Registration for Fall Classes Now Open!

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

See Video with Highlights of Fall Classes HERE.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • September 13, 2021
    • October 18, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 2
    Register

    IN PERSON - Café Society

    Ellen Orseck
    Six Monday afternoons
    September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
     
    12:30 -3:30pm
    $250 members/$310 non-members

    From historic coffee houses to corner dives, cafes are great sites for observing patrons absorbed in conversation, architecture elements and objects.  Artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Mary Cassatt and John Sloan explored Café Society to find the landscape, the figure study, and the still life all in one dynamic place.   

    This 6-week course will explore the subjects found there through a combination of preliminary sketches from life and photographic sources. Artists of all levels will be challenged in water media to discover their own interpretation of the unique imagery found in Café Society. 

    Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    You may choose to work in either Acrylics or Watercolor.

    Click here for Acrylic Supply List 

    Click here for Watercolor Supply List


    • October 01, 2021
    • October 29, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 4
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Painterly and Loose

    Erika M. Just

    Five Fridays

    October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    9:30am-12:30pm Central Time

    $200 members/$250 non-members


    You must never let the medium be in command; it must always be you who is the master of your painting, but ... still the final impression must remain that everything happening on the paper must have happened by accident.

    Learn the practices that help you create consistently painterly, free, and exciting watercolors, no matter what the subject matter.  In fact, the painting tells us what needs to be done, and we will be learning its language.

    Join me by Zoom in my studio in Austria! You bring the coffee and I'll bring the cookies.

    Level: Intermediate, Advanced

    Click here for Supply List.


    • October 04, 2021
    • October 25, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 19
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Watercolor Foundations - Essential Techniques

    Jason Michael Bentley

    Four Monday afternoons

    October 4, 11, 18, 25

    1:30-4:00pm Central Time

    $150 members/ $190 non-members

    Level: Novice and Beginner

     The most important part about painting with watercolor is understanding the behavior of the pigment and surface. 

    In this online workshop, we will explore the watercolor fundamentals and techniques often forgotten or taken for granted.  This is an excellent course for beginners and experienced painters alike.

    Week 1 – Considerations of Color Theory, Value & Design

    • Construct color wheel and value scale

    Week 2 – Getting to know the brush and flow of pigment

    • Practicing flat wash and gradient while controlling the water bead
    • Still life block in
    • A study in building value

    Week 3 – Varied technique and fluidity

    • Practicing layered and dynamic color mixing
    • Using alternative tools (masking fluid, sponge)
    • Landscape painting using wet into wet and dry brush techniques

    Week 4 – Maximizing control

    • Practicing fresh, bold applications and the art of good timing
    • Portrait painting using contrasting cool and warm colors

    Click here for Supply List


    • October 13, 2021
    • October 20, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 10
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Chinese Ink Art: The Basics of Chinese Brush Painting Techniques

    Peihong Endris

    Two Wednesday afternoons

    October 13, 20

    1:00-3:00pm Central Time

    $60 members/$80 non-members


    Chinese brush painting provides a wonderful opportunity to closely observe nature. One key element of this distinctive style is the influence the materials have on form and technique. Students will learn the difference between Chinese brush painting and western watercolor painting. Introduction to all materials such as papers, ink, and colors, learning to choose the right materials to work with your subjects. Learn to load and control the various  ink tones, using the right amount of moisture. Plus the basic brushstrokes. 

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate

    Supply List:

    1.Brushes: one small and one large combination brushes (the bristles at inner shows brown color and surrounding with white bristles). One large wolf bristled brush (the bristles show brown color). One pointed detail brush.

    2. Chinese Sumi-E ink.

    3. Couple of white porcelain dishes or palette.

    4. A paint mat.

    5. A roll or a pad or oriental rice paper or couple of sheets Best Shuen paper, or a pad of “Hahnemuhle” Sumi-E paper.

    6. Two paper weights, such as rocks.

    7. A water container for washing brushes.

    8. A box of Chinese watercolor, 12 or 18 tubes.

    9. A roll of paper towels.  

    Sources for supplies:

    • Art Supply on Almeda Rd., 5301 Almeda Rd. Houston TX 77004 Tell:713-652-5028 
    • Texas art supply 
    • www.jerrysartarama.com
    • www.orientalartsupply.com 


    • October 14, 2021
    • November 04, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    IN PERSON - Portrait Painting

    Professor Mohammad Ali Bhatti
    Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28, November 4
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    $180 members/$220 non-members

    This class is designed to learn and practice basics of portraits painting techniques in watercolor medium.  The focus will be placed upon drawing skill, painting technique, application of color and values studies. Good quality photo references are preferred to paint portraits; and subsequently, the class will learn to paint eyes, nose, mouth and ears in detail. The instructor will be conducting painting demos and individual attention to help learning the application of watercolor medium. To get the most out of this class, each student will be encouraged to practice in the class room as well as at home. This class is good for basic to advanced levels students.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate

    Supplies needed:

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred)
    • A set of Watercolor paint of your choice, palette, (all related material)
    • 140 Lb arches sheet ¼ size paper or pads 10” x 15”
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc

    Note: Bring good quality portrait photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your choice as reference for drawing/painting.

    https://artistmohammadali.com/

    #artistmohdali


    • October 14, 2021
    • November 04, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    IN PERSON - Happy Art! (for the true beginner)

    Diann Zimmerman
    Four Thursday afternoons
    October 14, 21, 28, November 4
     
    2:00 -4:30pm
    $150 members/$190 non-members
    plus $25 Supply Fee

    Want to make FUN, HAPPY art?  

    This class is for the true beginner!   

    • No drawing skills needed – you can trace from outlines provided
    • No watercolor skills needed – you will learn the basic techniques and will do paintings each week to reinforce what you learned
    • No need to buy paint or brushes – this is included with the class (and you may keep them so you can continue your art journey)
    • No need to buy paper for in-class work (of course you will likely want to buy some to practice at home!)
    • Homework? Yes, there will be homework, but it will be FUN!

    Learn something new.   

    We will start simply, and gradually add complexity each week.  You will be surprised what you will create at the end of 4 weeks!

    Level: Novice, Beginner

    Supplies:
    Paint and brushes provided (which you can keep!)   

    Watercolor paper provided for in-class practice/paintings

    All you need to bring is:

    • Regular #2 pencil
    • Kneaded eraser
    • Paper towels
    • Eagerness to learn something new!

    If you want paper to practice at home, Diann recommends 100% cotton paper, 140 lb cold press.  Brands:  Arches, Fabriano, Stonehenge, Fluid 100







    • October 14, 2021
    • November 04, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    IN PERSON - Happy Art! (for the true beginner)

    Diann Zimmerman
    Thursday evenings
    October 14, 21, 28, November 4
     
    6:00 -8:30pm
    $150 members/$190 non-members
    plus $25 Supply Fee

    Want to make FUN, HAPPY art?  

    This class is for the true beginner!   

    • No drawing skills needed – you can trace from outlines provided
    • No watercolor skills needed – you will learn the basic techniques and will do paintings each week to reinforce what you learned
    • No need to buy paint or brushes – this is included with the class (and you may keep them so you can continue your art journey)
    • No need to buy paper for in-class work (of course you will likely want to buy some to practice at home!)
    • Homework? Yes, there will be homework, but it will be FUN!

    Learn something new.   

    We will start simply, and gradually add complexity each week.  You will be surprised what you will create at the end of 4 weeks!

    Level: Novice, Beginner

    Supplies:
    Paint and brushes provided (which you can keep!)   

    Watercolor paper provided for in-class practice/paintings

    All you need to bring is:

    • Regular #2 pencil
    • Kneaded eraser
    • Paper towels
    • Eagerness to learn something new!

    If you want paper to practice at home, Diann recommends 100% cotton paper, 140 lb cold press.  Brands:  Arches, Fabriano, Stonehenge, Fluid 100








    • October 19, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 10
    Register

    IN PERSON -  Water Media Playtime - Test drive art goodies!

    Diann Zimmerman

    Tuesday, October 19

    9:30am-3:30pm

    $75 members/$85 non-members

    Have you ever wanted to try out different goodies in the water media family?


    Here’s your opportunity to experiment, play, and have fun with a variety of watercolor supplies.  You bring paper and brushes and test drive these goodies! 


    Try out brands and art tools you have never used before.  Create small paintings, color swatches, and have fun!  


    There will be a drawing at the end of class and the winner will receive Schmincke travel set of 8 half pans with water tank. (Retail price $154)  And every attendee will receive a goodie bag of art goodies.  

    Here is what you can test drive: 

    • Watercolor paints: Schmincke, Sennelier, Rembrandt, QoR, Holbein, Old Holland, Winsor & Newton, MaimeriBlu, Isaro, Derwent Inktense, Daler Rowney, Mission Gold, Kuretake
    • Water soluble pens/markers:  Sennelier Ink Brushes, Tombow Grayscale, Derwent paint pens, W&N watercolor markers, SAI markers, Staedler pens, Poetique markers
    • Liquid watercolor:  Schmincke Aqua Drops, Dr. Ph Martin Hydrus
    • Liquid acrylic:  Schmincke acrylic inks, Golden High Flow, Liquitex 
    • Cartridge fountain pens with waterproof and water-soluble ink
    • Water soluble pencils:  CaranD’Ache Museum Aquarelle, Derwent sketching, Derwent Inktense, Derwent Graphitint, Faber Castell, Cretacolor, Art Graf blocks
    • Water soluble pastels:  CaranD’Ache Neocolor
    • Special effects:  Brusho (pigment crystals that explode like fireworks when activated with water)


    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    The supply list is short:

    • Lots of watercolor paper
    • Brushes
    • Mixing palette
    • Paper towels
    • A sense of adventure!


    • October 20, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 8
    Register

    IN PERSON - Acrylic Paint-a-long: Flowers in a Vase

    Laura Mossman

    Wednesday evening 

    October 20

    6:00-9:00pm

    $35 members/$45 non-members

    Level: Novice and Beginner

    One 3-hour session

    Each student will create a bouquet of flowers in a vase.  This is a step-by-step class, using acrylic paints.

    Materials:  All supplies included, but BYOB.

    #houstonarts #learntopaintacrylics #learntopaint #houstontx #thingstodoinhouston #thingstodoinhoustontx #houstonlearning

    • October 23, 2021
    • October 24, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 13
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Impressionism with Gouache

    Ksenia Annis

    Saturday & Sunday morning

    October 23 & 24

    9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

    $90 members/ $110 non-members

    Level: Beginner & Intermediate

    Learn from the revolutionary art movement of Impressionism! In this class we will study paintings by Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet to understand their interpretation of form and use of color concentrating on their florals. As you know, the best way to study a painting is to copy it, which we will, but not with oils as the originals but with gouache. We will discuss the properties and application techniques of this versatile water medium, which is suitable for a wide variety of styles and subjects. In the second part of the class students will attempt to apply what they learned to their own original painting with the help of the instructor.

    Materials:

    1) Artist or Designer Gouache (check the label), a set of Reeves gouache is fine (should be available in Michaels). If you like gouache and would like to try a professional brand, buy individual tubes by Winsor & Newton or M. Graham.

    If the label on your paint says Artist or Design Gouache, your watercolor brushes will be fine to use with those. We will need 1/2" and 1/4" flats and No. 4 and 6 rounds.

    2) You can also paint with Acrylic Gouache (Holbein's brand Acryla or Arteza), just keep in mind that these paints will not re-wet after they are dry, so do not use your watercolor brushes for those.

    3) Any type of watercolor paper (Canson XL or other inexpensive brand is fine, hot press works best), or illustration board. Size 9x12 or 11x14, not bigger.

    4) Plastic or ceramic plate or a disposable palette (e.g. Gray Matters) for mixing colors, water containers, paper towels, drawing board.

    DO NOT SQUEEZE YOUR PAINT OUT BEFORE YOU ARE READY TO PAINT! Gouache has to be fresh out of the tube for best results.

    #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #gouache #paintingwithgouache #impressionism #impressionistart #tummyrubbstudio
    • October 23, 2021
    • October 24, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 13
    Register

    IN PERSON - Flower Painting

    Professor Mohammad Ali Bhatti
    Saturday & Sunday
    October 23-24
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    $150 members/$170 non-members

    This class is designed for learning to paint flower and floral grouping (Flora and Fauna) in watercolor medium. The focus will be upon drawing and painting different shapes, color and individuality of each flower; and the use foliage as a background for flowers and leaves with transparent layering. The class will also learn the technique of Painting flowers, petals by using flat and pointed brushes to pull the mix out from the flower so the color blends into the white paper without creating a hard edge. You will need some tracing paper to sketch in possibilities can help you to decide where and what value to make your negative shapes.

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate

    Supplies needed:

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred)
    • A set of Watercolor paint of your choice, palette, (all related material)
    • 140 Lb arches sheet ¼ size paper or pads 10” x 15”
    • Tracing paper
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc

    Note: Bring good quality flower photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your choice as reference for drawing/painting.

    https://artistmohammadali.com/

    #artistmohdali
    • October 26, 2021
    • November 02, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 6
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Chinese Ink Art: The Waterlily Pond

    Peihong Endris

    Tuesday afternoons

    October 26, November 2

    1:00-3:00pm Central Time

    $60 members/$80 non-members


    Chinese brush painting provides a wonderful opportunity to closely observe nature. One key element of this distinctive style is the influence the materials have on form and technique. In this section you will learn to use Chinese brush painting techniques to paint the waterlilies, frogs. 

    Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply List:

    1.Brushes: one small and one large combination brushes (the bristles at inner shows brown color and surrounding with white bristles). One large wolf bristled brush (the bristles show brown color). One pointed detail brush.

    2. Chinese Sumi-E ink.

    3. Couple of white porcelain dishes or palette.

    4. A paint mat.

    5. A roll or a pad or oriental rice paper or couple of sheets Best Shuen paper, or a pad of “Hahnemuhle” Sumi-E paper.

    6. Two paper weights, such as rocks.

    7. A water container for washing brushes.

    8. A box of Chinese watercolor 12 or 18 tubes.

    9. A roll of paper towels.  

    Sources for supplies:

    • Art Supply on Almeda Rd., 5301 Almeda Rd. Houston TX 77004 Tell:713-652-5028 
    • Texas art supply 
    • www.jerrysartarama.com
    • www.orientalartsupply.com 


    • October 28, 2021
    • November 18, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 22
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Exploring Abstracts in Acrylics and Mixed Media: In Route to Self-Discovery

    Susan Giannantonio

    Four Thursday afternoons

    October 28, November 4, 11, 18

    1:00-3:00pm Central Time

    $120 members/$160 non-members


    Non-objective and abstract, intuitive painting.  We will begin with a demo of how to prepare surfaces (i.e. gesso application), set up an acrylic palette and look at types of substrates (paper, canvas, board, even old paintings!)  Through progressive assignments, experience many ways of putting marks and paint onto surfaces with exercises to help the artist loosen up and play. The object is: 1) discover styles, marks, colors that YOU love and 2) make note of those discoveries as you evolve your own style. 

    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Supply List:

    • Sketchbook, approx. 9 x 12”. I use Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks from Amazon
    • Gesso
    • Old paintings or large sheets of 90 lb or heavier paper to gesso
    • Large gesso brush (may be cheap hardware brush) 2” or larger
    • Drafting tape 1” or 2”  (I prefer tan or white)
    • Stay wet palette OR a tray, parchment or deli paper, a towel or shop towels
    • You may use acrylics that are fluid, heavy body, or ink or a combination
    • At least 2 yellows, 2 reds and 2 blues
    • White acrylic or you can substitute gesso
    • Black acrylic or gesso
    • A variety of markers, oil pastels, pencils, charcoal, paint crayons, Crayola crayons, whatever you have on hand
    • Putty knife, stick, old credit card, palette knife
    • Collage material/ephemera
    • Matte, gloss or gel medium

    Contact Susan with questions


    • October 30, 2021
    • October 31, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 16
    Register

    IN PERSON - Watercolor Portraits of Children and Babies

    Ksenia Annis

    Saturday & Sunday 

    October 30 & 31

    9:30am - 3:00pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Level: Beginner & Intermediate

    Children and babies are one of the most popular subjects in art, but it can be difficult to convey the subtle beauty of their faces. In this class we will first practice drawing children’s faces to understand their proportions and structure. Then we will learn about color palette and application techniques most suitable for painting children with watercolor. Reference photos will be provided by the instructor for the exercise session and then students will have the option to paint from their own reference with instructor’s help.

    Materials:

    • Sketch book, regular pencil, one stick of charcoal
    • Cold press watercolor paper (at least 11x14), drawing board if not using a block of paper
    • Watercolors
    • Round and flat watercolor brushes (#4, 8, 12, 1/2”, 1”)
    • Color pencils or watercolor pencils
    • An opaque white (ink or gouache)
    • 2 water containers, paper towels, masking tape (for edges, optional)
    #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #watercolorportrait #paintingwatercolor #paintingchildren #tummyrubbstudio
    • November 08, 2021
    • November 15, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 17
    Register

    IN PERSON -  Beginning Painting with Acrylic

    Maureen Seeba

    Two Mondays

    November 8 & 15

    9:30am-3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members


    You leave this class understanding different brushes, how to start and knowing when you’re finished; you’ll also practice basic painting techniques: drybrush, stippling, calligraphic brushstrokes, amorphous edges, hard edges, glazing, as you complete this painting. 

    You will also learn how to eliminate fear.

    Level: Novice and Beginner

    Materials:  

    • Four (4) sheets Bristol paper, 8 x 11 inch
    • One 16 x12 inch watercolor paper or canvas
    • Assortment of brushes (at least one that is ½-inch or wider)
    • Artists tape
    • Paper towels
    • Palette or palette paper or freezer paper (to mix color)
    • Paints needed::  
      •    Quinacridone Magenta 
      •    Cadmium Yellow Light
      •    Pthalocyanine Blue or  Primary Cyan
      •    Transparent Red Oxide
      •    Ultramarine Blue
      •    Titanium White OR preferably, Zinc White
    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    #houstonarts #learntopaintacrylics #learntopaint #houstontx #thingstodoinhouston #thingstodoinhoustontx #houstonlearning

    • November 09, 2021
    • December 07, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 0
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    IN PERSON - Integrating Gouache into Your Watercolors

    Carla Gauthier
    Tuesday afternoons
    November 9, 16, 30, December 7

    1:00 -4:00pm
    $180 members/$220 non-members

    Gouache is more than a quick fix at the end of a transparent watercolor. We will learn to use these opaque watercolors to create different effects – intermixed with watercolor, beside transparent watercolor for contrast, and as a medium on their own. This works with any subject and any style of painting and can open your eyes to new possibilities.

    Levels: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

    Supply list:  You will need your regular painting gear, plus some tubes of gouache. White plus primaries of yellow, blue, and red (pinkish in hue: such as alizarin crimson or quin. rose) is the basic, but you can buy a set with numerous colors if you wish. Also bring quarter sheet paper – 11 x 15” or close to that. Good cotton paper will work better for some techniques, but student grade paper will work for most of the group exercises, and you can use the back of old paintings.

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.
    • November 11, 2021
    • November 12, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 12
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    IN PERSON - Cityscape Painting

    Professor Mohammad Ali Bhatti
    Thursday & Friday
    November 11-12
    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $150 members/$170 non-members

    In this class you will learn the step by step technique of urban street scenes painting, color mixing, values study and composition. The class will study perspectives, architecture, trees, sky and trees. The most interesting element of street painting is the illusion of atmospheric perspective with minimum details. A good quality Photo references are preferred for painting street scenes; and subsequently, the class will learn to paint cityscapes with cars, people, sky and trees. The instructor will be conducting painting demos and individual attention will help to learn the application of watercolor medium on paper. To get the most out of this class, each student will be encouraged to practice in the class room as well as at home.

    Level: beginner, intermediate

    Supplies needed:

    • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B (preferable)
    • Watercolor brushes (natural squirrel hair preferred)
    • A set of Watercolor paint of your choice, pallet, (all related material)
    • 140 Lb arches sheet ¼ size paper or pads 10” x 15”
    • Light weight Drawing Board
    • Eraser – masking tape – sharpener – etc

    Note: Bring good quality portrait photos/prints (6x6 inches) of your choice as reference for drawing/painting.

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

    https://artistmohammadali.com/

    • November 13, 2021
    • November 14, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 10
    Register

    IN PERSON - Pen and Watercolor

    Joanie Hughes
    Saturday & Sunday

    November 13-14
    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $150 members/$170 non-members

    This class is a loose approach to watercolor with pen. It emphasizes technique, as well as value and composition. We will work with still life, interiors, buildings, and landscape, accompanied with demonstrations and individual attention to each student.

    Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Click here for Supply List

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.
    • November 20, 2021
    • November 21, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston TX 77006
    • 11
    Register

    IN PERSON - Beach, Water, and Sky

    Les McDonald, Jr.
    Saturday & Sunday

    November 20-21
    9:30am - 3:30pm
    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Some artists seem to have trouble painting water and sky. This will be a step-by-step exercise on how to paint water and sky.

    Patience is the key here, leaving your lights.

    Level: novice, beginner, intermediate, advanced

    Click here for supply list.

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.


    • December 02, 2021
    • December 03, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 19
    Register

    IN PERSON - Watercolor on Yupo

    Lynda Jung

    Thursday & Friday 

    December 2 & 3

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Level:  Novice, Beginner,  Intermediate, and Advanced

    Creative strength training and achieving a great freedom of expression and letting your intuition play a large role in your painting on Yupo. You will learn what Yupo will and won’t do. I will present demonstrations that will inspire you in your quest to loosen up and more creativity.  We will explore textures and wet and dry techniques lifting out and putting in. We will be using some very unusual things to create a one of a kind painting. I will go over the elements and principles in creating an unexpected center of interest.  

    So, wear your old clothes and bring your most spontaneity self in creating several of your one a kind painting.

    Materials:

    • 4 large sheets of yupo, 
    • plexiglass sheets to lay your work on to dry, 
    • large and small old brushes, 
    • small rollers, 
    • lotion free tissues, 
    • watercolor paints, any cheap or odd color will work on yupo 
    • anything that makes textures, stencils, 
    • anything that will make a mark, 
    • 3 cheap spray bottles,  
    • Sketch book and pen to take notes. 
    • Bring your usual stuff for watercolor.

    I will bring some things for your use.

    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.
    • December 04, 2021
    • December 05, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
    • 16
    Register

    IN PERSON - Crazy Cats & Mixed Up Mutts

    Robin Avery

    Saturday & Sunday 

    December 4 & 5

    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $150 members/$170 non-members

    Level:  Beginner and Intermediate

    Do you want to learn to paint your cat or dog?  Or paint one as a gift?  This class will teach you all the steps you'll need to create an animal portrait!


    Materials:

    • #2 Pencil
    • Your watercolor supplies (paints, brushes, paper)  
    • Make sure to have Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna (I prefer Winsor & Newton brand)
    • any supplies you would like to experiment with
    • Paper towels


    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.
    • December 09, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
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    IN PERSON -  Water Media Playtime - Test drive art goodies!

    Diann Zimmerman

    Thursday, December 9

    9:30am-3:30pm

    $75 members/$85 non-members

    Have you ever wanted to try out different goodies in the water media family?


    Here’s your opportunity to experiment, play, and have fun with a variety of watercolor supplies.  You bring paper and brushes and test drive these goodies! 


    Try out brands and art tools you have never used before.  Create small paintings, color swatches, and have fun!  

     

    There will be a drawing at the end of class and the winner will receive a QoR watercolor set of 12 half pans (Retail $100)   And every attendee will receive a goodie bag of art goodies.  
    Here is what you can test drive: 

    • Watercolor paints: Schmincke, Sennelier, Rembrandt, QoR, Holbein, Old Holland, Winsor & Newton, MaimeriBlu, Isaro, Derwent Inktense, Daler Rowney, Mission Gold, Kuretake
    • Water soluble pens/markers:  Sennelier Ink Brushes, Tombow Grayscale, Derwent paint pens, W&N watercolor markers, SAI markers, Staedler pens, Poetique markers
    • Liquid watercolor:  Schmincke Aqua Drops, Dr. Ph Martin Hydrus
    • Liquid acrylic:  Schmincke acrylic inks, Golden High Flow, Liquitex 
    • Cartridge fountain pens with waterproof and water-soluble ink
    • Water soluble pencils:  CaranD’Ache Museum Aquarelle, Derwent sketching, Derwent Inktense, Derwent Graphitint, Faber Castell, Cretacolor, Art Graf blocks
    • Water soluble pastels:  CaranD’Ache Neocolor
    • Special effects:  Brusho (pigment crystals that explode like fireworks when activated with water)


    Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    The supply list is short:

    • Lots of watercolor paper
    • Brushes
    • Mixing palette
    • Paper towels
    • A sense of adventure!
    Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006
Gallery: 713-942-9966
Questions? Email 
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