Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Online Snow Watercolor Class"
Saturdays, December 3-17, 2022
 

This online watercolor workshop will explore how to paint a winter snow scene. Students will learn how to paint a stormy sky, snow laden trees and how to create the atmospheric look. Students will use techniques like wet-on-wet, hard and soft edges, layering, and more. Paint along as Lorraine walks you through the process, step-by-step. Lorraine will demonstrate steps in the process and share lots of tips and tricks along the way. Instructions, supply list, photo resource and drawing provided.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $170
Sponsor: Lorraine Watry
Website, email, 719-291-2748


"Sketching Provence live and interactive on Zoom"
December 3-4, 2022
 

Join Australian Artist Judy Salleh as we travel virtually to Provence in the South of France to paint two different scenes. This is a very hands-on workshop and Judy will guide you step by step through her process of subject choice, analyzing a scene to work out the values and eliminate unnecessary details. You will be clearly taken through color choices, with Judy showing how to mix paints to create warm and cool colors that work together. Learn how to mix interesting greens and achieve realistic variations, which are notoriously tricky in watercolor. Judy loves to take you on a journey with watercolor, breaking down the process into simple steps and allowing you to do what makes your heart sing!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Salleh
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Holiday Mixer 2022"
December 5-6, 2022
 

Paint the joy of the season with new 2022 holiday themed watercolors. Create a variety of colorful, small paintings as Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling guide you step-by-step in this two-day Zoom workshop. Let’s dress it up and wear a holiday hat, scarf or colors for this festive mixer!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Guarding the winter berry"
December 7-8, 2022
 

With his years of college and workshop teaching experience, David is known for breaking down his watercolor painting techniques clearly and always with a dose of humor and encouragement. He will be teaching a combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry painting techniques to capture the vibrant colors of this Holiday painting. You may use the watercolor you painted in this workshop (or any subsequent painting study) and reproduce it on your own personal greeting cards.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $198 for 8 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"How to Write Your Artist's Statement"
December 8, 2022
 

While artists are often required to write about their work, many of us find this task daunting. If the thought of writing an artist’s statement fills you with dread, this is the workshop for you. A well-written statement is honest and illuminating and is intended to deepen your audience’s connection with your work. Learn how to write about your own work to achieve these goals. Share your work with a small and supportive group of fellow artists and answer questions about your ideas, process, materials, and influences. Practical instruction will then guide you through the process of drafting and revising a statement to present to the group.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"VAA Art Café: Planning for a New Year"
December 8, 2022
 

Join the VAA’s Free Art Café. An online webinar on ways artists can start 2023 off on the right foot. This friendly webinar will give you the tools, resources, and actionable steps to make sure you succeed in 2023. With action points that will support you through the whole year, you will feel confident that 2023 is your year. This session will cover: • How to sell art during the changing times • What will the art industry look like in 2023 • How to take advantage of a new artist era • How to prepare SMART goals for the year • Action points to keep your art business organised before the year is over
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Karen van Hoey Smith
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Visual Artists Association
Website, email, 0203 904 2600


"Blooming Amaryllis"
December 8-9, 2022
 

Capture the rhythmic, colorful form of the blooming Amaryllis as you follow along in this step-by-step watercolor lesson. From an intimate point-of-view we'll explore the patterns of light and shadow, the linear patterns, and the varied color. We will layer colors, mingle and mix colors, use controlled brushwork, and masking fluid too. Tracings are provided for an easy start. All three images are provided. We'll take our time and finish one floral portrait, if time allows we'll add a second.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $178
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Introduction to Painting Glass and Florals"
December 10, 2022
 

Join Internationally recognized, award winning, watercolor artist Carrie Waller for an Introduction to Painting Glass and Florals. This one day, four hour, introduction is great for any level of watercolor artist. Carrie will go over her process step by step, touching on how to create dynamic compositions, techniques for achieving transparency and glass, as well as handling delicate details in watercolor. A sketch is provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image is also provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. Carrie's teaching style is informative, fun, and interactive. Former students have achieved great successes in her classes. Limited space is available, you won't want to miss this workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Group Critique with Al Gury"
December 10, 2022
 

PAFA offers a vibrant community of faculty-artists and students who can stimulate your art-making with advice and new perspectives. A group critique is an excellent means of both dispelling feelings of artistic isolation or uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Gain valuable feedback on your own completed or in-progress work in this helpful and engaging online discussion led by Al Gury, longtime PAFA faculty member and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice and Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting among other works.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Drawing Workshop"
December 10-11, 2022
 

Advance your figure drawing with Mashiul Chowdhury in this live Zoom workshop! Topic to be covered include skeletal and muscular anatomy and their relation to surface features of the body, proportional relationships of the human form, and the body in perspective. Draw along with Mashiul from photo references and a live model via Zoom. Progress from quick gestural sketches to longer tonal studies with charcoal and pastel on toned paper to develop three-dimensional form. Includes an introduction to figure drawing slide presentation.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mashiul Chowdhury
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 1-267-514-8647


"Portraits in Watercolor"
December 15-16, 2022
 

We’ll be using easy tools for creating emotional characters. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of building the face and head in foreshortening, using simple understanding of the form. We will also work on getting the correct light distribution to create volume, using different techniques. Finally, we will focus on building a color palette, choosing colors to enchance the subject.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Solovyev, NEWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Sorolla Master Copy Workshop"
January 7 - February 4, 2023
 

In this online workshop we will copy one of Joaquin Sorolla’s paintings. You will learn how to prepare your canvas, map out a drawing, assess warmer and cooler color hues, and apply impasto paint like a Master! Since not everyone can leave their homes or jobs to study copy making, I am offering this workshop online to everyone who shares the passion for painting. The workshop consists of five weekly 2.5 hour sessions, starting at 16:00 CET/15:00 GMT/10am EST/7am PST. Participation is limited to four to eight people to allow for individualized feedback in each class. Sign up by December 7, 2022, and receive 20% off the course fee!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Celia Knab
Cost: 199€/249€
Sponsor: Atelier di Belle Arti
Website, email, +1-540-435-3897


"Irish Work Clothes"
January 9-10, 2023
 

Creating a strong painting from a photograph is challenging; no matter how inspiring the scene and the moment. In this workshop we will discuss the ways in which we can do this, working from the original photograph to the finished painting. From the poignant mood of this scene; the texture of the worn cloth – the sense of loneliness and the limited palette, we will add to your vocabulary of skills for your future paintings. This class is live and interactive on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy
Cost: $198 for 7 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Winter Landscape: Complimentary Demonstration"
January 11, 2023
 

Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfortable level with your skills and materials. However, some techniques can speed up this process. During this one hour complimentary demonstration, Andy will share with you his creative process, emphasizing various techniques that will assist artists at all experience levels in gaining confidence and finding their artistic voice. Reservation is required to attend and will also get you complimentary access to the recording for 24 hours.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $0
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Flowers in Watercolor"
January 12-13, 2023
 

Carol will share her unique watercolor technique, painting from background to foreground, using dynamic and inventive color. You will realize one painting each day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Texture in Still Life"
January 14-15, 2023
 

Day 1: Sunflowers. Day 2: Melon on the Table. I will talk about drawing anatomy, some specificity, features and personality of both. We will paint both paintings in wet-on-wet watercolor technique. I will talk about my technique, time values and light aspects. We will work step by step. I will paint and explain everything before giving you time to do your part. I will also give you continuous feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anna Ivanova
Cost: $224 for 8 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Portrait Drawing"
Sundays, January 15 - March 5, 2023
 

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom class. Draw along with the instructor step-by-step and progress from a solid structural and anatomical foundation to rendering the facial features and surface effects to capturing the personality of your subject. Tips and hacks for making the process go more smoothly will also be discussed including choosing an appropriate photograph, and how to handle hair, as well as changes in the face and head as we age. Weekly sketchbook assignments from photos, life and invention will enhance in-class sessions. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Winterscape Painting"
Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22, 2023
 

Enjoy painting the many manifestations of the winter landscape from the comfort of your home in this live Zoom class with plein air painter extraordinaire Joseph Sweeney! Paint from a different winter landscape each week from photo references supplied by the instructor. Topics include preparatory drawing, compositional fundamentals, color mixing to capture the many colors of snow, ice and reflected light, sound painting practices as well as many tips from Joe's long experience. Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Each session will be recorded and available for viewing after class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 1-267-514-8647


"Creative Figure Painting Mentorship"
January 18 - December 13, 2023
 

Join Rosso Crimson for her online mentorship program taught live from her studio in London. Using a combination of classical painting skills, preliminary studies, imagination, students will learn to develop a full figure painting in oil which departs creatively from the initial photographic references. This mentorship program includes access to over three hours of video content where Rosso guides you through the step by step process of creating her portraits from inspiration to completion as well as 12 live three-hour workshops. Rosso will provide live demonstrations on the stages of her process, engage in questions and answers, discuss her experience as a professional artist, and provide individualized feedback on your art work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rosso Crimson
Cost: $695
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Embrace Me"
February 1-3, 2023
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy to follow way. Her mission is to elevate everyday objects into extraordinary paintings. She shares her process from beginning to end of a painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, AWS, NWS
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Fundamentals of Drawing"
February 4-5, 2023
 

Join award-winning draftsman Thomas Schaller in Drawing Foundations. This two-day workshop is an exciting chance for the beginning artist to learn from a master as he introduces you to the essential techniques, concepts, and strategies of drawing, sketching, and composing. Tom will share his favorite tools and materials and explain his process using his sketchbook to capture and explore compositions, subjects, and inspirations. This class welcomes curious beginners and experienced students alike who are looking to strengthen their foundations and learn new techniques. Students of all mediums will hone their foundational skills and discover new ways of incorporating drawing & compositional planning into their artwork.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Foundations of Watercolor"
February 11-12, 2023
 

Join award-winning watercolor artist Thomas Schaller to learn the essential Foundations of Watercolor. This two-day workshop is an exciting opportunity for the beginning artist to learn the foundational concepts and techniques of painting with watercolor. Tom will introduce you to the world of watercolor, explaining the medium's strengths and quirks, sharing his favorite materials and tools, demonstrating essential brushwork techniques, and discussing the foundations of design and composition. Tom will also share how he uses tone and value as the foundation of his work and discuss the role of planning and sketching in executing a successful painting. This class welcomes curious beginners to watercolor and experienced students looking to strengthen their foundations.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Stories in Painting"
Mondays, April 3-24, 2023
 

Explore storytelling through art and discover the true meaning behind your artwork. In this mentorship course, you will walk alongside Carol and gain an intimate community of fellow artists as you develop your ability to tell stories through art. Carol will show you how to build color, composition, and watercolor design skills that will inspire you to paint with emotion. You will also learn to integrate symbolism into your artwork to convey a deeper meaning. During class critiques, you will share your artwork and engage in friendly discussions to discover why we paint, how to communicate our artistic experiences, when to take risks, and what we can learn from one another. You will also receive direct feedback from Carol.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Portrait Painting"
April 10-19, 2023
 

In this 5-day workshop, Shana Levenson will instruct students on how to create an emotive painting that surpasses the photograph. Being able to create authentic paintings and capture the essence of who a person is will be a major focal point of the workshop. Students will create a finished portrait painting from a photo reference using traditional painting techniques. Emphasis will be placed on value control, skin tone, and edges. By focusing on deliberate color weaving and maintaining accurate mass relationships, the application of paint marks creates form and energy. Students will use the method of relative sizing to transcribe their photograph to their paper. Class discussions will include how to accurately judge values, edges and forms within your photo.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shana Levenson
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Mastering Texture with Ginger Thomas"
ongoing
 

Discover a new abstract art technique to add excitement to your painting. World-renowned artist Ginger Thomas teaches her signature texture style in her new intermediate online course. In Mastering Texture with Ginger Thomas you will learn: How to add elements to the texture, Contouring the texture to develop different patterns, Creating a landscape painting with texture and drip effects, Mixing colors with high-flow acrylics, Choosing paint colors for your pieces, How to fix texture problems on your canvas. You’ll also receive bonus material on becoming a professional artist including the pros and cons of art fairs. Take Mastering Texture with Ginger Thomas at your pace. Lifetime access. Now available.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ginger Thomas
Cost: $199
Sponsor: Ginger Thomas Studios
Website, email


"Basics of Encaustic"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Raised and Inset line work, and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $119
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic Mixed Media and Collage"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Using various types of paper, Mounting Paper to a panel and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic and Photography E-Course"
ongoing
 

In this 21 video e-course you will get all the basics plus more in getting you up and working with encaustic paints and your photographs. Over 3 hours of video content plus a companion guide outlining some additional info on supplies used. • Sizing Panels • Working on Mounted and Embedded Prints • Direct and Indirect Fusing methods • Scraping to refine surface and shape • Image Transfers • Using oils • Using various types of photo paper • Hand Coloring on an image • much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email


"Painting the landscape (but seeing more)"
Ongoing classes
 

These ongoing classes series of 4 meetings each, are for you, who wish to improve your painting and sketching skills of the Landscape. Painting from your window or from images you took yourself. Will be available to participants of any level! Classes offer individual instruction and assignments. In addition, I will be open to specific requests for technique or any artistic "problem" that you may want to talk about and work out. Finding shapes, colors, and color values. Using the brush as an extension of your hand, we can work looser. The class is on Mondays. Duration 2 hours (it is an international group check your time zone on the site)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tali Farchi
Cost: $125 for 4 meetings
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Story Painting"
Ongoing classes
 

Storytelling versus Story Painting? Or maybe not versus? Let’s tell your story in a painting. In this class, we will learn how to tell your story, convey atmosphere, and feel, and understand colors, lines, focal-point, framing, and depth. You can add (or deduct) from the painting that will tell your story! Let us hear your tale! an ongoing class and instructions. From the prehistoric images in the caves to Edward Hopper... from the bible in pictures to the most modern painters of our times... We will set our subjects in 4 meetings. If you miss a class there will be a recording available.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tali Farchi
Cost: $125 for 4 meetings
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Online Figure Drawing via Zoom"
Every Wednesday
 

An international group meets online via Zoom every Wednesday (check your time zone). Short and long poses, from 5-10 minutes and 20-30 minutes. Each week I invite a new model to pose. There is always some music in the background that I'm sharing too. 2 hours session. No instruction. At the end of the session, we show each other the work. Friendly atmosphere, everyone is welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Open session hosted by Tali Farchi
Cost: $15 per session
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Painting Music Online"
Every Thursday
 

“Painting Music” is an intuitive painting and drawing, open session for everyone. No painting or drawing skills are needed. Move your paint as the music tells you... on a canvas or in your sketchbook. I create a one-hour playlist of the different subjects each week. You may paint one painting or 10 or as much as you want. No rules. You may interpret the music as figurative or abstract, anything goes! The camera of your device will be pointed to the working area, so we can also see the progress, and be inspired. After the session, we look at each other's artwork and talk about the process.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tali Farchi
Cost: $10 per session
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Tuscan Harbor"
video course
 

In this video course, Anders Andersson shares his thoughts and techniques throughout the entire design process, breaking down each step in a way that makes it accessible and digestible for artists at any level. He hopes to edge you out of your comfort zone and leave you feeling confident and inspired. Painting with watercolor is unlike painting with any other medium. Anders says, “it’s all about curiosity, a journey through chaos and order.” Painting with watercolor teaches us to be okay with things we cannot control. Learning the soul of watercolor means tuning into the watercolor and allowing the watercolor to do its work. Join Anders on the journey of uncovering the personality of watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anders Andersson
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Watercolor Explorer Program"
ongoing
 

Learn from the world's top watercolorists filmed in their studio and Plein-air on locations worldwide. Explore a range of techniques and weave dazzling new styles into your paintings through immersive video lessons, live workshops, and personal feedback. Engage with the artists live during weekly Zoom workshops. Instructors will take you behind the scenes as they create original works and answer your questions about their method and creative process. Hone your skills with thoughtfully designed projects and get feedback on your work from professional artists. Connect with a community of like-minded learners across all levels from around the world.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 20+ top artists
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Representational Abstraction"
video course
 

An award-winning watercolor artist, John Salminen has spent multiple decades perfecting his techniques and instruction in this field. In this video course, John will demonstrate how you can capture representational abstraction. He will begin with a well-designed abstract foundation and introduce representational subject matter to that foundation. The course was filmed in John’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota. Included in the course is one complete painting demonstration, filmed in a studio setting, for a total of 4+ hours. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of composition, use a new technique, or better understand the foundation of abstract painting, John will walk you through his process in a clear and informative way to enhance your understanding and improve your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: John Salminen
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Wildlife in Watercolor"
video course
 

Award-winning watercolorist, Carol Carter has spent her career expressing her creativity through the inventive use of color. In this video course, you will learn how to paint Carol’s strategic “cell painting” technique with fluidity, to create a unified watercolor with bold, dynamic, and inventive colors. You will gain confidence in painting more complex subjects by learning how to simplify the shapes and washes and to develop a unified statement. Included in the course are three complete painting demonstrations filmed in studio as well as additional tutorials of specific skills. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed exercises that help you hone your watercolor skills and projects that help you breathe life into your own paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Flow in Watercolor Portrait"
video course
 

In this video course, Stephen Zhang demonstrates the integrated process of applying watercolor techniques to build the human form. This course was filmed in Stephen's Studio and includes two complete portraiture demonstrations, as well as exercises and projects for you to practice and demonstrate your learning. This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to display the human form through watercolor portraiture. Whether you are looking to develop your skills in brushwork and watercolor foundations, painting the human form, or understanding how to create flow in your work as a watercolorist, Stephen will cover it all in this course!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Stories in Painting"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. This four-week class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. I will demonstrate the techniques in executing a watercolor and imbuing it with emotion and symbolism. Every week, we will look at painting with a new lens.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $266
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Loose & Vivid Florals"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Learn how world-renowned watercolorist Yuko Nagayama observes and recreates vivid florals in watercolor. In this demonstration, you will learn about Yuko's process, from the beginning stages of creating a solid floral arrangement to the sketching process and finally executing the final painting. Yuko's down-to-earth and straightforward approach to art education provides students of all artistic backgrounds an opportunity to experiment with floral watercolors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Yuko Nagayama
Cost: $39
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Classical Figure Drawing Foundations"
video course
 

This methodical eight-week figure drawing course will teach you cornerstone principles for realist drawing of the human form. In this course, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will introduce the essential components she uses to craft realistic figure drawings. First, Patricia will guide you through learning to use the central axis to establish a dynamic gesture with the pose. Next, she will teach the envelope and block-in, building your perceptual skills to see flat shapes, angles, and distances, and observing light and shadow patterns. Patricia will also lead you through understanding the primary structures of the torso and the basics of proportion, an essential in every figurative artist's toolbox. You will use male and female full-figure pose photo and video references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $465
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Design & the Power of Imagination"
ongoing
 

As an instructor, it is my sincere desire to help guide aspiring painters to find better ways to trust, develop, and listen to their artistic voice. This is not done by providing answers so much as in helping artists to ask the right questions. When we begin to grasp this and ask ourselves these fundamental questions, we are well on our way to making significant strides. The curriculum presents a comprehensive and sequential education of watercolor techniques while inspiring the development of your own unique style. The program has rolling admission; you can join anytime and start from the beginning of the curriculum. Each month you will progress through a new 4-8 hour video series while honing your style & technique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Rustic Textures"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this class, Angus will introduce you to using more creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically looking at representing wood & rust. Angus will demonstrate a few of the techniques he employs in his work. These will then be applied to an image that Angus will provide. Includes 14 supplementary videos and 17 accompanying PDFs on demonstrations as well as “Colour mixing (optical mixing),” “How I use Colour,” “My palette & Mixing tints,” “Stretching Paper-Gum strip,” and “Stretching to the edge.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 2 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Eugen Chisnicean and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Students will learn how to read and simplify any subject, build their compositions, capture the essentials of their desired landscape, and create mood and atmosphere using a watercolor medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $154
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Bold & Colourful Watercolors"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Andy Evansen and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies to identify the large shapes in a scene. Then we will move on to color. Demonstration paintings will reinforce the day’s lessons. In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Macroscale Contemporary Landscape"
video course
 

Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo will show the creation of a large-scale contemporary landscape painting in watercolor from start to finish. Students will explore painterly ways to find the composition. Activating the entire picture plane and working with “push and pull” early in the process will be prioritized. We will use techniques such as glazing, scumbling, splattering, and smearing to deconstruct the image, and Elizabeth will demonstrate a variety of mark-making in this unconventional approach to watercolor. The inclusion of gouache will introduce opacity, and layering and removing paint will be a key part of the evolution of the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth Allison
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rustic Textures: Personal Project"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 6 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This class will primarily focus on mentoring students to develop their own body of work from concept to manifestation. In addition to exercises and demos, students will work on self-directed projects that incorporate drawing, painting textures. The class will also include critiques, discussions, and readings. This course is an opportunity to work on your own unique painting with guidance, support, and mentoring, with a whole host of supplementary videos, pdfs, and other support material.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Expanding the Limits of Watercolour"
video course
 

Enjoy this self-paced class where you will have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this intensive but fun course we will experiment with and push watercolor to the limits. This will make you question your understanding of watercolors. This isn’t just about messing around with paint, as we will corral our experimentation into a detailed rendition of surface texture. I will take you through the process step by step, but I will also back this up with videos & pdfs. Enjoy exploring watercolor while learning.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Simplifying Landscapes"
video course
 

This video course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural landscapes or urban scenes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your natural and urban compositions - award-winning watercolorist Andy Evansen will cover it all! He guides you through the complete plein air painting process, from setting up on location, selecting a scene, understanding natural light and shadow, using simple shapes to create striking compositions, drawing with confidence, and finishing a painting. The course was filmed outdoors on location and includes three complete painting demonstrations with two charming landscapes and one bustling urban scene.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $109
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Water Scenes in Madrid"
video course
 

This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural landscapes and waterscapes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your natural compositions - Pablo will cover it all in this course! An award-winning plein air artist, Pablo has spent over a decade specializing in the painting of water scenes. In this video course, Pablo will demonstrate how you can capture the ethereal flow, reflections, and color of water scenes. He’ll walk you through his set up, materials, palette, and explain his techniques for creating reflectivity, translucency, and fluidity in water scenes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"The Art of the Illustrated Journal"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist, Brenda Swenson, will teach you to discover inspiration, awaken your senses, and tell your stories through illustrated journaling. You'll learn the fundamentals of watercolor, how to draw and paint from life and references, and how to find limitless artistic inspiration in everyday life. Included in the course are four demonstrations as well as lessons on watercolor, drawing, and font-writing techniques. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed projects that help you hone your illustration, sketching, and watercolor skills and breathe life into your own illustrated journal.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Brenda Swenson
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"San Diego Seascapes"
video course
 

In this video course, award winning watercolorist, Keiko Tanabe walks you through her process of painting in Plein Air. She will share how she selects a scene, creates a striking composition, and uses value and color to create mood in her work. This course was filmed outdoors on location in San Diego California, and includes three complete painting demonstrations with two harbor scenes and one beach scene. This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural seascapes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your compositions - Keiko will cover it all in this course!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"The Built Environment"
video course
 

During this video course, award-winning watercolorist, Thomas Schaller, demonstrates the way to express your experience of the built environment through watercolor painting. Tom will walk you through the process of discovering new methods to compose, simplify, and edit images of the built environment in dynamic ways. You will also examine the narrative power of one and two-point - as well as more unusual - perspective angles. The course was filmed in Tom's studio and includes three complete painting demonstrations for a total of 3+ hours of video lessons.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Drawing and Perspective"
video course
 

Learn with Thomas Schaller as he instructs on how to establish perspective and dimensionality in your work. Thomas W. Schaller AWS NWS TWSA ASAI, is an award-winning artist, architect, and author based in New York City. As a renowned architectural artist, he received a Graham Foundation Grant and was a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored three books; the best-selling, and AIA award winner, Architecture in Watercolor (VNR – McGraw Hill) The Art of Architectural Drawing (J.Wiley and Sons), and Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light : Watercolor Paintings by a Master. (Penguin Random House)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Vibrant Street Scenes"
video course
 

In this video course, Michal Jasiewicz guides you through his creative processes both for painting plein-air and in-studio. Each demo begins with an explanation of selecting and analyzing a subject to plan for the composition. He will then explain his process step by step from the initial sketch through adding the finishing details. The course was filmed in Lucca, Italy. Included in the course are four complete painting demonstrations, two outdoors on location and two in-studio, for a total of 4+ hours of video content. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed exercises that help you hone your watercolor skills and projects that help you breathe life into your own paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michal Jasiewicz
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Seeing the Natural World"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist, Thomas Schaller, will demonstrate how to capture the experience of the natural world through watercolor. Tom will guide you in your pursuit of developing your own creative voice by helping you discover various expressive ways to depict the effects of light, shadow, and atmosphere and most effectively paint the world around you. Tom will share his creative process and technique with you as he paints skies, water, reflections, and landscape elements. You will also develop various methods to paint atmospheric conditions like fog, night skies, rain, and more. The course was filmed in Tom's studio and includes two complete painting demonstrations for a total 3+ hours of video lessons.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Cost: $109
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Loose & Vivid Landscapes"
video course
 

In this immersive video course, award-winning watercolorist, Andy Evansen, guides you through his entire painting process. The course begins with instruction on selecting scenes, as well as manipulating and using reference photos in the studio. In each of the painting demonstrations, Andy will focus on sketching and using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. He will then move on toward completing the color paintings. The course was filmed in Andy's home state of Minnesota and includes three complete painting demonstrations, two stunning landscapes and one serene street scene, for a total of 5+ hours of video content. This course is for artists at all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Scenes in Italy"
video course
 

In this video course, Italian watercolorist, Igor Sava, takes you through his entire painting process. He will walk you through creating a story from a reference image and modifying the subject. You will also learn about Igor’s materials, compositional and design choices, mixing pigments to create warm and cool tones and more! This course was filmed in Italy. Included are 2 complete painting demonstrations filmed in studio for a total of 4+ hours of video content. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed exercises that help you hone your watercolor skills and projects that help you breathe life into your own paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Igor Sava
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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