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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • June 03, 2019
    • June 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

    Monday afternoons, 

    June 3, 10, 17, 24

    12:30-3:30 pm.    $150

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

    NEXT STEPS CLASS (part 2) WILL BE HELD JUNE 29-30, two full days on a weekend

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075
      

    Supply List:

    • Plastic Watercolor Palette with a lid
    • Natural sponge
    • Gray watercolor pencil
    • yardstick
    • kneaded eraser
    • 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.
      • Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Aureolin Yellow
      •             New Gamboge
      • Red: Permanent Rose or Rose Madder
      •          Cadmium Red or Winsor Red
      • Blue: Ultramarine Blue
      •           Cobalt blue

    _______________ To be added later______________________________

    • Burnt Sienna (winsor newton brand)
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor Green and Winsor Blue......or Thalo Blue  Thalo Green
    • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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    • June 04, 2019
    • July 09, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 9
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    CHINESE ANIMAL ZODIAC: Second Section: Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog - Peihong Endris

    6 week class: Tuesday mornings, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm         $225  

    What’s your animal sign? There has been a relationship between humans and the 12 zodiacal animals. It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way as the western astrology signs. Chinese Zodiac, also called Sheng-Xiao, is a 12-year cycle starting from rat to pig with a symbolic Zodiac. In this semester, Peihong will introduce from Snake to Dog of Animal signs. You will learn to use very simple brush work to express each animal signs. Each technique will be hands-on and step by step instruction. You also can choose your favorite objects that you would like to work with.   Contact the instructor at peihong1512@gmail.com for more information. Welcome all levels. 

    Cost: $225 / $285 non-members
    Non-members: Save money! Sign up to be a WAS-H Member and get additional member benefits. Click here to sign up.

    Click here for Supply list.

    • June 06, 2019
    • June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    FLOWER PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Thursday afternoons, 1:30-4:30 pm June 6, 13, 20, 27        $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.

    • June 11, 2019
    • July 02, 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 

    June 11, 18, 25, July 2

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150


    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.

    Note: Intermediate to Advanced Level.  NOT for beginners.


    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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    • June 11, 2019
    • July 02, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    FABULOUS FLOWERS with Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday evenings

    June 11, 18, 25, July 2

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    $150

    A single stem or a large bouquet, tucked in a vase or planted in a garden, learn to paint flowers any way you'd like. We will work on flower shapes and structure, creating a strong composition, color combinations to unify the painting, and textures to finish the job. We will work on a group project to learn some basics and then the flowers of your choice to use what you've learned.

    Note: Intermediate to Advanced Level.  NOT for Beginners.

    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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    • June 21, 2019
    • June 23, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    PAINTING WITH A LIMITED PALETTE - Carla Gauthier

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    June 21, 22, 23    9:30 - 3:30        

    $150


    Less really is more! Often we have so many paints at our disposal that color becomes confusing, and this actually works against us. We will learn to pare down our palette to make stronger paintings. First we decide WHAT it is that you are trying to convey in your work -- the emotion you feel and want to share. Then we will choose a few colors that capture the feeling you are hoping your painting will convey, and then mix all the possibilities. Mixing becomes easier and less confusing, leaving you free to concentrate on improving values, textures, and contrast.  

    For ALL levels.

    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.

    • June 29, 2019
    • June 30, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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    TAKING THE NEXT STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

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

    We’ve learned some basics and now we are ready to express ourselves on paper with glorious paints and perky brushes!   This is part two for those students who have basic knowledge of paint, brushes, paper, and techniques and basic understanding of value.  We will focus on composing successful paintings while still learning basic painting skills.

    This is a beginner to intermediate class.
    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

      

    Supply List:

    • Plastic Watercolor Palette with a lid
    • Natural sponge
    • Paper towels
    • Gray watercolor pencil
    • yardstick
    • kneaded eraser
    • 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.  This list includes one warm and one cool paint in each of the three primary colors.  These are needed for successful color mixing.
      • Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Aureolin Yellow
      •             New Gamboge
      • Red: Permanent Rose or Rose Madder
      •          Cadmium Red or Winsor Red
      • Blue: Ultramarine Blue
      •           Cobalt blue

    _______________ To be added later______________________________

    • Burnt Sienna (winsor newton brand)
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor Green and winsor blue......or Thalo blue  Thalo Green
    • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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    • July 08, 2019
    • July 22, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
    Register

    1-1-3-3 MODEL LAB

    Monday mornings  July 8, 15, 22
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm  
     $30 members; $42 non-members


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

    This new format will allow our members to go from a sketch to a completed artwork in the three week period using any water-based medium (excluding oils). If you are speedy and finish a piece quickly, you are encouraged to move to get a different angle to complete another piece as you please.

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

    Catherine Murphy will be the summer monitor. She is a WAS-H member and regular attendee at the WAS-H Model Lab that meets on Wednesday afternoons. 

    Contact: Catherine Murphy at catherinemurphy100@gmail.com

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

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    • July 09, 2019
    • July 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    PORTRAIT PAINTINGProf. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons

    1:00-4:00 pm 
    July 9, 16, 23, 30    $150

    Study portrait painting with Prof. Bhatti, the winner of the 2018 Annual Member Exhibit (with his painting "Mystic Connection, left). This class is designed for learning the basics of portraits painting in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon painting faces, eyes, nose, lips, hair and backgrounds. We will learn to create human form, tonality, color values, transparent layering technique, and coloring skills. Artists who are interested in portrait painting will enjoy peers critique sessions during regular demos in the class. Portrait painting itself is a fun for many reasons; it is thrilling and exciting as well as challenging when painting with watercolor.  The class will work individually as well as in groups. 

    Art supply list

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

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

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

    • July 09, 2019
    • July 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    BEGINNER LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings
    July 9, 16, 23, 30
    6:00 - 9:00 pm 
    $150

    Come learn about landscapes and seascapes from this award-winning artist. Robert Ruhmann graduated from the University of Houston in 1991 with a degree in graphic communications.  Robert discovered fine art after graduating from college and has been creating paintings ever since.  He has participated in many art festivals throughout Texas.  Robert uses watercolors, oils, and acrylics.  His favorite medium is watercolor.  He loves to paint landscapes, rock formations, and seascapes. You might have seen him demonstrate his techniques of painting rocks and cliffs at a recent Paint-in. 

    raruhmann@gmail.com, 979-864-0155 

    Supply List:

    • Watercolor Paints:

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

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

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • July 13, 2019
    • July 14, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    SUNNY BEACHES - Les McDonald.        

    Saturday and Sunday.  July 13-14.    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Join award-winning painter Les McDonald and learn his secrets and techniques. This summer workshop will be an exercise painting a beach scene with umbrellas, sky, water, shadows, and beach. Demos, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and technique will be provided.

    All levels. 

    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.


    • July 18, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
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    "LEARNING THE ROPES" OF MONTHLY SHOW ENTRIES - Jan McNeill

    Thursday morning, July 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

    $20

    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


    • July 21, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    SUNDAY ART JAM ~ 1 DAY INTRODUCTION TO NOTAN with Carla Gauthier. NEW!

    Sunday, July 21  

    9:30am -3:30 pm

    $50

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


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

    NOTE: Carla is also offering a more in-depth class on "Using Notan to Build Better Paintings" in August with sufficient time to apply and practice this tool.

    Bring your usual painting supplies and a photo with which to work.

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    • July 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • July 28, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR WEEKEND WORKSHOPJoanie Hughes

    Saturday & Sunday.   July 27-28

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    This beginner class provides students with a solid foundation in 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.   Beginner level.

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

    Click here to visit her website.

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST Joanie Hughes

    Available at Texas Art Supply, Art Supply on Main, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s Craft Store

    One 22x30” sheet (full sheet) Arches or Fabriano Cold Press 140 lb. watercolor paper 

    Paint- (small tubes (5ml)

    Winsor Yellow,  Winsor Red , & Winsor Blue (green shade)   by Winsor-Newton

    Palette (Steve Quiller plastic round palette preferred) – temporary plastic plate provided. You may want to wait unit the second class to purchase a palette.

    Slant brush 3/4 or 5/8 Simple Simmons   @ Texas Art $2.35 (if none available ask at desk and they will bring it down from the warehouse supply)

    White Artist tape ½” or 1” Pro Artist Tape @ Texas Art Supply

    Kneaded Eraser (rectangle/square shape) 

    Sharpened Pencils – HB - prefer Faber-Castell or any lead pencil

    Box of white tissues and roll of white paper towels (household types)

    Spray bottle (medium size, fine spray) @ Target etc

    Small kitchen sponge (to wipe brush)

    Waterproof support/board to tape painting on – Plexiglas or plastic coated sign - Approximately 16x18”   @ Lowes or Hardware Store

    Keep receipts in case item may need to be exchanged.


    • August 03, 2019
    • August 04, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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     ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES WITH COLLAGE - Liz Hill

    Saturday and Sunday

    August 3-4

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Bring your work up to a more exciting level. You will study the art of collage, learning placement, where and how to use it, make your own papers if you choose. Bring anything you think you might use. An interesting way to approach your work, even abstract if you choose. We will do landscape and cityscapes or animals if you would like. 

    Supply list

    ·     Mat medium,

    ·     “Yes” paste if you wish to use heavy papers 

    ·     Watercolor or acrylic, 

    ·     watercolor pencils 

    ·     if you wish, any additions like ink, watercolor sticks, inktense charcoal 

    ·     Watercolor paper hot press (teacher will bring some also for a payment of$5 sheet)

    ·     you are welcome to bring any of your own papers if you have some favorites 

    Let’s try something new!



    • August 05, 2019
    • August 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    URBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING  with Ed Pettitt

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

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

    Click here for student testimonials.

    Supplies Needed: 

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

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


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    • August 06, 2019
    • August 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 5
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    USING NOTAN TO BUILD BETTER PAINTINGS - Carla Gauthier. NEW!

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


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

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

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

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

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    • August 06, 2019
    • August 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday evenings 

    August 6, 13, 20, 27

    6:00-9:00 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. 

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

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

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    • August 08, 2019
    • August 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    LANDSCAPE PAINTINGProf. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Thursday afternoons
    1:00-4:00 pm 
    August 8, 15, 22, 29     $150

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


    Art supply list

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

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

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

    • August 08, 2019
    • August 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING (evenings)Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti 

    Thursday Evenings

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

    Study portrait painting with Prof. Bhatti, the winner of the 2018 Annual Member Exhibit (with his painting "Mystic Connection, left). This class is designed for learning the basics of portraits painting in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon painting faces, eyes, nose, lips, hair and backgrounds. We will learn to create human form, tonality, color values, transparent layering technique, and coloring skills. Artists who are interested in portrait painting will enjoy peers critique sessions during regular demos in the class. Portrait painting itself is a fun for many reasons; it is thrilling and exciting as well as challenging when painting with watercolor.  The class will work individually as well as in groups. 

    Art supply list

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

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

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

    • August 10, 2019
    • August 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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    PEN & INK AND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP - Joanie Hughes

    Saturday and Sunday
    August 10-11    9:30 - 3:30        
    $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!   Suitable for all levels.  

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

    Click here to visit her website. 

    PEN, INK AND WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST ~ Joanie Hughes

    Mixed Media paper pad 9x12", 90# or 140# weight

    One 22x30” sheet of Hot Press watercolor paper (Wait until 2nd class)

    Tracing paper, one pad

    Black waterproof Micron pens – size 02, 05, and 08

    Ultrafine Sarpie pen, black

    One regular lead #2 pencil

    Small ruler

    Watercolor round brush – one small (not tiny) one medium

    Watercolor paints of your choice - yellow, red, blue OR your regular watercolor palette

    Watercolor pencils – yellow, red, blue, green

    Paper towel roll and box of facial tissue

    IPhone or camera to photograph - optional

              ONLY AFTER THE FIRST CLASS 

    If interested in using a dip pen it’s best to wait until after samples and variety of pen holders, nibs, and India Inks are introduced to you in first class.



    • August 16, 2019
    • August 18, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    FREE FLOW & STRUCTURE- Carla Gauthier

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    August 16, 17, 18
    9:30 - 3:30        

    $150

    Allow your imagination to run wild -- mingling, pouring, spattering, dripping -- lose yourself in the free flow of your paints. We will use a variety of materials to create textured, energized patterns. We will critique our work at this point to assess what the painting needs to give your painting a focal point to suggest a time and place and come to a great finish. A little reality to visually connect all the textures and energy of the first part of the process.

    Note: Intermediate to Advanced Level. NOT for beginners.

    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.

    • August 23, 2019
    • August 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: THE ELEGANT EGRET --  Peihong Endris

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

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

    Chinese Brush Painting Supply List

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

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

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

    4. a bottle of Sumi-e ink

    5. a painting mat

    6. couple of pallets

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

    8. a wash jar or a small container


    • August 31, 2019
    • September 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    WATERCOLOR ON YUPO - Fontaine Jacobs

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



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

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

    fontaine@fontainefineart.com,  832-474-2882     www.fontainefineart.com  


    Supplies
     

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

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

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

    6. Raw Sienna

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

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

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

    Optional objects

    • Q-tips
    • Plastic embroidery grids
    • Corrugated cardboard
    • Small Foam paint rollers
    • Palette knife
    • Kneaded eraser
    • Wear old clothes!
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