class demo with instructor

Students watch demonstrations.


Chicken lesson presented to Central Virginia Watercolor Guild July 28, 2014.


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Cow lesson presented to Central Virginia Watercolor Guild July 28, 2014.

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INTERMEDIATE Watercolor Class  Session 1:  Wednesdays, Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2018 Session 2: Wednesdays,  March 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 2018 10 am to 2:30 pm, bring your own lunch,  $200 per person, limited to 9, no refunds after registration. There will be one make-up day on March 14, 2018 for Session 1. The mack-up day for Session 2 is April 18, 2018. Click here to download registration for both Session 1 & 2. Registration closes on Feb. 1 for Session 1 and on March 7 for Session 2. Book online at bottom of this page on CLICK HERE TO BOOK.
Intermediate Class Content: Session 1 features Virginia Landscapes; Session 2 Maine scenes.
What makes a good painting? The ingredients are: line, size, shape, direction, texture, color, and value. Remember, ONE of these is Dominant. Mix these together in unequal amounts and you are on the path to a good painting. Emphasize one or two of these design principles: Unity, Balance, Harmony, Dominance, Conflict, Repetition, Variation, Gradation and your painting gets more interesting. Class Format consists of a painting demonstration by the instructor during the morning and again in the afternoon after lunch, then the class paints with individual help from Julie.  Class Location: Back Lot Studio (behind 218 S. Loudoun Street (walk through Wisecarver Communications to the parking lot in the back), Winchester, VA 22601 (If driving, enter the parking lot via Clifford Street). Car pooling is encouraged as parking in the lot is limited to about 5 vehicles; On street parking on Clifford St. is available. Skill Level: Participants should have basic watercolor skills. Materials: Participants should bring their own materials; Click Here for materials list.