MONDAYS | 5:30 - 7:30PM | $65 members, $68 non-members (per 4 week session)

This class is designed for all levels and is focused on recognizing and establishing the basic and fundamental techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor painting. Students will explore preparation and layout, and begin to examine basic procedures, such as wet on wet, wet on dry and dry on wet techniques and when to use them, in order to complete a composition. They will also explore various simple or unusual tools, as well as brushes, and practice the different effects or textures these various tools and methods are capable of, and how and when to apply them. The course will also touch on areas such as choice of color, color mixing, masking, and stamping. This class will take the mystery, and the anxiety, out of this medium and encourage new and developing watercolor artists. Material list will be provided.

Instructor: Ed Kadunc has studied art at the University of Miami and Syracuse University and was a student of Barry Moser. After 25 years in the field of commercial art, including technical and architectural design, creative design, graphic arts, book design, and illustration, Ed is directing his creative effort in the pursuit of fine art, oil on canvas and pencil as his principal medium.

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Introduction to Traditional Russian Zhostovo Painting


Tuesday | Oct 15 - Nov 12  | 10AM - 2PM
Tuition: $100
Materials: $80, Sable brushes, surfaces, transfer paper, palette, palette knife, etc. 
Instructor: Tricia Joiner

Learn to paint the Zhostovo style from one of the world’s leading authorities and teachers. This three project course is designed for painters who have never painted this style before or who want a refresher class to hone their skills.  Daisies, cornflowers and a classic rose with an ornamental border will be painted. The students will learn some Zhostovo history, how to set up your painting space, about painting supplies needed, the use and care of brushes, how to properly prepare a surface, how to transfer a design to the painting surface, when to use opaque and transparent paints, and some basic strokework. Students will also receive an introduction to the stages of the traditional painting - base painting (including balancing color), shading (dark shading, shadow glazing, and tinting), and highlighting (including detail work). There will also be a lesson on the beautiful ornamentation that adorns Zhostovo works. 

The class fee includes complete written instructions, line drawings, colored worksheets of each stage, and five days of classroom instruction.  

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