Watercolor Sketching Class- Seattle!

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Classes held at Daniel Smith Seattle store 

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    Discover how fun it is to mix sketching and watercolor together! Great for traveling, visiting your favorite cafe, or working from your photos at home. We'll break things down into easy steps. I will show you many different approaches to using pen and watercolor. Learn how to use perspective, color, texture, shading and composition to create paintings you love. Class is designed so you can take a single 4 week session, or to be an ongoing class where you can come for weekly inspiration and assistance. Each week focuses on a different aspect or technique of watercolor sketching. Making art can be intimidating- but it is so rewarding and will really bring you joy. I have a very understanding and supportive approach. I never criticize people's work and am very good at guiding you to create the type of art you like. Classes will begin with a demo of the week's topic, followed by painting time for you. This is when I go around to answer individual questions or concerns. Depending on the week there may be a 2nd demo. Homework is not assigned, but if you paint at home and then have questions the following week, I'm happy to answer them. We have a lot of fun in class! All levels are welcome. More experienced artists will find this class a great way to loosen up and be more expressive and playful with their work.

    No art experience is needed for this class. All levels welcome.


    Session 1, Jan./Feb.

    Week 1: Sketching made easy: breaking down the steps
    Week 2: Making shadows work for you
    Week 3: Capturing water: ocean, waves, rivers and rain
    Week 4: How to make your own watercolor journal

    Session 2, Feb./March

    Week 1: Travel sketching tips & tricks-materials, composition, text and borders
    Week 2: Rendering people: gestures & shapes
    Week 3: Rendering reflective surfaces: glass and water
    Week 4: Secrets to creating engaging compositions

    Session 3, March/April

    Week 1: Painting spring foliage & mixing great greens
    Week 2: Using water soluble pens and watercolor pencils
    Week 3: Bring your photos: creating interesting compositions
    Week 4: Creating and using your own color themes

    Session 4, April/May

    Week 1: Painting Spring! Tulips and other early flowers
    Week 2: Focal points--how to create strong focal points
    Week 3: Weathered textures: rocks, wood, rust, and old barns
    Week 4: Sketching your travels: multiple approaches to sketch & capture memories

    Session 5, May/June

    Week 1: Bring your photos: combining two photos to create a strong composition
    Week 2: Capturing Trees: deciduous & evergreens

  • You will need:
    IF you already have watercolor supplies bring what you have plus: fine point water soluble pen, fine point permanent pen, pencil, and eraser. See sketching kit for my favorite pens.

    KITS available,  go here for a great beginners kit and here for a sketching kit and a more unusual paint selection. These are GREAT prices.

    Click below for a pdf for a general supply list.

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    Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Seattle Daniel Smith store

    Session 1: Jan./Feb. – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14
    Session 2: Feb./March – 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
    Session 3: March/April – 3/28, no class 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
    Session 4: April/May – 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23
    Session 5: May/June – 5/30, June-August classes to be determined.

    4 week session – $154
    Single class – $45 

    Refunds not available, but you are welcome to sell or gift your class to a friend if you cannot come. Just let me know.

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