with Wendy L. Seelhoff
Join instructor Wendy Seelhoff in a 6 week class to explore the foundations of drawing that help artists become great painters. Drawing is the alphabet of all good art, and a successful painting is based on an accurate drawing. Drawing as an art in itself requires a long period of dedication. In this workshop, Wendy will be concentrating only on the areas of drawing that support good painting habits. She will go through how to use values, lines vs planes, space relationships, constructing 3D objects on a 2D surface, thumbnails and notans, and 1 point perspective. These are the knowledge base necessary to create a great looking painting and knowing these elements of drawing will make painting much more enjoyable.
with Kathleen Kalinowski
Learn more than just the basics of composition for planning and designing your landscape painting using photos. Starting with identifying the concept and story, then design with proportion, line and values. Know what to edit out and what to change to make a compelling composition based on your photos. Practice and learn how to simplify a good work flow using a number of compositional design elements on a variety of subjects.
with Eva Stramer Nichols
Discover easy techniques to painting fresh, luminous flowers in watercolor. Work with glazing, wet-into-wet, dry brushing, negative painting, lost and found edges and other unique watercolor techniques. Learn to use color theory, composition and design to make your florals shine. All levels welcome.