Watercolor 

SPECIAL COURSES          DRAWING          NEW MEDIA          PAINTING          PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE          PRINTMAKING          SCULPTURE

 

Calendar 2017 - 2018

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Water Media

Bennett Vadnais

Tuesdays
4pm - 7pm

This class will introduce the materials and techniques of water media painting including watercolor, gouache and acrylic. Students will gain practical knowledge of water based paint to achieve a wide range of effects (washes, opaque marks, dry brush, hatching, etc.) Vadnais will demonstrate how to take advantage of the quick drying and layering potential of the media. Students will learn how to properly varnish, store and care for their finished artwork. Besides the environmental and personal health benefits of a solvent-free working environment, water media offers great flexibility to suit one’s artistic vision. This class is suited to all levels. Previous drawing experience is recommended.

$300

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Watercolor: The Techniques

Michiyo Fukushima

Mondays & Thursdays
9am -12pm

Gain an understanding of traditional watercolor techniques: wet-into-wet, layering transparent washes and experimenting with various papers. The instructor— classically trained in portrait, figure, cityscape, and landscape—will demonstrate loose and controlled watercolor techniques. Teaching will be individually adapted to your direction and level.


$550

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Watercolor: The Perception

Michiyo Fukushima

Tuesdays
7pm - 9pm

Perception as a source for imagery will be explored in this class. Formal elements of painting such as composition, tone, and color will be pursued while maintaining an appreciation for the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. We will cover basic technique such as wet on wet, dry brush, color mixing by layers and so on. Individual attention demonstrations and group critiques will help each student develop their own voice. All levels are welcome, although prior drawing experience is helpful.


$200

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Watercolor: Composition and Tone

Elizabeth O'Reilly

Thursdays
1pm - 4pm

Work from still life and the model. Emphasis will be on massing in layered, transparent washes initially with a gradual buildup of detail through color and tone. The particular qualities of various pigments will be examined and incorporated to build up areas of transparency and opacity, with emphasis on composition and rhythm.


$300

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Watercolor: The Exploration

Elizabeth O'Reilly

Thursdays
4pm - 7pm

This course will combine loose and controlled watercolor techniques focusing on both still life seasonal motifs which are in bloom and the model. A major focus will be on composition, color, and issues related to the mediums. Students will receive individual attention and instruction, as well as group critiques at the end of each class. There will be a brief demonstration for those who are unfamiliar with the medium.


$300

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Watercolor: The Perception

Michiyo Fukushima

Saturdays
1pm - 4pm

Perception as a source for imagery will be explored in this class. Formal elements of painting such as composition, tone, and color will be pursued while maintaining an appreciation for the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. We will cover basic technique such as wet on wet, dry brush, color mixing by layers and so on. Individual attention demonstrations and group critiques will help each student develop their own voice. All levels are welcome, although prior drawing experience is helpful.


$300

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