Events in West Hartford, CT

When: Thursday, January 9th, 2020 — 10:00am
Where: Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

This six week course will cover the fundamental techniques that make it possible to create a successful watercolor painting. A new painting will be created each week with focus on simple subject matter such as landscapes, seascapes, and still life.

Dates of the course are: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 all from 10am - 1pm

The class will cover: - basic composition - application of washes, wet in wet, glazing and dry brush techniques - how to exploit the natural flow of water and discover the secrets that make it work its magic like no other medium can! - how to let the water guide you while overcoming the urge to control every brush stroke - the meaning of less is more

Please come prepared with all materials in materials list available here

Class Fee: $260 Feel free to contact Alan with any questions: [email protected]


Past Events

When: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 — 1:00pm
Where: Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

Join us for education and lots of hands on participation with Strathmore Blank Greeting Cards, F+W Acrylic Inks & More.

Award winning artist Gigi Chen will teach you about the many kinds of papers that Strathmore has to offer. Learn about how they are made and most important how you can use them. Then, Sarah will paint with you on Strathmore Blank Greeting Cards - using F+W Acrylic Inks & more.

$10 Registration fee to be refunded the day of the event

Call 860-232-0073 or visit sign up online!



ABOUT THE ARTIST

Gigi Chen’s work creates an aesthetic that combines her training as a traditional animator and painter, along with her love of the techniques of Old Masters. Entrenched in the art of storytelling, the work pulls together her love of contemporary idioms of cartooning, photo realism, texture and design to produce works that coalesce into Love, Craft and Fun.

Born in Guang Dong, China and raised in New York, Gigi first exhibited her work in New York at Deitch Projects as part of the ARTSTAR reality-based television program. Gigi’s exhibition credits also include the Queens Museum of Art, Superfine! Art Fair and Deep Space Gallery.

View Gigi's website to see some of her work at GigiChen.com

When: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 — 10:00am
Where: Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

All things in nature are structured in the golden section ratio. We will use this as a structural foundation along with the addition of sacred geometry and sacred numbers as inspiration for drawing compositions and figure ground relationships. The first half of the day will be drawing and the second half will be painting.
This is appropriate for any skill level.

When: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 — 1:00pm
Where: Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

In the first part of his hands-on demo, Fine Art Collective artist Joe McCarthy will help demo attendees explore the characteristics of Winsor & Newton new additions to the Professional Watercolor range.

Joe will discuss pigments, granulating and staining colors, warm and cool colors and more while attendees create washes and mixes of each color.

Joe will then lead everyone in creating collages with fragments of their color experiments through discussion of color, value, form, shape and texture.

$10 Registration fee to be refunded the day of the event

Call 860-232-0073 or register online

Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Winsor & Newton Artist Materials!

When: Saturday, November 9th, 2019 — 10:00am
Where: Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

Take a stroll into the world of Matisse’s grey.
Learn to use greys of all varieties in combination with other hues. Grey tones from both black & white as well as from complementary colors will be explored. We will be inspired by nature, flesh tones, the man-made world, and the completely abstract. This course will touch on all relevant color issues as well. This is appropriate for any skill level.

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 — 1:00pm
Where: Jerry's Artarama of CT 1109 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut 06110

From colored pencil and watercolor pencils, to pigmented artist pens, to pastel pencils and so much more! Faber-Castell has everything you need to allow your creativity to blossom. Join us for a special event featuring education, product information, hands on demonstrations and samples. Discover the fine art products from Faber-Castell and see where the color takes you.

FREE SAMPLES for each attendee!

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