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Enroll in Classes and Workshops

Download Classes/Workshops Brochure for Spring 2018 semester HERE


NOTE: Parking is no longer available at the Menil Collection. Please use surrounding streets if the WAS-H parking lot is full.


Members must login to register for classes and workshops. Please note non-members pay an additional fee for classes. See each class for specific fees.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 15 Dec 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    Register

    FALL 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. See schedule below. 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.

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


    SEPT 8 Coastal Cottages, Transforming the Landscape in Watercolor  with Joyce Hicks

    SEPT 15 Imaging in Watercolor with Gerald Brommer

    SEPT 22 Stained Paper & Collage with Gerald Brommer

    OCT 20  Pouring Transparent Watercolor with Jean Grastorf

    OCT 27  Painting Waterfalls on Yupo with Mark Mehaffey

    NOV 3- (Time today is 10:00-1:30)  Iain Stewart's

    From Photos to Fantastic, Watercolor Cityscapes Part I

    NOV 10- (Time today is 10:00-1:30)  Iain Stewart's

    From Photos to Fantastic, Watercolor Cityscapes Part II

    DEC 1  Traditional Watercolor Approach Part I with Cheng-Khee Chee 

    DEC 8  Traditional Watercolor Approach Part II with Cheng-Khee Chee 

    DEC 15  Holiday Party and Review

    Schedule of dates we meet and DVD's to be shown each session are listed on the website. Registered members will be notified by email of any changes to this schedule. Please forward suggestions for artists to include in our study to Diane Burch, Open Studio Facilitator, ipaint@dianeburchstudio.com, or Beth Graham, Education Co-Director, bethgraham52ca@gmail.com, or Laurie Hammons, Education Co-Director, lauriehammons@att.net.

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    CREATING ATMOSPHERE IN YOUR PAINTINGS - Carla Gauthier

    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. 

    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.

    • 04 Jan 2018
    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    WARM AND COOL COLORS - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday afternoons, January 4, 11, 18, 25. 1:00-4:00 pm.  $150

    Red, Orange and Yellow are warm colors while Greens, Blues and Violets are cool. Simple enough, right? Well there's so much more to learn! That each and every color has a warm and cool version, that using them in a painting can create space and depth, that glazes of warms and cools can create a stronger focal point, that you might be able to make better decisions on which yellow, blue or red would work best in a given painting. Learn to understand your pigments, how to best use them to make your paintings stronger during this four-week class.    

    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.

    • 05 Jan 2018
    • 18 May 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    Register

    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS - SPRING 2018 

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

    WAS-H members, come paint together from 10-2 pm on Fridays when no workshops or classes are scheduled. See schedule below. 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.

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

    (will be updated as soon as more topics are selected)

    Jeanne Dobie's MAKING COLOR SING. Jeanne Dobie is an iconic watercolor instructor who championed using a variety of greens and utilizing mouse power. 

    JAN 5 - Disk 1: Shapes, pure color, and mouse power

    JAN 12 - Disk 2: Greens should not look green, paper as part of the painting, and octanic color

    JAN 26 - Disk 3: Dark partners, and Errors into assets

    FEB 9

    FEB 16

    FEB 23

    MAR 23

    APR 6

    APR 20

    APR 27

    MAY 4

    MAY 11

    MAY 18

    Please forward suggestions for artists to include in our study to Diane Burch, Open Studio Facilitator, ipaint@dianeburchstudio.com, or Beth Graham, Education Co-Director, bethgraham52ca@gmail.com.

    • 08 Jan 2018
    • 29 Jan 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 18
    Register

    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR CLASS - Fred Kingwill

    Monday evenings, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:00-9:00 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. 

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

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
    Register

    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: LOTUS AND DRAGONFLY - Peihong Endris

    Tuesday mornings, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 9:30 am-12:30 pm  $150   

    In traditional Chinese culture and the moral of lotus flower symbolizes the clarity of heart as well as the mind. In this class, you will learn this ancient style of brushwork and techniques. Peihong gives demonstration and hands – on attention to each student’s work. You will have fun experiencing the water-ink-colors with shimmer rice paper. All levels.

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

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:00-4:00 pm $150

    Pre-requisite is Portrait Drawing by Dr. Bhatti. This class is designed to paint portraits in watercolor.  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 sessions will continue every day.  Remember, good quality art supplies bring excellent results.

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

    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.”

    • 10 Jan 2018
    • 14 Feb 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
    Register

    DRAWING FROM YOUR IMAGINATION - Carol Rensink

    Six Wednesday mornings, January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14. 10:00am - 12:00pm.  $150 plus model fee

    Inform your figure drawing and artistic choices by working from imagination, analyzing art, and working from the model.

    Learn some basic elements of drawing a cartoon figure, like body forms, balance, movement, perspective, features, and drapery and use these basics in creating your own imaginary figures.  

    With full permission to experiment, exaggerate, and be totally playful, the goal is to have fun while you learn.    

    Examine the drawings, paintings and sculpture of selected contemporary and historical artists, to see how they use these same basic elements and how they bring their own distinctive expression into making their art.  Discover what elements speak to you and then use these when drawing from the live model.

    Please plan to bring your lunch and join us for the regular afternoon Wednesday Model Lab from 12:30-3:30 ($10 for members/ $14 for non members; no instruction).   

    crensink.art@att.net713-299-4136

    These supplies will get you started:

    (1) Spiral Art Notebook or Sketching Pad  60lb (or greater),  11” x 14” 
    for example:
    https://www.texasart.com/group/769/canson-universal-heavyweight-sketch-pads.html

    (2)  Waterproof Drawing Pens  (varied line size, like .35mm, .50mm, 1.0mm)   
    for example: (this shows a multi-pack, but single pens can be purchased in the store)
    https://www.texasart.com/group/10164/sakura-manga-comic-pro-sketching-inking-set-of-6.html

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 14 Jan 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
    Register

    CRAZY CATS & MIXED-UP MUTTS -- PET PORTRAITS - Robin Avery

    Saturday & SundayJanuary 13 - 14, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.  $100

    Come have fun designing and painting both serious and humorous pet paintings. From conception to final stroke, you will learn how to create emotionally charged animal paintings. Learn about the important features of eyes and noses, addressing fur and hair, and contemporary approaches to our best friends.

    All levels.    

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

    Click here for supply list

    • 15 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 23
    Register

    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: FINISHING AND MATTING - Peihong Endris

    Monday, January 15, 10:00 am-3:00 pm  $25 

    Learning Chinese brush painting finishing and mounting procedures:This workshop is designed to help Chinese brush painting lovers to move up the ladder of success as an artist. Learn how to mount, how to mat and frame.

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

    Supplies needed for class:
    a. Brushes: one 3 - 4 inches synthetic hard bristles flat paint brush, one 3 inches soft bristles flat brush
    b. A foam-board or any kind of boards as sketch board, or wood board
    c. A mat cutter if you have it
    d. Bring 1-2 of your own small Chinese brush paintings
    e. Any sizes of mats boards
    f. A pencil 
    g. A Straight edge ruler
    h. A water spray bottle

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
    Register

    COLOR FOR THE ACRYLIC PAINTER - Mary Wilbanks

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday 

    January 19 - 21

    9:30-3:30 PM

    $150  

    This will be a class in learning to use the color wheel.  We will use complementary colors, and other color combinations.  With this and glazing we"ll have  dynamic color-filled paintings.  Anyone interested in doing this in conjunction with collage, I will bring plenty of collage paper.  For more information, please call me at 281-370-7879 or marywilbanks@gmail.com, Mary Wilbanks NWS, WASH Signature Elite. 

    Click here to visit the artist's website.  

    For Supply List, click here.

    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 13
    Register

    LEARNING THE ROPES OF MONTHLY SHOW ENTRIES - Jan McNeill

    Monday afternoon, January 22, 12:00 - 3:30 pm

    $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.  Must sign up prior to the class.   No supplies needed, except a pen to take notes. Handouts will be provided.


    janmcneillart@gmail.com, 832-778-7180


    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
    Register

    MONET, CÉZANNE, VAN GOGH WITH WATERMEDIA - Susan Giannantonio

    Friday afternoons, January 26, February 9, 16, 23

    2:00-5:00 pm     $150

     We can learn so much from the masters about beautiful application of color.  Here’s our chance to apply some of their techniques to our own favorite painting themes.  Work in your preferred watermedia; demos will cover acrylic and watercolor.  All levels welcome.

    lucholiz@gmail.com281-347-9043,  www.susangiannantonio.com
    More info at
    susanteachespainting.blogspot.com 

    Supply List

    • Paper: At least one watercolor pad, 9 x 12” or 10 x 14” of any favorite weight or brand.  I enjoy painting on d’Arches rough.  You might prefer cold press.  You will need at least 1 full tablet.  If you like to paint larger, you are welcome to do so.  If you like to paint on canvas, you are welcome to do so. If you want to use full sheets, great!
    • Favorite watermedia. You may paint in watercolor and/or acrylics.  Demos will primarily be painted in watercolor with at least one demo painted in a watercolor style with acrylics.
    • Brushes: a variety of favorites from small to large, according to the medium you’ll be using
    • Wax: piece of candle
    • Blue construction tape or drafting tape
    • Toweling or paper towels
    • 12-24 sheets printer paper or sketchbook at least as large as printer paper
    • Pencil
    • Any resource photos you’d enjoy interpreting in the style of these masters. 
    • Spray bottle

    If you have questions about materials, please contact Susan at Lucholiz@gmail.com for guidance

    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 28 Jan 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
    Register

    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR WEEKEND WORKSHOP - Joanie Hughes  

    Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28

    9:30 am-3:30 pm       $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.

    • 01 Feb 2018
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    WANDERING INTO ABSTRACTION - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday afternoons,
    February 1, 8, 15, 22. 
    1:00-4:00 pm.  $150

    Realism, Representational, Abstract - all ways of taking an idea to completion using paint. We often admire paintings and painters whose work is drastically different than our own - maybe we like loose painting, while ours is increasingly more detailed, or we swoon looking at color, but take our cues from the photos alone, playing it safe. Often we look to photos to fill in all the blanks because we don't know and use the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to our advantage. In this class we will work on these cornerstones of art making, and work through exercises to take our own images as a jumping off point into abstraction. Together, we will explore, problem solve, and define what we would like our work to be.    

    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.

    • 02 Feb 2018
    • 04 Feb 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
    Register

    DRAWING AND PAINTING THE FIGURE - ALTERNATIVE SURFACES - Liz Hill

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 2 - 4.
    9:30am - 4:30pm (Friday and Saturday)
    9:30am - 1:00pm (Sunday)     
    $150

    Join a fun filled 3-day workshop with Liz Hill, award winning mixed media artist.  Friday and Saturday, you will have a model in the morning, lunch, followed by the method of painting you are working on that day. On Sunday we will have a shorter day, painting with a model.  We will use at least 3 different surfaces with 3 different approaches. You should have a finished piece at the end of each day. There will be critiques first thing the next morning. Come with an open mind ready to try new things. 

    Questions? Contact Liz at Lizhill4u@aol.com or call 713-252-7726.  Click here to visit Liz's website. 


    2018 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 and any watercolor (sheets) paper you have. 2 sheets

    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! 

    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!    

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    • 05 Feb 2018
    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
    Register

    WATERCOLOR MAGIC - INTERMEDIATE - Fred Kingwill

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

    In this class, further explore 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. 

    This class is for a student who has already taken a beginner class.

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

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • 06 Feb 2018
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
    Register

    PORTRAIT DRAWING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

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

    This class is designed for students to learn to draw the human head in correct proportion and measurements, prior to painting faces in watercolor or any other mediaIn this drawing class you will learn the basic elements of drawing the human head, planes, contour, light and shade, drawing the eyes, nose, lips, and ears in various mediums such as: graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, Conte’ crayon, pastel and water color. This class is useful for all artists who are interested in painting portraits, and is a prerequisite for Prof. Bhakti'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

    Note: Please bring good quality photos/prints of your choice for drawing.    

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

    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 18 Feb 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    AFRAID OF THE DARK? EXPLORING THE DARK SIDE - Carla Gauthier

    Saturday & Sunday
    February 17 & 18
    9:30-3:30 pm
    $100

    Have you ever been disappointed with the contrast and colors of a painting when you thought it had potential to be a strong finished work? Color dries lighter in watercolor, but it can also dry duller, and much more flat if you don't take the right painting steps. In this weekend workshop we will practice techniques and tricks to give your paintings strong contrast, with rich, varied color. We will demystify back-lit subjects, and work with edges to create velvety darks, and a strong sense of light.    

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

    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.

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
    Register

    PEN & INK AND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP - Joanie Hughes

    Saturday & Sunday, February 24 & 25
    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.   Suitable for all levels.  

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

    Click here to visit her website. 

    Click here for supply list.

    • 05 Mar 2018
    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Watercolor With Iain Stewart


    5-Day Workshop 

    March 5-9, 2018

     

    Tuition 
    $650 for members

    $700 for non-members


    $100 non-refundable deposit



    Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. His watercolors have been featured in numerous magazines.  He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele- a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama. 

    For more about Iain Stewart click here.

    Supply List: 

    The workshop coordinator will contact you closer to the workshop start date and provide a supply list along with any other pertinent details.

     

     

    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 28 Mar 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
    Register

    FAST FIGURE SKETCHING - NEW! - Ksenia Annis

    Wednesday mornings
    March 14, 21, 28
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    $120 

    This will be a three-week class to learn to sketch the human figure in 20 minutes or less. Each session starts with a demo sketching a live model. Then 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.  

    All levels. An additional model fee will be collected at the beginning of class, $5 per day per participant.

    ksenia@tummyrubb.com      (936) 581-3065

    Supply list: click here.

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
    Register

    MAGICAL WORLD OF BOTANICAL PAINTING - Susan Giannantonio

    Friday and Saturday 
    March 16 and 17
    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $100

    Back by request. No matter whether you are a novice or professional painter, combining real plants with the magic of watercolor using these unique techniques will bring delightful results. They almost paint themselves. Join us!  Learn unusual and innovative methods of painting trees and botanicals.  Discover how much fun it is to allow nature to nearly paint itself!  All levels.

    lucholiz@gmail.com281-347-9043   www.susangiannantonio.com

    Botanical Painting Supply List

    • Leaves.  Freshly cut plants with printable veins, cut within a few days of class and flattened in a heavy book, not a phone book or newsprint.  Bring book(s); do not remove plants from book(s) until the minute you use each piece in your painting.  Ferns and grasses, trees and bushes with prominent veining on their back side work best.  Also, interesting leaf shapes (outside edge shape) are also interesting and need not have veins.
    •  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.  Bring whatever size/weight of paper you prefer. I like d’Arches rough pads, 9 x 12”
    • 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.  Approx. 2 tbsp soap in 8-12 oz water.
    • White gouache (optional)
    • White acrylic paint or paint marker(s) (optional)
    • Paint cloths, rags or paper towels (I use terrycloth)
    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
    Register

    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons
    April 3, 10, 17, 24. 
    1:00-4:00 pm 
    $150

    Pre-requisite is Portrait Drawing by Dr. Bhatti

    This class is about learning the basic technique of painting portraits in watercolor medium. The focus of the class will be on learning the form, tonality, values, layering technique, and composition. Portrait painting is fun, exciting, and challenging, too.  The class will work as a group as well as on individual portrait study.

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

    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.”

    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
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    BEGINNER LANDSCAPE AND SEASCAPE - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings
    April 3, 10, 17, 24. 
    6:00 - 9:00 pm 
    $150

    Come learn about landscapes and seascapes from this new, award-winning artist. You might have seen him demonstrate his techniques of painting rocks and cliffs at a recent Paint-in. Come learn about this wonderful medium we love- watercolor! 

    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
    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    FABULOUS FLOWERS - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday afternoons, April 5, 12, 19, 26
    1:00-4:00 pm.  
    $150

    Spring has sprung! What better subject to celebrate the season? Let's study the structure, the strength and shapes of individual flowers, so that we can simplify them in our paintings. Then we will use that simplicity to our advantage and leap into composition, color and energy of this subject matter. We will work on exercises together, and explore possibilities with your own photos. 

    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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    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: LANDSCAPE IN SPRING - Peihong Endris

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 13, 14, 159:30 am-3:30 pm -  $150   

    Chinese landscape is represented by just two characters – mountain and water. These really do describe the essence of most Chinese scenery- the majesty and rugged strength of the mountains contrasts with the fluid nature of waterfalls and lakes. Learn fundamental exercises of brush techniques. Using Chinese brush painting tools and techniques we will paint a landscape in spring. Peihong gives hands–on, step by step attention to each student’s work. All skill levels.

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

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 20
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    FACE IT! CREATING IMAGINATIVE SELF PORTRAITS - Robin Avery

    Saturday & Sunday
    April 21 & 22
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $100

    Reflections of an artist -- creating imaginative self-portraits that show character and personality through the use of various water media. Rembrant, Van Gogh, Picasso, to name a few, all painted self-portraits.

    This workshop will explore the use of value, color, line, texture, and pattern using watercolors, inks, watercolor pencils and crayons, and acrylics. Participants are encouraged to give themselves artistic license to express their “inner selves.”

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1076


    Supply List        Teacher will have extra supplies to share

    Watercolor Paper
    Favorite Watercolor paints
    Watercolor brushes
    Sheet of Vellum or good tracing paper
    1 sheet Mesa or Rice paper
    Mat Medium
    Cheap brush
    Light Gray acrylic
    Watercolor pencils and crayons
    Acrylic inks
    Waterproof (bleed proof) pens or marker

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
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    FAST FIGURE SKETCHING - Ksenia Annis

    Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29
    9:00am - 3:00pm

    $100 

    Get started on figure sketching or fine-tune your skills - these two full days of class will be filled with live model drawing using fast sketching techniques that Ksenia will demonstrate. With over 6 hours of instruction and practice each day the participants will have much better grasp of important components - positioning the figure on paper, outlining, separating light and dark and adding just the right amount of detail. An additional model fee will be collected at the beginning of class, $5 per day per participant. All levels. 

    kseniaannis@yahoo.com, 409-457-4527

    Supply list: click here.

    • 14 May 2018
    • 15 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR - WEEKDAY  - Joanie Hughes

    Monday and Tuesday
    May 14 & 15
    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $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. There will be completed paintings each day. Haven't painted in a long time? Come to this workshop as a refresher and get those brushes wet!   

    joan-hughes@comcast.net, 713-426-6767. Click here to visit her website.  

    Click here for supply list.


    • 23 May 2018
    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    COLOR THEORY - Ellen Orseck

    Six Wednesday mornings

    NEW Dates

    May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

    9:30am - 12:00pm  

    $200  

    Navigating color has often been a hit or miss intuitive proposition for painters.  Learning about color can open your work to new possibilities of expression.  Together we will master a clear understanding of hue, saturation, tint, shade, analogous, harmonious, and complimentary color and so much more.  Beyond the realm of primary and secondary colors are the rich and evocative varieties of tertiary colors - neutrals, grays, and blacks created from mixing primaries and secondaries. This course will cover the theoretical elements of color from Newton, Goethe, Itten and Albers and put them to the test with demonstrations and exercises that will bring you skill and confidence when exploring the psychological and aesthetic nature of color.  

    eorseck@gmail.com, 713-781-8008

    For supply list, click here.  

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