Events in West Hartford, CT

Starts: Monday, August 2nd, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Explore painting the range of colors from yellow orange to red and burgundy. We’ll use wet on wet and dry brush to replicate the colors, form and texture of nectarines. Participants will choose to either paint nectarines on branches, filling the entire page with strong graphics or, create a still life with a decorative bowl filled with nectarines. A demonstration will show painting light to dark and layering colors and adding fine detail. A second project is a miniature painting of a fruit pie or tart with a lattice crust.

Classes are designed for adults with varied artistic abilities, everyone is welcome. Using Watercolor Inks is recommended. Inks are transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Participants preferring to use watercolor in tubes are welcome to use their preferred medium. Each class will start with a demonstration showing specific techniques needed to accomplish completed paintings. Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry, layering/Glazing and Brush Stroke Techniques are part of building your skills. The classes approach watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition and cropping.

The process of watercolor painting is relaxing, creative and FUN!

Before each class, participants receive pdf’s of the images we will be working on in class. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it is helpful but not required.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 — 12:45pm
Ends: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 — 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop
The Series (4 classes): Wednesdays 12:45-4 PM August 4, 11, 18, 25

This Watercolor Workshop, using watercolor inks, is designed for adults with varied artistic abilities, everyone is welcome. Inks are transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Participants preferring to use watercolor in tubes are welcome to use their preferred medium. Each week will have a theme, an inspiration. Each class will start with a demonstration showing specific techniques needed to accomplish completed paintings. Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry, Layering/Glazing and Brush Stroke Techniques are part of building your skills. The class approaches watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition and cropping.

The process of watercolor painting will be a source of relaxation, expanded creativity and FUN! Before each class participants of each class will receive pdf’s of images we will be working on in class. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it will be helpful but not required.

1. LUSCIOUS NECTARINES: 8/4- Explore painting the range of colors from yellow orange to red and burgundy. We’ll use wet on wet and dry brush to replicate the colors, form and texture of nectarines. Participants will choose to either paint nectarines on branches, filling the entire page with strong graphics or, creating a still life with a decorative bowl filled with nectarines. A demonstration will show painting light to dark and layering colors and adding fine detail. A second project, if time allows, is a miniature painting of a fruit pie with a lattice crust.

2. DAYLILIES, DAHLIAS AND JAPANESE ANEMONES: 8/11- This class celebrates late blooming summer flowers. “Wet on Wet” will be used or a delicate color blending on the petals an Anemone. Using a controlled brush stroke, detail will be carefully added to the stamens surrounding its’ delicate center. This requires control and practice. Dahlias are a perfect flower to practice “layering”. A Daylily uses all the techniques mentioned plus “Dry Brushing”. Each flower, illustrated in class, will have a planned composition and attention to cropping for added interest.

3. CORN, TOMATOES + MORE: 8/18- Illustrating the word (month) AUGUST will be demonstrated. A slice of watermelon will replace the letter U. The letter S is replaced by a stalk of Swiss Chard. An ear of corn is the letter T. Corn can be a symbol of a late summer veggie. Painting the delicate kernels by adding shadows and highlights brings the illustration to life. The husk with tiny lines painted to show the texture, is a great way to practice brush stroke control. A second project is to illustrate a recipe. References (illustrated recipes and veggie art) will be supplied for Gazpacho, Tomatillo Salsa and a Caprese Salad with Basil, Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Decorative Bottle of Olive Oil and Olives. Participants will practice painting various veggies and perhaps get a painting for the kitchen, dining room or a gift.

4. ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES + FLOWERS: 8/25- Abstract Landscapes, using new references for each class, has been a popular series. Adding Abstract Flowers is sure to delight participants. Making expressive marks, mixing colors, applying water mindfully to achieve a result only liquid watercolors can achieve, is exciting and fun. We’ll create moody skies and abstracts landscapes bursting with shadow, light and reflection. Figures sunning on blankets will be added to a loose beach scene. Extremely loose flowers suggesting a pansy or cornflower, but without detail, will be painted.

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Registration fee: $140
Starts: Thursday, August 5th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a pet portrait, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of Gouache. This medium has a history of being used with clothing designers in which they threw these designs away when they were finished. It was thought that it wasn’t a permanent medium, however, that’s not so. Gouache is considered the opaque watercolor, and is also considered the one medium sitting between watercolor and oil. It can be painted thinly on paper like watercolor, or painted thickly on canvas Come paint with me and let me teach you that this is a very fun medium that can be mastered. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Friday, August 6th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a subject, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the fun and easy medium of Acrylic. We will paint the fun subject of pets in portrait style. Acrylic is versatile and easy to use, and can emulate several different mediums and styles of painting. Come paint with me and let me teach you that this is a very fun medium that can be mastered. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, August 9th, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

This class celebrates late blooming summer flowers. “Wet on Wet” will be used for delicate color blending on the petals of an Anemone. Using a controlled brush stroke, detail will be carefully added to the stamens surrounding the delicate center; this requires control and practice. Dahlias are a perfect flower to use “layering”. A Daylily incorporates all the techniques mentioned plus “Dry Brushing”. Each flower, illustrated in class, will have a planned composition with attention to cropping, for added interest.

Classes are designed for adults with varied artistic abilities, everyone is welcome. Using Watercolor Inks is recommended. Inks are transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Participants preferring to use watercolor in tubes are welcome to use their preferred medium. Each class will start with a demonstration showing specific techniques needed to accomplish completed paintings. Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry, layering/Glazing and Brush Stroke Techniques are part of building your skills. The classes approach watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition and cropping.

The process of watercolor painting is relaxing, creative and FUN!

Before each class, participants receive pdf’s of the images we will be working on in class. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it is helpful but not required.

Add fee to cart to register for this class online. Once registered, you will receive further details on how to attend this online class

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Thursday, August 12th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a subject, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of oil/or watermixable oil. We will be painting pets in portrait style. Oil has is a traditional medium that many artists have used in the past with luminous effects in its applications. Using mediums with this painting media increases its luminosity, and giving the work more depth. Come paint with me and let me teach you that this is a very fun medium that can bring you so much joy in your work. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Friday, August 13th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Pastel is a very old medium that many people are unaware how archival this process can be. There are pastels that still exist in museums from the 18th century. Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a subject, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the exciting medium of Pastel. We will be painting pets in portrait style. Pastel is a very immediate medium, so let me teach you the many ways that pastel can be mastered. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, August 23rd, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Illustrating the word (month) AUGUST will be demonstrated. A slice of watermelon will replace the letter U. The letter S is replaced by a stalk of Swiss Chard. An ear of corn represents the letter T. Corn can be a symbol of a late summer veggie. Painting the delicate kernels by adding shadows and highlights brings the illustration to life. The husk with tiny lines painted to show the texture, is a great way to practice brush stroke control. A second project is to illustrate a recipe. References (illustrated recipes and veggie art) will be supplied for Gazpacho, Tomatillo Salsa and a Caprese Salad with Basil, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella. A bottle of Olive Oil with a decorative label can be added. This class may yield a lovely painting for the kitchen, dining room or, used for a gift.

Classes are designed for adults with varied artistic abilities, everyone is welcome. Using Watercolor Inks is recommended. Inks are transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Participants preferring to use watercolor in tubes are welcome to use their preferred medium. Each class will start with a demonstration showing specific techniques needed to accomplish completed paintings. Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry, layering/Glazing and Brush Stroke Techniques are part of building your skills. The classes approach watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition and cropping.

The process of watercolor painting is relaxing, creative and FUN!

Before each class, participants receive pdf’s of the images we will be working on in class. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it is helpful but not required.

Add fee to cart to register for this class online. Once registered, you will receive further details on how to attend this online class

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Thursday, August 26th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a subject, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of watercolor. We will paint an exciting landscape subject in this class. Watercolor has a gorgeous translucent quality that lends itself well to landscape study. Come paint with me and let me teach you that this is a very fun medium that can be mastered. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Friday, August 27th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of Gouache. We will do a landscape study with gouache in this class. The medium has a history of being used with clothing designers in which they discarded these works when they were finished. It was thought that it wasn’t a permanent medium, however, that’s not so. Gouache is considered the opaque watercolor, and is also considered the one medium sitting between watercolor and oil. It can be painted thinly on paper like watercolor, or painted thickly on canvas. Come paint with me and let me teach you that this is a very fun medium that can be mastered. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

Add fee to cart to register for this class online. Once registered, you will receive further details on how to attend this online class

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, August 30th, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Abstract Landscapes, using new references for each class, has been a popular series. Adding Abstract Flowers is sure to delight participants. Making expressive marks, mixing colors, applying water mindfully to achieve a result only watercolors can achieve, is exciting and fun. We’ll create moody skies and abstracts landscapes bursting with shadow, light and reflection. Figures sunning on blankets will be added to a loose beach scene. Extremely loose flowers suggesting pansies, cornflowers, tulips (and more) will be painted.

Classes are designed for adults with varied artistic abilities, everyone is welcome. Using Watercolor Inks is recommended. Inks are transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Participants preferring to use watercolor in tubes are welcome to use their preferred medium. Each class will start with a demonstration showing specific techniques needed to accomplish completed paintings. Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry, layering/Glazing and Brush Stroke Techniques are part of building your skills. The classes approach watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition and cropping.

The process of watercolor painting is relaxing, creative and FUN!

Before each class, participants receive pdf’s of the images we will be working on in class. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it is helpful but not required.

Add fee to cart to register for this class online. Once registered, you will receive further details on how to attend this online class

Registration fee: $45
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