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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • December 01, 2022
    • December 22, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 4
    Register

    IN PERSON - Find Your Path - Mornings

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Thursday mornings

    December 1, 8, 15, and 22

    9 am - NOON

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Do you want to push your painting, define your style, and create a body of work that is cohesive and personal? This will be a student-driven class, with more of a coaching/critique vibe, helping each artist work towards a simple goal – to find their “path” whether it be realistic or abstract, portraits, landscapes, still-life based….. whatever it is that inspires you. This class is not a “how-to” class. We will discuss concepts, artistic principles that will help each artist regardless of their style and subject, and do demos that are spontaneous, responding to student problems and needs. Ideally we become a consistent group, whose input is varied and meaningful. The idea is that you will focus on a subject and approach to carry your ideas forward in a connected way. Work outside class is essential.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Regular Watercolor supplies – brushes, good quality paper, palette and paints, paper towels, etc.


    • December 01, 2022
    • December 22, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    IN PERSON - Find Your Path - Afternoons

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Thursday afternoons

    December 1, 8, 15, and 22

    1:00-4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Do you want to push your painting, define your style, and create a body of work that is cohesive and personal? This will be a student-driven class, with more of a coaching/critique vibe, helping each artist work towards a simple goal – to find their “path” whether it be realistic or abstract, portraits, landscapes, still-life based….. whatever it is that inspires you. This class is not a “how-to” class. We will discuss concepts, artistic principles that will help each artist regardless of their style and subject, and do demos that are spontaneous, responding to student problems and needs. Ideally we become a consistent group, whose input is varied and meaningful. The idea is that you will focus on a subject and approach to carry your ideas forward in a connected way. Work outside class is essential.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced


    Supply List: Regular Watercolor supplies – brushes, good quality paper, palette and paints, paper towels, etc.


    • December 03, 2022
    • December 04, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 7
    Register

    IN PERSON - Pen & Ink and Watercolor Architecture

    Joanie Hughes

    Saturday & Sunday

    December 3 & 4

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    There are endless possibilities with pen and wash techniques from loose to technical. With personal attention to each student, we will paint washes enhanced with pen, and line work followed by watercolor.  Our subject will be landscape, buildings, floral, and still life. We will paint 9X12 paintings as well as sketchbook pieces.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate


    Supply List

    • Multimedia Watercolor pad 9X12 – 140 lb paper
    • Black waterproof Micron technical pens – size 01, 05, and 08
    • Pen that will smear when wet
    • One regular lead pencil and an eraser
    • Simply Simmons watercolor brushes - #3 round and 5/8 flat
    • Watercolor paint of your choice – red, yellow, blue
    • Paper towel roll and box of facial tissue
    • Small ruler
    • Plexiglass or plastic corrugated sign board to use as a support for paper – approx. 11X14
    • Pro artist tape
    • Dip pen if interested – medium nib and holder and India ink ( optional )


    • December 05, 2022
    • March 01, 2023
    • WAS-H

    Registration opens December 5th for Brenda Swenson's March Major Workshop "Negative Painting with Watercolor".

    For details, click here: Brenda Swenson Major Workshop


    • December 06, 2022
    • December 13, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
    Register

    VIRTUAL - An Introduction to Florals in Gouache- Afternoon Class

    Laura Spector

    Tuesday afternoons

    December 6 & 13

    1:00 - 3:00 pm Central Time

    $60 members/$80 non-members


    This online course will focus on learning about using gouache paint as a watercolor with opacity, creating a small floral still life painting using gouache. Paintings may be created on individual sheets of paper or inside a sketchbook. Get your feet wet without the need to invest in new paints. We will discuss local colors found on provided reference images in order to create a simplified palette. 

    Level: Beginner

    Supply List:

    • Your usual watercolor paints PLUS one tube of white gouache (NOT acrylic gouache, often called artist gouache). Winsor & Newton and Schmincke are my favorite brands.
    • Mixed Media or Watercolor paper sheets, or a spiral bound sketchbook with perforated paper - 5.5” x 8.5” (I prefer Canson or Strathmore)
    • Brushes: 3+ Watercolor brushes of various sizes. I use two round brushes (Small and medium sized) and one small-ish flat brush. 
    • Palette Knife: 1 small palette knife that you’ll be using to mix paint on your paint tray. Rounded or pointed end - whichever you prefer.
    • Paint tray: Plastic or metal. You’ll want enough space to mix paints.
    • Graphite pencils: H, 2B, 6B
    • Small spray bottle (I use a travel bottle with a pump spray) 
    • Water cup (A large plastic yogurt container works very well!) 
    • Paper towels, or lotion-free tissues
    #StillLife #Gouache #GouachePainting


    • December 06, 2022
    • December 13, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
    Register

    VIRTUAL - An Introduction to Florals in Gouache- Evening Class

    Laura Spector

    Tuesday evenings

    December 6 & 13

    7:00 - 9:00 pm Central Time

    $60 members/$80 non-members


    This online course will focus on learning about using gouache paint as a watercolor with opacity, creating a small floral still life painting using gouache. Paintings may be created on individual sheets of paper or inside a sketchbook. Get your feet wet without the need to invest in new paints. We will discuss local colors found on provided reference images in order to create a simplified palette. 

    Level: Beginner

    Supply List:

    • Your usual watercolor paints PLUS one tube of white gouache, often called artist or designers gouache (NOT acrylic gouache). Winsor & Newton and Schmincke are my favorite brands.
    • Mixed Media or Watercolor paper sheets, or a spiral bound sketchbook with perforated paper - 5.5” x 8.5” (I prefer Canson or Strathmore)
    • Brushes: 3+ Watercolor brushes of various sizes. I use two round brushes (Small and medium sized) and one small-ish flat brush. 
    • Palette Knife: 1 small palette knife that you’ll be using to mix paint on your paint tray. Rounded or pointed end - whichever you prefer.
    • Paint tray: Plastic or metal. You’ll want enough space to mix paints.
    • Graphite pencils: H, 2B, 6B
    • Small spray bottle (I use a travel bottle with a pump spray) 
    • Water cup (A large plastic yogurt container works very well!) 
    • Paper towels, or lotion-free tissues
    #StillLife #Gouache #GouachePainting


    • December 07, 2022
    • December 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 21
    Register

    Intermediate Watercolors - Fred Kingwill

    Wednesday evenings
    December 7, 14, 21, 28
    6:00-9:00 pm.          $150

    Level: Advanced beginners & Intermediate

    Love watercolors and looking for ways to grow and improve?  This class will guide you through exercises to help you explore composition, color, tricks, and putting emotions into your paintings.  Simple exercises, lots of painting and fun will help you to become the artist you’d like to be.  

    This class is intended for artists who have some understanding of the the medium. We will 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.

    #learnwatercolor, #houstonwatercolor, #learnart, #365houston, #thingstodoinhouston, #houstonclasses

    • December 10, 2022
    • December 11, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 19
    Register

    IN PERSON - Cars from the Past

    Monika Pate

    Saturday & Sunday

    December 10 & 11

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    My favorite watercolor layering technique can be used for many subjects and one of them is antique cars. They have so much character and interesting stories!  
    If you are interested in painting this subject please join me at WAS-H for a fun weekend workshop, where we are going to explore the shapes, colors, and textures that will create a realistic painting of an antique car.
    The reference image will be provided; however, if you visited an antique car show and have your own photos please feel free to bring them with you.
    This workshop will include step-by-step demonstrations.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


    Click here for supply list.

    #monikapate_art 


    • December 17, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WAS-H, 1601 Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 18
    Register

    New Member Orientation

    Saturday, Dec 17 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am


    This orientation is designed to help new members understand the benefits of being a member and how to navigate take full advantage of their membership.

    Topics discussed will include:

    Monthly Shows and how to enter them, Classes and Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, and outreach activities.  This will also be a good opportunity for new members to get to know each other, ask questions and make suggestions on how WAS-H can serve it's members.

    This event is free but requires online registration.


    • January 03, 2023
    • January 24, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 8
    Register

    IN PERSON - Drawing 101

    Myke Venable

    Four Tuesday mornings

    January 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30am - 12:30pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Schedule this class to set aside time to develop, practice, and refine your drawing skills! Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing through various hands-on activities and class discussions. This class will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line, and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or for those who want to sharpen their fundamental skills.

    Level: Novice, Beginner
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply List
    *Sketch Book: 8.5x11 inches, 50 lb. smooth surface paper

    *Graphite drawing pencils: 2H-HB-2B

    *Kneaded Rubber Eraser

    *Pink Pearl Eraser

    *Pentel Eraser Caps

    *KEYS TO DRAWING book (Free PDF version online)

    #drawing #drawingfundamentals #mykevenable #drawwhatyousee #gettingtothebasics
    • January 03, 2023
    • January 24, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 28
    Register

    VIRTUAL:  Non-Objective Acrylics: Playing with Color, Pattern, Texture

    Susan Giannantonio

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    January 3, 10, 17, 24

    1:00 - 3:00pm, Central Time

    $120 members/$160 non-members


    Experience the freedom of non-objective painting. Unleash the artist within—explore what colors, marks and textures you love. This class will involve lots of painting and optional homework. We will also create collage papers using various techniques including gelli plate printing and hand-made stamps, all useable in upcoming figure and landscape classes (February & March). Please check the supply list as soon as you sign up so you have time to shop for recommended supplies.
    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Click HERE for Supply List.

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1General registration opens December 8.


    • January 03, 2023
    • January 31, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 14
    Register

    IN PERSON - Intro to Watercolor 2.0

    Katherine Rodgers

    Five Tuesday evenings

    January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $200 members/$250 non-members

    Save money: become a member of WASH. Click HERE for info.


    This is the SECOND part of Katherine Rodgers's Introduction to Watercolor course. In this course students will learn more in-depth color theory, mixing watercolor pigments, advanced composition concepts, how to create texture, and the use of negative space. We will cover painting flowers, still life, metalwork, and simple landscape composition. It is specifically designed for students that have taken Katherine's introduction course or have taken an equivalent introductory watercolor course in the past. Please email Katherine if you are unsure if you are ready for this class. (KatherineRodgersFineArt@gmail.com)

    Level: Novice, Beginner
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Scan this QR code with your phone to visit Katherine's home page.


    Click HERE for supply list.

    • January 04, 2023
    • January 25, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 13
    Register

    IN PERSON - Introduction to Watercolor (Beginners only)

    Katherine Rodgers

    Four Wednesday evenings

    January 4, 11, 18, 25

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Starting at the very beginning, this introduction to watercolor course will go over brushes, paper types, the use of water, negative space, glazing, color mixing, and more. Learn the basics of watercolor painting and develop your own personal painting style in a small group setting. Katherine will teach you shadows, form, and basic composition strategies. 

    Level: Novice, Beginner
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Scan this QR code with your phone to visit Katherine's home page.

    Click HERE for supply list.

    • January 05, 2023
    • January 26, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    IN PERSON - Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Thursday afternoons

    January 5, 12, 19, 26

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members

    Do you want to push your painting, define your style, and create a body of work that is cohesive and personal? This will be a student-driven class, with more of a coaching/critique vibe, helping each artist work towards a simple goal – to find their “path” whether it be realistic or abstract, portraits, landscapes, still-life based….. whatever it is that inspires you. This class is not a “how-to” class. We will discuss concepts, artistic principles that will help each artist regardless of their style and subject, and do demos that are spontaneous, responding to student problems and needs. Ideally we become a consistent group, whose input is varied and meaningful. The idea is that you will focus on a subject and approach to carry your ideas forward in a connected way. Work outside class is essential.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply List
    Regular Watercolor supplies – brushes, good quality paper, paper towels, palette and paints etc..

    • January 09, 2023
    • January 10, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 25
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Watercolor Foundations - Essential Techniques

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Monday & Tuesday

    January 9 & 10

    12:00 - 3:00pm

    $90 members/$110 non-members

    The most important part about painting with watercolor is understanding the behavior of the pigment and surface.  In this online workshop, we will explore the watercolor fundamentals and techniques often forgotten or taken for granted, such as understanding the influences of gravity and environment on paint management, and the importance of good timing for varied effects.   This is an excellent course for beginners and experienced painters alike.
    • Day 1 – Considerations of Color Theory, Value & Brush Technique

      • Construct simple color wheel and value scale
      • Practicing flat and gradient washes with control and good timing 
      • Project: Simple still-life to study important value relationships
    Day 2 – Applicable Effects & Process of Painting (The this, then that.)
      • Practicing layered and dynamic color mixing
      • Learning how to break down a composition into clear steps 
      • Project: Expressive Landscape - bringing it all together

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate


    Click HERE for Supply List.


    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8. 

    Website: http://www.jmbportfolio.com


    #watercolorfoundations #watercolorfundamentals #learningwatercolor #watercolortechniques #colormixing #colorpaint #colorworkshop #colorknowledge #coloraccuracy #watercolorpigment #watercolorhue #watercolortechnique #watercolortutorials #paintingworkshops #watercolorartworks #fluidpaintings #watercolourpaintings #watercolourtutorial #learningwatercolor #watercolorfun #watercolorpalette #watercolortutorial #watercolorstudy
    • January 10, 2023
    • January 31, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
    Register

    IN PERSON - Portrait Painting

    Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    January 10, 17, 24, 31

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    The portrait class will focus on the fundamentals of portrait painting in watercolor. This  class is designed for those who want to improve human head drawing, forms, plans, tonal value, and techniques of portrait painting. In many ways, portrait painting is fun class. It is exciting, full of artistic challenges, as well as gives you confidence working with the loose brush and understanding of light and shade.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply List

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes ( # 02 to # 06) natural squirrel hair )
    • Watercolor paint of your choice, palette
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (22x30" sheet, cut in quarters)
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.

    Note: Bring good quality close up photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own.


    #artistmohdali


    • January 12, 2023
    • February 02, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 11
    Register

    VIRTUAL: A Silver Screen Portrait with Wet & Dry Charcoal

    Laura Spector

    Four Thursday evenings

    January 12, 19, 26, February 2

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Explore a step-by-step process of building up a charcoal portrait from a

    photograph. Class will focus on separating light and shadow, building the architecture of form, using bold choices of mark-making, and developing a likeness. This class will begin with the use of brushing on liquid charcoal, which expedites the foundation of the portrait for a more complex and textured drawing.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Click HERE for Supply List.

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1General registration opens December 8.


    #StillLife #Gouache #GouachePainting
    • January 14, 2023
    • January 15, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 18
    Register

    IN PERSON - P.U.I. - (Painting Under the Influence)

    Robin Avery

    Saturday & Sunday

    January 14 & 15

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    This workshop will be full of ideas used by Matisse, Van Gogh, Derain, and Vlaminck.  You'll experience their enthusiasm for painting as we create several small studies using similar colors, shapes, and lines.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply list:

    • Bring paintings you wish to improve, photos you wish to paint from, and sketches you want to develop into a composition. This workshop is a springboard to give you a jump-start into creating in a new direction.
    • Bring your usual painting supplies.

    • January 17, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 24
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Watercolor - Skills in Mixing Color

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Tuesday

    January 17

    12:00 - 3:00pm

    $50 members/$60 non-members

    Getting the right color doesn’t have to be a bundle of trial and error. With a bit of knowledge about pigments and their characteristics, we can develop an instinct for efficiently and accurately mixing color. There will be focus on the important and universal role of mixtures formed from primaries, with evaluation on how other tube colors relate in the spectrum. We will explore the warming, cooling, and neutralizing of hues, as well as tinting and shading techniques that maintain richness of chroma... Or not... The point is we’re in control!

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate


    Click HERE for Supply List.


    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8. 

    Website: http://www.jmbportfolio.com


    #colormixing #colorpaint #colorworkshop #colorknowledge #coloraccuracy #watercolorpigment #watercolorhue#watercolortechnique #watercolortutorials #paintingworkshops #watercolorartworks #fluidpaintings #watercolourpaintings #watercolourtutorial #learningwatercolor #watercolorfun #watercolorpalette #watercolortutorial #watercolorstudy
    • January 21, 2023
    • January 22, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
    Register

    IN PERSON - Intermediate Watercolors

    Fred Kingwill

    Saturday & Sunday

    January 21 & 22

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Love watercolors and looking for ways to grow and improve?  This class will help you explore composition, color, tricks, and putting emotions into your paintings.  Simple exercises, lots of painting and fun will help you to become the artist you’d like to be.  
     Fred has been teaching watercolor for over 40 years and winters in Houston.

    Level: Intermediate
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Click HERE for supply list.

    • January 28, 2023
    • January 29, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 19
    Register

    IN PERSON - Peggy's Cove

    Les McDonald, Jr.

    Saturday & Sunday

    January 28 & 29

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Seascape – boats, water, and scenery
    PS: We may add in some cloud structure to break some of that blue sky.
    PS: I recommend painting on 300# Arches – With large washes, 140# tends to buckle a lot unless taped to a drawing board. I will be using a half sheet paper

    NOTE: I will have my projector available to draw your image.

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    McDonaldSupplyList.doc
    • January 31, 2023
    • February 28, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 30
    Register

    VIRTUAL:  Figures in Acrylics/Mixed Media/Collage

    Susan Giannantonio

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    January 31, February 7, 14, 28 (skip Feb. 21)

    1:00 - 3:00pm, Central Time

    $120 members/$160 non-members


    Figurative painting is great fun when using collage elements and ephemera to add interest to clothing and to set the figure in context. This gives us a chance to create a world for our figures. Be ready to pull out papers, colors, and tools to develop visual settings.  Inspirations for this class include Carla O’Connor, Liz Hill, Donna Young, Malgorzata LazarekKristin Vestgård, others. Please check the supply list as soon as you sign up so you have time to shop for recommended supplies.
    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Click HERE for Supply List.

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1General registration opens December 8.


    • February 01, 2023
    • March 01, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 13
    Register

    IN PERSON - Intro to Watercolor 2.0

    Katherine Rodgers

    Five Wednesday evenings

    February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $200 members/$250 non-members

    Save money: become a member of WASH. Click HERE for info.


    This is the SECOND part of Katherine Rodgers's Introduction to Watercolor course. In this course students will learn more in-depth color theory, mixing watercolor pigments, advanced composition concepts, how to create texture, and the use of negative space. We will cover painting flowers, still life, metalwork, and simple landscape composition. It is specifically designed for students that have taken Katherine's introduction course or have taken an equivalent introductory watercolor course in the past. Please email Katherine if you are unsure if you are ready for this class. (KatherineRodgersFineArt@gmail.com)

    Level: Novice, Beginner
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Scan this QR code with your phone to visit Katherine's home page.


    Click HERE for supply list.

    • February 02, 2023
    • February 23, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 2
    Register

    IN PERSON - Find Your Path

    Carla Gauthier

    Four Thursday afternoons

    February 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members

    Do you want to push your painting, define your style, and create a body of work that is cohesive and personal? This will be a student-driven class, with more of a coaching/critique vibe, helping each artist work towards a simple goal – to find their “path” whether it be realistic or abstract, portraits, landscapes, still-life based….. whatever it is that inspires you. This class is not a “how-to” class. We will discuss concepts, artistic principles that will help each artist regardless of their style and subject, and do demos that are spontaneous, responding to student problems and needs. Ideally we become a consistent group, whose input is varied and meaningful. The idea is that you will focus on a subject and approach to carry your ideas forward in a connected way. Work outside class is essential.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply List
    Regular Watercolor supplies – brushes, good quality paper, paper towels, palette and paints etc..

    • February 02, 2023
    • February 23, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 19
    Register

    IN PERSON - Watercolor Mapmaking

    Ed Pettitt

    Four Thursday evenings

    February 2, 9, 16, 23

    6:00 - 9:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members

    Maps are all around us, from our GPS to the blueprint of our homes to the mental maps that guide us through the obstacle course of life. Maps orient us, guide us, and inform us, and they can tell a rich story of people, place, and culture. In this class, we will explore different kinds of representational and metaphorical maps as well as their components, including cartouche, compass rose, legend, symbols, and more. We will practice sketching and adding watercolor to a variety of maps and students will gain an appreciation for mapmaking as a tool for urban sketching, personal reflection, ethnographic study, and decorative illustration. No mapmaking experience is needed and all levels of artists are welcome, including first-time beginners!
    Level: all

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Click HERE for supply list.










    • February 06, 2023
    • February 08, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 25
    Register

    VIRTUAL: Watercolor Foundations - Essential Techniques

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Monday & Wednesday

    February 6 & 8

    12:00 - 3:00pm

    $90 members/$110 non-members

    The most important part about painting with watercolor is understanding the behavior of the pigment and surface.  In this online workshop, we will explore the watercolor fundamentals and techniques often forgotten or taken for granted, such as understanding the influences of gravity and environment on paint management, and the importance of good timing for varied effects.   This is an excellent course for beginners and experienced painters alike.
    • Day 1 – Considerations of Color Theory, Value & Brush Technique

      • Construct simple color wheel and value scale
      • Practicing flat and gradient washes with control and good timing 
      • Project: Simple still-life to study important value relationships
    Day 2 – Applicable Effects & Process of Painting (The this, then that.)
      • Practicing layered and dynamic color mixing
      • Learning how to break down a composition into clear steps 
      • Project: Expressive Landscape - bringing it all together

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate


    Click HERE for Supply List.


    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8. 

    Website: http://www.jmbportfolio.com


    #watercolorfoundations #watercolorfundamentals #learningwatercolor #watercolortechniques #colormixing #colorpaint #colorworkshop #colorknowledge #coloraccuracy #watercolorpigment #watercolorhue #watercolortechnique #watercolortutorials #paintingworkshops #watercolorartworks #fluidpaintings #watercolourpaintings #watercolourtutorial #learningwatercolor #watercolorfun #watercolorpalette #watercolortutorial #watercolorstudy
    • February 07, 2023
    • February 28, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 20
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    VIRTUAL: The Simplified Floral Still Life in Gouache

    Laura Spector

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    February 7, 14, 21, 28

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    This online course will focus on creating one completed floral still life painting. Students will focus on methods of reducing complex elements into simple shapes while focusing on patterns, rhythm, movement, and contour lines to create fresh and exciting paintings. Organizing a color palette and creating preliminary sketches will be part of our classroom journey. This course is the prefect way to welcome Spring and Summer while taking a deep dive into color theory.

    Level: Beginner

    Class 1 - Setting up, Negative space, Reference images
    Students will prepare for their upcoming two paintings by learning the methods of how to simplify photo references and create strong compositions. Proportion accuracy will be discussed along with light perspective.

    Class 2 - The Tonal Sketch & Coloring palette
    Students will create thumbnail sketches of their composition and begin their tonal sketch using earth colors. A color palette will be created for the first painting along with a poster study.

    Class 3 -The Tonal Sketch & Coloring the painting
    Students will work toward finishing their first painting making sure to keep an eye on the separation of light and shadow.

    Class 4 - Finishing and Class Critique
    Students will complete their paintings in class and send in photos during class for a final critique.

    Click HERE for Supply List.

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1General registration opens December 8.


    #StillLife #Gouache #GouachePainting
    • February 07, 2023
    • February 28, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 8
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    IN PERSON - Drawing 102

    Myke Venable

    Four Tuesday mornings

    February 7, 14, 21, 28

    9:30am - 12:30pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Schedule this class to set aside time to develop, practice, and refine your drawing skills! Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing through various hands-on activities and class discussions. This class will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line, and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or for those who want to sharpen their fundamental skills.

    Level: Novice, Beginner
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply List
    *Sketch Book: 8.5x11 inches, 50 lb. smooth surface paper

    *Graphite drawing pencils: 2H-HB-2B

    *Kneaded Rubber Eraser

    *Pink Pearl Eraser

    *Pentel Eraser Caps

    *KEYS TO DRAWING book (Free PDF version online)

    #drawing #drawingfundamentals #mykevenable #drawwhatyousee #gettingtothebasics
    • February 07, 2023
    • February 28, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
    Register

    IN PERSON - Flower Painting

    Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Four Tuesday afternoons

    February 7, 14, 21, 28

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    $180 members/$220 non-members


    Flower painting class is designed for learning to paint power and floral grouping in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon painting technique, color values, and composition. Painting flowers is a unique experience: each flower is different. We will paint petals by using flat and pointed brushes for blending color and obtaining soft edges. You may use tracing paper for transferring images of your choice.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate
    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply List

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes ( # 02 to # 06) natural squirrel hair )
    • Watercolor paint of your choice, palette
    • 140 lb. Arches paper (22x30" sheet, cut in quarters)
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.

    Note: Bring good quality close up photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own.


    #artistmohdali


    • February 11, 2023
    • February 12, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 15
    Register

    IN PERSON - Pet Painting

    Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Saturday & Sunday

    February 11 & 12

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Want to learn the basic techniques used to create beautiful portraits of your favorite dogs and Cats with watercolor?  This class is for you!

    Class will begin with a demonstration. Students will pick a reference photo and begin their own journey.  The demo will show you some techniques to make painting your pet fun. You’ll work with a loose brush and apply your understanding of light and shade and using values to make your painting pop.  While this class is appropriate for the beginner, intermediate and advanced painters will also benefit

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Early Registration for Members opens December 1. General registration opens December 8.


    Supply List

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable) 
    • Watercolor brushes ( # 02 to  # 06) natural squirrel hair )
    • Watercolor paint of your choice, palette, 
    • 140 Lb arches ¼ size paper
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc.
    • Note: Bring good quality close up photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your own


    • February 13, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 25
    Register