Upcoming Demos at General Meetings
  • No General Meeting & Demo in June, July, August, and December.
  • No Paint-In in August.

Upcoming events

    • November 28, 2018
    • December 18, 2019
    • 14 sessions

    Do you want to make art, but don't have the appropriate studio space to create in peace? Interested in socializing with other young adults, local artists, and creatives?

    Next WDW:

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6-9pm

    Please register for this WDW HERE

    • August 09, 2019
    • December 20, 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
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    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS 

    Mike Doan, Facilitator, mgdoan@gmail.com or 281-491-1621.

    WAS-H members, come paint together from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm on Fridays when no other workshops or classes are scheduled. We generally watch a DVD from an artist of renown,  discuss style and techniques demonstrated, paint with the techniques learned from the DVD or our own compositions, share ideas, and enjoy brown bag lunch and the camaraderie of fellow artists.  

    No additional instruction is provided.  Bring your usual painting supplies and your lunch.

    Dates for Fall Open Studio are listed on the WAS-H general calendar and below. Topics for Open Studio are sent out to registered members via email.   You may join email list by signing up by clicking the Register button.  There is no fee, as this is a benefit of membership.

    Please forward suggestions for artists to include in our study to Mike Doan, Facilitator, mgdoan@gmail.com.

    Dates for Open Studio:

    August 2, 9, 30             10:00-2:00

    September 13, 20        10:00-2:00

    Oct 18, Nov 1, 8, 15        10:00-2:00

    December 20           10:00-2:00

    • September 11, 2019
    • December 18, 2019
    • 14 sessions
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    MODEL LAB  (ongoing weekly)

    Wednesdays weekly, 12:30pm - 3:30pm (unless there is a major workshop scheduled)

    Model fee is $10.00  for WASH Members and $14.00 for non-WASH Members.

    Register to receive weekly email reminders with updates, schedule changes and model names.

    Open to artists of all abilities. All members are invited to attend.  No instruction provided.  Drawing benches available. Bring your drawing and painting gear for three quiet hours of model time. 

    Carol Rensink, Monitor, crensink.art@att.net, 713-299-4136
    Norm Wigington, Liz Hill, Connie Middleton, and Sonia Miller, Asst Monitors.  



    • September 12, 2019
    • December 19, 2019
    • 13 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    ART FOR SENIORS    (Registration limit has been reached)

    Thursday mornings, 9:00-12:00

    Level: All (no instructor)

    Fall term begins September 12.

    Come paint with friends in a welcoming setting. Our large space allows us to fill the room, with painters sharing our 25 tables, where there is always a new image shared to paint, and a wonderful social time.

    While the group size is too large for focused instruction, the week's facilitator will have some suggestions for approaching how to paint that week's image. With the amount of experience in the room, there is always someone nearby to answer your question or offer an opinion. This weekly event is a community education outreach.  All levels. No fee.

    When registration is full, please add your name to the waitlist, either by registering online or by contacting Martin Butler, WAS-H's administrative assistant, at 713-942-9966 or at admin@watercolorhouston.org, and we will let you know when a spot opens.

    • September 19, 2019
    • December 19, 2019
    • 13 sessions
    • TBA
    • 16
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    Plein Air Painting 

    Louise Bateman, Facilitator, outdoor@watercolorhouston.org

    Contact Louise directly for specific questions.

    Do you love painting outdoors, in "plein air?"  Painters will meet on various weekdays  from 9:30am to 11:30am and paint at pre-selected locations in Houston, with an optional "gentle critique" from 11:30am to 12:00pm Simply register to receive notice about weekly locations and updates. There is no fee or instruction. Come to as many of these weekday paint-outs as you wish -- no obligation.


    Schedule:

    Nov. 14th  THURSDAY  -Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard (near Beltway 8 and Memorial Drive in west Houston)
                                            Click Here - Map
                 Meet in front of the log cabin at 9:30 a.m.

    Check back for future dates/locations. If a change is made in the schedule, registered members will be notified via email.   

    In case of inclement weather, we will meet at Empire Cafe, 1732 Westheimer between Shepherd and Montrose. Empire has a wonderful covered patio area and only requires that we each purchase a drink or food item.

    Supplies:

    Bring the supplies you can comfortably carry, and a lightweight stool. Some like to paint in their laps on a block or in a sketchbook. Check out suggested supplies from these seasoned plein air painters.

    Brenda Swenson: Brenda's Supplies

    Stephanie Bower: Stephanie's Supplies 

    • November 11, 2019
    • December 16, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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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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    • December 13, 2019
    • December 15, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 2
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    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.


    • December 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 8
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    Next WDW:

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, 6-9pm

    For our November WDW, we are hosting another $5* all inclusive, special activity! The theme is "TBD" Please register for this special WDW beforehand. 

    * $5 is all supplies included with flat canvas board

    $10 is all supplies included with stretched canvas (limited number available) 

    This special activity is optional, you are still invited to join in our November WDW and bring your own supplies and projects to work on! As usual, this event is BYOB. 

    For questions, email development@watercolorhouston.org 


    Materials limited to watermedia, such as watercolor, gesso, acrylic, and also, collage, pastels, and drawing materials. We will not provide space for clay, oil paint, any industrial works, or installation work (or any other work that is potentially harmful to our tables, floors, and/or disruptive). 

    WAS-H does not provide refreshments. Alcohol limited to wine and beer.

    This month's demo images used with permission by @tomjeanwebb


    • January 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Signature Show Take In and Hanging

    • January 05, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Social: 1:30 p.m.

    Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

    Demo: Artist TBD 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.


    • January 05, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Signature Show Reception

    • January 06, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    January Board Meeting

    • January 07, 2020
    • January 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 5
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    COMPOSITION 101 - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons
    January 7, 14, 21, 28

    1:00pm-4:00pm.    $150

    Learning how to place focal points and values and create movement in a painting can make a good painting great. We concentrate on color and value, texture and depth, but composition is KING! Good composition is crucial to making stronger paintings. In this class, we will work through sketchbook exercises and small paintings to build your skills so you can take your own resource material and be confident in your choices.  


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

    Just bring regular supplies like your sketchbook, 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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    • January 07, 2020
    • January 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    EXPLORING WATERCOLOR MAGIC IN LANDSCAPES - Fred Kingwill

    Tuesday evenings

    January 7, 14, 21, 28

    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 40 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.

    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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    THE NARRATIVE PORTRAITEllen Orseck

    Six Wednesday mornings

    January 8, 15, 22, 29,

    February 5, 2

    9:30am - 12:30pm  

    $225

    Level: INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED only


    A portrait is more than a likeness. An insightful portrait can also capture the personality and emotional nature of the subject. 


    Contact Ellen at eorseck@gmail.com713-828-7718



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    • January 11, 2020
    • January 12, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    COUNTRY WINDOW TEXTURES - 

    Les McDonald

    Saturday & Sunday

    January 11-12

    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 an old stone country house window with a lot of stone texture.  This will be another excellent exercise in Dry Brush technique. Demos, with step-by-step explanations of the concepts and technique will be provided. 

    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.


    • January 16, 2020
    • January 17, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    FIGURE PAINTING - Watermedia, Monotype, & Pastel     with Carol Rensink 

    Thursday & Friday, January 16-17 10:00am-4:00pm       $100, plus shared model fee

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Draw and paint from live models each morning, then complete your paintings in the afternoon.  Get inspiration from artists like Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, and various contemporary artists.  Learn ways to combine watermedia (watercolor & acrylic), monotype, & pastels to create expressive and personal work.


    Contact Carol at crensink.art@att.net713-524-5146.

    SUPPLY LIST:  (examples in italics)

    WATERCOLORS and/or ACRYLICS

    MATTE MEDIUM
    TX Art Supply Item #11585 (4oz) or Item #51148, Liquitex Acrylic Matte Medium

    BRUSHES 
    Include larger brushes and a 2 - 3” brush for washes.
    3/4” to 1” brush for acrylic matte medium

    50# SMOOTH DRAWING PAPER - 18” x 24” 
    TX Art Supply Item #97315,   Canson XL Recycled 50# foldover pad 50 sheets

    WATERCOLOR PAPER 140#  HOT PRESS 
    TX Art Supply Item #16916,  Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper, 22” x 30” (buy 3 sheets & tear into 6 sheets 22” x 15” )

    BACKER BOARD 18” x 24”
    Lightweight, but firm board on which to clip drawing pad/paper, Masonite, wood, gator board or sturdy foam core - cut to size….or….TX Art Supply Item #56824, 18” x 24” Fredrix Canvas Board (can serve the purpose)

    BULLDOG CLIPS
    TX Art Supply Item #20986, (4) Size 4, 3in.wide metal clips

    PASTELS (box of 12 or 24)
    TX Art Supply Item Prismacolor Nupastel , Set of 12,  Item#13667 or Set of 24, Item # 70227

    SOFT WILLOW CHARCOAL
    Jerry’s Artarama #80644 , Creative Mark Willow Charcoal Medium (size), 25 sticks/box.  

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    • January 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    JANUARY MONTHLY PAINT-IN: "Landscapes with Spontaneity" with Susan Giannantonio

    Class:  9:30-3:00 on Saturday, January 18, 2020

    Susan Giannantonio, a WAS-H past president and signature member, will show you how to achieve a natural, uncontrived landscape painting reflecting spontaneity.  To achieve interesting marks, at times she utilizes some unexpected tools.

    To create a successful gestural, loosely rendered landscape, however, is no happy accident.  To do so successfully takes patience, practice and decisively placed marks.  The fun comes in when you realize that nature itself can offer surprising tools to create marks and mystify your viewers.

    Bring your watercolor materials, a tablet of ¼ sheet (11x15") or approx.. 9 x 12” good 140 lb. watercolor paper for practice.  ½ sheet is also fine (15x22")

    Important: Bring a mop brush and a rigger.  Also handy: a Dagger Striper brush.  If you don’t have these, you can watch the demo and decide if you might need them.

    Bring a sack lunch, sweater/light jacket (in case the room temp is cool).  We’ll have snacks and coffee!

    Jan McNeill (jan.mcneill@att.net), Alice Rogers, and David Muegge, Paint-in Coordinators

    9:00-9:30 setup by attendees
    9:30-3:00 class – lecture, demo, and painting
    3:00-3:30 – cleanup

    Image above: "Summer Bog" by Susan Giannantonio

    • January 19, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Beginner Basics: Tools of Watercolor
     with Beth Graham

    Sunday Afternoon, January 19

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is the first of five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Each class is taught by a different WASH artist, providing a range of perspectives.


    We know you can’t wait to get your supplies, but WAIT. Before buying anything, come learn about the types of papers, types of brushes, an overview of paint brands and pigments, types of palettes, easels, lightboards, and hands-on exploration in structured activities with all of these.  


    Participants do not need to bring supplies, all will be provided for this class. BUT, if you have them, please bring them.

      

    Contact: education@watercolorhouston.org




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    • January 24, 2020
    • January 26, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    POURING PAINT WORKSHOP 

    Carla Gauthier, carla.gauthier@yahoo.com, 281-384-2473, (website).  

    Friday – Sunday January 24-26, 9:30-3:30, $150

    Poured paintings are essentially value paintings, and what we sacrifice in control, we gain in beautiful mingled washes of color. 
    Pouring paint is a fresh, luminous effect that is easy to achieve, but has a few steps to protect the highlighted areas before the fun of pouring begins. This technique works well for any subject, but particularly well for sunlit subjects, with shadows. The bonus of this technique is that it is a great way for painters who have limited time to work on their art – spending a few minutes a day can build up to a beautiful painting over a week’s time. We will work simultaneously on a painting together (to learn technique) and an individual painting that will be your choice.  Fun, messy, and a whole new way to paint! 


    All levels.


    • January 30, 2020
    • February 20, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    PORTRAIT DRAWING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Thursday afternoons,January 30, February 6, 13, 20

    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.

    • February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Take-In for Monthly Show

    When:

    February 01, 2019

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

    WAS-H - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Theme:

    "Matters of the Heart"

    Contact:

    Paula Fowler  - fowlerpn@yahoo.com 713-819-8676

    Nancy McMillan - nancy.mcmillan@kinkaid.org 832-859-4013

    • February 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Beginner Painting: Controlling the Water
    (Allison Hendry)

    Saturday Afternoon, February 1

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is #2 in our five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

    So, I’m ready to paint, but the paint doesn’t work the way I want it to. Learn how to create washes, graduated washes, glazes, working wet-in-wet, and all about the importance of water to paint ratios (no math), and controlling the water.

    Contact: Alison Hendry  <alipush7@aol.com>

    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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    • February 02, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Social: 1:30 p.m.

    Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

    Demo: 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

    Demo Artist: TBD


    • February 02, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Monthly Show Reception

    • February 03, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    February Board Meeting

    • February 03, 2020
    • February 24, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    INTRODUCTION TO URBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING  with Ed Pettitt

    Monday evenings
    February 3, 10, 17, 24
    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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    • February 04, 2020
    • February 25, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 14
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    TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

    Tuesday mornings

    February 4, 11, 18, 25

    9:30 am-12:30 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

    _______________ To be added later______________________________

    • 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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    • February 08, 2020
    • February 09, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 17
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    PUTTING  EMOTION IN YOUR WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS - Fred Kingwill

    Saturday & Sunday

    February 8-9,  9:30 am-3:30 pm

    $100

    Ever wonder how to put more of your emotions into your watercolors?  Here is the class for you. Learn how lines, forms, colors, and subject matter can help you say what you would like to express. No experience necessary, just a desire to understand how to make your paintings communicate more effectively  to others. Fred has been teaching watercolors for 40 years and this is the first time he is offering this particular workshop

    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.

    • February 10, 2020
    • March 23, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
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    HUMOR & MIXED MEDIAEllen Orseck

    Six Monday afternoons

    February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 16, 23.           1:00pm -4:00pm       $225

    Find the humorous side of art making by mixing different media and a strong narrative. Explore collage, assemblage, painting, and planning of comedic themes. This multimedia class is open to all levels. 


    Contact Ellen at eorseck@gmail.com713-828-7718



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    • February 11, 2020
    • March 03, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 8
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    DESIGN CHECKLIST - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    1:00pm-4:00pm 

    February 11, 18, 25, March 3

    $150

    Every painter has a different idea of WHAT they would like to paint, and HOW they might like to paint it......but exactly how do you create art that flows visually from one painting to the next? How do you create a cohesive body of work, so that your art has a unique voice? Let's explore what it takes to make art you really love by tailoring a "checklist" of operations that covers everything from subject matter and format to design, palette, and level of finish. Included in your checklist will be techniques that ensure you stay on a track that is sure to help you create a more individual body of artwork. We will be doing work individually online even before class starts, creating and adjusting your checklist as we work on individual paintings in class. This is more of a coaching class, which would work for more advanced students. 


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

    Supplies:
    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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    • February 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    BEGINNING WATERCOLOR ACADEMY  
    Color and Value  with Jan Shrader

    Sunday Afternoon, February 16

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is #3 in our five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

    Why are some paintings so stunning in their use of colors and some just seem bland? We share the secrets of how artists use color effectively. Learn about and practice color wheels, color mixing, color value, warm/cool colors, complementary colors, neutrals, and limited palettes.

    Contact: Jan Shrader -  jshrader1214@sbcglobal.net



    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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    • February 22, 2020
    • February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    CREATING RICH TEXTURES IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR

    Monika Pate

    Saturday and Sunday

    February 22 & 23

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    The main focus of this workshop will be creating the rich textures of rusty objects, weathered wood, etc. 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 provided to all the registered participants at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.  Students are also welcome to work from their own materials if they prefer. All levels. Please email Monika at map352@gmail.com with any questions.      


    Click here for the supply list.


    • February 27, 2020
    • March 26, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    THE ROCKWELL TRADITION - Ellen Orseck

    Four Thursday afternoons.  

    1:00pm-4:00pm

      February 27, March 5, 19,    26

      $150  

    Explore social justice issues in the painting of Norman Rockwell. This class will include a tour of the exhibition Norman Rockwell: American Freedom at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. Participants will incorporate the iconic concepts that Rockwell embraced to brainstorming a work of art of your design which responds to current social and political issues.

    Open to all levels AND these media: acrylic, water media, charcoal, pencil


    Contact Ellen at eorseck@gmail.com713-781-8008


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    • February 29, 2020
    • March 01, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS -

    Joanie Hughes

    Saturday, and Sunday

    February 29- March 1 

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

     Animals are uninhibited and provide us with easily captured poses. 

    Using photographs, we will capture the emotion that animals convey through their expressive eyes and gestures. 

    Suitable for all levels.  

    Contact Joanie at 713-426-6767 or at joan-hughes@comcast.net. Visit her website here.



    • March 02, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    March Board Meeting

    • March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM


    • March 08, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Social: 1:30 p.m.

      Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

      Demonstration: 2:15 p.m.