Events in West Hartford, CT

Starts: Monday, April 19th, 2021 — 6:00pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

No prior figure drawing necessary. A simple and easy way to proportion the fashion figure will be demonstrated. Please have a 12 “ ruler handy. We’ll create plaids, hombre patterns, checks and stripes to add to the clothing. Being illustrated. Painting graphic and stylized faces will look interesting and wonderful. This is a great class for someone wondering what fashion illustration is all about. Please feel free to check out my portfolio: marikahahn.com

These Watercolor Classes are offered as singles. Series are available as well. 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!

$45 registration fee Call 860-232-0073 or visit our website with the links below to see more information & register for this event online. Once registered you will be sent further details on how to attend this event

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Friday, April 23rd, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a still life, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of oils or watermixable oils. Traditional oils are such a luminous medium, and so forgiving to work with. We can also use the new watermixable oils if you prefer so I can teach you how easy it is to transition, so you can remove solvents from your studio. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, April 24th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Drawing is a skill that takes some time to learn through particular processes. First one must learn to look for general shapes, then learn to combine those shapes to suggest the object. We did that earlier in previous classes. Now join me in learning how to take your drawings further by looking for specifics. These are the details that finish a drawing. Please don’t worry if you didn’t take the other classes, you will be fine to take this one now.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, April 26th, 2021 — 6:00pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

March Abstract Landscapes was a sold out class so I am offering another class using different references. Aside from landscapes we will do do wet on wet washes, letting colors blend and flow, creating patterns. Using wide (#12 or #14) brushes, narrow foam brushes and coarse salt, we’ll create wonderful paintings…and have fun!!!!!/p>

These Watercolor Classes are offered as singles. Series are available as well. 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!

$45 registration fee Call 860-232-0073 or visit our website with the links below to see more information & register for this event online. Once registered you will be sent further details on how to attend this event

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Friday, April 30th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

What makes an artwork a great piece of work that stands out? Composition. Hands down, composition is a game changer for your work, but how does an artist design successful paintings? We will go over many different tricks artists use to make their work more successful every time. Using these tricks become old habit over time. We will put these tricks to use on several pieces we will work on during this class time.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, May 1st, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Have you seen all these artists working large format, and wonder how they get the courage to work that large? Working in a large format takes a good amount of preplanning and understanding how to manipulate your composition. Come join me for a day of working large and feeling the complete release of getting lost in your work. Jump in with both feet and let me prove to you that you can do this no matter what your skill level is. I work large scale all the time, and I will be there to help you through the process. All you need are any acrylics you might currently be using, brushes, and a large canvas. Let’s do this!!

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, May 3rd, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: Monday, May 24th, 2021 — 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

The SERIES (4 classes) Mondays May 3, 10, 17, 24 -5:45-9 PM EST

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

1. RIVER & POND - Monday May 3: The richness and variety of plants and animals that make fresh water habitats their home, are amazing. References of fish, flowers, waterlilies, a bird, nest and eggs, dragonfly, frog and salamander are all possibilities for an illustration. A second project, a detailed illustration of one of the above references done in miniature will look beautiful.

2. HYDRANGEAS & POPPIES - Monday May 10: Painting Hydrangeas uses several watercolor techniques. Each Mop-head Hydrangea is made up of dozens of tiny blossoms clustered together. Each tiny petal has wet on wet color applied and then glazing comes in to layer another soft color. Blues, periwinkles, pale fuchsia and magenta will be lovely to mix and paint. A brightly colored Iceland Poppy with an interesting and challenging to paint center, will be a second illustration.

3. CREATING A FRUIT/VEGETABLE MULTIPLE- Monday May 17: Fruits and vegetables come in wonderful colors and shapes. Citrus fruits, round or oval have a simple easy to paint shape until they are sliced and offer great patterns to illustrate. Asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes…endless possibilities to create a GARDEN MULTIPLE Painting. Using references, we’ll do thumbnail sketches showing possibilities, before beginning to start the watercolor painting.

4. BUTTERFLIES + MOTHS- MONDAY MAY 24: Butterflies and Moths look like magical winged critters from a fairytale. Participants will be emailed references of beautiful, colorful and intricately patterned butterflies and moths for inspiration. An illustration can show several of them with a backdrop of large graphic leaves or a closeup of one or two taking nectar from a Buddleja Bush, Honeysuckle or Verbena. A single moth or butterfly with watercolor lettering, for the species name, is a possibility for a lovely

$140 registration fee for all 4 classes. Add fee to cart to register. Once registered you will receive an email with instructions on how to attend this workshop

Registration fee: $140
Starts: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 — 12:45pm
Ends: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 — 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

The SERIES (4 classes) Wednesdays May 5, 12, 19, 26-12:45- 4 PM EST

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

1. RIVER & POND - Wednesday May 5: The richness and variety of plants and animals that make fresh water habitats their home, are amazing. References of fish, flowers, waterlilies, a bird, nest and eggs, dragonfly, frog and salamander are all possibilities for an illustration. A second project, a detailed illustration of one of the above references done in miniature will look beautiful.

2. HYDRANGEAS & POPPIES - Wednesday May 12: Painting Hydrangeas uses several watercolor techniques. Each Mop-head Hydrangea is made up of dozens of tiny blossoms clustered together. Each tiny petal has wet on wet color applied and then glazing comes in to layer another soft color. Blues, periwinkles, pale fuchsia and magenta will be lovely to mix and paint. A brightly colored Iceland Poppy with an interesting and challenging to paint center, will be a second illustration.

3. CREATING A FRUIT/VEGETABLE MULTIPLE- Wednesday May 19: Fruits and vegetables come in wonderful colors and shapes. Citrus fruits, round or oval have a simple easy to paint shape until they are sliced and offer great patterns to illustrate. Asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes…endless possibilities to create a GARDEN MULTIPLE Painting. Using references, we’ll do thumbnail sketches showing possibilities, before beginning to start the watercolor painting.

4. BUTTERFLIES + MOTHS-Wednesday May 26: Butterflies and Moths look like magical winged critters from a fairytale. Participants will be emailed references of beautiful, colorful and intricately patterned butterflies and moths for inspiration. An illustration can show several of them with a backdrop of large graphic leaves or a closeup of one or two taking nectar from a Buddleja Bush, Honeysuckle or Verbena. A single moth or butterfly with watercolor lettering, for the species name, is a possibility for a lovely

$140 registration fee for all 4 classes. Add fee to cart to register. Once registered you will receive an email with instructions on how to attend this workshop

Registration fee: $140
Starts: Friday, May 7th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

How do artists create the illusion of space in their artwork? Designing a composition is not enough to make a piece of work successful. An artist must create the illusion of depth in their work as well with spacial relationships. We will look at previous artists works to study their handling of this complex subject, then we will work through some exercises to see the process first hand. We will also complete several studies using these methods.

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, May 8th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Color, composition, spacial relationships, principals/elements of design, how do artists combine all of these tricks to make their work successful? How can you keep these straight and learn to use these important elements to your advantage? Come join me for a day to learn how to use all of these elements every time you work to make your art stand out. We will look at some historic pieces of work to prove that artists have been using these tricks all along throughout history. We will also do some small studies to be sure we understand the uses of these very important tools.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, May 10th, 2021 — 12:45pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Watercolor is a wonderful art form. This is a perfect class for a beginner or, as a refresher. Everyone is welcome. I will show basic color mixing (with Liquid Watercolors), washes, wet into wet, layering/glazing and brush stroke technique. Aside from being fun, participants will do lovely paintings of leaves, berries, loosely painted flowers and more. Demonstrations throughout the class will guide you.

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

This will be a wonderful and fun Class!

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Friday, May 14th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a still life, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of watercolor. Watercolor has had a negative reputation for being a hard medium to master, but I would have to disagree. 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: Saturday, May 15th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a still life, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of gouache. This medium is considered the opaque compliment to watercolor, and the medium between watercolor and oils. It can be painted like a watercolor, or thick on canvas like an oil. 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, May 21st, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a still life, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the medium of acrylics. Acrylic is a very versatile medium that can be painted thin like watercolor, or thick like oil. It is a very easy medium for beginners. 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: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a still life, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of Oils/watermixable oils. This medium has been long romanticized for its luminosity, and impasto brushstrokes. With proper training anyone can learn how to paint in this very old medium. 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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Starts: Friday, May 28th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of setting up a still life, blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of pastels. You will see the appeal artists find in the immediacy gained by using this historic medium. I will teach you many different ways to use the medium with different tools, and techniques. 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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Starts: Saturday, May 29th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Come paint for a few hours to learn the process of painting pet portraits by blocking in the composition, and painting from start to finish in the beautiful medium of watercolor. Watercolor has had a negative reputation for being a hard medium to master, but I would have to disagree. Come paint with me and let me teach you that this is a very fun medium that can be mastered. Have fun learning to paint pet portraits, even paint your own pet. Images will be provided but you can bring your own if you like.

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Registration fee: $45
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