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

Upcoming events

    • November 28, 2018
    • December 11, 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, September 18, 2019, 6-9pm



    For our September WDW, join artist Crystal P. for her demo of acrylic painting on canvas board with graphite transfer drawings.

    $5, All materials included. If you wish to participate in this project, please register beforehand. This special theme is optional, you are still invited to join in our Sept WDW and bring your own supplies and projects*. This event is BYOB**.

    For questions, email development@watercolorhouston.org


    *If bringing own materials, materials are 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.
    • January 02, 2019
    • August 28, 2019
    • 33 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.  



    • August 05, 2019
    • August 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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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 08, 2019
    • August 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
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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
    • 11
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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 09, 2019
    • December 20, 2019
    • 11 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. Some dates times are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  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        1:00-4:00 (morning class using classroom till then)

    December 6, 20           10:00-2:00

    • August 09, 2019
    • August 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 1
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    USING NOTAN TO BUILD BETTER PAINTINGS - Carla Gauthier. NEW!

    Friday afternoon
    August 9 and 

    Tuesday afternoons      August 13, 20, 27  

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm.    

     $150

    Note: Date change in first session

    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 09, 2019
    • August 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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    ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE - Carla Gauthier

    Friday evening August 9 and

    Tuesday evenings 

    August 13, 20, 27

    6:00-9:00 pm

    $150

    Note: First Session date change

    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 23, 2019
    • August 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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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
    • 6
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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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    • September 02, 2019
    • September 23, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    PORTRAIT DRAWING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Monday Afternoons,September 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00-4:00 pm     $150   

    Level: All

    This class is designed to learn basic study of human head, front view, profile, and three-quarter poses, proportion of eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and shoulders. You will learn to construct human head through shading, tone value in a variety of mediums. Close up photos will be used as references for drawing and shading. This class is useful for artists who are interested in painting portraits.

    Supply List

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B (open choice)
    • Charcoal – conte crayon – pastels – (optional)
    • Drawing pad sheet (14" x 17" Strathmore 443-Series Premium Recycled Drawing Pad)
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser, masking tape, sharpener
    • Paper towels

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

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

    • September 03, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    WET-INTO-WET: GETTING IT RIGHT - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday mornings 

    Sept 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30 am-12:30 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

    Whatever your subject, whatever your style, if your chosen medium is watercolor, sooner or later you will need to get comfortable with the technique of wet-into-wet. There is always a balance between the amount of water on your paper, on your brush, and in your paint mixture. Understanding this balance, FEELING this, will lead you to a more expressive way of painting.


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

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

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    • September 03, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 5
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    PAINTING LIGHT and SHADOW - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    Sept 3, 10, 17, 24

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Whatever your subject, learn to paint it in a way that emanates warmth and sparkles with light. We will cover information about edges, color, intensity, and ways to link shadows from one object to another in our work. We will also learn to paint the different kinds of shadows -- those that create a three-dimensional look, and those that are cast shadows, both necessary to achieve the illusion of light.

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

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

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    • September 03, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    BEGINNER LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings

    September 3, 10, 17, 24

    6:00 - 9:00 pm  $150

    Level: Beginner, Advanced Beginner

    Come learn about landscapes and seascapes from this award-winning artist.   Robert uses watercolors, oils, and acrylics.  His favorite medium is watercolor.  He loves to paint landscapes, rock formations, and seascapes. 

    raruhmann@gmail.com, 979-864-0155 


    Supply List:

    • Watercolor Paints:

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

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

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • September 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


    • September 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Take-In for Monthly Show

    When:

    September 07, 2019

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

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

    Theme:

    TBD

    Contact:

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

    • September 08, 2019
    • 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.


    • September 08, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Monthly Show Reception

    • September 09, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    September Board Meeting

    • 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 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama St.
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    Join local artist and WAS-H Signature Elite member, Erik Sprohge, for his Artist Talk "Throughout the Years" at WAS-H Gallery, Thursday, September 12, from 6pm - 7pm. 

    This event is free and open to the public. 





    Parking on site or surrounding streets. Please do not park at The Menil parking lot. 

    For more information email: education@watercolorhouston.org.

    Erik Sprohge: esprohge@att.net

    • September 14, 2019
    • September 15, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 18
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    PAINTING THE FIGURE - Liz Hill

    Saturday and Sunday

    September 14-15

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    Come paint the figure with award-winning artist Liz Hill. You will draw and paint from live models, and learn techniques for contemporary, exciting figure paintings.

    Contact Liz at lizhill4u@aol.com or 713-252-7726. View her art at www.lizhillart.com.

    Supply list:

    Paint, any watermedia paint that you generally use. I prefer watercolor along with opaque paint, but for you acrylic painters don’t worry about it.

    Paper: You will need a lot of inexpensive drawing paper as we do a lot of drawing in the morning. You will also need 1 pc 22x 30” hotpress 140lb paper per day. We will tear in half and have 2 pieces each day. Please do not try to do what I do on coldpress paper. I use Fabriano Traditional White, will bring some with me for $5 a sheet.

    Pens, pencils, inks, drawing materials: Any or all of these, I use a lot of colored pencils and watercolor crayons. 

    Collage papers: this can be anything that you have, from prepared collage to magazine print to old letters, I do mean anything. The more varied the more interesting.

    While Gesso, Matt Medium, Black gesso if you choose and any other colored gesso you would like. Any stamps and prints you like. Come with an experimental mind.




    • September 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    SEPTEMBER MONTHLY PAINT-IN: Seeing the Light with Mark Stewart

    Class:  9:30-3:00 on September 21, 2019

    Mark Stewart, a WAS-H signature elite member, will encourage and guide the group as we study and capture the light in a watercolor painting.

    Getting the lighting right involves color selection, understanding values, and composition...just about every skill set necessary to make a good painting.  We will work together using a couple of nature subject prompts to understand light, the subject, and how to we can capture it in a painting.  

    Along with your regular painting supplies, please bring at least 2 sheets of good quality watercolor paper (I prefer 140 pound arches cold press), and a sketch book.  I will be working on two sheets of 11"x15" Arches paper and I suggest that participants use approximately the same sized paper.

    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: "Surface Light" by Mark Stewart

    • September 22, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    DRAWING AND PAINTING ON YOUR iPAD - Introduction to Procreate

    Ksenia Annis

    Sunday, September 22
    9:30 - 3:30        $50

    Level: All

    Put your iPad to work by creating art digitally with the help of versatile and powerful Procreate app. In this class we will review Procreate workspace, learn how to create new and organize the existing drawings, explore all the tools and settings, and of course get plenty of practice in digital drawing and painting.

    Materials: iPad Air or newer (Air2, Mini 2 and 3, or Pro); Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro models) or a stylus; Procreate app. Detailed instructions will be emailed to registrants before class.

    Please contact Ksenia with any questions at ksenia@tummyrubb.com


    • September 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


    • September 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006


    • September 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006


    • September 29, 2019
    • 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: Brienne Brown


    • September 29, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006


    • September 30, 2019
    • October 04, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
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    Creating Dynamic Watercolors 

    Bringing Everyday to Life with Brienne Brown

    Sept 30-Oct 4, 2019

    Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm each day

    Painting in watercolor is very exciting and challenging. During this 5-day workshop, Brienne will demonstrate and explain her process in watercolor. While sharing her love for the medium, she will put particular emphasis on getting your values correct and connecting shapes in order to create strong and dynamic watercolor paintings. Brienne will walk students through steps for cropping photos, sketching a scene, creating monochromatic value studies with markers and color studies for creating strong compositions. Brienne emphasizes thinking in values rather than color. For the final day, Brienne will demonstrate methods for framing watercolors without glass. 

    Brienne Brown Supply List.pdf

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    • October 05, 2019
    • October 06, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    COMPOSITION & DESIGN PRINCIPLES - Linda Southern Vanek

    Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6

    9:30 am-3:30 pm   $100

    Level: All

    Discover the secrets of master artists as we learn how strong composition and creativity sets great artwork apart from ordinary paintings!  

    Many intermediate painters find that composition & design problems is where their paintings go blah, even with great control of paint. 

     

    Supply List:

    sketchbook, palette, tubes of paint, brushes, good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, board to support paper, masking tape.

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    • October 07, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    October Board Meeting

    • October 07, 2019
    • October 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Monday afternoons

    1:00-4:00 pm 

    October 7, 14, 21, 28    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of portraits painting in watercolor medium. Class demos will help you to learn portrait painting skills, construction of human head, tonality, and color values. Portrait painting itself is a fun for many reasons; it is thrilling and exciting as well as challenging when painting in watercolor medium.  

    Supply List

    Graphite Pencils:     HB, 2B (preferable)

    Watercolor brushes(# 02 to #06 -- natural squirrel hair )

    Watercolor paint of your choice and palette 

    140 lb Arches watercolor paper, ¼ sheet size paper, or 12x16" block

    Lightweight drawing board

    Eraser, masking tape, sharpener

    Paper towels

    Note: Bring good quality close up photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own choice for painting. You may also use free website for photos. www.pixabay.com

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

    • October 08, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING:  GONG BI -- Peihong Endris

    Tuesday mornings
    October 8, 15, 22, 29
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    $150  

    Level: All

    Gong-bi painting has been developing for thousands years, and is one of the oldest Chinese painting techniques that feature narratives or high authority figures in them. These queries include how to choose proper materials, how to prepare materials for Gong-bi style painting. In this section, you learn the steps for Gong-bi style painting, etc. Each technique will be hands-on and there will be step-by-step instructions. Welcome all levels.

    Cost: $150 / $190 non-members
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    Supply list

    Brushes; Two fine tip brush for lines work, two small combination brushes(white bristles surrounded with brown bristles in inner), a large combination brush.

    Paper: Shimmer paper or Extra Thin Cicada Wing paper (2 sheets of 54"x 27")

    A box of Marie’s watercolor, 12 or 18 tubes

    A bottle of Sumi-e ink or Chinese ink.

    A soft pencil, a painting mat, four paper weights such as rocks, a roll of paper towels, a foam board 18 x 24", a couple of 18 x 24" drawing papers.

    A wash jar or a small container, couple of porcelain dishes for mixing colors.



    • October 08, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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    CITY LIGHT AND ENERGY - Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    October 8, 15, 22, 29

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    From sunny beachside towns to the pavement of a huge metropolis, let's explore effective ways to simplify a complicated subject and give it a sense of appropriate light. We will tackle the busy-ness of a street scene in a way that expands your knowledge of painting.

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

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

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    • October 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WASH 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
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    "LEARNING THE ROPES" OF MONTHLY SHOW ENTRIES - Jan McNeill

    Thursday afternoon, Oct 10

     1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    $20

    Level: All

    WASH wants to help our newer artists move up the ladder of success as an artist!   Come learn from Signature Member and former WASH President and Board member Jan McNeill!   Not sure how to prepare a painting for a monthly show?  Unsure where/how to mat and frame your painting for a reasonable cost? Wonder what the habits are of the more frequent winners of monthly shows?  Wished you better understood the judging criteria for monthly shows?  Come and find out!   Maximum 15 students.  Must sign up prior to the class.   No supplies needed, except a pen to take notes. Handouts will be provided.

       Jan.mcneill@att.net, 281-685-7616

    • October 11, 2019
    • October 13, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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    WATERMEDIA PAINTING ON ALTERED SURFACES-- Jackie Liddell, MFA

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    October 11, 12, 13
    9:30am - 3:30pm         $150

    Level: Intermediate

    Questions: contact Jackie at 281-639-2519 or artist.liddell@gmail.com 

    View her work and bio at nsartist.org.

    Jackie has an MFA, and is a longtime WASH Elite Signature, Texas Watercolor Society Signature, and National Society of Art Signature member with 40 years of art teaching experience. You may remember her May WASH demonstration and Paint-In. 

    This is an exciting three day session for intermediates ending with critique and a glass of wine. We will be painting three favorite watercolor techniques on altered surfaces: masa paper, collage with hand painted papers glued to watercolor paper, and diluted matte medium coated watercolor paper.


    Supplies 

    Photographs for inspiration of animals, marine life, cropped architecture, flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables, butterflies etc. or your own contour line drawn compositions 15” x 21” of any of these subjects ready to transfer to WC paper / or Non objective ( abstract is fine too) 

    2 – 3 half sheets of 140 watercolor paper of choice 

    One – white or off white Bristle, illustration, or mat board, approx.. 17” -18” x 22” – 23’ (boards are used to mount the 15 ½” x 21” Masa paper, which I will furnish ) 

    Small jar of matte medium for gluing 

    Watercolor brushes, and one old brush for gluing 

    A few sheets of white gift wrapping tissue paper, and /or Sumi papers 

    A garbage bag or dry cleaners bag 

    Your usual watercolor supplies: a support board, pallet or mixing tray, water container, your tube watercolors of choice, but must include a red, yellow and blue, burnt sienna, indigo blue and a tube of white gauche 

    a few colored pencils , a #2 pencil , white eraser 

    Extras: 

    Sketch book or some drawing paper, stencils, masking fluid, salt, paper towels, stamping items, a brayer ( if you have one)

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    • October 18, 2019
    • November 15, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 19
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    DRAWING THE EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITEllen Orseck

    Five Friday mornings

    October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

    9:30am - 12:30pm  

    $190 

    Level: All

    Creating a meaningful portrait requires more than just capturing a likeness. Successful portraits can also convey the personality, mood, and emotions of a subject. Open to all levels, this course will investigate rendering in charcoal, pencil, and other dry media. In this hands-on workshop, participants will study the skeletal structure of the head, muscles, and facial features in order to master proportion, tone, and scale. Artists will also explore line, value, gesture, and perspective. Demonstrations will cover how to attain dramatic variations in lighting, composition, and orientation to create powerful portraits that reflect the unique character of a subject.

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

    SUPPLY LIST

    Blending Stumps (also called Tortillons) Various Sizes 

    Chamois Cloth for Blending 

    Charcoal Pencils, Black, Soft and Extra Soft -- Marie Brand or Generals. 

    Charcoals Pencils, White -- Generals 

    Conte Pencil White, Any Brand 

    Container for Supplies -- Pencil box or what ever works for you. 

    Emery Board and/or sandpaper pad (for sharpening) 

    Erasers -- Kneaded, Gum Eraser, White Stroke 

    Gray Scale & Value Finder (Amazon, Dick Blick, Walmart, or Jerry’s Artarama) 

    Paper -- Strathmore 9 x 12 inch sketchbook – 50 sheets and 18 x 24 inch (BOTH TONED GRAY) 

    Pencil Sharpener and an X-acto Knife or retractable Utility Knife 

    Pencils, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B -- Staedtler or Raffine Brand 

    Sandpaper Pad 

    Paper towels

    Art Supply Sources: 

    On-line:

    Amazon 

    Daniel Smith 

    Dick Blick 

    Jerry’s Artarama (10% discount) 

    Texas Art Supply

    Local Sources:

    Art Supply on Main (now on Almeda -- 10% discount)

    Texas Art Supply  (10% student discount) 

    Jerry Art Arama 

    Michael’s 

    Hobby Lobby

    Places to Find Other Materials - Dollar Store, Target

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