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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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


"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 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


"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
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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: $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
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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
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


"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


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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


"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
Website, email


 

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