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A personal note from WAS-H about our virtual class offerings:

One of the silver linings to this pandemic is that it motivated us to expand our offerings to include virtual classes online. This allows us to reach a broader audience to participate in our watercolor workshops, keeping everyone safe while still enriching your time at home with the medium we love so much - watercolor and other water media. Being able to paint during these uneasy times is a blessing.

Our current quality of technology is based on each teacher's set up right now, but like our television friends, we are learning as we go. We are talking with teachers about effective ways to view your paintings and provide feedback to you.

Information about Class registration

  • Members must log-in to register for classes and workshops.
  • Non-members pay an additional fee, see each class for specific fees.
  • If enrolling as a monitor, click HERE for a complete list of duties.
  • Click HERE to review our cancellation policy.

WAS-H Virtual Classes

    • February 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 22, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 33
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    VIRTUAL - Watercolor from the Start - Part 1
    Susan Giannantonio

    February 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: 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)
    • February 25, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 38
    Register

    VIRTUAL Acrylic Design & Collage, Part 1
    Susan Giannantonio

    February 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: 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 27, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 28, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 16
    Register

    VIRTUAL - Chinese Brush Painting Techniques - The Hummingbird

    Peihong Endris

    February 27/28
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    $80
    members/$100 non-members

    All birds are fascinating creatures, but there are many hummingbird facts that make these birds astonishing to even experienced birders. In these two sessions, you will learn to use Chinese brush painting techniques to capture the most interesting of birds. Use minimal brushstrokes to delineate subjects as you see and feel them. Each technique is demonstrated by instructor. Welcome all levels

    Note: Please note that registration will close February 25 at noon central time. Please register early.


    Supply list:

    • Brushes; one detail brush as fine tip brush, one small combination brush, one large combination brush.
    • Paper: Sumi paper Pi or Ma, or half raw & half ripe rice pa
    • A box of Chinese watercolor 12 or 18 tubes https://www.jerrysartarama.com/maries-chinese-watercolor-painting-set .
    • A box of Chinese ink or Sumi ink.
    • Couple of large dishes or palettes for mixing colors.
    • A painting mat or felt.
    • A wash jar or bowl.
    • A roll of paper towels.
    • 2-4 paper weights.
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    • March 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 22, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 37
    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
    • 40
    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

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

    More details:  www.susangiannantonio.com

    Supply List:

    GiannantonioAcrylicCollageSupplies.pdf


    • March 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 15
    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.

    Note: Please note that registration will close March 14 at noon central time. Please register early.



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    • March 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • May 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
    • 20
    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. 

    Note: Please note that registration will close March 17 at noon central time. Please register early.

    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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Past events

November 21, 2020 VIRTUAL - Painting bright lights and shimmering dark with watercolor: how to approach subjects with a wide tonal range
November 16, 2020 VIRTUAL - Eric Wiegardt's Painterly Watercolors Workshop
November 15, 2020 ZOOM November General Meeting, Demo, Awards
November 07, 2020 VIRTUAL - 4 Unique Chinese brush painting Techniques
October 24, 2020 VIRTUAL - Start Sketching Faces: an introduction to proportions, structure and color
October 15, 2020 VIRTUAL - Designing in Acrylics: Unique Methods to Create Abstraction
October 11, 2020 VIRTUAL - From Urban Sketchbook to Gallery
October 07, 2020 VIRTUAL - Colorful Peony with Butterflies
October 04, 2020 ZOOM October General Meeting, Demo, Awards
September 26, 2020 VIRTUAL - Your First Show: Photographing, Staging, Pricing, Marketing, and Showing your Work!
September 25, 2020 VIRTUAL - Sketching on your iPad in Procreate: master digital tools to improve your art
September 23, 2020 VIRTUAL - Painting From Photos
September 19, 2020 VIRTUAL - Photographing Paintings & Editing Photos on Your Phone
September 13, 2020 VIRTUAL - Urban Watercolor Sketching at Home
September 12, 2020 VIRTUAL - White and Bright Watercolor Flowers - Old Masters Approach
September 09, 2020 VIRTUAL - Painting Light & Shadows
September 06, 2020 ZOOM September General Meeting, Demo, Awards
September 02, 2020 VIRTUAL - The Quarantine Sketchbook Part II
August 31, 2020 VIRTUAL - Intro to Nonrepresentational Painting/Collage in Acrylic
August 30, 2020 VIRTUAL - What Do I Paint First? Order of Operations
August 29, 2020 VIRTUAL - Paintings At Dusk
August 15, 2020 VIRTUAL - Start Sketching Faces: an introduction to proportions, structure and color
August 08, 2020 VIRTUAL - Taking on Textures
August 06, 2020 VIRTUAL - Wet & Dry Charcoal Portrait
August 05, 2020 VIRTUAL - Learn the Ancient Style of Chinese Brush painting Techniques
July 25, 2020 VIRTUAL - Photographing Paintings & Editing Photos on Your Phone
July 23, 2020 VIRTUAL - Photographing Paintings & Editing Photos on Your Phone
July 11, 2020 VIRTUAL - Mixing and Mingling: Luminous Grays and Blacks for Animal Portraits
July 10, 2020 VIRTUAL - From Selfie to The Painted Portrait
June 27, 2020 VIRTUAL - Rainbow Pets: How to Paint Animal Portraits with Luminous Watercolors
June 23, 2020 VIRTUAL - Abstraction: Organic & Geometric
June 22, 2020 VIRTUAL - From Urban Sketchbook to Gallery
June 20, 2020 VIRTUAL - Sketching People: From Pencil Line to Color
June 10, 2020 VIRTUAL - The Quarantine Sketchbook
June 05, 2020 VIRTUAL - Flowers in the Landscape and Still Life
May 29, 2020 VIRTUAL - Water, Rocks, Sky
May 28, 2020 VIRTUAL - Sketching People: From Pencil Line to Color
May 26, 2020 VIRTUAL - How to Photograph and Edit your Painting with a Tablet or Phone
May 22, 2020 VIRTUAL - Water, Rocks, Sky
May 20, 2020 VIRTUAL - Painterly Pet Portraits: How to Capture Animals with Luminous Watercolors
May 11, 2020 VIRTUAL - Urban Watercolor Sketching at Home

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