Wednesdays: October 5, 12,19,26, Nov 9,16 from 1:30-4pm
Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate
This class is designed to help students who have taken a beginning watercolor class expand their repertoire of watercolor techniques and learn the process of planning their own watercolor projects from start to finish. You’ll learn how to select, edit and combine reference information to design your painting, how to decide what to paint first, how to achieve pleasing, harmonious color, how to handle “backgrounds” and how to make adjustments to work in progress. You’ll also work on developing watercolor skills such as negative painting, working wet-into-wet, achieving soft edges, and creating the illusion of texture.
To take this class, you should have taken Watercolor Jumpstart or have similar introductory watercolor experience from a class or self-study. You should have your own supplies and be familiar with basic watercolor terminology. You should have completed some watercolor projects in a class or workshop setting, but you need not have planned or completed any projects on your own.
Because watercolor painting requires drying time, we alternate between work on our projects and skill-building exercises in class. To make the most of this class, you will want to reserve at least 2-3 hours per week to practice and work on your projects between classes.
A recommended supply list and instructor contact information for questions will be provided to registrants prior to the course.
“Lynne is an excellent, thorough and knowledgeable teacher. I am looking forward to Watercolor Skillbuilder.”
“The class met my expectations and was very enjoyable. Lynne was an effective teacher. Great class! Great teacher!”
Instructor bio: In 2001, Lynne Baur left her career as a math professor and began painting in watercolor. And she’s never looked back! She paints in watercolor, acrylic and other watermedia, and offers art instruction and creativity coaching in her home studio and at other locations in the Twin Cities area. She is known for paintings filled with vibrant light and color, as well as her broad knowledge of the technical aspects of the watermedia paints, papers and materials. Having started painting in midlife, she understands the challenges (and advantages!) of taking up creative endeavors as an adult, and she has a big bag of tips to share on how to quickly take your painting to the next level of success. You can see samples of her work online at www.dragonflyspiritstudio.com/gallery.
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