Information about Class registration

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NOTE: Parking is not available at the Menil Collection. Please use surrounding streets if the WAS-H parking lot is full.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • May 11, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM - URBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING AT HOME  with Ed Pettitt

    Monday evenings
    May 11, 18, 25, June 1
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    $100

    Want to see your living room or backyard through new eyes? This online class will allow you to explore your home through the fun and relaxing medium of urban watercolor sketching. Whether you can barely draw stick figures or you have a degree in fine arts, this class is for you! We will begin the class by learning about the rich history of urban watercolor sketching. We will then review the background and basics of ink sketching and watercolor painting and how they combine to form a powerful tool for connecting with and documenting the environment around you. With guidance from your instructor, you will do your sketches and paintings either indoors or in your backyard. We'll cover composition, value, proportion, perspective, basic color theory, texture, shadows, contour drawing, Japanese etegami, documentary reportage, and more!

    Follow the at home Urban Sketching movement too: #uskathome


    Click here for student testimonials.

    Supplies Needed:

    For this virtual class, please use the supplies you have at home, but here are some recommended supplies as a guide:


    • Mixed Media/Watercolor Sketchbook, 5.5" x 8.5" or smaller, any style
    • Pencils (any)
    • Eraser (any)
    • Pens or fineliners with waterproof ink (e.g. Uniball Vision Micro pen or Micron fineliners)
    • Watercolor palette/paints (any brand/quality, smaller travel/pocket size preferred)
    • Brush(es) (small to medium, sizes 2-6, preferred)
    • Small ruler
    • Paper towels/cloth
    • Optional: Pack of 4" x 6" Watercolor Postcards (any brand), folding stool/chair for plein air, smartphone or digital camera for photographs



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    • May 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL
    • 36
    Register

    VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM - HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH & EDIT YOUR PAINTING WITH A TABLET OR PHONE - Susan Giannantonio

    TUESDAY, MAY 26

    7:00pm - 8:30pm - 90 Minutes


    Tuesday, May 26, 7 pm Central (5 Pacific, 6 Mountain, 8 Central)

    Alternate Registration:  Tuesday, May 12, 1 pm Central (11 Pacific, 12 Mountain, 2 Eastern)

    Do you want to share a photo of your painting on Facebook or Instagram, or submit it to an online gallery show? If you have a cellphone or tablet you already have the hardware and software needed to capture an image of your painting and edit it to ensure it looks as close to your painting as possible. This beginner class will give you tips on how to photograph the painting with your mobile or tablet device. Once you have your best possible shot, we will review several editing tips to make sure your painting looks great online.

    details:  www.susangiannantonio.com


    • May 28, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM
    • 12
    Register

    VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM - Sketching People: From Pencil Line to Color

    Ksenia Annis

    Thursday, May 28
    10:00 - 11:30        $20


    If you always wanted to draw people but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you. I will show you my technique for quickly capturing human form on paper and create fun, unique and expressive sketches of people. We will talk about how to get proportions right without lengthy measuring and revising your drawing. I will show you quick shading techniques that will add more life and dimension to your sketches. We will also make our sketches burst with color with a quick addition of watercolor washes. We will work from reference photos, but I will ask students to practice what we learned on their own using friends and family members as models. This class will be about fast sketching, but most of all it will be about building your confidence, having fun and expressing yourself as an artist.

    Level: All levels

    Materials: You will need your usual watercolor painting supplies. Feel free to practice along with the demos during class or take notes and try the techniques later.




    • May 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL
    • 28
    Register

    VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM - WATER, ROCKS, SKY - Susan Giannantonio

    Register for one or all four stand-alone 90-min classes (each requires a separate registration).

    Friday May 8, 1 pm Central (11 Pacific, 12 Mountain, 2 Eastern)

    Friday May 15, 1 pm Central (11 Pacific, 12 Mountain, 2 Eastern)

    Friday May 22, 1 pm Central (11 Pacific, 12 Mountain, 2 Eastern)

    Friday May 29, 1 pm Central (11 Pacific, 12 Mountain, 2 Eastern)

    Join us and come together to paint with friends. We will paint a water landscape with a loose, impressionistic approach. Susan will demo with traditional watercolors for these 4 stand-alone classes. Feel free to paint with whatever materials you have. A suggested supply list is below.



    Supply List:

    Watercolors

    Paper

    Old credit card

    Spray bottle

    Clumps of grass, moss. This can be dead or live/fresh

    Optional:

    Stick, chopstick or brush handle sharpened in pencil sharpener

    Watercolor pencils or Inktense pencils

    details:  www.susangiannantonio.com


    • October 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 09, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 4
    Register

    Don Andrews' Designing Nature Watercolor Workshop

    October 5-9, 2020

    Seasoned artists and teachers will tell you that their biggest breakthrough came when they began applying design concepts into their paintings. Early in our painting life we all struggle to copy nature as we see it. Painting becomes a lot of work with little reward. What's missing is an understanding of design. Design concepts are logical, learnable, and once you have them they'll be evident in every painting you paint.

    Participants are encouraged to bring sketches or photos of your favorite subject matter- flowers, figures, boats, city streets, or country scenes. Each day Don will provide morning & afternoon demonstrations and show you how to boil down any subject to a simple exciting watercolor statement. No stress, no fear, lots of demonstrations, laughs, and personal guidance.

     

    Don Andrews Workshop Materials List pdf

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