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Celebrate the holiday season with red poinsettias in sumi-e art, where every stroke becomes a petal. We will learn how to use white gouache to create a snowy background! All supplies provided.
Let’s learn how to take our newly acquired knowledge of matting and mounting and learn how to actually create a finished framed piece. Alex will show you how Master Framers put it all together so you can create professional-looking framed art at home. We will cover everything from simple fits into ready-made frames as well as fitting canvases and...
Learn to create clean, vibrant, dark colors to give your watercolors an extra glow and how proper mixing helps add dynamism to your work. Taught by the lead teacher of the Washington Metropolitan Artist Society. All supplies provided.
Learn how to cut double mats, multiple window mats and specialty mats like V-grooves and Raised Top mats for shadow boxing. We will explore best practices on how to choose the best colors of mat and alternate mounting as part of the design. We will also go further into the multitudes of different mounting techniques including best conservation practices....
Explore the fun of painting cute rabbits and bunnies. Learn to create furry rabbits in simplistic brushwork. Add carrots and other vegetables for the bunnies to enjoy. All supplies provided.
The fluid nature of watercolor invites us to paint in a free and suggestive manner rather than be overwhelmed by detail. In this workshop, learn how to paint a loose, full-body silhouette intuitively in watercolor. We will begin by looking at the art of several artists who explore and celebrate the human form in their work. Techniques,...
Learn how to properly measure your art, determine your mat size and begin cutting mats. We will discuss when and why to mat, exploring the materials and equipment and an introduction to mounting your art. All supplies provided.
Come learn how to use watercolor pencils! Whether you want to use them on their own or combine them with watercolor or in a mixed media collage, watercolor pencils have a lot to offer. They are convenient, portable, and flexible. We will explore many techniques for using them. We will also discuss papers and supports. All supplies provided.
Explore the beauty of sumi-e brush painting and learn to paint stargazer lilies with expressive strokes. You will learn how to load the brush with multiple colors and how to use a wet-on-wet technique to attain beautiful petal patterns. All supplies provided.
A cheerful introduction to the simple basics of watercolor painting and to the joys and ways of getting started in watercolor on your own. Students will learn all of these techniques by guided practice. Taught by the lead teacher of the Washington Metropolitan Artist Society. All supplies provided.
Take your colored pencils to a whole new level! Come learn a variety of techniques that will transform your drawings. Experiment with a variety of strokes, blending, burnishing, and mediums to create new layers and textures. We will also discuss papers and supports. All supplies provided.
Take your watercolors to the next level! Come learn how to use watercolor mediums! Learn what each one does and when to use them. From thin to thick and smooth to sparkly, there is bound to be one for you. We will experiment, create a reference sheet, and use them in a project. All supplies provided.