Events in West Hartford, CT

Starts: Monday, January 25th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

FLOWERS:Participants will practice using wet in wet, so petals have subtle and delicate shading. Using dry brush, details will be added along with veins in the petals, leaves and stems. Experimenting with multiple techniques helps participants find their own hand (style) which can change, depending on the subject matter.. Tulips and Crocus and well as loose decorative flowers and their leaves will be demonstrated.

This class is 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 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. 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.

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

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Starts: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Zoom Online Workshop

Alan will demonstrate the importance of implementing the darkest values to achieve depth in a painting. Many times students will look at their painting and can't put their finger on what is missing. Most of the time, they have left out the darkest values because they are intimidated by the permanency of the dark values and thus too tentative with the application of such! Through step by step demonstrations, instructor Alan James will show you how to overcome your fear of the dark with confidence!

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Thursday, January 28th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
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Do the color palettes seem a little larger than normal? That’s because we are going to go through color mixing and understanding color in a deeper way that will teach you how to use color to your advantage. We will go over transparent, and opaque colors, mixing your own neutrals, glazing methods, using warm and cool colors, and putting together your mixing palette. This is one part of a two-class course. Color is very deep, so it would be hard to fit everything in one class

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Friday, January 29th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

Hello 2021! Let’s get you started on the right foot with a very creative vision board. This vision board can sit nicely on your walls where you can proudly display for all to see as you use it. In case you have never used or seen a vision board - A vision board holds all your goals for your business, art endeavors, finance, school, for now and in the future. This is also where you place any affirmations that inspire you, memories of family, and anything to help you achieve your goals. Come join me for a day of fun, and bring anything you can think of that you want to add to your board. Daily sayings and affirmations, images to collage, paint, etc

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, January 30th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

Today you see so many images of artists working with acrylics in a pouring method, but did you know you can do a pouring technique with watercolor too? In this course we will explore how to use a pouring technique to push your images in watercolor to a more exciting image.

We will work with an image on the paper, pouring and then bringing excitement to the image though traditional and modern techniques with a little pizazz in there too!

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, February 1st, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

New Veggies: Most veggies and fruits are simple shapes useful for practicing wet on wet and other fundamentals of watercolor. We will focus on painting root vegetables, definitely including radishes, turnips, red onions and beets. I never want to rush the class and plan extra illustrations, if time allows.

Painting Fruits and Veggies are perfect subjects for artists of all abilities. Potential opportunities are endless. Illustrations can be done as a still life or as a poster design including decorative type, which I will demonstrate. I will demo loose expressive techniques as well as tight controlled illustrations with detail, highlights and shading techniques. There is so much to experiment with, I offer these as separate classes.

This class is 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 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. 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.

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

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

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Zoom Online Workshop

Alan will demonstrate the importance of implementing the darkest values to achieve depth in a painting. Many times students will look at their painting and can't put their finger on what is missing. Most of the time, they have left out the darkest values because they are intimidated by the permanency of the dark values and thus too tentative with the application of such! Through step by step demonstrations, instructor Alan James will show you how to overcome your fear of the dark with confidence!

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 — 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

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. I will start each class 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 can be a source of relaxation, expanded creativity and FUN!

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

The SERIES (4 classes) Wednesdays 1-4 PM and 6-9 PM… February 3, 10, 17 and 24

* Most veggies and fruits have simple shapes useful for practicing wet on wet and other fundamentals of watercolor. The February series has a focus on composition, cropping, light and shadow. Participants can add an element of decorative design by either adding a plaid or printed tablecloth under the fruit or veggie or, showing the fruit in a bowl.

1. VEGGIES: 2/03- Painting whole tomatoes (with leaves and stems) placed in a decorative bowl, and tomatoes halved and quartered in front of the bowl, will be a fun project. Participants will be challenged to create an interesting composition before beginning the painting. Thumbnail sketching will be demonstrated. A plaid or printed tablecloth can be added. If time allows, a small painting of a single tomato, with a painted background can be a second project.

2. FRUITS: 2/10- Participants will practice painting assorted varieties of apples with their bold yellow/green and red skins. Adding a stem, leaves, cross sections and thin slices, a beautiful composition will emerge. Thumbnail sketches will be demonstrated before the painting begins. Time permitting ,we’ll work on a single apple placed on a cloth. Participants can design the pattern (print) of the cloth.

3. MONSTERA PHILODENDRON and SNAKE PLANTS: 2/17- Some of my favorite furniture catalogs and magazines often show these houseplants juxtaposed with furniture. Both varieties of plants have strong graphic appeal. In this class we will add a bird perched on one of these plants. Reference of both the plants and birds will be sent before the class meets. Participants will choose the bird and plant they want to paint and plan a good composition….this is really fun!!!

4. FROM THE GARDEN: EDIBLE FLOWERS- 2/24- Many flowers grown for their showy blossoms are also edible. Participants can choose from references sent before class, and create a poster. Among the references will be Borage, Nasturtiums, Pansies and Cornflowers.

Registration fee: $140
Starts: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 — 6:00pm
Ends: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 — 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

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. I will start each class 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 can be a source of relaxation, expanded creativity and FUN!

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

The SERIES (4 classes) Wednesdays Evening Session 6-9 PM… February 3, 10, 17 and 24

* Most veggies and fruits have simple shapes useful for practicing wet on wet and other fundamentals of watercolor. The February series has a focus on composition, cropping, light and shadow. Participants can add an element of decorative design by either adding a plaid or printed tablecloth under the fruit or veggie or, showing the fruit in a bowl.

1. VEGGIES: 2/03- Painting whole tomatoes (with leaves and stems) placed in a decorative bowl, and tomatoes halved and quartered in front of the bowl, will be a fun project. Participants will be challenged to create an interesting composition before beginning the painting. Thumbnail sketching will be demonstrated. A plaid or printed tablecloth can be added. If time allows, a small painting of a single tomato, with a painted background can be a second project.

2. FRUITS: 2/10- Participants will practice painting assorted varieties of apples with their bold yellow/green and red skins. Adding a stem, leaves, cross sections and thin slices, a beautiful composition will emerge. Thumbnail sketches will be demonstrated before the painting begins. Time permitting ,we’ll work on a single apple placed on a cloth. Participants can design the pattern (print) of the cloth.

3. MONSTERA PHILODENDRON and SNAKE PLANTS: 2/17- Some of my favorite furniture catalogs and magazines often show these houseplants juxtaposed with furniture. Both varieties of plants have strong graphic appeal. In this class we will add a bird perched on one of these plants. Reference of both the plants and birds will be sent before the class meets. Participants will choose the bird and plant they want to paint and plan a good composition….this is really fun!!!

4. FROM THE GARDEN: EDIBLE FLOWERS- 2/24- Many flowers grown for their showy blossoms are also edible. Participants can choose from references sent before class, and create a poster. Among the references will be Borage, Nasturtiums, Pansies and Cornflowers.

Registration fee: $140
Starts: Monday, February 8th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

Fruits: Wet in wet PLUS dry brush will be used to paint an orange + its’ cross section. We will also paint a lemon cross-section +whole lemon. Decorative type will be added to these beautiful pieces. Practicing dry brush, we’ll do nectarines.

Painting Fruits and Veggies are perfect subjects for artists of all abilities. Potential opportunities are endless. Illustrations can be done as a still life or as a poster design including decorative type, which I will demonstrate. I will demo loose expressive techniques as well as tight controlled illustrations with detail, highlights and shading techniques. There is so much to experiment with, I offer these as separate classes.

This class is 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 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. 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.

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

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

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, February 15th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

Decorative Flowers & Leaves... Think Stationery: Using references of flowers, berries, leaves and vines, create paintings that are beautiful on their own, or can be printed out and used as stationery This class will produce loosely rendered beautiful bouquets of flowers, borders and well as tightly rendered flowers with detailed petals and leaves. stationery. This class will produce loosely rendered beautiful bouquets of flowers, borders and well as tightly rendered flowers with detailed petals and leaves.

This class is 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 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. 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.

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

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

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Zoom Online Workshop

Alan will demonstrate the importance of implementing the darkest values to achieve depth in a painting. Many times students will look at their painting and can't put their finger on what is missing. Most of the time, they have left out the darkest values because they are intimidated by the permanency of the dark values and thus too tentative with the application of such! Through step by step demonstrations, instructor Alan James will show you how to overcome your fear of the dark with confidence!

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, February 22nd, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting

Sea Shells, Koi, & Sea Life:Watercolor is the perfect medium for intricately patterned and colored shells, or simple shape one color shells done with a quick wash. Beautiful Koi and lily pads will be painted. Tropical and salt water fish have amazing patterns that lend themselves to watercolor painting . Adding a background, water, is another skill to practice and learn.

This class is 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 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. 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.

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

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

Registration fee: $45
Starts: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Zoom Online Workshop

Alan will demonstrate the importance of implementing the darkest values to achieve depth in a painting. Many times students will look at their painting and can't put their finger on what is missing. Most of the time, they have left out the darkest values because they are intimidated by the permanency of the dark values and thus too tentative with the application of such! Through step by step demonstrations, instructor Alan James will show you how to overcome your fear of the dark with confidence!

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: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Zoom Online Workshop

Alan will demonstrate the importance of implementing the darkest values to achieve depth in a painting. Many times students will look at their painting and can't put their finger on what is missing. Most of the time, they have left out the darkest values because they are intimidated by the permanency of the dark values and thus too tentative with the application of such! Through step by step demonstrations, instructor Alan James will show you how to overcome your fear of the dark with confidence!

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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