​All classes will take place on Zoom

Abstract Composition with Watercolor

Gage Academy of Art
Fridays, Jan. 21 to March 25 (10 weeks)
1:30 to 4:30 pm
Intermediate level

There is no hard and fast formula for creating good abstract composition, but there are guidelines to help develop your critical perception of what works and what doesn’t. In this class, we will explore design principles that can bring a painting to life, using compositional tools that artists have deployed for centuries. Through individual and group critiques, we will explore how these principles can be applied to your own work, giving you the solid foundation you need to continue your own explorations, long after the class is over. All classes are supplemented with slide presentations, demo recordings, handouts, and critiques of work done in and out of class. 

Cost: $490 
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Winter Watercolor Studio

(All classes take place on Zoom)

Wednesdays, Jan. 26 to March 2 (6 weeks)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
 Intermediate/Advanced - Limit 7 students 
There are still some spaces left!

This is a continuation of my on-going deep dive into abstract watercolor. The Winter Series will be focused on identifying your artistic voice and then taking steps to put your work out into the world. If you've been painting for a while and want to take it to the next level, this series is designed for you. You will have an opportunity to develop a unique body of work over the 6 weeks. Each week, I will record short demos of interesting tips and techniques in response to your own requests, and offer private consults to 1 or 2 students.  All classes are supplemented with slide presentations featuring inspiring contemporary watercolor and mixed media painters, group critiques of work done in and out of class. 

Cost: $350 for the entire series or $70/class (only if space is available)

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Demystifying Watercolor: Foundational Technique

Gage Academy of Art
Mondays, Feb. 21 to March 21 (5 weeks)
1:30 to 4:30 pm
Beginner level

This class is designed for the beginning watercolor student. It is a fun, no-pressure way to explore the watercolor medium! We will focus on watercolor technique and a clear understanding of the pigments, brushes and papers, but also have time for experimentation, using watercolor and abstraction as the vehicle for personal expression. Over the 5 weeks, we will cover best practices for Handling a Brush, Controlling Water and Pigment, Mixing and Layering Colors, and Creating Textural Effects. All techniques will be demonstrated and include hands-on exercises. In addition, concepts will be illustrated and discussed in a slide presentation of works by noted watercolorists.

Cost: $265 
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