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

Upcoming events

    • September 11, 2019
    • May 27, 2020
    • 49 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.  



    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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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 10, 2020
    • May 29, 2020
    • 16 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:

    January 10, 31             

    February  7, 14, 21, 28     

    March 20, 27       

    April 10, 17, 24

    May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29     

    • January 23, 2020
    • May 28, 2020
    • 16 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    ART FOR SENIORS    (Registration limit has been reached)

    Thursday mornings, 9:30-12:30

    Level: All (no instructor)

    Winter/Spring term begins January 23rd.

    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.  We will have facilitators similar to the fall semester format, each an accomplished artist, including regular WAS-H teachers and Signature members, with a couple of weeks for you to finish up your paintings or paint something new.

    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.

    • January 30, 2020
    • February 20, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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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
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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: Laura Spector


    • 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
    • February 24, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 12
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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
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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    $155

    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.  The fee includes a $5 fee for class supplies for the first few classes while everyone is deciding what paper and brushes you like.

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075

    Supply List:  
    (you may wait till after the first class to purchase supplies)

    • 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
    • 15
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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
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    February Board Meeting

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

    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
    • 5
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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 15, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    February MONTHLY PAINT-IN:  Landscapes with Spontaneity --  Susan Giannantonio

    Class:  9:30-3:00 on Saturday, February 15, 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 or approx.. 9 x 12” good 140 lb. watercolor paper for practice.  ½ sheet is also fine (11 x 15”).  

    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!

    More event information to come

    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

    Above: Summer Bog” by Susan Giannantonio

    • 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
    • 20

    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. Class members will be afforded a greatly reduced admission of $5 instead of the admission charged to MFAH non-members of $18. Already a member of MFAH? Your admission to this exhibit is free.

    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
    • 11
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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.

    Demo by Eric Wiegardt, IWE Juror and Workshop Instructor

    • March 08, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006


    • March 09, 2020
    • March 13, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 3
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    Eric's Painterly Watercolors

    This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor. Painting techniques and a philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Eric believes most painting problems are the violation of an elementary painting principle. Lectures will be easily understood and helpful. It is recommended that the student have minimal previous experience. There will be ample time for students to try the concepts presented in a safe environment. Eric will do a completed painting demonstration daily. Subject matter may include land, marine, and streetscapes, florals and interiors.

    Eric Wiegart Materials-list-Workshop.pdf

    • March 14, 2020
    • March 15, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    PAINTING AT DUSK

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

    Saturday & Sunday,  March 14-15      9:30-3:30       $100

    The light at DUSK has a certain kind of magic - the energy, color, depth is an inspiration. Sunset skies, shadowed midgrounds, and streetlight glow all factor in. Let's take that inspiration along with some color recipes and a certain order of operations to make the last light of day sparkle on your paper.

    We will work on group projects and then approach individual work on what we have learned. 

    Intermediate to Advanced students

    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.

    • March 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    March MONTHLY PAINT-IN:  URBAN SKETCHING with Ed Pettitt

    9:30-3:00 on Saturday, March 21, 2020

      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. Ed will provide an informative fun day of learning and sketching!

    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

    • March 22, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 11
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     PLAYING WITH YOUR PAINTS ~ What's In Your Tube? Part II

    Beth Graham  

    Sunday, March 22 

    9:30 am-3:30 pm  $75

    If you attended the What's In Your Tube workshops, you know that you were given homework to play with your paints. This workshop is in response to requests to structure those activities.

    This one day workshop  is a day all about playing with our paints -- and discovering how they will glaze, mix, mingle, etc.   Bring your paints and work through several recommended exercises that will help you explore at stations for hands-on experience. You will leave with color charts, triad charts, green recipes, glaze charts, and more! 4x6' paper sheets will be provided, but you may wish to use larger pieces of paper. Bring what you think will give you more options if you wish.

    Beth Graham, Education Director

    Please bring these supplies: paper, brushes, water container, paper towels, your watercolor paints, and your palette.  

    Bring a sack lunch and a sweater or light jacket (in case the room temp is cool).

    • March 24, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    PAINTING LIGHT and SHADOW -Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    March 24, 31, April 7, 14

    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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    • March 28, 2020
    • March 29, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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    INCORPORATING GLASS AND CRYSTAL OBJECTS IN A STILL LIFE 

    Monika Pate

    Saturday and Sunday

    March 28 & 29

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    Join Monika Pate to explore how to paint realistic glass/crystal objects in watercolor using the layering technique. The instructor will explain how to approach the variety of shapes, colors, values, and textures of the subject. She will also provide step-by-step demonstrations and present variety of techniques to create realistic watercolor paintings. Students will also receive individual attention. Reference materials, detailed information, and supply list  will be provided to all of 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.  All levels.    

    Click here for the supply list.


    • April 02, 2020
    • April 23, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 15
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Thursday afternoons

    1:00-4:00 pm 

    April 2, 9, 16, 23    $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.

    • April 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Take-In for Monthly Show

    When:

    April 4, 2019

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

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

    Theme:

    Earth Day

    Contact:

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

    • April 04, 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 Composition and Design Principles
      with Linda Southern Vanek

    Saturday Afternoon, April 4

    12:00pm-5:00pm.    $50

    This class is #4 in a series of five stand-alone, but sequential classes for beginners to watercolor, held once a month on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. It is for beginners only.

    Discover the secrets of master artists as we learn how strong composition and creativity sets great artwork apart from ordinary paintings!   Learn how the elements of design contribute to a strong composition, and help creativity to flow.  Bring your own photos or drawings to see how to make them into more dynamic paintings.

    Contact: Linda Vanek  linda@creationworks.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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    • April 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: 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

    Demo Artist: Laurie Humble


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

    Monthly Show Reception

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

    April Board Meeting

    • April 07, 2020
    • April 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    TAKING THE NEXT STEPS TO PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - Robin Avery

    Tuesday mornings,

    April 7, 14, 21, 28

    9:30am-12:30pm.    

    $150

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

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

      

    Supply List:

    • 6B pencil
    • tracing paper 
    • Plastic Watercolor Palette with a lid
    • Natural sponge
    • Paper towels
    • Gray watercolor pencil
    • yardstick
    • kneaded eraser
    • Brushes -- fewer good brushes is a better idea than lots of inexpensive brushes. There are many good brands. I prefer Stephen Quiller brushes but use others too. I will let you try out many of mine for you to decide from the first class.
      • #10 round   # 6 round
      • 1 to 2 inch flat wash brush
    • Paper -- Good paper is important. Buy smaller sized paper to start out with. A block of paper will keep you from having to stretch your paper. Arches, Fabriano are good brands. Most people buy cold press 140 weight.  Remember Art Supply on Main gives Wash members a discount and Hobby Lobby's 40% coupon is good for buying Fabriano paper or kneaded erasers etc.
    • Paint -- Less good paint is better than lots of student grade paint. Student grade has a lot of filler in it.  This list includes one warm and one cool paint in each of the three primary colors.  These are needed for successful color mixing.
      • Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Aureolin Yellow
      •             New Gamboge
      • Red: Permanent Rose or Rose Madder
      •          Cadmium Red or Winsor Red
      • Blue: Ultramarine Blue
      •           Cobalt blue

    _______________ To be added later______________________________

    • Burnt Sienna (winsor newton brand)
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor Green and winsor blue......or Thalo blue  Thalo Green
    • Graflix Incredible Art Board from Amazon....used as a support and to stretch paper.....
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    • April 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    April MONTHLY PAINT-IN:  with Linda Jarnigan

    Class:  9:30-3:00 on Saturday, April 11, 2020

    More event information to come

    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

    • April 18, 2020
    • April 19, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    NON-REPRESENTATIONAL ABSTRACT WITH WATERCOLOR & COLLAGE - Susan Giannantonio

    Saturday and Sunday
    April 18-19

    9:30 am-3:30 pm     $100

    Bring your sense of adventure as we review design principals and apply them to mixed-media painting.  Bring your papers, ephemera, a mix of mediums, and prepare to have a weekend of playful exuberance!  Why not try acrylics on canvas just for fun? (optional) See my website for details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

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


    • April 25, 2020
    • April 26, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING:

    THE COLORFUL PEONY

    Peihong Endris

    Saturday and Sunday

    April 25 & 26    

    9:30 - 3:30        $100

    Level: All

    In China, the Peony was known as the "king of all Flowers", and it is the epitome of nobility. You will learn the magnificent of peony through with simplicity of brushwork, depicts the ideas that unique perspective to expresses on oriental rice paper.  Each technique is demonstrated by the instructor. Students receive individual attention adapted to their particular skill level and interests. All levels.

    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 palettes

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

    8. a wash jar or a small container


    • April 28, 2020
    • May 19, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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    PHOTOGRAPH TO PAINTING

    Carla Gauthier

    Tuesday afternoons 

    April 28, May 5, 12, 19

    1:00-4:00 pm

    $150

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Whether you fancy yourself a professional photographer, or you just have a handful of snapshots that inspire you to paint, photos are resources that can push our art forward. Learn to take steps to identify the best shapes, arrange them in a few pleasing compositions, work on a value sketches to improve visual flow and finally choose color schemes to give your art mood and personality.

    We will do this multiple times, in class, and paint as "homework". A final critique will help us celebrate the new approaches we have taken and the resulting paintings. To get the most out of this class there will be extra time involved to get "homework" done, please take note! This class is good for intermediate to advanced levels.

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

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

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    • May 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WAS-H - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

    Take-In for Monthly Show

    When:

    May 2, 2020

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

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

    Theme:

    General

    Contact:

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

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