September 27-November 1, 2022

Introduction to Watercolor

Tuesdays 9:30-12noon

Visual Arts Center, Richmond Virginia 


Get introduced to watercolors or refresh your knowledge of the medium. We’ll explore our materials, then cover application methods like wet–on–wet, glazes, blocks, resists and lifts. We’ll also cover work area set–up, composition set–up, lost and found edges, transferring imagery and methods for controlling the paint. With an emphasis on value as a way to produce convincing compositions, class discussions will touch on color theory, light, texture, and transparency. We’ll paint from direct observation and reference photos. Expect lots of one–on–one guidance and detailed demonstration from the instructor. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of this medium and its expressive possibilities.


Click here for more information or to register


October 22-23, 2022

Value to Color In Painting

10am-4pm

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Learn how value and color are related so that you can make them work for your benefit to give your paintings the impact or subtlety that you want them to have. The strategies taught create a stronger awareness of presence, eye travel and illusionary space in your work. Instead of focusing on one or two finished pieces, several studies will be created. This technique driven workshop is not media sensitive, watercolor, acrylic, and oils are all welcome. Please use a medium that you are familiar working with. Prerequisites: basic drawing and painting.


Click here to register (workshop 29)


December 17-18, 2022

Setting the Tone While Pushing Your Limits

10am-4pm

The Art League of Alexandria


Students learn what it takes to have their work noticed from across the room and compel the viewer to come in for a closer look. Using techniques from the 17th to 21st centuries in a short sequential series of enjoyable exercises, students begin with a simple still life then advance to the subject matter of choice. The strategies taught create a stronger sense of presence, eye travel and illusionary space in the students’ work – beneficial for any style from realism to non-representational. Instead of focusing on one or two finished pieces, several short studies are created. This technique driven workshop is not media sensitive; drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oils are all welcome.


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Sunday April 10, 2022

Yoga and Painting Workshop “Nurture in Nature: Beauty in the Unplanned”

Time TBA 2-3 hours long in the afternoon

Deep Run Park Shelter #3

Henrico County Virginia

Sponsored by the Glenmore Yoga Center


Tag team teaching with RN and certified yoga instructor, Sue Agee, of Glenmore Yoga Center and PeaceLoveRVA. This workshop promises to be a creative, and expanding experience based on an interplay of meditative yoga and watercolor practices in a beautiful natural environment.  


Tap into your calm and re-discover your contented self in an expansive tree-filled setting. Short, guided nature -based meditations to help improve concentration, connection, and present moment awareness. Interlaced with clear yet powerful adventures with color and flow to help you to find calm and ease in the experiential process of being creative.
No previous experience in yoga, mindfulness or painting required. Bring and enjoy a “beginner’s mind.”
Leave with many new ways to open your senses and appreciate the “process over product.”


Check out Glenmore Yoga Center for more information and to register. 







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May 10- June 7, 2022

Introduction to Watercolor

Tuesday Mornings 10-12:30

Visual Arts Center Richmond, Virginia



See the description for the Intro to Watercolor weekend workshop below


Check Visarts.org/classes for registration availability in late Dec/early Jan 2022

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January 22-23, 2022

Introduction to Watercolor Weekend Workshop

10am-4pm

Visual Arts Center Richmond, Virginia



Get introduced to watercolors or refresh your knowledge of the medium. We’ll explore our materials, then cover application methods like wet–on–wet, glazes, blocks, resists and lifts. We’ll also cover work area set–up, composition set–up, lost and found edges, transferring imagery and methods for controlling the paint. With an emphasis on value as a way to produce convincing compositions, class discussions will touch on color theory, light, texture, and transparency. We’ll paint from direct observation and reference photos. Expect lots of one–on–one guidance and detailed demonstration from the instructor. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of this medium and its expressive possibilities.


For more details and to get on waitlist, click here. 

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April 2-3, 2022

Color Theory with the Masters

10am-4pm

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond, Virginia


Studio School, 1st floor
$145 (VMFA members $130) | Limit: 8 Prerequisites: basic drawing & painting skills.

In this fast-paced wet-media workshop, students will use exercises and studies to explore color concepts such as temperature, intensity, chromatic neutrals, color schemes, and limited palettes to help construct harmonious color compositions. Learn how the masters, including some from the VMFA collection, have used these same color challenges in their artwork. Students may choose to work in watercolor, acrylic or oil paints and must be familiar with their chosen medium and the 12-step color wheel.


For more details about registration click here (workshop 34)



July 17-22, 2022

Watercolor Studies - All Levels

Nimrod Hall, Summer Arts Program

Bath County Virginia


A week long retreat to the historical and beautiful Nimrod Hall on the edge of the George Washington National Forest. (3hrs west of Richmond, Virginia) 


Instruction will include plein air, composition, and color theory augmented with slideshows of masterworks and teacher demos. Price includes lodging, all meals, access to walking trails, enclosed swimming pond and tubing on the river. Evening “porching” while watching firefly shows with new friends is an added bonus.


More information will be available mid January,  here.