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"Creating Ethereal Landscapes: Painting the Sea and the Sky"
September 19, 2024
 

Join us for an immersive watercolor workshop with the talented artist Vicente Garcia Fuentes, where you'll explore the serene beauty of the sea and sky. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn Vicente's expert techniques as he demonstrates capturing the ocean's vastness and the sky's ethereal qualities in a stunning seascape. Watch Vicente paint a captivating scene, sharing his process and insights into creating harmonious compositions that balance water and air elements. Join us for this interactive experience and learn to infuse magic into your own landscape paintings. Open to all skill levels!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Vicente Garcia Fuentes
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Capturing the Essence: Watercolor Techniques for Painting Atmosphere"
October 10-12, 2024
 

Unlock the secrets to creating breathtaking landscape scenes with incredible atmosphere in this immersive 3-day workshop with Yong Hong Zhong. This comprehensive workshop goes beyond surface techniques, delving into the core principles of watercolor painting. You'll explore the nuances of color, composition, and values, learning how to weave these elements together to produce dynamic, emotionally resonant artwork that tells a story. Whether you're a beginner looking to build a strong foundation or an experienced artist aiming to enhance your skills, this workshop offers valuable insights and hands-on practice to take your watercolor paintings to the next level. Secure your spot today and start creating powerful, atmospheric pieces that captivate and inspire.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Yong Hong Zhong
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"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


"The World of Watercolor"
March 20-23, 2025
 

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. World of Watercolor 2025 begins on Thursday, March 20th with an optional Beginner’s Day. It is a great opportunity for both new and seasoned artists to sharpen their knowledge of basic watercolor skills and techniques. In-depth instruction from extraordinary artists continues Friday, March 21st through Sunday, March 23rd. Your ticket gives you access to replays of each session, downloadable reference images from the instructors, and a supportive community of students worldwide to share your artwork with. The beautiful world of watercolor awaits you!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 15+ artists
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"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


"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
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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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"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
Cost: $65
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: $99
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: $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
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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: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"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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"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
Cost: $59
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
Cost: $99
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
Cost: $69
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Simplifying Urban Scenes with Roberto Zangarelli"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist Roberto Zangarelli shows how to create a simple yet vivid urban scene. He will provide guidance through his entire process from using a reference image to guide and direct his drawing, using color to create emotion in his work, and capturing the light and shadow in the scene. The course was filmed in a studio in Rome, and includes two complete demonstrations for a total of two hours of instruction (in Italian with subtitles in English). This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint urban scenes with confidence. Roberto will cover it all in this course!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Zangarelli
Cost: $49
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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