Watercolor Classes

For The Absolute Beginner, Graciela Giles

Graciela Giles B
Thursdays 9:00-12:00

If you’ve always wanted to paint with watercolors or have limited knowledge of the medium, this class is for you! You will find it fun and relaxing as we discover the magic of watercolor. There will be demonstrations of all the techniques including masking, wet on wet, dry brush, glazing, brush handling and saving the white of the paper. Your learning process will be enjoyable while exploring the fascinating qualities of this versatile medium.

S1: 5 wk: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S3: 4 wk: Jul 18, 25, Aug 1, 8

4 wk: $95 ACM Members
$120 Future Members

5 wk: $119 ACM Members
$144 Future Members

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Beauty Of Watercolor, Graciela Giles

Graciela Giles I-A
Fridays 9:00-12:00

Now that you have knowledge of the foundation of watercolor, we will explore expressive brush strokes from very controlled to very loose and impressionistic. These exciting techniques can be applied to your own project while receiving guidance, or to a class project. There will be demonstrations and group critiques. Flexibility and freedom of expression are a highlight of this class.

S2: 3wk:  May 24, 31, Jun 7
S3: wk: Jun 28, Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

3wk: $72 Member
$97 Future Member

5wk: $119 ACM Members
$144 Future Members

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Photorealistic Watercolors, Helen Solomon

Helen Solomon B-A
Fridays 1:00-3:30

Learn the easy and simple way to draw and paint your own one of a kind Landscapes, Seascapes, Figures, Portraits and Still Life using your own images. Complete your art using watercolor for a photorealistic finish.

S1: 5 wk: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
S2: 4 wk: Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
S3: 5 wk: Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, (no Aug 2), 9

4 wk: $80 ACM Members
$105 Future Members

5 wk: $99 ACM Members
$124 Future Members

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Fresh & Exciting Watercolors Workshop with John Lovett

B-A: All Levels but some experience beneficial

September 23, 24, 25 & 26 2019
9:00-4:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

In this 2019 watercolor and mixed media art workshop with John Lovett, you’ll explore not only traditional watercolor techniques but also a combination of different methods and materials including ink, gesso, gouache, acrylic and charcoal to free up your work and squeeze more out of your subject. The goal is to explore ways to go beyond simply making a likeness of the subject. Your paintings will contrast areas of suggestion with areas of contrast and detail to make them more engaging and give them more impact. You’ll work hard, but the atmosphere will be casual and a lot of fun! John provides painting subjects and does at least two demonstration paintings each day, then assists individual students with their work. He will explain all the essential materials and will discuss techniques and approaches to get maximum impact from a simple collection of tools and equipment.

Lovett 3John comes to ArtCenter Manatee all the way from Australia! He has been painting professionally for over 40 years. His work possesses an emotive power and vitality that is enhanced by his use of light, color and a strong sense of design. John’s passion for his work and his open, very informative approach to teaching make him a much sought after instructor. John’s knowledge and enthusiasm will inspire you to produce better paintings in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

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Watercolor Journey Workshop with David Smith

David R. Smith  B-A
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00-4:00

Sign up for fun! Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity. You’ll be provided with reference photos, drawing guides, typed outlines, and step-by-step instruction through all stages. Packed with demos, guided practice and individual help. Whether the subject matter is a Street Scene, a Misty Lake, or a Radiant Floral, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.

David will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet, pouring, spattering and spraying, that will keep your paintings fresh with exciting blends and textures, and keep you inspired and eager to explore your new watercolor capabilities into the future.

S1: Jan 30, 31, Feb 1, 2020

$385 ACM Members
$435 Future Members

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