Classes

Haven’t painted in a while? Feel like you’re in that sometimes scary space between beginner and intermediate watercolorist? Let’s build your confidence! Join me for a demo, class or one-day workshop, or request a class for your group or organization.


Saturday, April 21 | NOON – 4:00PM
Watercolor: Finding an Approach
Mt. Si Arts Guild | Old Library, Snoqualmie (Corner of 4th and SE River St.)
MSAG Members $30, Non-Members $50
Sign up through the MSAG website

Using your own reference photos, we’ll start this workshop with the question “Why do I want to paint this”? We’ll work through a series of questions and approaches to create a roadmap for a painting that is uniquely your own, bringing out a thoughtful and meaningful work of art. (Class size: 12 to 14; supply list on registration.)


Saturday, April 28 | NOON – 1:30PM
Watercolor Refresh: WATER (1st in a series)
Daniel Smith – Bellevue | Class fee: $10
Seats are limited, so please call 425-643-1781 to register

Many classes, books and videos leave more questions than answers when it comes to watercolor techniques – even the basics! In this class, we’ll focus on water: what is the difference between saturated, shiny & dull; how to read wetness levels, how water affects pigment, when to use more/less, when to lift colors, and whatever questions you may have. Bring your palette and your brushes – paper will be provided.


Classes at Cloud 9 Art School in Bothell

Saturday, July 21 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Finding an Approach
Class fee: $85 | Sign up

When working from reference photos, it’s easy to simply copy what we see. In this class, we’ll define the “why” of what draws us to paint a scene or subject. From there, we’ll explore ways to turn our reference into a compelling painting that tells the viewer a story. Suitable for artists of any medium.

 

Saturday, August 18 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Watercolor Skies
Class fee: $85 | Sign up

Skies can be a soft wash of color that supports a landscape or be the bold, colorful star of the show. As we explore techniques for painting skies, we’ll also create a swatch journal of color blends and mixes that we can refer to for future paintings.

 

Sept. 6 – Nov. 15 | 1st & 3rd Thursdays | 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Watercolor Refresh
6 week series: $120 | Sign up

This series is all about building confidence in your watercolor skills! Designed for artists that haven’t painted in a while, or feel like there are gaps in their knowledge of watercolor technique. We’ll start with water, and each week will focus on a single material or concept: paper, brushes, pigments, washes, edge work, etc.