Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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
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"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
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"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


"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


"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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"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
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"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
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