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"Have Fun Learning Abstraction"
March 4-6, 2024
 

Join Pat and learn to THINK ABSTRACTLY! Pat will show the elements and principles of design in her work along with other artists’ work. Different ways of starting an abstract painting will be demonstrated and then you will start your own painting. Learn design by watching Pat solve her own failures, turning them into fabulous! Techniques used will be painting, cropping, spraying, tearing, pasting and collaging! Individual instruction and critiques will be provided. Some painting experience is recommended! Can’t wait to work with you!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pat Dews
Cost: $350
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing from Photos"
Tuesdays, March 5 - April 9, 2024
 

Learn strategies to translate your photographs into drawings that both retain the photo’s realism and promote your personal expression. Using colored pencil, explore tactics for accurately translating your imagery to your drawing surface; identifying, mixing, and layering color to achieve vibrant effects; creating realism through the study of texture, light, and contrast; and employing addition and subtraction techniques to expand your range of mark-making. Work from your choice of photographic subject matter – a great option for students seeking to make art from personal experiences, capture family and friends who cannot pose for portraiture, or expand their interests and skills in landscapes, animals, or other subject matter. This course is excellent for beginners or those interested in colored pencil or photorealistic drawing techniques.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Fundamentals of Oil Painting"
Wednesdays, March 6 - April 10, 2024
 

Are you intimidated by the idea of oil painting? This course will help the beginning painter gain confidence in a variety of techniques including direct and indirect painting; color mixing; using mediums, solvents and additives; and painting with a brush and palette knife. Subject matter will include still life, portrait, interior spaces, landscape, and a master copy. Zoom class times will be comprised of group lectures and demonstrations, as well as studio painting time where the instructor will work one-on-one to guide students toward successful compositions. Drawing experience required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Susan Sullivan
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Sunset Sky - Paint Party Paint Along"
March 6, 2024
 

Learn how to master the breathtaking hues of these sunset clouds. We will add the trees and the ocean on a low horizon. Grab your paint and easel and join award-winning artist Debra Huse for her live, online Paint Party Paint Alongs. Debra will provide the reference photos and guide you from start to finish as you paint along together, brushstroke by brushstroke, to complete a great little painting in less than 2 hours! Paint Parties are fun for everyone, from beginner to more advanced painters. After the live Paint Party, the Paint Along video will be available in your online library for a lifetime of enjoyment.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $59.00
Sponsor: Paint Like a Pro
Website


"Waves of Inspiration: Painting Seascapes"
March 7, 2024
 

Get ready to embark on an artistic voyage as you join acclaimed watercolor artist Pablo Rubén López Sanz. In this captivating workshop, Pablo will guide you through the creation of a mesmerizing seascape masterpiece. With a deep appreciation for the tranquil beauty of the ocean, Pablo will share his unique techniques, insights, and passion for capturing the essence of seascapes. Through a live demonstration, he will unveil the secrets to infusing your seascapes with emotion, movement, and a sense of awe. Join us for this immersive experience and let the waves of inspiration carry your watercolor skills to new heights.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pablo Rubén López Sanz
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Painterly Pets"
Thursdays, March 7 - April 11, 2024
 

Dogs, cats, and other pets have sneaked their way into master drawings and paintings throughout the centuries. They have proven themselves to be important painterly subjects on their own or as a part of still lifes, portraits, domestic scenes, and other genres. Learn to find inspiration in your own furry family members to make them a meaningful part of your painting practice. Rather than a pet portrait or animal anatomy course, this class will explore ways of realistically and expressively depicting your animal, including them into other subjects as formal or personal elements, or even making them a part of abstract compositions. Line, gesture, movement, textural/optical effects, and compositional principles will be addressed. Open to all drawing and painting media.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Drawing"
Fridays, March 8 - April 12, 2024
 

Practice a variety of fundamental figure drawing approaches while working from photographic references. Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction methods, and the trois crayons technique. Proportions and methods of measuring will be emphasized. Students will gain confidence in their representation of the human form and handling of materials as they draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions. The online structure allows for an optimal overhead view of the instructor’s demonstration drawings and a focused but conversational community environment as students engage with the instructor and complete in-class work together.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Zebra and His Shadow"
March 11, 2024
 

Join this fun Zoom Watercolor Workshop geared for the adult beginner-intermediate artist, by award winning artist Venarella Hinkle. She will guide you in this four-hour video course where you will learn how to give a sense of distance and foreground, atmosphere and texture to your paintings. The goal will be a finished painting you will be proud of. Access to the entire lesson is available for 30 days following the workshop. Venarella's supply list will be sent following registration. Don't miss the opportunity to elevate your skills and breath life into your paintings in ways you never thought possible.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Venarella Hinkle
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Geneva Lake Arts Foundation
Website, email, 847-727-4707


"Elevating Portraits with Textured Ambiance"
March 14, 2024
 

Whether you're an experienced watercolorist or just starting your portrait-painting adventure, acclaimed artist Patricia Guzman's expertise and guidance will help you elevate your watercolor portrait paintings to a whole new level. In this immersive workshop, you'll delve into the art of creating portraits that not only capture the essence of your subject but also exude an irresistible atmosphere. Patricia will guide you through her unique approach to infusing texture and depth into your portrait backgrounds, elevating them to new artistic heights. With a focus on loose techniques, you'll learn how to create expressive, emotive portraits that engage the viewer and convey a deeper sense of connection.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Guzman
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Capturing Emotion in Animal Portraiture"
March 20, 2024
 

Dive into the enchanting realm of animal portraiture with talented watercolor artist Caitlin Leline Hatch. Under Caitlin's expert guidance, you'll learn to breathe life into your animal subjects, conveying their essence and feelings through expressive brushwork and vibrant color palettes. Whether you're just starting your artistic journey or you're an experienced painter, Caitlin's expertise will empower you to create animal portraits that tug at the heartstrings. Join us on this artistic adventure and unlock the secrets to evoking powerful emotions through your animal artistry. Don't miss the opportunity to elevate your skills and bring your animal portraits to life in ways you never thought possible!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Caitlin Leline Hatch
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"The World of Watercolor"
March 21-24, 2024
 

Learn the art of watercolor from the finest artists around the world over 4 instruction-packed days. Learn new techniques, explore inspiring ways to approach watercolor, and tell powerful stories through your art. Discover a wide variety of watercolor painting styles and techniques that will expand your creativity, build your confidence as an artist, and teach you the skills to create your next masterpiece. Each day wraps up with an artist discussion. You will be able to engage further with these master artists through end-of-session Q&A’s. Enjoy access to replays of each session, downloadable reference images from the instructors, and a supportive community of students worldwide. We hope to see you there - the beautiful world of watercolor awaits you!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 15+ artists
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Live Online: Urban Sketching with Ink and Watercolor"
March 23-24, 2024
 

In this engaging workshop, Vlad will not only demonstrate but also guide participants in honing their skills to craft captivating color sketches using waterproof ink pens and watercolors. Our emphasis will be on achieving immediacy in presentation, mastering composition, and, most importantly, channeling focused creativity to produce vibrant and impactful images that captivate the viewer's attention. • Every day Lessons • Demonstrations and step-by-step painting • Video on drawing: you will receive a free copy of video workshop "Basic Drawing for Outdoor Painter" • Recording: video recording of the class will be available to replay and practice for 30 days of your choice. • Digital high resolution photo References • Membership in our private FB group exclusively available to Yeliseyev's students
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 1-941-330-6865


"Elevating Artistry: Mastering Sketch and Watercolor"
Mar 27, May 1, Jun 5, Jun 25, Jul 31, Aug 28
 

Embark on a captivating 6-week live course led by artist Alex Hillkurtz, a renowned Hollywood storyboard artist and a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society. This interactive course will immerse you in the art of sketching and watercolor, encompassing a wide range of genres, from dramatic street scenes to vivid landscapes, dynamic figures, and intricate architectural details. Throughout this course, you'll delve into fundamental sketching concepts using pencil and pen techniques. You'll learn to capture spontaneous ideas, correct common sketching errors, master light and shadow for shape definition, utilize negative space effectively, and employ perspective to create depth. In addition, you'll discover how to add easy color washes to your sketches for added drama and impact.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Hillkurtz
Cost: $545
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Color & Value Mastery: Elevate Your Watercolors"
March 28, 2024
 

Unlock the secrets of vibrant watercolor paintings! This class sheds light on the often overlooked, yet crucial, art of mixing colors to match what you see. Renowned artist Jessica L. Bryant will guide you through the intricacies of color blending, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between color and value. In this class, you'll learn to harness the power of color to capture the essence of your subject. Discover the secrets of achieving perfect color harmony by understanding the nuances of value mixing. You will learn invaluable techniques to ensure your colors not only dazzle the eye but also convey depth and emotion. Join us for an inspiring journey where you'll not only satisfy your desire for vibrant hues but also gain a profound appreciation for the pivotal role that value plays in the world of watercolor art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jessica L. Bryant
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Exploring Light & Shadow in Watercolor Street Scenes"
April 4, 2024
 

Whether you're captivated by the hustle and bustle of urban life or the quiet charm of quaint alleyways, this class empowers you to translate your unique perspective into stunning watercolor street scenes. Unlock the secrets of atmospheric depth, and watch as your street scenes come to life with Amit Kapoor's expert guidance. In this transformative class, you will discover the magic of capturing light and shadow, breathing life and vibrancy into your urban landscapes. This class is suitable for artists of all levels, from beginners looking to build a strong foundation in watercolor techniques to experienced painters eager to refine their skills. You'll learn essential techniques that will empower you to create breathtaking street scenes with remarkable depth and beauty.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amit Kapoor
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Lost and Found: Painting from the Everyday Workshop"
April 6-7, 2024
 

This workshop will focus on painting the everyday things around you, emphasizing the role of the painter as observer or chronicler. Do you ever see strange or out of place items on the street? Do you have a favorite corner of your house? Or maybe there’s that single sock in your drawer... Visually rescue objects and scenes lost and overlooked in day-to-day life and see them anew as art subjects that can be unexpectedly beautiful, interesting, quirky, or emblematic of a particular time, place, or aspect of your life. Discussion and demonstration will cover tactics for setting up your composition, mixing color, and exploring paint application techniques for oil and acrylic. All levels welcome – great for spurring your creativity.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Susan Sullivan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Shadows of the City: Painting Urban Atmospheres"
April 11, 2024
 

Join us for a captivating journey into the art of evoking urban moods through watercolor. In "Shadows of the City," renowned instructor Reha Sakar will guide you through the mesmerizing process of capturing the essence and atmosphere of urban landscapes. Reha Sakar's expert guidance will help you transform ordinary city views into captivating and expressive watercolor paintings with an interplay of light and shadow. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this class offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and take your watercolor cityscapes to a new level.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Reha Sakar
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Photo Jam - Shoot for Design"
April - June, 2024
 

Your guided creative practice through the elements of design. Be inspired and prompted through this creative practice to shoot for the design elements. Where will this take you? Get into your creative flow, foster your creative journey as a way of living, and see the world more beautiful. Allow photography to be an outlet allowing you to see and appreciate beauty in everyday moments and instill a sense of gratitude for the world around you. Photography is the prize, but the journey is the joy.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: $177
Sponsor: Photo Jam
Website, email, 717-682-0907


"Dutch Florals: A Vanishing Tradition - An Intensive Course"
Fridays, May 10 - October 11, 2024
 

Embark on a remarkable journey into the historical and artistic depths of Dutch flower painting with Carlo Russo, a master of traditional realism. This intensive course is an exclusive opportunity to study the nuanced genre of 17th-century Dutch flower painting under the tutelage of an artist renowned for his exceptional still life and floral paintings. This meticulously designed course spans over six months, comprising 12 intensive sessions, each lasting three hours. The program is divided into engaging modules that progressively build your expertise in this specialized art form. This course warmly welcomes artists at all levels, from beginners to those experienced with oil painting. Throughout the course, Carlo Russo will provide personalized feedback and insights.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carlo Russo
Cost: $1,795
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Watercolor on Aquaboard: An Introductory Workshop"
May 16, 2024
 

Discover the enchanting world of watercolor on aquaboard with the talented artist, Daniela Werneck. In this immersive class, you'll receive an introduction to the unique surface of aquaboard and have the opportunity to create a captivating portrait in Daniela's distinctive signature style. Daniela will guide you through the techniques and secrets of working with aquaboard, ensuring that you gain a solid understanding. Embrace the beauty of Daniela's renowned style, characterized by its rich colors, graceful lines, and exquisite details. Under her expert guidance, you'll learn to capture the essence and character of your subject, bringing it to life in a way that is uniquely your own. This class welcomes all levels of expertise.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Daniela Werneck
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Fine Art Mentorship with Mary Whyte"
Wednesdays, June 12 - November 20, 2024
 

Embark on a transformative artistic journey alongside the acclaimed artist Mary Whyte in an exclusive six-month mentorship course crafted to elevate your artistic abilities and unlock your true creative potential. Building on the foundation of Mary's Portraiture Masterclass, this course takes a deep dive into the intricacies of her video series, allowing you to seamlessly integrate its fundamental lessons into the creation of your own art. Mary will offer bi-weekly personalized feedback, providing invaluable insights to refine your technique and sharpen your artistic vision. This ongoing interaction serves as a catalyst for growth, offering expert guidance tailored to your unique artistic journey. Gain inspiration and knowledge that will deepen your understanding of the creative process.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $2195
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Knowing Watercolor Techniques"
Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7
 

In this advanced mentorship-style course with renowned artist Hazel Soan, we venture deeper into the captivating realm of watercolor artistry. The goal is to empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply these techniques confidently and achieve the desired artistic effects. Whether you're continuing your journey from our initial program or embarking on this second stage independently, this course promises to enhance your grasp of watercolor techniques and inspire a newfound trust in the medium's ability to bring your artistic visions to life. Join us and elevate your watercolor artistry to the next level.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Hazel Soan
Cost: $545
Sponsor: Terracotta
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


"Online Live: Paint Along with Vlad"
Sundays thru December 31, 2024
 

Sundays: Live online classes + recordings. Level: for all ambitious watercolor artists of all levels. Time: 2-5pm ET. Photo references and pencil layouts will be provided by email 2 days prior to each class. Video recording of the class will be available to replay and practice. You will: - learn Vlad's step-by-step approach to a loose watercolor painting - see how Vlad uses composition and values as part of the creative process - discover timeless traditional watercolor methods of application - explore Vlad's use of brushes and color mixing - complete one painting
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"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: $119
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"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: $109
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"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: $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


"Fine Art Mentorship"
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


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"Californian Cityscapes"
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
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
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"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
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"The History and Techniques of Watercolor"
video course
 

This course is for anyone that wants to learn about watercolor and how to paint in watercolor. Learn the history of watercolor and how to use the tools and techniques of watercolor to create stunning works of art. Watercolor is a very technique driven medium and I want to show you these techniques and how to use them so that your painting experience will be more successful and more enjoyable.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Laurin Mccracken
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Perspective for Painters with Stephanie Bower"
video course
 

All great art starts with a great foundation, which means the bones of your sketch or painting should be solid. In this video course, architect, author, and urban sketcher, Stephanie Bower, guides you through the concepts of perspective and how to apply them to your work. Following along with three complete painting demonstrations, you will apply all these concepts to scenes in Venice, Croatia, and France. After this class, you’ll never have to fear or fake perspective again, and you’ll start to see perspective everywhere. It will change the way you see the world! This course is for artists at all levels who want to improve the foundation of their watercolor work and increase their understanding of perspective.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephanie Bower
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Watercolor Portraiture Masterclass"
video course
 

In this masterclass, world-renowned portrait artist Mary Whyte gives a comprehensive guide to mastering the skills of painting portraits in watercolor. This course will take you through each step on how to create a successful portrait, setting you on the path to creating your best work ever. Mary Whyte begins this course with a full demonstration, showing her process from beginning to end. The demonstration is followed by six focused learning modules, breaking down each stage of developing not only a successful portrait, but a painting with emotion that will endure. The course was filmed in Mary Whyte’s studio in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Everyday Life in Rome"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist Massimiliano Iocco guides you through the complete process of interpreting a scene to create a dynamic and engaging painting. You will see how Massimiliano focuses on the main subject of the scene and identifies which details to include, what to leave out and how to emphasize the main focus of the painting. The course was filmed outdoors in Rome, Italy. Included in the course are two complete painting demonstrations for a total of two and a half hours of instruction. 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: Massimiliano Iocco
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Realism in Watercolor: A trip to Scotland"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist, John Salminen, will teach you how to capture the mood and atmosphere of a scene in watercolor. During John’s teaching tenure, he taught in Edinburgh, Scotland, for one year and fell in love with the incredible Scottish landscape. In his painting demonstration in this course, he has captured one small slice of what he found so appealing about the Scottish countryside. John will share his creative process of choosing a reference, sketching the scene, demonstrates various techniques including his techniques for masking and lifting, provide instruction on perspective, and how to create reflection and texture with watercolor. The course includes one complete painting demonstration for a total of 4 hours of video lessons.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: John Salminen
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Creative Figure Painting"
video course
 

In this video course, artist Rosso Crimson will demonstrate using a combination of classical painting skills, preliminary studies, and imagination to develop a full figure painting in oil which departs creatively from the initial photographic references. Rosso will share her creative process and techniques with you as she paints. The course was filmed in Rosso's studio in London, England and includes one complete painting demonstrations for a total 3+ hours of video lessons.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rosso Crimson
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Spring Botanicals"
video course
 

Award winning watercolorist, Carol Carter has spent her career expressing her creativity through the inventive use of color. In this video course, Carol will demonstrate how you can push emotional content in your imagery and message. She’ll walk you through her set up, materials, palette, and techniques. She will cover: use of inventive color, control of water, compositional considerations, and value structure. The course was filmed in Carol’s studio in St. Louis Missouri. Included in the course are two complete painting demonstrations 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"
video course
 

In this video course, Anders Andersson shares his inner 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
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"Textures in Watercolor"
video course
 

Award-winning watercolorist, Angus McEwan has spent his career focusing on achieving the sense of texture in realistic watercolor paintings. In this course, you will explore some of the main techniques Angus uses in the creation of his paintings. They can be loosely described as object based, atmospheric and textural, although there are common elements within each painting video. 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: Angus McEwan
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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