Watercolor, Drawing and Pastel/Colored Pencil


Let’s Get Positive about Negative Painting – Sandy Scott – Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 1:00-4:00 - $48/$54/$60
This class is fun and exciting and will introduce the student to a simple and easy way to understand the use of Negative painting skills. The class will work on a floral or landscape using the principles of dark against light in an impressionistic style. Please feel free to bring photos, the instructor will work with each student to gain an understanding of the negative painting process. Simple drawing skills are a plus but not a requirement. 

Watercolor on Rice Paper - Pat McMahon – Tuesday/Wednesday, April 24, 25, 10:00-12:00 $32/$36/$40
Come try an exciting new technique with watercolor! Since rice paper is see-through, you put the design under the rice paper and draw it with an indelible felt tip pen. Then you will be drawing with wax on the rice paper, then painting over the wax, crinkling it for texture, then finally ironing it in between newspapers to melt out the wax. The effect is awesome and one that will truly enhance your painting!

Abstract Painting with Watercolor-KC Sorvari – Wednesday/Thursday, May 9, 10, 9:30-3:30 $80/$90/$100 
Create your own world with watercolor abstract painting. You'll learn a variety of ways to imagine an abstract, learn how to evaluate your work as you proceed, and see how I create totally non-representational work. You'll also learn how to use the inherent qualities of watercolor to enliven your paintings. Intermediate


Drawing Out of the Box – Barbara Sickenberger – Wednesday/Thursday April, 4, 5, 1:00-4:00 - $48/$54/$60
Let your art go out of the box! Combine lines, shapes and values to create unique compositions. See how abstract right brain thinking is the basis for all creativity. You will draw upside down, you will do contour drawing and find new ways to interpret what you see.

Open Studio - Life Drawing - Friday, April 13, 9:30-12:30 - $15 (no discounts)
There will be no instruction given and you must bring your own supplies and materials. Members are encouraged to work creatively in any media they choose whether it's watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, colored pencils, charcoal, etc. The poses will be long enough to encourage a finished piece


Oil Pastel - Using Negative Space in Composition - Linda Drott – Thursday, March 8, 10:00-3:00 - $32/$36/$40
Inspired by Japanese art, we will transform our pictures into airy compositions utilizing the concept of making the void important.

Planning/Problem Solving! How do I do this? (Colored Pencil) – Betty Hendrix
Wednesday, March 21, 10:00-4:00 - $44/$50/$55
This is for anyone who has a few photos they wish to do, but aren't sure how to approach. Sometimes what is left out is as important as what is in! How can we do backgrounds? How do I accomplish value? Etc..... Bring a few of those photos and each will choose one to be the challenge of the day.

Simple Contour Drawing and Ink &Wash- (Ink and/or Pencil) – Betty Hendrix
Wednesday, May 16, 10:00-3:00 - $37/$41/$45
Class will begin with demo & student practice of contour drawing. Contour drawing along with a little watercolor or ink is a great way to quickly journal on travels or out for plein air. The class will continue with students doing ink & wash using water soluble pens provided by instructor. If anyone prefers to use pencil & a little travel w/c palette, you may bring your own little palette. Bring a variety of photos like travel shots -- buildings, scenics, whatever has good light & shadow! Beginner/Intermediate


Full Members receive a 20% discount on class fee.
Associate Members receive a 10% discount on class fee.