Watercolor 

SPECIALIZED COURSES          DRAWING          MIXED MEDIA          NEW MEDIA          PAINTING          PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE          PRINTMAKING          SCULPTURE

 

Calendar 2019 - 2020

Fall Session 1: Sept 16 - Nov 9, 2019

Fall Session 2: Nov 11 - January 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Break: Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2019

Winter Break: Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2019

Spring Session 1: Jan 27 - Mar 21, 2020

Spring Break: Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2020

Spring Session 2: Mar 30 - May 23, 2020

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 materials. The instructor— classically trained —will demonstrate loose and controlled watercolor techniques as it’s needed. Teaching will be individually adapted to your direction and level. Students will work from own references such as photographs and sketches.

$330

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Watercolor: The Perception (TUESDAY)

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.

$225

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Exploratory Watercolor

Elizabeth O'Reilly

Thursdays
9:30am - 12:30pm

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.

$330

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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.

$330

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Watercolor Perception Michiyo Fukushima

Watercolor: The Perception (SATURDAY)

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.

$330

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Watercolor Intensive

Kamilla Talbot

Four Fridays: February 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2020

9:30am - 4pm

This focused 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. The class will meet four Fridays for 6 hours each, and the instructor will be present during that time. Students will be given assignments which will be reviewed during the next session. Both individual attention and group critiques will assist students with their personal journeys.

$480

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