The WAS-H classroom & gallery are open at select times. Please read our COVID policy HERE prior to visiting in person. Our virtual classes and online shows continue, and are filled with opportunities for learning and exhibits.


Spring Classes Now Open for Registration!

Information about Class registration

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  • Non-members pay an additional fee, see each class for specific fees.
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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.

  • Select classes will be in person at the WAS-H building. Read the current COVID policy HERE.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • February 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 24
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    VIRTUAL - Watercolor from the Start - Part 1
    Susan Giannantonio

    February 1,8, 22, plus March 29 (make-up day for cancelled Feb. 15 class)

    6:30-8:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Watercolor from the Start

    Explore watercolor basics, whether you’re beginning or getting back in the groove. Supply Lists for either tight budgets or for splurging—your choice

    Playful paint-alongs each week


    4 weeks: Exploring materials


    Week 1 Exploring Color

    Samples, charts, color wheel

    Limited palettes: Favorite Combinations

    Paint - Along


    Week 2 Painting Materials

    Paper

    Brushes and Other Painting Tools

    Paint - Along


    Week 3 Shortcuts to composition. Getting to the painting part more quickly

    Tracing, graphing

    Copyright issues & copying others' work

    Paint - Along


    Week 4 Making Marks

    Tools for marks & textures

    Looking at Masters

    Paint-Along

    Note: Please note that registration will close January 30 at noon central time. Please register early.


    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    GiannantonioBeginnerWatercolorSupplyList.pdf
    • February 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • April 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 34
    Register

    VIRTUAL Acrylic Design & Collage, Part 1
    Susan Giannantonio

    February 4, 11, 25, and April 1 (makeup class for Feb. 18)

    1:00-3:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Mixing water media can help an artist achieve a wide range of wonderful colors, textures and opacities.  When collage is included in the mix, the options are endless! Weeks 1 thru 4 will equip the painter with a knowledge of materials and explore multiple ways to conceive and design a painting.  Weeks 5 thru 8 will incorporate collage into the painting process. We will look at many accomplished artists’ work for inspiration. Homework is encouraged but not required. Critiques (optional) at the start of each class.     

    4 weeks: Exploring materials, How to create strong designs


    Week 1

    Materials demo acrylic paints: Heavy body tubes & jars, fluids, inks

    Basics of Design Exercise in paint: 3 Cruciforms, S Curve

    Homework: Paint chart


    Week 2

    Critique

    Painting tools demo

    Basics of Design Exercise: 3 Strata, Grid

    Week 3

    Critique

    Basics of Design Exercise: Pattern, Golden Mean, Cantilever, Tension

    Week 4

    Critique

    Basics of Design Exercise: Curvilinear, Triangular, Overlapping Squares, Spiritual

    Note: Please note that registration will close February 2 at noon central time. Please register early.

    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

     Supply List:

    GiannantonioAcrylicCollageSupplies.pdf
    • February 22, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 15, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 12
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Speed Portraits: Capturing the Essence

    Cheryl A. Evans
    Tuesdays
    February  22, March 1, 8, 15
    1:30 - 3:00 pm

    $100 members/$140 non-members

    Learn to produce loose and juicy portraits in a limited amount of time. Focus on the drawing skills needed to capture a likeness, but the real concentration is on using bold color and dynamic brushstrokes to capture the essence of the model. 


    Supply list:

    • Watercolor palette with paints of your choice
    • Brushes: Flat (1" - 1½") and #12 Round, plus any others you want
    • Paper: Arches 140# cold press 
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    • March 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 22, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 19
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Watercolor from the Start - Part 2
    Susan Giannantonio

    March 1,8,15, 22

    6:30-8:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Watercolor from the Start

    Explore watercolor basics, whether you’re beginning or getting back in the groove. Supply Lists for either tight budgets or for splurging—your choice

    Playful paint-alongs each week


    4 weeks: Creating Simple Paintings


    Week 1 Simple Landscape Textures

    Practicing Landscape Marks

    Paint - Along


    Week 2 Simple Flower Textures

    Look at Masters

    Merging Colors

    Green Mixes

    Paint - Along


    Week 3 Depicting Water/Seascape

    Waves, Reflections

    Skies

    Paint - Along


    Week 4 Wrap-up

    Values

    Looking at Masters

    Review

    Note: Please note that registration will close February 27 at noon central time. Please register early.


    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

     Supply List:

     

    • March 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 34
    Register

    VIRTUAL -   Acrylic Design & Collage Part 2
    Susan Giannantonio

    March 4, 11, 18, 25

    1:00-3:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Mixing water media can help an artist achieve a wide range of wonderful colors, textures and opacities.  When collage is included in the mix, the options are endless! Weeks 1 thru 4 will equip the painter with a knowledge of materials and explore multiple ways to conceive and design a painting.  Weeks 5 thru 8 will incorporate collage into the painting process. We will look at many accomplished artists’ work for inspiration. Homework is encouraged but not required. Critiques (optional) at the start of each class.  

       

    4 weeks: Collage, decollage, frottage, line & texture


    Week 1:

    Critique

    Materials demo acrylic mediums: Glues, thinners, textures

    Making collage papers demo: décalcomanie, gel plates

     

    Week 2:

    Critique

    Taking design to a new level: HC Dodd and découpage

     

    Week 3:

    Critique

    Demo: frottage, décollage

    Unique design method: Fast paced thumbnails -> collage

     

    Week 4:

    Critique

    Enhancing the collage: line, texture

    Creating stamps

    Consideration of scale and presentation

    Varnish & protecting work

    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    GiannantonioAcrylicCollageSupplies.pdf


    • March 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Vivid Eyes in Watercolor

    Jason Michael Bentley
    Sunday
    March 7
    10:00am - 1:00pm

    $50 members/$60 non-members

    Painting vivid eyes in watercolor. Overview of basic anatomy, with focus on palette prep, effective underdrawing, and layer planning. Exploring the medium's variable performance using both controlled and uncontrolled washes to powerful effect. 

    Level: Beginner or Intermediate

    Supply list:

    Click HERE for your supply list.

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    • March 08, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 12, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 5 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 0
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    Keiko Tanabe "No Fear" Approach to Watercolor Workshop 

    March 8-12, 2021

    Watercolor could be the most exciting medium but is often said to be more unforgiving or difficult than other mediums.  This workshop is for those who refuse to believe that myth and are determined to have fun without struggling too much.

    Through small studies and step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko explains her methods and techniques that students will apply to their class work.  She also shares her decision-making process that enables students to understand key elements and how to make them work in a painting.  

    Keiko will demonstrate her no-fear approach to take the initial inspiration to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and in content. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood and atmosphere.

    Subject matters include landscape, cityscape, waterscape, figures and/or interior, which will be demonstrated in a manner that is more representational and impressionistic. She will choose a specific theme/subject matter each day to focus on.

    The introduction touches upon the fundamentals including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist’s eye. The areas of topic covered in the workshop include: tonal value studies, a preliminary drawing, planning and intuition, how to edit complex visual information, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of dark and light values, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling.

    Keiko will do one or two demonstrations a day.  There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis.  A group critique may also be conducted on an as-needed basis.

    Multiple-day Course Description (Example):

    Day 1 – AM: Introduction.  First demo (emphasis on basic techniques and materials).  Students paint from the same reference.  Individual guidance will follow.  Lunch.  PM: Second demo (emphasis on drawing and tonal values).  Students do a quick value sketch of their subject and work from it to make a painting, which is followed by one-on-one instruction.

    Day 2 – AM: Review of Day 1.  First demo (emphasis on color mixing).  Students paint from the photo reference with one-on-one guidance following.  Lunch.  PM: Second demo (emphasis on color harmony).

    Day 3 – AM: Review of Day 2.  First demo (emphasis on edges).  Students paint from my demo with my individual guidance following afterwards.  Lunch. PM: Second demo (emphasis on mood creation).  One-on-one instruction and possibly group critique.

    Day 4 – AM: Review of Day 3.  First demo (emphasis on perspective).  Students paint from the same reference.  Lunch.  PM: Second demo (emphasis on overall design), followed by one-on-one instruction.

    Day 5 – Students paint from their own reference source.  Group showing and commentary at the end.

    See more of about Keiko and her work at www.ktanabefineart.com

    Supply List:

    Keiko Tanabe Supply List 2020-2021.pdf

    • March 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 10
    Register

    VIRTUAL - The Critique Forum

    Ellen Orseck

    Eight Weeks

    Tuesdays, March 16 - May 04,

    10:00am-12:30pm Central Time

    $200 members

    This 8-week course is designed to help artists develop artworks that are recognized as a cohesive series or to offer guidance for a series already in progress.  Artists may come to the class with a previously developed concept or walk through the steps of developing a thesis for a body of work that holds together in theme, technique and concept.  Based on the needs of the group, the instructor will assign exercises to identify and narrow the artistic direction of each student.  A portion of each class will be spent looking at art historical examples to inform and inspire.  Equal time will be allotted for each artist to have their work reviewed by the class in order to glean aesthetic, technical and intellectual feedback.  The optimum goal is to create a body of work that holds together conceptually and will be ready for presentation either digitally or in an exhibition setting.


    As a reminder, there is no supply list for this class.

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    • March 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 06, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 14
    Register

    VIRTUAL - The Bluebonnets

    Peihong Endris

    Tuesdays
    March 16, 23, 30, April 6
    1:00 - 3:30 pm
    $150
    members/$190 non-members

    Chinese Brush painting provides a wonderful opportunity to closely observe nature. In this section you will thought the objects of Bluebonnet to learn the element of brushstroke. Especially the bluebonnet is collectively the state flower of Texas. Each technique is demonstrated by the instructor. Students receive individual attention adapted to their particular skill level and interests. Welcome all levels.


    Supply list:

    • Brushes; one detail brush as fine tip brush, as leaf vein or happy dot. One small combination brush and one large combination brush.
    • Paper; Sumi paper Pi or Ma, or half raw & half ripe rice paper or Sumi paper Jin Pi. Amazon called MEGREZ Chinese Japanese Calligraphy Practice Writing Sumi Drawing Xuan Rice Paper Thickening Without Grids 100 Sheets/Set - 34 x 68 cm (13.38 x 27.77 inch), Half Sheng Shu (Half Raw Ripe) Xuan
    • A box of Chinese watercolor 12 or 18 tubes.
    • Couple of palettes for mixing colors.
    • 2-4 paper weights.
    • A roll of paper towel .
    • A bottle of Chinese ink or Sumi ink. 
    • A painting mat or felt.
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    • March 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 16
    Register

    VIRTUAL - The Art of Ink

    Ellen Orseck

    Eight Weeks

    Fridays, March 19 - May 07,

    10:00am-12:30pm Central Time

    $200 members

    Fluid, opaque, transparent, and varied; ink is a versatile medium that artists have used for centuries.  Comprised of solvents, pigments, resins, and other materials, ink can be applied with a pen, a quill, a brush or alternative tools. This 8-week course will examine the history and practical application of ink as a fine-art-medium to be used alone or in conjunction with other water media.   Experts from Dromgoole’s Fine Writing Instruments, via Zoom, will work closely with the class to demonstrate alternative ways of using writing tools and inks in the painting process. 


    Supply List:

    Ball Point Pen Black Ink (Your choice of pen and brand)

    Brushes - best are natural bristles or synthetic squirrel. I like Princeton Neptune Series,

    Number 4 round, Number 12 round, Oval Wash and Aquarelle ¾. (29.87)

    Containers with lids for mixing ink – five of them

    Daniel Smith Walnut Drawing Ink  2 oz (9.67) or Walnut Drawing Ink 2.4 oz (10.91)

    Dr. Ph.Martin Bleed Proof white (9.44)

    Erasers-Kneaded Gum Eraser, Vinyl Erasers

    Liquid Ink Black 1-2 oz container, your choice of brand.  Select one:

                Daler-Rowney (6.43)

    Higgins (5.34)

                Liquitex (5.87)

                Sennelier (12.52

    Speedball (4.99)

    Liner Pens Black Sakura Micron, Sepia Sakura Micron Sets (8.99 each)

    Quink Black (11.93) - Amazon

    Gray Scale & Value Finder (Amazon, Dick Blick, Walmart, or Jerry’s Artarama)

    Paper Towels

    Paper -Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 11 x 14-inch, 140 lb White (11.93)

    Pencil Sharpener, and an X-acto Knife or retractable Utility Knife

    Pencils

    Razor Blade or X-acto Knife

    Speedball No.5 Artist Set – nibs and holder (15.28)

    Tombow Mono Sand Eraser (5.99) - Amazon

    Toothbrush for Splattering

    ​​​​​​Walnut Drawing Stick (9.35)

    Waterbrush Derwent or Any brand, round, medium 3 mm (9.99)

    Watercolor Supplies (Please contact instructor if you need a watercolor supply list)

    Windex and An Old Toothbrush for Cleaning

     

    Art Supply Sources:

    Art Supply on Almeda

    Daniel Smith

    Dick Blick

    Hobby Lobby

    Jerry’s Artarama (10% discount)

    Michael’s

    Target

    Texas Art Supply

    Walmart

     

    A virtual field trip and ink demonstration may suggest other materials to be introduced later in the semester.


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    • March 20, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • March 27, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 8
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Abstract Landscapes - Mixed Media

    Maureen Seeba

    Saturdays
    March 20 and 27
    10:00am to 1:00pm
    $90
    members/$110 non-members

    Create Eye-catching Design, intriguing Composition focusing on Lines, Shapes, Values, Edges, Texture and Color to create contemporary landscapes while you loosen up, “play like you’re in Kindergarten” and create small, beautiful works from landscape photos [photos provided so we have similar subjects to work from].

    Appropriate for all levels.

    Supply list:

    • Stick (from a tree)
    • Round brush #6 or 8 (I prefer SilverBrush Black Velvet)
    • Golden High Flow Acrylic in Carbon Black or Mars Black
    • minimum eight sheets of  7x10 inch watercolor paper [at least 140 lb, preferably Arches] (you can tear 9 of these from one full sheet 22x30")
    • cup of water
    • paper towels
    • three primary watercolors [recommended:Quin Magenta, Pthalo Blue, Cadmium Yel Light or Benzimadazalone Yellow.]
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    • April 05, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 26, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 39
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Watercolor from the Start - Part 1
    Susan Giannantonio

    Monday evenings
    April 5, 12, 19, 26

    6:30-8:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


     Watercolor from the Start
     Explore watercolor basics, whether you’re beginning or getting back in the groove. Supply Lists for either tight budgets or for splurging—your choice


     Playful paint-alongs each week


     4 weeks: Exploring materials


    Week 1 Exploring Color

    Samples, charts, color wheel

    Limited palettes: Favorite Combinations

    Paint - Along


    Week 2 Painting Materials

    Paper

    Brushes and Other Painting Tools

    Paint - Along


    Week 3 Shortcuts to composition. Getting to the painting part more quickly

    Tracing, graphing

    Copyright issues & copying others' work

    Paint - Along


    Week 4 Making Marks

    Tools for marks & textures

    Looking at Masters

    Paint-Along

    Note: Please note that registration will close January 30 at noon central time. Please register early.


    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    GiannantonioBeginnerWatercolorSupplyList.pdf


     

    • April 07, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 11
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Color Secrets

    Maureen Seeba

    Thursday
    April 7
    1:00 to 4:00pm
    $50
    members/$60 non-members

    Learn secrets about color mixing.   Mix the color you want with a limited palette!  

    Create mood and light with color in your paintings.

    Learn how you can create a strong focal point with color.

    Appropriate for all levels.

    Supply list:

    • ½” Flat or Bright brush (I prefer Silver Brush Black Velvet  Flat #8) 
    • Six watercolor colors (I prefer QoR)
      • Benzi Yellow or Cadmium yellow light
      • Quin Magenta or Permanent Rose
      • Phthalo, Cyan Blue, or Manganese Blue Hue
      • Transparent Red Oxide or Burnt Sienna
      • Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna 
      • Ultramarine Blue
    • Six 7x10" watercolor sheets (I prefer Arches, 140 lb cold press) (You can tear 9 of these from one full sheet 22x30")

    • April 08, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 8
    Register

    IN PERSON - Portrait Painting

    Professor Mohammad Ali Bhatti
    Thursdays,  April 8, 15, 22, 29
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    $180 members/$220 non-members

    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of portrait painting in watercolor medium. Class demos will help you to learn portrait painting skills, techniques, and applying tone values. In many ways, portrait painting is a fun class. It is exciting, full of artistic challenges as well as giving you confidence in working with the loose brush and in understanding light and shade.

    Click HERE for supply list.

    https://artistmohammadali.com/Save
    • April 08, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 27, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 40
    Register

    VIRTUAL -   Watercolor/Watermedia Fast & Loose
    Susan Giannantonio

    Thursday afternoons
    April 8 - May 27 - 8 sessions

    1:00-3:00pm 

    $225 members/$305 non-members

    Are you tired of looking at realistic depictions of your painting subject? Do you love other painters’ work because of its fresh, bold strokes? The goal of this class is to paint A LOT.  We will have many timed, quick sessions including blind contour painting and drawing.  Our objective is to see how gestural our marks will become once we get out of our own way! If you prefer to work with acrylics, inks or gouache in this class and paint in a thin watercolor style, join us!

    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    Giannantonio_fast_loose.pdf


    • April 10, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 24, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 11
    Register

    VIRTUAL - The Wet and Dry Charcoal Portrait

    Laura Spector

    Saturdays

    April 10, 17, 24  (three weeks)

    1:00 to 4:00 pm

    $135 members/$165 non-members

    Explore a step-by-step process of building up a charcoal portrait from a photograph. Class will focus on separating light and shadow, building the architecture of form, using bold choices of mark-making, and developing a likeness.  This class will begin with the use of brushing on liquid charcoal, which expedites the foundation of the portrait for a more complex and textured drawing.

    Appropriate for all levels.

    Click HERE for supply list.

         

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    • April 12, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 14, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 9
    Register

    IN PERSON: Designing Nature Watercolor Workshop -Don Andrews  

    April 12-14, 2021
    $250

    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.

    See more of about Don and his work at www.donandrewsstudio.com

    Don Andrews Workshop Materials List 

    • April 17, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 18, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 8
    Register

    IN PERSON - Wood Texture and Dry Brush

    Les McDonald, Jr.
    Saturday & Sunday,
    April 17 & 18
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Texture is a major application in most of your paintings. You will find that Dry Brush applies to much of your painting. Instruction on types of texture and dry brush will be approached.  All levels welcome.

    Click HERE for supply list.

    • April 24, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 8
    Register

    IN PERSON - Cityscape/Landscape Painting

    Professor Mohammad Ali Bhatti
    Saturday & Sunday, April 24 & 25
    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $150 members/$170 non-members

    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of Cityscape/Landscape painting in watercolor medium. Class demoes will help you to understand color value, form, and space such as painting sky, clouds, mountain, water, trees, bushes etc. The focus of the classes will understanding of shapes, perspective, color and composition techniques. Bring good quality photos of landscape or cityscape of your own choice as reference for painting.

    Click HERE for supply list.

    https://artistmohammadali.com/Save
    • May 03, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 24, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 40
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Watercolor from the Start - Part 2
    Susan Giannantonio

    May 3, 10, 17, 24

    6:30-8:00pm Central

    $100 members/$140 non-members


    Watercolor from the Start

    Explore watercolor basics, whether you’re beginning or getting back in the groove. Supply Lists for either tight budgets or for splurging—your choice

    Playful paint-alongs each week


    4 weeks: Creating Simple Paintings


    Week 1 Simple Landscape Textures

    Practicing Landscape Marks

    Paint - Along


    Week 2 Simple Flower Textures

    Look at Masters

    Merging Colors

    Green Mixes

    Paint - Along


    Week 3 Depicting Water/Seascape

    Waves, Reflections

    Skies

    Paint - Along


    Week 4 Wrap-up

    Values

    Looking at Masters

    Review


    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

     Supply List:

     

    • May 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
    Register

    VIRTUAL - The Peony - Gong-bi
    Techniques (detailed style)

    Peihong Endris

    Tuesdays
    May 4, 11, 18, 25
    1:30 - 4:00 pm
    $150 members/$190 non-members

    The Gong-bi technique, founded approximately 2000 years ago during the Han Dynasty, uses highly detailed brushstrokes that delimits details very precisely and, opposite of a free style, without independent or expressive variation. Together, we will study this technique with its focus on delicacy, precision, detail, and patience. Welcome all levels.


    Supply list:

    1. Two sheets of 20”x15” boards as wooden or Plastic Corrugated (Michael’s care Plastic Corrugated sheet 20” x 30”, to make two sheets)

    2. A roll an inch masking tape or Blue tape.
    3. One 2.5 or 3 inch flat soft bristles as sheep hair brushes.

    4. A box of Chinese Marie's colors (https://www.jerrysartarama.com/maries-chinese-watercolor- painting-set)

    5. 2-5 sheet of Non absorbency rice paper, We called Shimming size Shuen or Cicada Wing ( on orientalartsupply.com the shimmer size Shuen called P14BP and Cicada wing Size Shuen called P14C. Amazon called MEGREZ Chinese Japanese Calligraphy Practice Writing Sumi Drawing Xuan Rice Paper Thickening Without Grids 100 Sheets/Set - 34 x 68 cm (13.38 x 27.77 inch), Shu (Ripe) Xuan

    6. 2 small and one large combinations brush as surrounding with white sheep hair and inner with brown hard briskets. One fine tip brushes for detailed lines work.

    7. A bottle of Sumi-e ink. Couple of porcelain dishes as your old dish or any kind of trays. A roll of paper towel. A wash container.

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    • May 06, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 27, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 9
    Register

    IN PERSON - Portrait Painting

    Professor Mohammad Ali Bhatti
    Thursdays,  May 6, 13, 20, 27
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    $180 members/$220 non-members

    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of portrait painting in watercolor medium. Class demos will help you to learn portrait painting skills, techniques, and applying tone values. In many ways, portrait painting is a fun class. It is exciting, full of artistic challenges as well as giving you confidence in working with the loose brush and in understanding light and shade.

    Click HERE for supply list.

    https://artistmohammadali.com/Save
    • May 15, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    IN PERSON - Cityscape/Landscape Painting

    Professor Mohammad Ali Bhatti
    Saturday & Sunday, May 15 & 16
    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $150 members/$170 non-members

    This class is designed to learn basic techniques of Cityscape/Landscape painting in watercolor medium. Class demoes will help you to understand color value, form, and space such as painting sky, clouds, mountain, water, trees, bushes etc. The focus of the classes will understanding of shapes, perspective, color and composition techniques. Bring good quality photos of landscape or cityscape of your own choice as reference for painting.

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