Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression


Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression
Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression
Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression
Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression

Watercolor III – Intermediate Expression - SUMMER 2020
6:30-8:30pm
General Public - $78 per series
Garden Members - $70.20 per series
Online Painting Classes

Find inspiration in nature around you, photos you love or from a photo the instructor 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.

 Reflective Sunsets – August 18, 25, September 1, 8




Learn how to create a luminescent sky that is illuminated from the sun setting. Add cloud formations to the sky and watch your painting come to life as the reflection of the sun setting and clouds are reflected within the water. Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.

311 - August 18 - Basic color theory is introduced (or reinforced if you have learned basic color theory) to help with color mixing and keeping your painting luminescent. Wet in wet technique is introduced using large brushes and a subtractive method to create cloud formations. Water is beginning to be introduced into the painting.
312 - August 25 - Demo of the difference between color mixing on the palette vs adding glazes to the painting to create optical mixing of colors. Glazing techniques are introduced to strengthen the colors of the sunset as well as the reflections in the water.
313 - September 1 - Land formations are added at the horizon line and methods to add details of waves in the water are demonstrated as well as painted by students.
314 - September 8 - Final glazing added to painting to give painting depth. Textural techniques discussed. Any remaining questions about individual paintings addressed.

Watercolor III – Intermediate Expression - FALL 2020
6:30-8:30pm
General Public - $78 per series
Garden Members - $70.20 per series

Work on your own watercolor painting from start to finish with help from an expert every step of the way. Find inspiration in nature around you from photos you love or from a photo the instructor supplies. 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.

Abstract Mountains – September 15, 22, 29, October 6

 

 
This is a fun experimental class that will introduce you to abstract watercolor and the joy of loosening up your paintings! We will be pouring watercolor, splattering it, throwing paint, throwing salt and creating a painting with your unique style.

321 - September 15 - Techniques to create texture will be introduced and demonstrated. Students will begin pouring their paintings.

322 - September 22 - Students will add salt to create texture within their paintings and begin glazing to add depth.

323 - September 29 - Students will start splattering, throwing paint, adding texture and interest in the painting after a demonstration of these techniques.

324 - October 6 - Final glazing added to paintings. Any remaining questions answered.

Northern Light Reflections – October 13, 20, 27, November 3

 

 
Have you ever experienced the wonder of the Northern Lights? If you have you will delight in painting those memories. If you haven’t had the experience, Deanna will fill you in on the spectacular display that she has experienced firsthand many times. This series class will walk you through creating a sky with the Northern Lights and their reflection within the water below. A sight to behold!

331 - October 13 - Wet in wet techniques introduced to create the underpainting of colors in the sky and reflections in water.

332 - October 20 - The glazing of watercolors begins to create depth in the painting.

333 - October 27 - Reflections in the water are strengthened.

334 - November 3 - Final textural effects added to paintings. Remaining questions addressed.

Snow Filled Blossoms – November 17, December 1, 8, 15

 

 
When spring comes early and winter doesn’t want to give up, snow filled blossoms give us a gorgeous subject to paint. In this series class we will be painting the branches of a nectarine tree with it stunning pink blossoms trying to survive through the snow that has landed on them.

341 - November 17 - Students will receive their photo reference before the first class (or use one of their own that fulfills the class subject). Each student should have the subject drawn on watercolor paper before the first class. In the first class, apply masking fluid and start to paint an abstract background.

342 - December 1 - Branches and leaves are painted along with background blossoms. Focal point blossoms are started.

343 - December 8 - Focal point blossoms are completed and snow is added.

344 - December 15 - Final details are added to paintings. Remaining questions addressed.

 

Meet one of our newest, award winning, art instructors 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 acrylics. 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 the Northern Lights occasionally dancing across the sky has inspired a number of her paintings. Deanna uses large brushes, rags and her fingers 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 a Signature Member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Exhibitions Committee, an Exhibiting Member of Buffalo Society of Artists where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Membership Chair, an Exhibiting Member of Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and an Associate Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society.

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