Building on our beginners course, we will explore a host of new and old techniques. Each class we will tackle specific problems in rendering skies, water, rocks, and figures. Alist of supplies will be made available to students at least one week prior to class starting.
Students will have opportunities to experiment and develop skills in various techniques using acrylic paints. Each week will focus on the independent project goals of each participant, (each night there will be a mini exercise or project to start or continue if students do not have ideas or want to continue to experiment). Painting themes or subjects could include: painting from observation, things in front of us-still life objects, things from photographs, preferable ones we take, things from imaginaiton or creativeity, as well as different styles: cubist, abstract, symbolic, impressionist, pop, etc. Open to all skill levels from absolute beginner to expereienced who would just like an orgaized time and day to paint.
Create a necklace or two by learning the basic frame-work for creating simple wraps for stones with holes or without. Simple bails, fancy design for finishing the pendants, using curls and spirals. Bring your tools and supplies, and any questions you may have. Supplies and tools can be purchased at: Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, or Butler Hill Beads on Minot Avenue in Auburn. Items to bring with you are as follows: wire: 18 gauge, and 26 or 28 gauge; stones (this can be a tumbled stone, cut stone or glass); chain or cord (neck chain or cord to compliment wire); clasps and connector; magnetic, lobster claw, or toggle, split rings to attach closure.
The objectives of this class are to develop, at an introductory level, abilities in watercolor painting. Students will acquire an understanding of the tools and terms used in this medium. We will experiment with Dry, Damp and Wet Surfaces to explore some of the possibilities and outcomes. In addition to mastering basic washes, we will investigate glazing and layering as well as application techniques. Each class project will focus on a different aspect of visual perception and composition. The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the technical and aesthetic issues involved in the composition of watercolor paintings. Please supply your own materials. A list of basic materials is available.