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Watercolor Warm Up
with Catherine Hillis

Wonderful Watercolors
with Catherine Hillis




These Classes are not currently scheduled.

Watercolor and Beyond
with Dell Keathley (TBA)


Get on Board!
A Series on
Claybord and Aquabord
with Catherine Fetterman (TBA)


These Workshops are not currently scheduled.

Paint in Plein Air
with Catherine Hillis (TBA)

Pull Out Some Paint!
Refresh, Review, Renew!
with Catherine Hillis (TBA)

Gouache Workshop
with Margaret Huddy (TBA)

Color for the Watercolor Artist
with Margaret Huddy (TBA)

Designing Elements of Local Landscapes with Julie Read (TBA)

Get Me Started-Watercolor Day
see workshop page for details

Get on Board!
Watercolor Series on
Claybord–Painting Flowers
with Catherine Fetterman (TBA)

Note:
Supply lists can be obtained by clicking on the desired class' supply list link and printing the page that appears.

Watercolor Warm Up

Instructor:
Catherine Hillis

Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 10 am- 1 pm

Session 5 2013: Sept 5 - Sept 19 full Cost: $95
(3) 3-hour classes
supply list

Are you ready to return to painting in watercolors? beginners through intermediates are invited to work with basic techniques, moving to advanced skills and learn how to paint with glowing light. Demonstrations and individual coaching will transport each student to the next level of competency.

Suitable for all levels
Age groups:  older teens through adults


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Wonder of Watercolors

Instructor:
Catherine Hillis

Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 10 am- 1 pm

Session 6 2013: Oct 31 - Dec 12 full
no class November 28
Cost: $185
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

If you've ever wanted to learn how to paint in watercolors, this is the class for you. Beginners through intermediates are invited to work through the basic skills of the fluid medium, develop competency in composition and learn how to paint with glowing light. The instructor will present traditional transparent techniques, assuring that each student has a firm foundation. Demonstrations and individual coaching will transport each student to the next level of competency.

Suitable for all levels
Age groups:  older teens through adults


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Watercolor and Beyond

Instructor:

Dell Keathley


Dates and Times:
Mondays, 11 am- 2 pm

Next Session: Not currently scheduled


Cost: TBA
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

Discover the pleasures of watercolor.  See what you can do with four simple materials:  paper, brush, paint and water. Using the still life as a teaching tool this course is structured to include techniques for transparent wet-in-wet washes to tight renderings, from bold brush strokes to dry brush.  Learn to mix clear luminous colors with confidence. Color theory, value, texture techniques and composition will also be covered. 
Some drawing experience helpful.   Bring your lunch and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

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Get on Board!
A Series on Claybord and Aquabord

Instructor:

Catherine Obreza Fetterman

Next Session:
Not Currently Scheduled

supply list

(6) 3-hour classes

Do you paint only on cold pressed paper? Don't limit yourself when there are so many wonderful surfaces available to the watercolor artist! Claybord and Aquabord are two surfaces that are resistant to warping, keep colors vibrant, and is economical in that it allows your finished work to be displayed without a mat, glass or frame. Color mixing recipes, brush handling techniques as well as practical solutions to common watercolor problems will also be covered. Please bring your favorite watercolor supplies (brushes, paints, sketchbook, etc) as well as a few sheets of watercolor paper of your choice to work out techniques and color mixes. Open to adults and teens. Advanced Beginner and Up.

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Get on Board!
Watercolor Workshops
Series on Claybord

Instructor:

Catherine Obreza Fetterman

Dates and Times:
Saturdays, 10 am - 4 pm



Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Cost per class: $105 +$25 supply fee for Claybord which is not available locally
$20 supply rental fee (optional)
supply list


Learn how easy and enjoyable it is to paint on this forgiving surface! Claybord, unlike paper, is resistant to warping, keeps colors vibrant, and is economical in that it allows your finished work to be displayed without a mat, glass or frame. Color mixing recipes, brush handling techniques as well as practical solutions to common watercolor problems will also be covered. Please see supply list for suggested painting supplies you will need to bring, or you can choose the option to rent everything you need from the instructor for $20. Open to adults and teens. Please bring a bag lunch for our 30 minute lunch break.

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Paint in Plein Air Workshop
Painting the Summer Landscape

Instructor:
Catherine Hillis


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

supply list

Beginning to Intermediate
Learn how to set up and design your painting.  Simplify and connect the large shapes.  Capture the moment and learn how to work outdoors quickly, gathering only the most essential information to paint a summer landscape that glows.
This two-day workshop is suitable for older teens to adults, beginners to intermediates.  Bring all painting supplies, as well as plein air supplies.  Bring a camera, sketch book and snacks, including lunch and drinks.  All mediums are acceptable, but the focus is on painting in watercolors, acrylics or gouache.  Location: Middleburg farm - directions will be given to registrants. Sunday back to ArtSquare for lunch and critique.

(2) 6-hour classes
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Pull Out Some Paint!
Refresh, Review, Renew!!
Watercolor Workshop


Instructor:
Catherine Hillis


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

supply list

Bring lunch and watercolor supplies.
Bring your photographs or a subject of your choice and let's paint.  Refresh your skills in painting, review what you know and move a step ahead.  This weekend is an intensive
"recharger" for the watercolor painter and will include multiple critiques to help refine your paintings and prepare you for advancing your technique, composition and design skills.  This is also a grand opportunity to bring in paintings that are not complete or need new direction.  Catherine Hillis will teach you how to re-visit your work and complete it.

(2) 5-hour classes
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Gouache Workshop
with Margaret Huddy


Instructor:
Margaret Huddy


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

supply list

One of the newest mediums to enter the fine art field, Gouache is being accepted in most of the national shows and winning many awards.  Explore this creative medium with award-winning artist and juror, Margaret Huddy. Very little cost need be incurred to get a taste for the medium.   Gouache is a water based medium but unlike acrylics does not harm one’s brushes.  Watercolor papers as well as gesso-covered mat boards make excellent surfaces for gouache.

About the Artist:
Margaret Huddy, AWS, NWS, is a nationally known, prize-winning watercolor painter, teacher, juror
and writer.  Margaret recently retired from the faculties of The Art League School in
Alexandria, VA and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC.  She
has taught workshops around the USA and has led students abroad on painting workshops to Ireland, Tunisia, France, Italy and Quebec.  Her work is in many public and private collections worldwide including but not limited to: the Supreme Court of the US, the National Park Service, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the US Department of State, US Embassies in Beijing, Botswana and Paraguay, Bank of America and the Marriott Corporation.
A frequent contributor to national art magazines, she has authored articles that
have appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and The Artist’s Sketchbook. She wrote and illustrated a book of State Flowers for the Credit Union National Association. Margaret is a signature member of both the American and National watercolor societies and the Watercolor USA Honor Society.  She has been honored as Artist in Residence at Glacier National Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the city of Dinan, France.  The US Department of State sent her to Paraguay as An American Artist Abroad where she taught workshops around the country. For the past 29 years, she has welcomed the public into her studio in the Torpedo Factory. Her work can be seen on her website at www.huddy.com

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Color for the
Watercolor Artist Workshop

Instructor:
Margaret Huddy


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

supply list

Known for her wonderful color, artist Margaret Huddy will share her secrets with you. A simple color chart focusing on warm and cool qualities of every color begins the day, followed by charts of mixtures of secondary colors, complements and grays. Bring a bag lunch so as not to waste time going out. On the second day, we will paint on location, applying the color ideas, or we will work inside with students bringing photos for inspiration. It is not necessary to buy my colors; the idea is to discover how to mix the best colors with what you have.

About the Artist:
Margaret Huddy is a nationally known, prize-winning watercolor painter, teacher, juror
and writer.  Margaret recently retired from the faculties of The Art League School in
Alexandria, VA and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC.  She
has taught workshops around the USA and has led students abroad on painting workshops to Ireland, Tunisia, France, Italy and Quebec.  Her work is in many public and private collections worldwide including but not limited to: the Supreme Court of the US, the National Park Service, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the US Department of State, US Embassies in Beijing, Botswana and Paraguay, Bank of America and the Marriott Corporation.
A frequent contributor to national art magazines, she has authored articles that
have appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and The Artist’s Sketchbook. She wrote and illustrated a book of State Flowers for the Credit Union National Association. Margaret is a signature member of both the American and National watercolor societies and the Watercolor USA Honor Society.  She has been honored as Artist in Residence at Glacier National Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the city of Dinan, France.  The US Department of State sent her to Paraguay as An American Artist Abroad where she taught workshops around the country. For the past 29 years, she has welcomed the public into her studio in the Torpedo Factory. Her work can be seen on her website at www.huddy.com


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Designing Elements
of Local Landscapes


Instructor:

Julie Read


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

supply list

This workshop teaches the painting process from design to application of tehniques. Good paintings result from the right mixture of water and paint on watercolor paper. We will explore how to mix clean, bright color. Class format consists of a painting demonstration by the instructor in the morning and afternoon, then the class paints the same painting with individual help form Julie. A pdf of the class lesson will be available upon registration.

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