Category Archives: Houston, TX

Sunday December 2: Make Holiday Cards/Small Paintings + Gold Leaf!

Sunday, December 2 at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston we will be creating holiday cards and experimenting with collage, gold leaf and mixed media.  Join us!  Click HERE for information and to register.

 

Join us! Go A Little Crazy–Painting Class at WAS-H Nov. 24 & 25

Want to play with collage, acrylics, mixed-media and have lots of fun?  Register for my upcoming 2 day experimental painting class, Go A Little Crazy.  Basic elements of design will be covered, then we will have a blast playing with our favorite toys–paint, brushes & all.  Join us!

Click HERE for details, supply list and registration

Botanical Painting Class Weekend March 16 & 17

and for a great set of supplies, consider this great deal (click on image):

 

Last Minute Openings for Gold Leaf + Watercolor Holiday Card Class

Friday afternoon November 10 2-5 pm Holiday Card class
Watercolor Art Society – Houston
$50 members/ $60 nonmembers tuition for this 1 week’s session

This week we will paint primarily in watercolor, exploring unusual painting and collage techniques as well as gold leaf application.   Can’t find the materials?  We have extra.  Hint: These techniques may be used for other applications in addition to Holiday Cards.  Join us!  Call 713 942-9966 to register.  Questions?  Email Susan at susangiannantonio@comcast.net.

3D Acrylic & Gold Leaf Class (Christmas Cards!)

Come and play with acrylics and gold leaf
at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Join us Fridays
November 3 and 10, 2 – 5 pm

Supply list:

Package of any plain white greeting cards (watercolor paper not necessary) or watercolor paper to fold into cards.  Size is up to you.

A small pile of junk mail advertisements, newspaper or catalogs. 

Small selection of acrylics (any type, even craft paint will do): especially green, blue, white, red. 

Small amount of matte medium. 

Cheap brushes to apply acrylics & matte medium. 

Sheets of gold leaf such as ArtMinds Ready Leaf Gold sheets. We will have extra…

Glue for gold leaf such as 2 oz Speedball Metal Leaf Adhesive Size.  We will have extra…

1 Soft (good) watercolor brush, ½ – 1” flat specifically to handle & apply gold leaf. Do not use this with the adhesive!

Click HERE for information and to register

Surprise Yourself with Impressionism: Florals, Interiors, Still Life

First Peony at the Depot, 12 x 12″ transparent watercolor on paper
4 week class begins February 7
Explore innovative ways to guarantee a loose, gestural watermedia style. The class will cover techniques to assist you in applying the Masters’ styles to your own resource photos. This month we will paint florals, still life & interiors, and botanicals. (This class is similar to the January class, with different subjects.)
Schedule includes 4 sessions
  • 07 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 14 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 21 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 28 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

$150 (WAS-H members)
$190 (WAS-H non-members)
Questions?  Call WAS-H: 713 942-9966

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


SUPPLY LIST
:

  • Several small sheets or a tablet of your favorite WC paper approx 9 x 12 or thereabouts
  • Favorite watercolors
  • A small variety of drawing tools.   Pencil, permanent pen(s), a marker or 2 of various sizes
  • SketchbookThe following items are optional if you have them around the house:
  • An old wood handled watercolor brush  
  • Small piece of medium grade sandpaper
  • small piece of white candle.  Birthday candles work.
  • tissues

Happy Art Filled Holidays

Happy Holidays!

Today is a perfect day to put a fun-filled watercolor class on your wish list!

January 3 begins 4 weeks of winter classes on Watercolor Impressionism: Landscapes and Seascapes at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H). They will be packed full of fast, fun-filled activity. Space is limited.  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER.

February’s Impressionism classes at WAS-H feature unique techniques with Florals, Interiors and Botanicals.  The link is HERE.

Next spring and summer’s classes at Mayville (NY) Watercolors Gallery at the Depot will have lots of opportunities to paint and shop on the shoreline of beautiful Chautauqua Lake.

And stay tuned for another sketching adventure in France….details soon!

May your holidays be art-filled and your New Year be happy and healthy!

Susan

Botanical Classes Begin January 2016

2 Location Options–

1:  Katy, TX Studio (Space is Limited!  Don’t wait to sign up!)
Mondays: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1
1:00-3:30, $30 per session
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2:  Watercolor Art Society-Houston
Monday and Tuesday. April 11 & 12
9:30-3:30, $100 for 2 day workshop
Register Here

 If you haven’t tried this type of painting, you are missing out on lots of fun.  It should be called “play time.”  Are you looking for new, fresh ways to depict the beauty of landscapes and gardens?  Try these fresh and loosely rendered techniques that almost paint themselves!  Subscribe now!


A rather unusual supply list is below, or email Susan: LuchoLiz@gmail.com.

Supply List:

  • Leaves:  Freshly cut plants with printable veins, cut within 24 hours and flattened in a book. You may want to weigh down the book overnight. For best results, keep the plants flat in the book until we use them in class.  Ferns and grasses, trees and bushes with prominent veining on their back side work beautifully.  Also, interesting leaf shapes are lovely even without veining.
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • Watercolor pencils (otional)
  • Rocks, flat glass marbles (floral arranging marbles), or weights for plants.  May be bought at most Dollar-type stores
  • A baggie of fresh grass from your yard
  • Watercolors
  • A pad of watercolor paper.  We will do multiple paintings.
  • Spray bottle or mist bottle of water
  • Bottle of diluted dish detergent or shampoo
  • White gouache (optional)
  • White acrylic paint or paint marker(s) (optional)
  • Paint cloths, rags or paper towels (I use terrycloth)