Watercolor Studio Series
Beyond the Basics
Artspace Hiawatha Lofts
Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Oct. 2 to Nov. 6 (6 weeks)

Join me as we continue to explore the rich dimensions of watercolor in the casual and supportive atmosphere of my studio. We will focus on refining technique and creating strong abstract compositionsThere will be a topic for each session, but the structure will be fluid, adjusting to the needs of the group.
Oct. 2 - Controlling Wet on Wet & Granulation
Oct. 9 - Mark-making, stamping, printing (Full)
Oct. 16 - Watercolor & Mixed Media (Full)
Oct. 23, 30 - Watercolor & Collage (Full)
Nov. 6 - Problem-Solving Clinic (Full) 
(bring in paintings that need help)  
This is an intermediate level series.
There is a limit of 5 spaces.
Cost: $300 for the full series or $60/class 
To register, contact me at lindajamesart@gmail.com
Abstract Composition with Watercolor
Fridays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sept. 20 to Nov. 1st (7 weeks)
Gage Academy of Art

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 workshop, we will create watercolor studies exploring concepts of balance and contrast, using value, scale, color, intensity, and texture as variables. Then, through observation and critique, we will examine ways to solve compositional problems. Examples by noted water media artists will be shown throughout the workshop. All paper will be supplied.
Cost: $330
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Dynamic Color with Watercolor
Fridays, 1:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sept. 20 to Nov. 1st (7 weeks)
Gage Academy of Art

Learn how to make the most dynamic use of color in abstract watercolor painting, Using color theory principles, you will learn the best methods for color mixing and layering; how to mix beautiful grays, blacks and neutrals; and how to identify and replicate colors from nature or other sources. We will examine our emotional responses to a selection of paintings and delve into what makes one artist’s use of color more impactful than another. Students will be encouraged to be daring in their color expression. All paper will be supplied. 

Cost: $330
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