Impressionist Watercolor Painting Workshops | September and October 2021

This four-class series is designed to build on watercolor painting basics and sketching including a paint-along in each class with an emphasis on impressionism.  The four classes are separated by a week of homework and exercises to reinforce each lesson.   

Each class is structured to build on the last session for a comprehensive education in the watercolor medium.  Photos and materials list will be distributed for each class. 

This is the perfect set of instructions to get you started in watercolor if you are a beginner or reinforce skills for the intermediate and advanced watercolor artist!   Class size will be limited to 15 students.  

Date | Saturday, September 4, 2021

Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Paint-Along | Class 1
In our first Class we will introduce you to watercolor papers, brushes, paint and materials for both in studio and Plein Air watercolor painting. We will begin with a simple drawing lesson and how to paint a simple watercolor.  We will have an introduction to color mixing using primary colors.  We will discuss the color wheel and set up your Palette.  We will introduce you to the concepts of composition and how to perform a series of washes in watercolor such as the flat, graduate and variegated wash.  

Time | 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor | Al Kline
Registration Fee | $35 Non-members | $30 Members
Online Registration ends September 1, 2021

Date | Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sketching and Tonal Studies with introduction to 4-Tonal Technique Painting with Paint-Along | Class 2
In our second class, we will begin a more in-depth discussion on drawing and how to do a tonal study by sketching in pencil, ink and watercolor using a single color. We will introduce you to a 4-tonal technique to simplify the painting process.  We will discuss some techniques in watercolor such as lifting, scratching and splatter.  We will draw in both pencil and ink and have a paint-along using only a single color.  

Time | 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor | Al Kline
Registration Fee | $35 Non-members | $30 Members
Online Registration ends September 15, 2021

Date | Saturday, October 2, 2021 |

Color Mixing and Edges in Watercolor – The Concept of Timing in Watercolor | Class 3
In our third class, we will have a comprehensive session in color mixing and how to unify paintings using color, tone and texture. We will discuss how to paint with varying edges and learn how drying times are used to achieve a desired effect.  We will paint an ‘impressionist’’ watercolor and paint employing the 4-tonal technique using a tonal study in full color.  

Time | 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor | Al Kline
Registration Fee | $35 Non-members | $30 Members
Online Registration ends September 30, 2021

Date | Saturday, October 16, 2021

Tying it all Together – Painting My Subject! | Class 4
In our fourth and final class, we will use the techniques outlined in our previous classes to paint another watercolor work of the students choice .  We will tie newly learned skills from the first three classes together and review additional techniques of watercolor painting to create our own unique watercolor.  

Time | 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor | Al Kline
Registration Fee | $35 Non-members | $30 Members
Online Registration ends October 13, 2021