Download Classes/Workshops Brochure for Spring 2018 semester HERE


NOTE: Parking is no longer available at the Menil Collection. Please use surrounding streets if the WAS-H parking lot is full.


Members must login to register for classes and workshops. Please note non-members pay an additional fee for classes. See each class for specific fees.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • 05 Jan 2018
    • 18 May 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
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    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS - SPRING 2018 

    Diane Burch, Facilitator, ipaint@dianeburchstudio.com   1(858) 945-5457. 

    WAS-H members, come paint together from 10-2 pm on Fridays when no workshops or classes are scheduled. See schedule below. We watch a DVD from an artist of renown,  discuss style and techniques demonstrated, paint in the style of the DVD or our own compositions, share ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.  

    No additional instruction is provided.  Bring your usual supplies, your lunch, and enjoy additional painting time after we eat together.

    Spring schedule of DVD's is listed below. If a change is made, registered members will be notified via email.

    JAN 5  Jeanne Dobie - Making Color Sing. Jeanne Dobie is an iconic watercolor instructor who championed using a variety of greens and utilizing mouse power. Disk 1: Shapes, pure color, and mouse power

    JAN 12  Jeanne Dobie - Making Color Sing. Disk 2: Greens should not look green, paper as part of the painting, and octanic color

    JAN 19  Jeanne Dobie - Making Color Sing. Disk 3: Dark partners, and Errors into assets

    JAN 26  Jack Ayers - How to Mat Your Paintings (interactive)

    (No Open Studio on Feb. 2)

    FEB 9  Soon Y Warren - Vibrant Watercolor Techniques: Painting Water

    FEB 16  Materials and Supplies for artists: Come try new papers, techniques, etc.

    FEB 23  Laurie Humble - Secrets in Watercolor: The Unifying Wash

    (No Open Studio on March 2, 9, and 16)

    MAR 23   Cheng-Khee Chee - Splash Color Technique, Part 1

    (No Open Studio on March 30)

    APR 6   Cheng-Khee Chee - Saturated Wet Technique (koi fish)

    (No Open Studio on April 13)

    APR 20   Still Life Paint-in - paint your own style

    APR 27  Charles Harrington - Acrylic Landscapes, the Watercolor Way, Part 1

    MAY 4  Charles Harrington - Acrylic Landscapes, the Watercolor Way, Part 2

    MAY 11  Anne Abgott - Techniques for Colorful Shadows

    MAY 18  Shirley Trevana - Taking Risks with Watercolor and Potluck Lunch

    (No Open Studio on May 26, holiday weekend)

    Please forward suggestions for artists to include in our study to Diane Burch, Open Studio Facilitator, ipaint@dianeburchstudio.com, or Beth Graham, Education Co-Director, bethgraham52ca@gmail.com.

    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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    PORTRAIT PAINTING - Prof. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

    Tuesday afternoons
    April 3, 10, 17, 24. 
    1:00-4:00 pm 
    $150

    This class is about learning the basic technique of painting portraits in watercolor medium. The focus of the class will be on learning the form, tonality, values, layering technique, and composition. Portrait painting is fun, exciting, and challenging, too.  The class will work as a group as well as on individual portrait study.

    artistmohdali@yahoo.com     281-818-6893      Click here to visit his website.

    Supplies needed

    • 4-5 high resolution color prints 6x6” of people of your choice showing faces to shoulders
    • watercolor paints (tube or pan) and palette
    • pointed brushes #4 and #6 minimum
    • pencil HB with eraser & sharpener
    • paper towels
    • 1” wide masking tape
    • quarter sheet quality watercolor paper 140 lb (Arches)
    • thin drawing or plywood board about 15x20.”
    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 10
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    BEGINNER LANDSCAPE AND SEASCAPE - Robert Ruhmann

    Tuesday evenings
    April 3, 10, 17, 24. 
    6:00 - 9:00 pm 
    $150

    Come learn about landscapes and seascapes from this new, award-winning artist. You might have seen him demonstrate his techniques of painting rocks and cliffs at a recent Paint-in. Come learn about this wonderful medium we love- watercolor! 

    raruhmann@gmail.com, 979-864-0155 

    Supply List:

    • Watercolor Paints:

    Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Sap Green, Van Dyke Brown, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Crimson Red

    • Mixing Tray or Plate
    • 2 Sheets of Watercolor Paper, 22" X 30"
    • Watercolor Brushes - bring whatever you have (prefer Simmons @ Texas Art Supply, but any brand is o.k.)
    • Water Container
    • Natural Sponge
    • Photograph of Landscape
    • Paper Towels or Toilet Tissue

    Optional:
    • Watercolor Board
    • Toothbrush
    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 0
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    FABULOUS FLOWERS - Carla Gauthier

    Thursday afternoons, April 5, 12, 19, 26
    1:00-4:00 pm.  
    $150

    Spring has sprung! What better subject to celebrate the season? Let's study the structure, the strength and shapes of individual flowers, so that we can simplify them in our paintings. Then we will use that simplicity to our advantage and leap into composition, color and energy of this subject matter. We will work on exercises together, and explore possibilities with your own photos. 

    carla.gauthier@yahoo.com,  281-384-2473     www.carlagauthier.com  

    Just bring regular supplies like your palette, tubes of paint including gouache, brushes and good quality paper, pencil, eraser, sponges and paper towels, and maybe masking fluid, masking tape.

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    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 8
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    FACE IT! CREATING IMAGINATIVE SELF PORTRAITS - Robin Avery

    Saturday & Sunday
    April 21 & 22
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $100

    Reflections of an artist -- creating imaginative self-portraits that show character and personality through the use of various water media. Rembrant, Van Gogh, Picasso, to name a few, all painted self-portraits.

    This workshop will explore the use of value, color, line, texture, and pattern using watercolors, inks, watercolor pencils and crayons, and acrylics. Participants are encouraged to give themselves artistic license to express their “inner selves.”

    robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1075


    Supply List        Teacher will have extra supplies to share

    Watercolor Paper
    Favorite Watercolor paints
    Watercolor brushes
    Sheet of Vellum or good tracing paper
    1 sheet Mesa or Rice paper
    Mat Medium
    Cheap brush
    Light Gray acrylic
    Watercolor pencils and crayons
    Acrylic inks
    Waterproof (bleed proof) pens or marker
    3 clear acetate sheets (like the red ones, but clear @TEXAS ART) or transparencies thick enough to draw on
    Mirror large enough to see your entire face …makeup mirror 
    Permanent black markers- fine and medium
    5-10 black and white copies of head shots of your face in different positions (8 1/2 x 11)
    Scotch Tape
    Bring an Ipad or Iphone if you own one

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 6
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            FAST FIGURE SKETCHING - Ksenia Annis

    Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29
    9:00am - 3:00pm

    $100 

    Get started on figure sketching or fine-tune your skills - these two full days of class will be filled with live model drawing using fast sketching techniques that Ksenia will demonstrate. With over 6 hours of instruction and practice each day the participants will have much better grasp of important components - positioning the figure on paper, outlining, separating light and dark and adding just the right amount of detail. An additional model fee will be collected at the beginning of class, $5 per day per participant. All levels. 

    ksenia@tummyrubb.com, (936) 581-3065

    Supply list: click here.

    • 14 May 2018
    • 15 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 4
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    BEGINNER WATERCOLOR - WEEKDAY  - Joanie Hughes

    Monday and Tuesday
    May 14 & 15
    9:30am - 3:30pm

    $100

    This class will give you a solid foundation in the use of materials, techniques, color theory, composition, and design. Joanie always gives demonstrations and hands-on attention to each student's work. There will be completed paintings each day. Haven't painted in a long time? Come to this workshop as a refresher and get those brushes wet!   

    joan-hughes@comcast.net, 713-426-6767. Click here to visit her website.  

    Click here for supply list.


    • 19 May 2018
    • 21 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 16
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    YOU'VE GOT STYLE! -- Robin Avery

    Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20
    9:30 am-3:30 pm          $100

    You can't run! You can't hide! Your artistic style and preferences will sneak, emerge, and break through without consciousness. In this workshop we will engage in self-discovery of our artistic preferences. We will reflect on our own past paintings, examine selected paintings of others we admire, and will do several painting exercises using the elements of design. Come prepared to push your creativity to another level and to learn about what is special about you and your style of painting.

     robinavery47@gmail.com, 713-410-1076

    Supplies:
    15-30 Photos or Images of Famous Artists' Paintings
    10-20 Contemporary Artists' images (torn from Watercolor Magazines, Catalogs, IPad images)
    10-20 of your own paintings (half sheet is preferred over full sheets due to class size)

    Good Quality Tracing Paper or Vellum (use 40% coupon from Hobby Lobby to save $)
    Sharpie Pens or similar markers....thin and regular black
    Masking tape
    Sheet of Acetate (8x11) Green and Red from Texas Art supply (75 cents)
    Quarter and Eighth sheets of watercolor paper, to be used in class exercises
    Paints of your choice (prefer Professional Grade) even just three colors:
    Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue,  New Gamboge
    Photos to use to create new paintings in YOUR STYLE!

    Click here for downloadable supply list.

    • 23 May 2018
    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
    • 13
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    COLOR THEORY - Ellen Orseck

    Six Wednesday mornings

    NEW Dates

    May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

    9:30am - 12:00pm  

    $200  

    Navigating color has often been a hit or miss intuitive proposition for painters.  Learning about color can open your work to new possibilities of expression.  Together we will master a clear understanding of hue, saturation, tint, shade, analogous, harmonious, and complimentary color and so much more.  Beyond the realm of primary and secondary colors are the rich and evocative varieties of tertiary colors - neutrals, grays, and blacks created from mixing primaries and secondaries. This course will cover the theoretical elements of color from Newton, Goethe, Itten and Albers and put them to the test with demonstrations and exercises that will bring you skill and confidence when exploring the psychological and aesthetic nature of color.  

    eorseck@gmail.com, 713-781-8008

    For supply list, click here.  

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    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • WAS-H, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006

    OPEN STUDIO FOR MEMBERS - SUMMER 2018 

    Joanie Hughes, Facilitator. joan-hughes@comcast.net, 713-426-6767. 

    WAS-H members, come paint together from 10-2 pm on Fridays when no workshops or classes are scheduled. See schedule below. We watch a DVD from an artist of renown,  discuss style and techniques demonstrated, paint in the style of the DVD or our own compositions, share ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.  

    No additional instruction is provided.  Bring your usual supplies, your lunch, and enjoy additional painting time after we eat together.

    Summer schedule of DVD's will be listed below when determined. If a change is made, registered members will be notified via email.  (Join email list by contacting Joanie Hughes.)

    JUNE 1

    JUNE 8

    JUNE 15

    JUNE 22

    JULY 6

    JULY 20

    AUG 3

    AUG 17

    AUG 24

    Please forward suggestions for artists to include in our study to Joanie Hughes, Open Studio Facilitatorjoan-hughes@comcast.net.

    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 1
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    Watercolor With Carl Dalio


    5-Day Workshop 

    October 8-12, 2018

    Tuition 

    $650 for members

    $700 for non-members

    *$100 non-refundable deposit

    International artist Carl Dalio, a resident of Sedona, Arizona, is a master of bold color and dynamic design. With abundant experience as a successful artist, illustrator, instructor and juror, he continues to honor essential concepts of beauty, design, imagination, passion and simplicity. Accomplished in watercolor, oil and pastel, he has presented painting demonstrations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (served on its Jury of Selection in New York), National Watercolor Society (served on its Jury of Selection in California) and Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society. 

    Carl's paintings, six-times cover art and numerous articles have appeared in books and publications including American Artist, Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Pastel Journal. His paintings have received awards in national exhibitions and online competitions. 

    Carl was one of 30 nationally known artists participating in the October 2016 Sedona Plein Air Festival. In February of 2016, Carl painted in Cuba with fellow artists in Plein Air Magazine’s historic Publisher’s Invitational adventure. His Inspirational Painting Videos, available as digital downloads, are available through his official website. 

    Please visit at www.carldalio.com to view the gallery of his expressive paintings. 

    *$100 deposit is non-refundable. Full workshop payment is due 60 days prior to start date.

    Supply List: 

    The workshop coordinator will contact you closer to the workshop start date and provide a supply list along with any other pertinent details.

     

     

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