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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • September 02, 2019
    • September 23, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 8
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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
    • 0
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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
    • 13
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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 22, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16

    DRAWING AND PAINTING ON YOUR iPAD - Introduction to Procreate

    CANCELLED

    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
    • 9
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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. 

    Contact instructor: linda@lindasouthern.com   713-816-6187

     

    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
    • 14
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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
    • 9
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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
    • 1
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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
    • 10
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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
    • 18
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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 22, 2019
    • November 12, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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    FLOWER PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday evenings,  October 22, 29, November 5, 12    6:00-9:00 pm    $150

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

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

    Art supply list

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

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

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

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

    • 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 28, 2019
    • November 18, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
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    URBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING for Beginners  with Ed Pettitt

    Monday evenings
    October 28, Nov 4, 11, 18
    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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    • October 31, 2019
    • November 21, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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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
    • 0
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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
    • 9:30 AM
    • November 10, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    YOU'VE GOT STYLE! -- Robin Avery

    Saturday & Sunday

    November 9-10

    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.

     robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1076

    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!

    • November 11, 2019
    • December 16, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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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
    Register

    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
    Register

    EXPLORING WATERCOLOR MAGIC IN LANDSCAPES - Fred Kingwill

    Tuesday evenings

    November 19, 26, December 3, 10

    5:30-8:30 pm.          $150

    Level: Beginner

    This class is intended for beginning level artists who seek understanding of the the medium. We will go have lessons including skies, water, trees, 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. 

    fredkingwill@gmail.com , 307-699-7743     Click here to visit Fred's website.

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • November 22, 2019
    • November 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
    Register

    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: COMPOSITION METHODS

    Peihong Endris

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    November  22, 23, 24      

    9:30 - 3:30        $150

    Level: All

    There are many intriguing aspects to examine in Chinese Painting--the painting technique, the poetry. A successful painter often spends a great deal of time and thought composing an attractive layout. The artists needs to decide what to use and what to leave out and how to make the arrangement, based on what he or she sees everyday. There are hundreds of lofty and precipitous mountain peaks, but only one view in the painting; there are thousands of bamboo, but only one gets into the painting. In this workshop, Using very simple compositions examples as subjects to bring to you next level. Welcome all levels.

    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 palettes

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

    8. a wash jar or a small container


    • November 30, 2019
    • December 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
    Register

    MOUNTAINS HIGH - Les McDonald

    Saturday and Sunday
    November 30, D
    ecember 1
    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    Join award-winning painter Les McDonald and learn his secrets and techniques. This workshop will be an exercise painting the wonders of Alaska’s mountain landscapes. Demos, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and technique will be provided. Above is a painting sample by Les McDonald. Below is the reference photo we will be painting. 

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


    PS: You are welcome to come by my studio anytime if you have a question or a problem. Just give me a little notice.

    Click here for supply list.


    • December 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    ART JAM!      SILK SENSATIONS ~ Watermedia on Silk Scarves 

    Betsy Mudra, Ft. Bend Fabric Artist

    Friday, December 6.      9:00 am-4:00 pm 

    $125 cost covers tuition and ALL materials to create 4 scarves

    Come learn 4 techniques which use water media paints and dyes with silk scarves in new and exciting ways. Create unique and colorful scarves that will leave you wanting to create and explore with silk even more. Walk out with 4 hand-painted scarves you would be proud to wear or give as gifts!  

    Level: No experience needed.

    Supply List

    Roll of paper towels

    Apron, optional

    Recommend students bring brown bag lunch.

    betsy.mudra@gmail.com     281-797-2307      Click here to visit her website.

    • December 07, 2019
    • December 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 9
    Register

    PAINTING FLOWERS IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR 

    Monika Pate

    Saturday and Sunday

    December 7-8

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

     Join Monika Pate to explore how to paint realistic flowers in watercolor using the layering technique. The instructor will explain how to approach the variety of shapes, colors and textures of the subject. She will also provide step-by-step demonstrations and present variety of techniques to create realistic floral paintings. Students will also receive individual attention. Reference materials will be provided, however the students are also welcome to work form their own materials if they prefer. All levels. Please email Monika at map352@gmail.com for the supply list or with any questions.


    • December 13, 2019
    • December 15, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    HOUSE PORTRAITS - Joanie Hughes

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    December 13, 14, 15   

    9:30 - 3:30        $150

    Levels: All

     This class will introduce you to formal as well as loose house paining techniques. Consider a house portrait as a popular gift idea or profitable commissioned painting. There will be hands-on attention to your own individual choice of architecture and style. Foliage and landscape instructions will also be included. Bring photos and let's build some houses together!

    SUPPLY LIST

    Clear plastic/acetate  8X10 (to create a grid)

    Pencil, ruler, eraser

    Watercolors – your regular palette

    Masking fluid

    1 sheet of cold press watercolor 140lb, 22X30

    1 Mixed Media spiral pad 

    Brushes: 1 small round, 1 medium flat, 1 large round

    Paper towels

    Contact Joanie at 713-426-6767 or at
    joan-hughes@comcast.net

    Visit her website here.


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