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Below you'll find a list of my upcoming classes for the remainder of 2018, with links to the enrollment pages.  Please follow the links for additional class information.  All classes are currently located in Benicia, CA.

May 31st and June 1 & 2nd- Wet-Into-Wet Watercolors, for Continuing Students- 295$

Stop strangling that brush.  😊  Let go, team up with water, and let it do more of the work for you!  In this series we’ll be focusing on painting landscapes in a loose, wet-into-wet style.  Practice controlling water through a better understanding of the Watercolor Clock.  Learn how to simplify your subjects and build your paintings in three layered steps.  Plan out your paintings to preserve your whites and create rich, deep darks.  Above all, practice looking at your subjects with the eyes of a watercolor artist!

Each workshop in the series will repeat and reinforce concepts from the previous ones, but subject matter will vary, including beaches, lakes, mountains, meadows, etc.  Take more than one (or all three!!) to delve deeper into the techniques and push your painting further.  Small classes allow for a good amount of one-on-one attention.

Special notes: Students will be required to bring their normal equipment–paints, brushes, backing, etc.  Please be prepared to supply your own food for lunch.

July 27 & 28th- An Introduction to Wet-Into-Wet Watercolors- 195$

In this class, we’ll spend two days painting many small works — clouds, simple landscapes, and florals.  We’ll be painting primarily only in black and white for both days, as we remove color from our concerns so we can really focus on better partnering with water!

Learn about the Watercolor Clock and put it into practice as we experiment, practice timing, and attempt to play fast and loose with edges.  If you’ve been intimidated by wet-into-wet work and wish your paintings would loosen up, this is a good class for you to explore the subject in a guided environment and have fun!  The techniques one learns painting clouds and florals can be applied to many other subjects.  This is a class for relative watercolor beginners, and for painters with some experience who would like to be guided into doing more wet-into-wet work.

Special notes: Students will be required to bring their equipment- paints, brushes, backing, etc.  Please be prepared to supply your own food for lunch.

Sept 7 & 8th- Exploring Color For Watercolorists- 195$

Do you have a hard time really understanding what’s written on your tubes of paint?  Or how to purchase a pigment type that will do what you want?  Do you have a hard time arriving at the color you want, when you do your mixing?  Are you unsure what colors to use when building an image?

Using Munsell’s Color Space as a model, in this class we’ll explore a framework for understanding color-  how to mix it as watercolorists and how to use it to strong affect.  How does one hue compare to another?  Is it more vibrant or more gray?  Is it brighter or darker in value?  If you want it to be darker, what options do you have available to move it in that direction?

Learn to control the color in your palette, so you no longer have to rely on mixing “recipes” or ask someone “what colors did you use to mix that?”  Instead, anticipate your mixing results, and start focusing on how you want to use color in your work.

Special notes: Students will be required to bring their equipment- paints, brushes, backing, etc.  Please be prepared to supply your own food for lunch.

October 11, 12, & 13th- Continuing With Wet-Into-Wet Watercolors- 295$

Stop strangling that brush.  Let go, team up with water, and let it do more of the work for you!  In this series we’ll be focusing on painting landscapes in a loose, wet-into-wet style.  Practice controlling water through a better understanding of the Watercolor Clock.  Learn how to simplify your subjects and build your paintings in three layered steps.  Plan your paintings out to preserve your whites and create rich, deep darks.  Above all, practice looking at your subjects with the eyes of a watercolor artist!

Special notes: Students will be required to bring their normal equipment- paints, brushes, backing, etc.  Please be prepared to supply your own food for lunch.