Watercolor 

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Calendar 2017 - 2018

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Studio Landscape/Cityscape

Bennett Vadnais

Mondays
5:30 to 8:30 pm

This class, students will learn how to create a completed landscape or cityscape painting from start to finish. Students will learn how to select a subject and refine their ideas using sketches and drawings. Vadnais will explain and demonstrate how to create a useful under painting as a foundation for subsequent layering of color. Finally, Vadnais will guide the class through the process of bringing their picture to a unified finish with all the desired effects and relevant details. Painting technique, linear and atmospheric perspective, color theory, and art history will be discussed as it relates to individual projects. Open to all levels, some drawing experience is recommended.

$300

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Watercolor: The Techniques

Michiyo Fukushima

Mondays
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.


$300

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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: Color and Gesture

John Goodrich

Thursdays
9:30am - 12:30pm

This class will concentrate on watercolor’s unique properties of transparency and spontaneity, and the way they can uniquely capture impressions of the observed. Working from still lifes, models, and cityscapes (as weather permits) the class will focus on composing with washes of color, freely reworking them to balance gesture and detail. Topics of study will include color mixing, wet-into-wet, and reworking techniques.


$300

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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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Exploratory Watercolor

Elizabeth O'Reilly

Thursdays
4pm - 7pm

This course will combine loose and controlled watercolor techniques focusing on still life and motifs from life and resource materials. A major focus will be on composition, color, and issues related to the medium but will introduce students to exploring abstraction and diverse methods of using watercolor. We will work with a single object and various images in order to create exciting and diverse compositions, and also work with collage and using the grid. This course is for students who are looking to move away from observation to create more individual paintings. 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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Watercolor Masterclass

Kamilla Talbot

Four Fridays in April
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm

This focussed class will allow students to delve into both formal and experimental approaches to the medium. We will explore making powerful images while appreciating the flexibility and immediacy of watercolor and other water media. The class is for all levels and builds sequentially, beginning with a presentation of Kamilla’s work, and an introduction to working perceptually. In later weeks students will work from photographs and from reproductions of master works. The class will include a visit to the Metropolitan Museum's drawing room.  More details here

$400

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