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Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression


Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression
Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression
Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression
Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression
Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression
Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression
Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression

Watercolor IV – Intermediate Expression-ONLINE
6:30-8:30pm
General Public - $78 per series
Garden Members - $70.20 per series

Find inspiration in nature around you, photos you love or from a photo the teacher supplies. Work on your own watercolor painting from start to finish with help from an expert every step of the way. This series will take you on a creative journey to recreate and enhance an image of your choice. This class is suitable for anyone 16 and older with some previous watercolor painting experience who would like to move beyond the basics. Two-hour classes taught by Deanna Weinholtz. In order to maintain the safest environment possible, classes will be offered via Zoom Meeting, a free online audio-visual platform.

All adult classes and workshops are recorded and are available for one week after the class. Therefore, if you miss a class, you will have one week to catch up on the class at your convenience. Review our class information and procedures for more information.

Class Information and Procedures 

Trees, Trees and More Trees – February 2, 9, 16, 23
This is a great class to learn several different techniques to create several different varieties of trees. Using wet in wet and wet in dry watercolor we will experiment with a Palette knife, credit card, sponge, toothbrush, spray bottle and a variety of brushes to create birch trees, oak trees and many others!

February 2 - Techniques to create texture will be introduced and demonstrated. Students will begin experimenting with these techniques and begin their painting of a birch tree.

February 9 - A variety of trees are demonstrated and students will start creating their own variety of trees. Paint glazing is begun on students’ birch tree painting.

February 16 – More tree varieties are demonstrated and students experiment on their own. Students will start splattering, throwing paint, adding texture and interest to their birch tree painting after a demonstration of these techniques.

February 23 – Final tree varieties demonstrated and students experiment on their own. Final glazing added to birch paintings. Any remaining questions answered.

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Warmer Days Ahead – March 2, 9, 16, 23

This watercolor class will have everyone dreaming of warm nights sitting by a lake watching a warm, intense sunset. Students will learn how to create a gorgeous sunset reflected in the water and silhouette the surrounding trees and dock.

March 2 - Wet in wet techniques introduced to create the underpainting of colors in the sky and reflections in water.

March 9 - Glazing of watercolors begins to create depth in the painting.

March 16 - Reflections in the water are strengthened and details introduced. Silhouette painting will begin.

March 23 - Final details added to paintings. Remaining questions addressed.

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Nature’s Textures – April 13, 20, 27, May 4

A perfect way to celebrate spring while learning how to create all of the beautiful textures in nature! We will be exploring how to create textures in from tree bark, leaves to different types of grasses. We will be applying those new skills to painting a trillium flower that has grown in the middle of a tree bark.

April 13 - Demonstration of painting textures and students will begin their trillium painting with first stages of underpainting.

April 20 - More textures are explored. Glazing layers are added to trillium painting.

April 27 - More textures are explored. Details of textures are begun on trillium painting.

May 4 - Final details are added to paintings. Remaining questions addressed.

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Meet your instructor, Deanna Weinholtz!
Deanna Weinholtz is a watermedia artist from Western New York who is best known for her luminous landscapes and seascapes in watercolor and acrylic. Her creations have been displayed in numerous exhibitions and galleries and have won national and regional awards. Many of her creations are featured in the homes of her collectors.

Deanna’s inspiration comes from travels throughout the United States, Canada and Italy. The Kawartha Lakes in Canada is one of her favorite subjects and is frequently featured in her paintings. Observing spectacular sunsets over the water and waves crashing has inspired many of her paintings. Deanna uses large brushes, rags, throwing paint and many other techniques to create spontaneous, intuitive paintings that are a beautiful mix of representational abstract.

A graduate of State University College at Buffalo with a degree in design, Deanna worked as a graphic designer for several years before leaving to raise a family. Her other artistic endeavors included designing and dressmaking of wedding gowns, until her passion for painting pulled her back to full time professional fine art. She shares her knowledge and love of painting through teaching and demos. Deanna is an Exhibiting Member of Buffalo Society of Artists where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Exhibitions Chair, a Signature Member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, an Exhibiting Member of Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and an Associate Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society. www.deannaweinholtz.com

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