A cheerful introduction to the simple basics of watercolor painting and to the joys and ways of getting started in watercolor on your own. Students will learn all of these techniques by guided practice. Taught by the lead teacher of the Washington Metropolitan Artist Society. All supplies provided.
Saturday Sep 22nd, 2:30pm
Learn the basics of operating an airbrush with basic airbrush techniques. Students will handle several types of airbrushes and discover the difference between single and double action. A combination of demonstrations and hands-on techniques will be used to teach color mixing, blending, mixed media, stenciling, and how to use different surfaces. All...
Explore the beauty of sumi-e brush painting and learn to paint stargazer lilies with expressive strokes. You will learn how to load the brush with multiple colors and how to use a wet-on-wet technique to attain beautiful petal patterns. All supplies provided.
Saturday Sep 29th, 1pm
Come experience the art of painting with hot wax! This fun workshop is for those who have little familiarity with encaustics and would like an introduction, and for those who have experienced working with the medium, but seek to refine their skills. Diversity of learning is covered, including the basic materials and techniques, safety issues...
Invigorate your skill in drawing and composing works using color. Explore pictures, word signs and letter forms from ancient civilizations of Middle Eastern Mesopotamia and Egypt. Draw and paint words using pictures that actually spell words—the oldest syllabaries and alphabet signs in the world. No prior experience necessary. All supplies...
Come learn how to use watercolor pencils! Whether you want to use them on their own or combine them with watercolor or in a mixed media collage, watercolor pencils have a lot to offer. They are convenient, portable, and flexible. We will explore many techniques for using them. We will also discuss papers and supports. All supplies provided.
Saturday Oct 13th, 1pm
Learn how to properly measure your art, determine your mat size and begin cutting mats. We will discuss when and why to mat, exploring the materials and equipment and an introduction to mounting your art. All supplies provided.
Sunday Oct 14th, 1pm
The fluid nature of watercolor invites us to paint in a free and suggestive manner rather than be overwhelmed by detail. In this workshop, learn how to paint a loose, full-body silhouette intuitively in watercolor. We will begin by looking at the art of several artists who explore and celebrate the human form in their work. Techniques,...
Saturday Oct 20th, 1pm
Explore the fun of painting cute rabbits and bunnies. Learn to create furry rabbits in simplistic brushwork. Add carrots and other vegetables for the bunnies to enjoy. All supplies provided.
Saturday Oct 27th, 1pm
Learn how to cut double mats, multiple window mats and specialty mats like V-grooves and Raised Top mats for shadow boxing. We will explore best practices on how to choose the best colors of mat and alternate mounting as part of the design. We will also go further into the multitudes of different mounting techniques including best conservation practices....
Sunday Oct 28th, 1pm
Learn two European Manuscript Hands: Unical of Late Antiquity and Half-Unical of the Early Middle Ages. All supplies provided.
Learn to create clean, vibrant, dark colors to give your watercolors an extra glow and how proper mixing helps add dynamism to your work. Taught by the lead teacher of the Washington Metropolitan Artist Society. All supplies provided.
Saturday Nov 10th, 2:30pm
Let’s learn how to take our newly acquired knowledge of matting and mounting and learn how to actually create a finished framed piece. Alex will show you how Master Framers put it all together so you can create professional-looking framed art at home. We will cover everything from simple fits into ready-made frames as well as fitting canvases and...
Sunday Nov 11th, 1pm
Celebrate the holiday season with red poinsettias in sumi-e art, where every stroke becomes a petal. We will learn how to use white gouache to create a snowy background! All supplies provided.
Saturday Nov 17th, 1pm
Ever wonder why your perfectly planned artwork can have all the right colors, but no real spark? Then it’s time to truly think about the role of value in your art. In this workshop, we will learn about value and how it translates to color by completing a series of exercises that will open your eyes to the importance of value. All supplies provi...
Sunday Nov 18th, 1pm
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