live online art workshop for adults
(beginner and intermediate levels)
teacher: Maria Zhalnina
This workshop covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European and Eastern watercolor styles. By the end of the course, students will paint a portrait of a pet, a portrait of a loved one, a couple of watercolor landscapes, plenty of small studies, and a final project of a choice.
It will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.
Tuesdays 6:15-8:15pm Pacific Standard Time
10 weekly online classes.
Next session will start in fall.
Day1 05/04 Flat washes. Basic watercolor techniques and common mistakes. Painting a simple landscape a-la-Voloshin.
Day 2 05/11 Eastern Watercolor. Mastering various brushstrokes, painting a blossom tree, koi fish, and a dragon.
Day 3 05/25 Combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Painting a flower.
Day 4 06/01 Wet-on-Wet watercolor. Painting a cat.
Day 5 06/08 Classical watercolor with underpainting. Strating a small realistic still life (trompe-l'oeil).
Day 6 06/15 Finishing a trompe-l'oeil.
Day 7 06/22 Starting a realistic portrait. Tips on painting human skin, hair, eyes.
Day 8 06/29 Finishing a realistic portrait.
Days 9, 10 07/06, 07/13 Final project of a choice.
- Watercolor paper (cold press)
- Watercolor paint
- Watercolor brushes (round with pointy tips)
- Regular printer paper
Sample instructional video. These videos are supposed to be watched before the class, and do not replace the live class demonstration:
We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start.