Watercolor Landscapes Early Fall 2019: In and Out of the Studio

This four week course with instructor Elena Maza will focus on learning basic skills to create watercolor landscape paintings: basic composition and use of color and value to create a sense of depth and distance. During the first class (indoors), students will work from a photograph of their choice, developing thumbnail sketches to find the best composition, learn how to plan their painting and apply the paint with washes, dry brush, and other techniques. During the following classes students will paint en plein air (outdoors) weather permitting, at a chosen location, and apply the same process learned indoors to their outdoor paintings. This class is recommended for students with some previous drawing and watercolor painting experience.

Recommended materials (not included):

    • Small Sketchpad and pencils for thumbnail sketches.
    • Watercolor paints, tubes or pan sets by: Winsor Newton, Dick Blick, Grumbacher, Sennelier, Daniel Smith
    • Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue or Manganese Blue, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose, Viridian Green or Pthalo Green, Sap Green or Hookers Green, Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow, New Gamboge Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Payne’s Gray (Instructor can provide small amounts of tube paints if needed)
    • Watercolor Brushes: Mix of good quality rounds and a flats.
    • Old watercolor brushes (if you have some) for lifting, if not some will be provided.
    • Plastic palette with wells for watercolor pigments and mixing area or palette of pan colors with mixing area.

    Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-4:30pm, Sep. 3rd - Sep. 24th. Class will be held in our upstairs studio at 205 E. Main St., Front Royal, Virginia.

    Class policies: We understand that scheduling conflicts do happen. You may cancel your class for a full refund up to 48 hours before the first class, by phone or in person. No refunds will be issued after this time. 

    In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class. Please check our Facebook page for updates on class cancellations due to weather.


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