Classes

Watercolor/Watermedia Tuesdays, February 2022
Artistic Discovery:
Steal Like an Artist

Tuesdays, February 1 – 22, 2022
1 to 3 pm Central
virtual

Together we will look at some outstanding artists including the beloved Liz Hill. Our goal is for each painter to identify at least one artist you absolutely love.  Once done, we will guide you toward borrowing aspects of his/her work and make them your own. “Copying is about reverse-engineering.  It’s like a mechanic taking apart a car to see how it works. –Austin Kleon

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Acrylics/Mixed Media Thursdays, February 2022
Artistic Discovery:
Lose Yourself to Find Yourself

thursdays, February 3 – 24, 2022
1 to 3 pm Central
virtual

We are all repositories of buried treasure and must have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are buried within us. –Elizabeth Gilbert. This month we will again examine our preferences to further develop our own unique path of mark making, design, color, textures, etc.  Join us as we move away from “pretty” paintings and explore a more introspective and sometimes edgy way to paint.
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Tuesdays Supply List

Your favorite watercolors

A sketchbook journal is encouraged
We will experiment with fresh tube paints if you have them
Use the materials you have on hand
Email for specific ideas/suggestions

Thursdays Supply List

Your favorite watermedia
See Registration page for specific ideas

Past Classes

Watercolor/Watermedia Tuesdays, January 2022
Artistic Discovery:
Favorite Marks

4 Tuesdays, january 4 – 25, 2022
1 to 3 pm Central
virtual

This month we will experiment with a variety of brushes and mark-making tools to discover and establish favorites as we paint from provided reference photos. Our goal is to aim toward less “pretty” paintings to dare to put some edginess into our work. Let’s let some of the rough edges show, shall we?

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Acrylics/Mixed Media Thursdays, January 2022
Risk & Courage: Dare to Be You
Steal Like an Artist

4 THURSDAYS, January 6 – 27, 2022
1 TO 3 PM CENTRAL
VIRTUAL

A non-objective and/or abstract multimedia class, investigating ways to develop your own unique artistic voice. Every time we paint we create something that never existed before. Our art comes from things that have fueled our imagination and inspired us, thus we are a part of a creative lineage. This month we will each examine our preferences to further develop our own unique path of mark making, design, color, textures, etc.  

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Artistic Discovery:
Color Preferences

4 Tuesdays, October 26 to November 16, 2021
1 to 3 pm Central
virtual

Our goal is to experiment with limited palettes and discover some favorite color combinations as we paint from provided reference photos.

Exploring Abstracts in Acrylics and Mixed Media

Thursday Afternoons
October 28 thru November 18
1 to 3 Central
Virtual

Could we possibly have more fun than this?! 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.
 

Paint with us

Upcoming virtual and in-person classes and workshops are listed below.  Join us!  Our focus is always to have FUN!

Artistic Discovery Series

Tuesday Afternoons, 1 to 3 Central
Virtual

Sessions (4 weeks each)
Color: October 26 – November 16, 2021
Marks: November 30 – December 21
Steal Like an Artist: January 4 – 25, 2022

Tuesday classes will encourage you to investigate YOUR favorite colors, marks, designs.  Each week will explore a photo reference in several unique ways so that each artist can discover and refine your artistic vision.