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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified

What you'll learn in this painting class:

This workshop covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting.

You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European and Eastern watercolor styles. By the end of the course, students will paint a portrait of a pet, a portrait of a loved one, a couple of watercolor landscapes,  plenty of small studies, and a final project of a choice.

It will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer/tablet/phone with internet connection and zoom.us. After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.

Detailed Schedule:

  • Day 1: Flat washes. Basic watercolor techniques and common mistakes. Painting a simple landscape a-la-Voloshin.
  • Day 2:  Eastern Watercolor. Mastering various brushstrokes, painting a blossom tree, koi fish, and a dragon.
  • Day 3: Combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Painting a flower.
  • Day 4: Wet-on-Wet watercolor. Painting a cat.
  • Day 5: Classical watercolor with an underpainting. Starting a small realistic still life (trompe-l'oeil).
  • Day 6: Finishing a trompe-l'oeil.
  • Day 7: Starting a realistic portrait. Tips on painting human skin, hair, eyes.
  • Day 8: Finishing a realistic portrait.
  • Days 9-10: Final project of a choice.

Materials:

  • Watercolor paper (cold press)
  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor brushes (round with pointy tips)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Masking fluid
  • Regular printer paper

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Monthly payments are not refundable. No fee adjustments due to missed classes - please schedule make up for a class you missed. In case of serious illness or other issues that don’t allow a student to participate in class for a long period of time, the payment may be transferred to another month.

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