New Class coming up October 28th!
Autumn Leaves Watercolor Cards : October 28 1pm-4pm
Celebrate the glorious colors of Fall in vibrant watercolor! This half day workshop with Carole Pivarnik is an easy, fun mix of watercolor techniques, color theory, and paper crafts. Students will make beautiful 5″ x 7″ greeting cards that can be used for any occasion.
Carole will demonstrate making one card while discussing watercolor basics, the card making process, and creative possibilities. Participants will then work at their own pace to make 2 or 3 cards of their own design, with Carole offering individual guidance.
Materials and supplies will be provided by the instructor. All you need to bring is creative energy and the desire to make something beautiful!
Cost $45 per student. Bring a friend and both of you get a discount of 10%!
sign up HERE
WATERCOLOR WORKOUTS w/ Carole Pivarnik: Saturday and Sunday June 2nd and 3rd. 9:00am-12:30pm One workshop for $48 or take both for $90. (Bring your own watercolor supplies or kits will be available for $5 per session)
“Watercolor Workout: Color Mixing” focus on exercises related to color theory, color schemes, process for mixing observed colors, color value charts, and color transition charts.
“Watercolor Workout: Sketching People” this workshop that focuses on basic exercises involving people/figure; focus would be on value studies, practice in identifying massed shapes, shadow shapes.
Keeping a Sketchbook: a Watercolor Workshop with artist Carole Pivarnik January 21, 1pm-4:30pm
( see Carole’s bio here)
With Carol Pivarnik. Covers drawing/ painting from direct observation in a sketchbook, supported by written information about the subject. Also covered: subject choice, page composition, simplified drawing, watercolor techniques, lettering, and sketch kit supplies. Lots of guided practice. beginners welcome! $48. sign up here
Watercolor Practice: Common Landscape Elements Date and Time tbd
Covers a basic approach to painting studies of skies, trees, mountains, rocks, water, and open fields. The importance of accurate drawing, massing shapes, consistent light source, atmospheric perspective, and working “loose to tight, light to dark, back to front” are discussed. Students get lots of hands-on practice. Beginners welcome. Half day. $55 sign up here
Compelling Compositions from Lackluster Photographs Date and Time TBD
Students analyze overly-busy or uninspiring photos to identify a compelling subject, then complete composition exercises and value and color studies to develop a painting plan for the chosen subject. All experience levels welcome. Half day. $55 sign up here
Watercolor Process: Easy Pet Portraits Date and Time TBD
Students are guided through a step-by-step process for creating a realistic, expressive sketch-style portrait of their pet in ink and watercolor. Covered: analyzing reference photos; identifying values; achieving a strong likeness; producing realistic line work; depicting features and textures accurately; using color boldly. Some drawing and/or watercolor experience helpful. Full day. $75 sign up here