    SIMPLIFYING THE SUBJECT IN WATERCOLOR

    Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com
    713-464-0268.  Click here to visit Mark's website.   

    Tuesdays afternoons

    Sept 5, 12, 19, 26

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Participants will be encouraged to follow Mark as he illustrates his techniques and leads the class through four separate demonstrations.  Each person will develop their own painting in each of the four sessions while being guided and encouraged by Mark’s input and real time demonstration.  

    Mark will provide the subject prompts which will consist of a medley of themes . . . landscape, still life, architecture and figurative.  Some time will be spent developing a better understanding of perspective drawing and its value to producing a successful painting.  Painters at all stages of experience are welcome, but the pace of each class can provide a stretching experience for the beginner.

    Click here for supply list.


    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 3

    WATERCOLOR BOOTCAMP  PART II 

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

    Thursday afternoons

    1:00-4:00 pm

    Sept 7, 14, 21, 28

    $150

    There is so much to juggle when doing a painting- subject matter, composition, color choices, unity and variety. It can overwhelm you! This class will break down steps to building better paintings, giving you time to concentrate on each distinct part, and apply them to your individual paintings. This four week boot camp class will focus on making a strong finish to your work- backgrounds and negative space, creating a variety of edges, understanding warm and cool color and using neutrals in your color scheme.  

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

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.
    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10

    PORTRAITS I - DRAWING

    Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti, artistmohdali@yahoo.com 
    281-818-6893

    Monday afternoons, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2

    1:00-4:00 pm,  $150

    This class is designed for students to learn how to draw the human head in correct proportion and measurements. Prior to painting faces in watercolor or any other mediums, it is preferable to learn human head proportion,how to draw eyes, nose, lips, ears, & neck, and the correct proportion to each other. This class is a pre-requisite for Prof. Bhatti’s Portrait Painting class. Intermediate to advanced.


    Supply List: graphite pencils HB, 2B, 4B; charcoal pencil/stick, pen & ink, Conte crayon, pastels, watercolor paints, drawing sheet, drawing board,  eraser, masking tape, sharpener

    Click here to visit his website.

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12

    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR WEEKEND WORKSHOP

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

    Click here to visit her website.  


    Saturday & Sunday

    Sept 16 & 17

    9:30 am-3:30 pm

    $100


    This beginners class will give you a solid foundation in the use of materials, techniques, color mixing, composition, and design.  Working with each individual, Joanie gives confidence and shares the forgiving nature of watercolor. There will be painting exercises and demonstrations of each day's painting. Beginners.

    Click here for supply list.

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15

    "LEARNING THE ROPES" OF MONTHLY SHOW ENTRIES

    Jan McNeill, janmcneillart@gmail.com, 832-778-7180

    Two mornings, Monday & Wednesday

    9:30-11:30 am

    Sept 18 & 20

    $20

    WASH wants to help our newer artists move up the ladder of success as an artist!   Come learn from long time member and WASH 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 per class.  Must sign up prior to the class.   Class is in 2 parts - 1st half on Sept 18, 2nd half on Sept 18.  No supplies needed.
    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 8

    PERSPECTIVE WORKSHOP

    Mary Rogers,  maryrogers60@hotmail.com, 713-201-1756 

    Saturday & Sunday

    Sept 23, 24

    9:30-3:30 pm 

    $100

    Perspective is a challenge for both beginner and advanced painters.  Learn the basics, how to problem solve and self-correct, and apply this information to your own work. Often artists are stymied by perspective, but learning to break down the visual information you are observing makes it much less daunting.  A combination of teacher demos, guided practice, and handouts facilitate a variety of learning styles.    

     Day 1:  Students will work through a series of exercises with instructor demos and guidance.  One point and two point perspective will be emphasized, with a variety of eye-levels.  Learning to break down complex visual information into more manageable structures will help you with on-site sketching and developing compositions.

    Day 2:  Plan to bring 3-4 personal photos to work from on Day 2. These could be landscape, cityscape, still life, or a combination.  With instructor guidance, students will analyze images and work through perspective challenges and apply learnings. 

    All levels.  

    Supply List
    18” or 24” Ruler
    12 sheets 18”x24” drawing paper, white or newsprint
    #2B  Drawing Pencil
    #6B Drawing Pencil
    Erasers, white plastic and kneaded
    3-4 personal photos (landscape, cityscape, still life, or a combination)

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19

    SIMPLE WATERCOLOR REALISM FOR BEGINNERS

    Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com

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

    Monday & Wednesday evenings

    Sept 25, 27, Oct 2, 4

    6:30-9:30 PM

    $150

    This class is about realism for those artists relatively new to watercolor painting. Each class will begin with some fundamental exercises in paint mixing and paint application to dry or wet paper. During each session the class will learn some basic principles and strategies about beginning a watercolor painting and how to anticipate and plan for the next steps. In each session Mark will guide the class step-by-step through the process of creating a small simple realistic painting.

    Email or call instructor for supply list. Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com, 713-464-0268


    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 22

    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - THE KOI

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

    Click here to visit the artist's website.  


    Friday, Saturday, Sunday 

    Sept 29, 30, Oct 1

    9:30-3:30 PM

    $150  



    The Koi plays a unique part in the Japanese and Chinese garden. Using Chinese Brush Painting tools and techniques, you will focus on the Koi movements to compose them into a Chinese Painting. This ancient style of brushwork is deep in history and symbolism and meant to capture the spirit of the subject rather than the photographic reality. You will have fun experiencing the water-ink-brush-paper interaction giving many beautiful effects, which are different from any other art medium. All levels.

    Click here for Supply List.


    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21

    COMBINING COLLAGE & WATERCOLOR- FIGURES & LANDSCAPES

    Liz Hill, lizhill4u@aol.com , 713-252-7726. Click here to visit Liz's website.   

    Tuesday mornings

    Oct 3, 17, 24, 31 

    9:30-12:30 pm 

    $150

    Join a fun filled class with Liz Hill, award winning mixed media artist.  We will learn to put together a painting using different elements, including our own painted collage papers.  Discover a new, exciting way to paint.  Think about painting with paper. We will do a figure one week, a landscape the next. 

     Questions? Contact Liz at Lizhill4u@aol.com or call 713-252-7726

    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 for the mornings. You will also need 3 sheets (22x30”) hot press 140# paper. We will tear it in half and use half two pieces each day. (Do not try these techniques on cold press paper.) I use Fabriano traditional white & will bring some with me for sale at $5 a sheet.  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! The more varied the more interesting. 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!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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

    Supply List: TBA


     

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13

    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR - WEEKDAY CLASS

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

    Click here to visit her website.  

    Two Mondays, Oct 16 & 23, 9:30- 3:30 pm, $100

    This class will give you a solid foundation in the use of materials, techniques, color theory, composition, and design. Joanie always gives demonstrations and hands-on attention to each student's work. Haven't painted in a long time? Come to this workshop as a refresher and get those brushes wet!  Beginner.  

    Click here for supply list.


    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21

    SIMPLIFYING THE SUBJECT IN WATERCOLOR- CANCELLED

    Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com
    713-464-0268.  Click here to visit Mark's website.   


    Mon & Wed evenings

    Oct 16, 18, 23, 25

    6:30-9:30 pm

    $150

    Participants will be encouraged to follow Mark as he illustrates his techniques and leads the class through four separate demonstrations.  Each person will develop their own painting in each of the four sessions while being guided and encouraged by Mark’s input and real time demonstration.  

    Mark will provide the subject prompts which will consist of a medley of themes . . . landscape, still life, architecture and figurative.  Some time will be spent developing a better understanding of perspective drawing and its value to producing a successful painting.  Learn values, composition, and the importance of observing and creating "variation" in a painting. Develop a better understanding of perspective drawing and its value o producing a successful painting.

    Painters at all stages of experience are welcome, but the pace of each class can provide a stretching experience for the beginner.

    Email or call instructor for supply list. Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com, 713-464-0268


    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10

    MAGIC MOMENTS: WATERCOLOR POETRY

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


    Five Tuesday afternoons

    Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21

    1:00-4:00 pm 

    $225  

    Participants will develop a more unique vision by isolating the essence or spirit of their chosen subject whether it be realistic or abstract. Lessons will present process as I assist students with the simplification of shape and the mastery of an image.  Demonstrations will include techniques, design, value, color, and composition elements.  We will savor the enjoyment of the painterly aspects of the medium. Students should have some painting experience but need not be advanced.

    Email or call instructor for weekly syllabus. Click here for supply list.

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10

    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR - EVENING CLASS

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


    Five Tuesday evenings, Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21

      6:30-9:30 pm,   $225  

    The class will emphasize many of the basic techniques through weekly demonstrations. Subjects will be simple still life of fruit, flowers, and  common objects. PowerPoint lectures will provide examples of various techniques for inspiration. 

    Email or call instructor for weekly syllabus. Click here for supply list.

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 1

    MAKING THE MOST OF MASKING METHODS

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

    Thursday afternoons, Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9. 1:00-4:00 pm.  $150

    Saving the white paper for focal point and highlights is a pain to do, but necessary for so many subjects in watercolor. In this class, we will tackle different materials – masking fluid and a variety of application methods, masking tape, even gouache as a masking agent. Most importantly, we will discuss where each application would work best in your artwork.

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape, masking pens – whatever masking aid you have tried.

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 22

    VENTURE INTO REALISM
    Les McDonald, les@lesmcdonald.com, 713-977-4729. 

    Click here to visit his website. 

    Saturday & Sunday, Oct 21-22, 9:30am-3:30pm. $100

    This workshop is designed to help you reach proficiency and control for your painting. Design elements will be taught as well as how to work from your photographic reference. Methods for incorporating elements of realism will be addressed in daily demonstrations, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and techniques. There will be lots of one-on-one help. Students may work with their own subject matter or instructor’s materials.  

    All levels. 

    Click here for supply list.

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10

    LANDSCAPES- HEIGHTEN YOUR COLORS & ENHANCE YOUR GREENS

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

    Saturday & Sunday, Oct 28-29, 9:30am-3:30pm. $100

    Take plein air subjects and plan half sheet paintings using impressionist and neoimpressionist techniques of Monet, Cezanne, and Pissarro.  Image courtesy Monet.

    Supplies: Your regular supplies, landscape photos, and/or plein air sketches.

    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16

    PORTRAIT PAINTING 

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

    Monday afternoons, Oct 30, Nov 13, 20, 28, 1:00-4:00 pm 

    $150

    This class is designed to paint portraits in watercolor.  Participants should have already taken Portrait Drawing by Dr. Bhatti. The focus of the class will be learning the basics of portrait painting techniques, tonality, values, layering, creating an illusion of three-dimensional qualities through light and shade. There will be demonstrations by the instructor followed by the class working on different projects in a group or through a reference photo of your choice.  During this painting class, critique session will continue ever day.  Remember, good quality art supply brings excellent results.

    Supplies: 4-5 high resolution color prints 6x6” of people of your choice showing faces to shoulders; watercolor paints (tube or pan) and palette, pointed brushes #4 and #6 minimum, pencil HB with eraser & sharpener, paper towels, 1” wide masking tape, quarter sheet quality watercolor paper 140 lb (Arches), thin drawing or plywood board about 15x20.”

    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21

    SIMPLE WATERCOLOR REALISM FOR BEGINNERS

    Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com

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

    Monday & Wednesday evenings, Oct 30, Nov 1, 6, 8

    6:30-9:30 PM.  $150

    Participants will be encouraged to follow Mark as he illustrates his techniques and leads the class through four separate demonstrations.  Each participant will develop their own painting in each of the four sessions while being guided and encouraged by Mark’s input and real time demonstration.  Elements of realism will be addressed in daily demonstrations, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and technique . There will be lots of one-on-one help. Students have the option of working from their own subjects or instructor materials. 

    Click here for supply list.


    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19

    HOLIDAY CARDS WITH GOLD LEAF

    Susan Giannantonio, lucholiz@gmail.com, 281-347-9043 

    Click here to visit her website.

    Two Friday afternoons

    Nov 3 & 10

    2:00-5:00 pm 

     $100 



    Come to Open Studio at 10:00 and then stay for this fun workshop.


    Day 1: Create winter forest collage on a few greeting cards or small watercolor papers. Day 2: Discover the tricks of gold leaf as you decorate your cards  

    Supplies: 

    Package of any plain white greeting cards (watercolor paper not necessary) or watercolor paper to fold into cards.  Size is up to you.

    A few junk mail advertisements or catalogs. 

    Small selection of acrylics (any type): especially green, blue, white, red. 

    Small amount of matte medium. 

    Cheap brushes to apply acrylics & matte medium. 

    Sheets of gold leaf i.e. ArtMinds Ready Leaf Gold sheets. 

    Glue for gold leaf i.e. 2 oz Speedball Metal Leaf Adhesive Size. 

    Soft (good) watercolor brush, ½ - 1” flat for applying gold leaf. Do not use this with the adhesive!

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 8

    PICASSO? MATISSE? GOOD GRIEF IS MY STYLE SHOWING YET?

    Robin Avery, instructor, robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1076


    Saturday & Sunday

    Nov 4-5

    9:30 am-3:30 pm

    $100

    You can't run! You can't hide! Your artistic style and preferences will sneak, emerge, and break through without consciousness. In this workshop we will engage in self-discovery of our artistic preferences. We will reflect on our own past paintings, examine selected paintings of others we admire, and will do several painting exercises using the elements of design. Come prepared to push your creativity to another level and to learn about what is special about you and your style of painting.

    Supplies:
    15-30 Photos or Images of Famous Artists' Paintings
    10-20 Contemporary Artists' images (torn from Watercolor Magazines, Catalogs, IPad images)
    10-20 of your own paintings (half sheet is preferred over full sheets due to class size)

    Good Quality Tracing Paper or Vellum (use 40% coupon from Hobby Lobby to save $)
    Sharpie Pens or similar markers....thin and regular black
    Masking tape
    Sheet of Acetate (8x11) Green and Red from Texas Art supply (75 cents)
    Quarter and Eighth sheets of watercolor paper, to be used in class exercises
    Paints of your choice (prefer Professional Grade) even just three colors:
    Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue,  New Gamboge
    Photos to use to create new paintings in YOUR STYLE!

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 22

    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: THE CAT – NEW!

    Peihong Endris, peihong1512@gmail.com , 713-206-3668  http://www.peihongendris.com 

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

    The cat protects against evil spirits and represents good wishes for a long lift. It is an auspicious motif to give as a gift. It’s can be both extremely realistic and highly abstract. This ancient style of brushwork is deep in history and symbolism and meant to capture the spirit of the subject rather than the photographic reality. In this session, you will have fun to learn the techniques of brushwork. The instructor demonstrates each technique. Students receive individual attention adapted to their particular skill levels and interests.  All levels.

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    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20

    STILL LIFE IN THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE

    Mark Stewart,  mark@markstewartwatercolor.com

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


    Monday mornings

    Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 11

    9:30-12:30 pm

    $150

    Participants will be encouraged to follow Mark as he illustrates his techniques and leads the class through four separate demonstrations.  Each participant will develop their own painting in each of the four sessions while being guided and encouraged by Mark’s input and real time demonstration.  Mark will provide the subject prompts with still life themes, minor subjects as they occur in nature (no staged fruit bowl set-ups).  Painters at all stages of experience are welcome, but the pace of each class might be challenging for the beginner.

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    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    CREATING ATMOSPHERE IN YOUR PAINTINGS

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

    Thursday afternoons, Nov 16, 30, Dec 7, 14. 1:00-4:00 pm.  $150

    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. 

    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.

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6

    LIMITED PALETTE WORKSHOP 

    Carla Gauthier, carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473  http://carlagauthier.com 


    Friday – Sunday 

    Nov 17, 18, 19

    9:30-3:30, 

    $150

    Instead of buying every new color that comes out, learn what the colors you have can do for you! 


    Color can be overwhelming to painters, especially with all the new offerings out there. Understanding the properties of different tube colors is where we will start. Then we will move on to mixtures and what emotions they evoke. Limiting the palette of colors you use for each painting allows you to create a unified painting with a stronger sense of mood and energy. You will paint your own subject matter and together we will decide what colors will best convey the mood you want to create. The bonus of this class- the fewer colors that you paint with, the more energy and concentration you will have to devote to shapes, values, edges and movement in your painting. 

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

    • 20 Nov 2017
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14

    WATERCOLOR MAGIC

    Fred Kingwill, fredkingwill@gmail.com , 307-699-7743 

    Click here to visit Fred's website.

    Monday evenings, Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 6:30-9:30 pm. $150

    In this class, learn or refresh your understanding of the magic and joy of watercolors. Explore through multiple exercises this unique medium including materials, brush strokes, color, composition, and lots of tricks.  No critiques - just lots of fun discovering the potential of watercolors. Fred has taught watercolors for over 35 years to thousands of people and spends much of his time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

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    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16

    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR WEEKEND WORKSHOP

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

    Click here to visit her website.  


    Saturday & Sunday

    Dec 9 & 10

    9:30 am-3:30 pm

    $100

    This beginners class will give you a solid foundation in the use of materials, techniques, color mixing, composition, and design.  Working with each individual, Joanie gives confidence and shares the forgiving nature of watercolor. There will be painting exercises and demonstrations of each day's painting. Beginners.

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Past events

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

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