Watercolor IV- Intermediate Expression
Watercolor IV – Intermediate Expression-ONLINE
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 four weeks after the class. Therefore, if you miss a class, you will have four weeks to catch up on the class at your convenience. Review our class information and procedures for more information.
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.
Painting Outside The Lines- May 25, June 1, 8, 15
This class will have everyone looking at their creative side. We will be creating an abstract background with paints, salt, rubber stamps, palette knives, gauze, you name it wherever your imagination takes you. Then we will be adding a floral painting on top of the background.
May 25 - Techniques introduced to create the abstract background using objects to create texturing.
June 1 - Backgrounds are completed and paintings of flowers are demonstrated.
June 8 - Demonstration of painting flowers. Students begin painting flowers.
June 15 - Final details added to paintings. Remaining questions addressed.
Applying Color Theory – July 6, 13, 20, 27
A background in color theory will help you be successful in your paintings and eliminate a lot of the frustration that comes with mixing the wrong colors together and creating “mud”. If you have some basic knowledge in color theory this class will reinforce what you have learned and take you through the next steps of applying those skills. For those of you that are starting out with color theory, Deanna will introduce you to the concepts of mixing colors, color temperature, what colors mix well together and what ones don’t and why. We will then apply all of these skills in exercises you will want to keep in your studio for reference time and time again.
July 6 - Introduction of color wheel. Primary, secondary, tertiary, and complimentary colors explained. Color temperature and color bias explained. Students will make their own color wheel and begin exercises to determine color temperature of paints in their own tool box. Students make color comparison charts.
July 13 - Demonstration of palette mixing warm and cool colors and mixing lively grays and students will create studio charts of color mixing and making grays and blacks.
July 20 - Introduction to properties of watercolor paints, granulating, staining, transparent, blacks. opaque, lifting. Students will experiment with paints in their own tool box and determine their properties while making charts they can refer to in their own studio.
July 27 - Different types of color palettes explained, complementary, analogous, triadic and split complementary. Color schemes will be explored. Students will begin applying their skills to create various color palettes they will be able to refer to when starting new paintings.
Forest Brilliance – August 17, 24, 31, September 7
The forest gives us a natural palette of colors. We will explore using watercolor pencils to enhance your paintings along with watercolor tube paints. Once water is added to the watercolor pencils your paintings will have an added dimension and an incredible brilliance.
August 17 - Techniques using watercolor pencils are introduced. Students will begin their paintings with watercolor tube paints.
August 24 - Glazing is demonstrated to add dimension to your painting. Students will begin adding glazing layers to their painting.
August 31 - Students will start splattering paint, adding texture and interest to their forest painting.
September 7 - Watercolor pencils and final details are added to forest paintings. Any remaining questions answered.
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 acrylics. Her creations have won national and regional awards and have been displayed in numerous exhibitions and galleries. A graduate of State University College at Buffalo with a degree in design, Deanna is a working professional fine artist. She shares her knowledge and love of painting through teaching and demos online, as well as in classroom. Deanna is an Exhibiting member of Buffalo Society of Artists where she is Exhibitions Chair and serves on the Board of Directors, a Signature Member in Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, an Exhibiting Member of Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and is an Associate Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society. www.deannaweinholtz.com