FALL 2021

​All classes will take place on Zoom

Color Field Painting with Watercolor

Gage Academy of Art
Tuesdays, Sept. 14 to Nov. 16 (10 weeks)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Intermediate level
In this 10-week class, we will focus on color as the primary element in abstract expression. Using examples of prominent color field painters from the mid 20th Century to the present, we will examine the use of color in terms of its emotional and spiritual content. We will also look at the relationship between color and music, and how both resonate with us on a personal level. Each class will focus on a different color theory principle starting with a color exercise and finishing with a painting. All classes are supplemented with slide presentations, demo recordings, handouts, and group critiques of work done in and out of class. 

Cost: $490 
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Fall Watercolor Studio

Wednesdays, Sept. 15 to Oct. 20 (6 weeks)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Intermediate/Advanced (Limit 9 students)

This is a continuation of my on-going deep dive into abstract watercolor. The Fall Series will be focused on refining your own personal style. 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 your own unique body of work over the 6 weeks. Each week, I will record short demos of interesting tips and techniques, and offer private consults to 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 during the 6 weeks, and individual feedback. 

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


Demystifying Watercolor: Foundational Color

Gage Academy of Art
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-10
9:30 am to 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch break)
All levels
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 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. Basic watercolor experience is very helpful.

Cost: $265
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