Events in West Hartford, CT

Starts: Monday, November 1st, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES: Nov 1- With a monochromatic color palette, simplified bare trees and mountains, we’ll create a dreamy landscape. Participants have asked for a lesson on painting clouds. A sky with puffy clouds and a scene of frozen wetland and dried grasses will be an interesting second illustration. Aside from landscapes participants will experiment with wet on wet washes, letting colors flow and blend creating patterns. Using a wide #14 or #16 brush and a sprinkling of coarse salt, interesting abstracts will be created.

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, November 3rd, 2021 — 12:45pm
Ends: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 — 4:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

The SERIES (3 classes) : Wednesdays November 3, 10 17 12:45- 4 PM EST (no class the wk of Nov 22)

1. ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES: Nov 3- With a monochromatic color palette, simplified bare trees and mountains, we’ll create a dreamy landscape. Participants have asked for a lesson on painting clouds. A sky with puffy clouds and a scene of frozen wetland and dried grasses will be an interesting second illustration. Aside from landscapes participants will experiment with wet on wet washes, letting colors flow and blend creating patterns. Using a wide #14 or #16 brush and a sprinkling of coarse salt, interesting abstracts will be created.

2. EXOTIC FRUIT ON BOLD BACKGROUNDS: Nov 10- Fruit makes a great subject for watercolor painters. Each image will have a bold bright back ground color. Artists will experiment with colors, on scrap paper, before committing to a color. Participants will sketch a simplified shape of their fruit on paper and decide whether to paint the background first, trapping the subject or, paint the fruit before adding the ground color.* For my sample illustration, I painted a papaya split in half with exposed shiny seeds and gorgeous yellow/orange flesh, I added a light fuchsia background and bright fuchsia hand done type. A Mango will be painted with washes of reds, oranges and other subtle color variations. The knobby yellow/green skin of a Bitter Gourd will present a challenging study in detail and wash. I will demonstrate painting watercolor type which can be added to the art work.

*Using Masking Fluid, also known as Liquid Frisket, will be demonstrated, Participants may want to have this product available, this is optional.

3. WATER LOTUS AND AQUATIC IRIS: NOV 17- Both the Lotus and Aquatic Iris are beautiful. The Iris will be painted in a loose style, creating a representation of the flower rather than a botanical study. Having the work area on a slight slant (a book or two with a cutting board as the ‘work area’ is OK) will allow color to flow within a planned composition. A bit of splattering will complete the finished art work. The lotus is known for it wide showy flowers and upward cupping waxy leaves that can grow two feet across. We’ll practice fine detail with the veins in the leaves. Petals will use our wet on wet skills combined with dry brush for detail. Decorative woody seed pods, in the lotus center, are lovely to paint. They are often used in flower arrangements because of their strong graphics. Two paintings. using different techniques, will be a wonderful class in this series.

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: $105
Starts: Saturday, November 6th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Are you a little horse crazy and would like to learn how to draw horses? Well this is the class for you. Michelle grew up on a farm where they raised and trained horses. She has been drawing horses her entire life. Join Michelle in this fun class to learn the basics, and the anatomy of properly drawing their form. All levels welcome!

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, November 6th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 3:00pm
Where: Jerrys Artarama of CT 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

Drawing is key in the art world. This drawing class will focus on the basics. We will go over basic drawing tools and supplies, and how to properly use them. We will go over a few techniques on applying the materials on to paper such as mark making, line weight, and more. We will touch on shading, and some general concepts of perspective and composition.

  • Students will be properly spaced apart
  • CDC guidance on COVID protocols will be properly observed

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, November 8th, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

EXOTIC FRUIT ON BOLD BACKGROUNDS: Nov 8 Fruit makes a great subject for watercolor painters. Each image will have a bold bright back ground color. Artists will experiment with colors, on scrap paper, before committing to a color. Participants will sketch a simplified shape of their fruit on paper and decide whether to paint the background first, trapping the subject or, paint the fruit before adding the ground color.*

For my sample illustration, I painted a papaya split in half with exposed shiny seeds and gorgeous yellow/orange flesh, I added a light fuchsia background and bright fuchsia hand done type. A Mango will be painted with washes of reds, oranges and other subtle color variations. The knobby yellow/green skin of a Bitter Gourd will present a challenging study in detail and wash. I will demonstrate painting watercolor type which can be added to the art work.

*Using Masking Fluid, also known as Liquid Frisket, will be demonstrated, Participants may want to have this product available, this is optional.

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: Saturday, November 13th, 2021 — 1:00pm
Ends: 3:00pm
Where: Jerrys Artarama of CT 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

Take your watercolor and gouache paintings in a new direction. The addition of clear and tinted Encaustic wax and a bit oil paint or ink can add luminosity to the color and an opportunity to embellish the painting’s surface with texture and patina, creating a complexity of surface achievable no other way. Even the most basic beginner watercolor paintings can look accomplished with this simple technique. Perfect for beginners and experts

  • Students will be properly spaced apart
  • CDC guidance on COVID protocols will be properly observed

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Monday, November 15th, 2021 — 5:45pm
Ends: 9:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

WATER LOTUS AND AQUATIC IRIS: NOV 15- Both the Lotus and Aquatic Iris are beautiful. The Iris will be painted in a loose style, creating a representation of the flower rather than a botanical study. Having the work area on a slight slant (a book or two with a cutting board as the ‘work area’ is OK) will allow color to flow within a planned composition. A bit of splattering will complete the finished art work. The lotus is known for it wide showy flowers and upward cupping waxy leaves that can grow two feet across. We’ll practice fine detail with the veins in the leaves. Petals will use our wet on wet skills combined with dry brush for detail. Decorative woody seed pods, in the lotus center, are lovely to paint. They are often used in flower arrangements because of their strong graphics. Two paintings. using different techniques, will be a wonderful class in this series.

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: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Jerrys Artarama of CT 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

Whether you are an accomplished artist or just want to try something new, alcohol ink is a fun and often unpredictable medium. You will love the intense saturation of color and the fun surfaces we will work with.

  • All materials and surfaces are included
  • Students will be properly spaced apart
  • CDC guidance on COVID protocols will be properly observed
  • Sanitary materials will be available.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

Do you want to learn how to use various materials in a mixed media work of art? Michelle will walk you through using various products in a successful way by teaching what materials can be used together, and when it can be appropriate. This is a fun and experimental class geared for all levels.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 — 10:00am
Ends: 1:00pm
Where: Online Zoom Workshop

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. A suggested list of materials to follow.

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Registration fee: $45
Starts: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 — 10:30am
Ends: 2:00pm
Where: Jerrys Artarama of CT 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT

Create a Holiday Card with a Decorative Design Bird, Feathers, Flowers, Abstract Landscapes + more...

Consider giving this workshop as a wonderful holiday or birthday gift.

This in person workshop is designed for adults with varied artistic abilities; everyone is welcome. Using liquid watercolor (Ecoline is available at Jerry’s), the colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Participants are welcome to work with watercolor in tubes. Demonstrations showing specific techniques including wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, glazing/layering, charging and brush stroke happen throughout the class.

Birds are an easy and graphic shape. Crafting a simple outline and filling in the bird shape with leaves, berries, paisley patterns, geometric shapes, feathers, flowers and/or clouds will be great fun with non stop demonstrations and interactive art making. Type can be added so the finished illustration can be a lovely gift ( keepsake) or special occasion card.

The second half of the class will be focused on Bold Expressive Brushstrokes and Abstract Landscapes. We’ll paint thin and thick lines and create one and two stroke decorative leaves. Expressive marks using a wide brush (#12-#16 as an option) will be inspired by the work of Franz Kline. Class will practice applying water mindfully to achieve a result only watercolor can. Abstract landscapes with moody skies, shadow, light and reflection is great fun and uses many techniques.

  • Students will be properly spaced apart
  • CDC guidance on COVID protocols will be properly observed

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Registration fee: $45
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