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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • June 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 26, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • VIRTUAL
    • 21
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    VIRTUAL -  Flowers in the Landscape and Still Life -
    Susan Giannantonio


    Four Fridays in June

    June 5, 12, 19, 26

    1:00-2:30pm Central (11 Pacific, 12 Mountain, 2 Eastern)


    Image: Week 1 - Lilacs

    Examining flowers of the season, we look at many tricks to create loosely rendered, impressionistic florals.  Each week we will cover unique techniques and occasionally introduce some new and sometimes unusual tools so your paintings look fresh, bold and colorful.

    Supply List: traditional watercolors, paper & brushes


    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com






    Image: Week 2 - Peonies & Fresh Spring Flowers













    Image: Week 3 - Building an Annuals Painting from the Inside Out








    Image: Week 4 - Botanicals-=Gardens that Paint Themselves

    Note: Please note that registration will close one day before class. Please register early.


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    • June 10, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • July 29, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 19
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    VIRTUAL - The Quarantine Sketchbook

    Ellen Orseck

    Wednesdays, June 10-July 29,

    10:00am-12:30pm Central Time - $200

    Image:  Up Down Up

    Explore creating a sketchbook which documents the lives we lead in quarantine. Incorporate ways of adapting, coping and re-configuring the new normal.  Artists will be combining pen, ink and watercolor to capture the world around them in their homes, their families and their environments.  This eight-week on-line class is open to all levels.

    Note: Please note that registration will close two days before class. Please register early.

    Supply List & Recommended Reading

    Supply List for The Quarantine Sketchbook.docx

    Watercolor Art Society.docx


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    • June 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM
    • 17
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    VIRTUAL - Sketching People: From Pencil Line to Color

    Ksenia Annis

    Saturday, June 20
    10:00 - 11:30 - $30


    If you always wanted to draw people but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you. I will show you my technique for quickly capturing human form on paper and create fun, unique and expressive sketches of people. We will talk about how to get proportions right without lengthy measuring and revising your drawing. I will show you quick shading techniques that will add more life and dimension to your sketches. We will also make our sketches burst with color with a quick addition of watercolor washes. We will work from reference photos, but I will ask students to practice what we learned on their own using friends and family members as models. This class will be about fast sketching, but most of all it will be about building your confidence, having fun and expressing yourself as an artist.


    Level: All levels

    Materials: You will need your usual watercolor painting supplies. Feel free to practice along with the demos during class or take notes and try the techniques later.

    Note: Please note that registration will close two days before class. Please register early.




    • June 23, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 11, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 24
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    VIRTUAL - ABSTRACTION: ORGANIC & GEOMETRIC - Ellen Orseck


    Eight Sessions - Tuesdays, June 23 - Aug 11, 4:00pm-6:30pm Central Time

    Fee: $200

    Image:  Aqua Vortex

    Play with various approaches to abstraction in water media.  This course will focus on alternative materials and different ways to utilize tools and surfaces.  Instead of exploring the visual depiction of reality, artists will work non-objectively with color, form, gesture and shape.  Inspiration may come from nature or man-made surfaces, but the practice of reduction, distillation and simplification will transform those images into an entirely different outcome. This eight-week-online-class is open to all levels.

    Note: Please note that registration will close two days before class. Please register early. 

    Supply List & Recommended Reading

    Supply List Abstraction.docx

    Suggested Readings Abstraction.docx

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    • June 27, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM
    • 16
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    VIRTUAL - Rainbow Pets: How to Paint Animal Portraits with Luminous Watercolor

    Ksenia Annis

    Saturday, June 27
    10:00 - 11:30 - $30


    Learn how to paint very colorful, but realistic pet portraits with watercolors. We will talk about expanding our palette beyond browns and grays to create luminous portraits reflecting the joy and happiness our four-legged friends bring to our lives. During the first 45 min of the class a few theoretical points will be explained and illustrated, then students will paint their favorite pet or animal with the instructor available to answer questions and give pointers.

    Level: All levels

    Materials: You will need your usual watercolor painting supplies. Feel free to practice along with the demos during class or take notes and try the techniques later.

    Note: Please note that registration will close two days before class. Please register early.




    • July 10, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 28, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 25
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    VIRTUAL - FROM SELFIE TO THE PAINTED PORTRAIT DIGITAL PORTRAITS IN THE MODERN WORLD- Ellen Orseck


    Eight Sessions - Fridays, July 10 - Aug 28, 1:00pm-3:30pm Central Time

    Fee: $200

    Image:  Seeing Green

    In the 21st Century, the concept of portraiture has been radically transformed.  Since the advent of selfies, we see faces differently. Whether you are interpreting a selfie to create a self-portrait or to fashion a portrait of another, the source material has been altered by the digital way we now communicate.  This eight-week on-line painting course is open to all levels.

    Note: Please note that registration will close two days before class. Please register early.

    Supply List & Recommended Reading

    Supply List Selfie.docx

    Suggested Readings Selfie.docx

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    • July 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM
    • 18
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    VIRTUAL - Mixing and Mingling: Luminous Grays and Blacks for Animal Portraits

    Ksenia Annis

    Saturday, July 11
    10:00 - 11:30 - $30


    No black pigment is required to paint beautiful, varied grays and blacks with watercolor. And we won't even need a palette for this technique, all the mixing and mingling will happen directly on paper. We will be painting animals, but this technique can be applied to any subject and is a great tool in the arsenal of any watercolor artist. After a brief look at color theory and a couple short demos from the instructor, students will paint from provided photos with the instructor available to answer questions and give pointers.

    Level: All levels

    Materials: You will need your usual watercolor painting supplies. Feel free to practice along with the demos during class or take notes and try the techniques later.

    Note: Please note that registration will close two days before class. Please register early.




    • August 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 30
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    VIRTUAL - Wet & Dry Charcoal Portriat - Laura Spector

    Thursday afternoons 
    Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.
    1:00 - 3:00 pm.  
     $100

    Explore a step-by-step process of building up a charcoal portrait from a photograph. Class will focus on separating light and shadow, building the architecture of form from short contour lines, and developing a likeness while making choices with how to layer, soften and sharpen edges. This class will begin with the use of brushing on liquid charcoal, which expedites the foundation of the portrait for a more complex and textured drawing.


    Note: Please note that registration will close one day before class. Please register early.

    Please click here for the supply list:

    Supply List and History - Charcoal.pdf



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    • October 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 09, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 4

    Don Andrews' Designing Nature Watercolor Workshop

    October 5-9, 2020

    Seasoned artists and teachers will tell you that their biggest breakthrough came when they began applying design concepts into their paintings. Early in our painting life we all struggle to copy nature as we see it. Painting becomes a lot of work with little reward. What's missing is an understanding of design. Design concepts are logical, learnable, and once you have them they'll be evident in every painting you paint.

    Participants are encouraged to bring sketches or photos of your favorite subject matter- flowers, figures, boats, city streets, or country scenes. Each day Don will provide morning & afternoon demonstrations and show you how to boil down any subject to a simple exciting watercolor statement. No stress, no fear, lots of demonstrations, laughs, and personal guidance.

     

    Don Andrews Workshop Materials List pdf

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