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Aspens and Blackberries
Aspens and Blackberries
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, April 28, 30, May 1, 2, 2014
Olga Community Club, Orcas Island, WA
Watercolor is about process. Watercolor is about water. To work in watercolor you need to master control and use of the water. You need to learn when to do what -- and what effect you will achieve. It isn't about "making paintings" until the process are understood and at your command. This week is dedicated to the tricky business of water and color -- what's known as WATERCOLOR.

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It's Not Just the Fishing
It's Not Just the Fishing
May 19-21, 2014
Community Center, Olga, Orcas Island WA
A three-day mid-week immersion in watercolor glazing.

It is glazing that gives luminosity to much of the color in watercolor. You will learn or refine your understanding of the process, develop confidence in how and when to use it. You will probably be surprised at how much color theory you learn as you apply colors in chosen sequences.



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Demonstration of the colors in green
Demonstration of the colors in green
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Orcas Island, WA
Do you have problem with the color GREEN? If getting the right greens - getting green right gives you nightmares learn the secrets of SEEING, MIXING and PAINTING greens successfully. A one-day class that will get you on the way to creating greens that enhance your paintings.



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The Knapp Farm  2013 painting by Caroline
The Knapp Farm 2013 painting by Caroline
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 9:30-3:30
The Knapp Farm, Buckhorn Rd, Orcas Is, WA
A magical place with too many choices to paint. We will have a day of how to simplify choices and complete at least one outdoor painting - plus a watercolor study or two. Keeping it simple will be the mantra of the day.

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Ruby My Dear
Ruby My Dear
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, August 4, 5, 7, 8, 2014
Community Center, Olga, Orcas Island WA
Everyone wants to paint more loosely, let the color flow, let the image emerge. And yet they find themselves tightening up and overworking the painting - again.
How do you get a loose and juicy look in watercolors?

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on Cresent Beach
on Cresent Beach
August 18,19, 21, 22, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 2014
San Juan Islands, Orcas based, WA
Take your sketching outside. The summer is slipping away and it is time to see what is there, get it down in your sketchbook, make color notes. This class will teach you how to use your sketching to gather resources and impressions that will last you all winter long. It will teach you a fast way of creating lasting impressions -- whether traveling, or relaxing in your own back yard. You will learn new drawing techniques and solidify those you already have as well as learn how to use your watercolors in a quick and informative way.

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Montana map
Montana map
October
Billings, Maybe Missoula, Maybe Boise ID
We are scheduling a workshop to be held in Billings on the weekend of October 4-5 and 2-3 days in the following week.
I have taught a number of students on-line who live and work in the Missoula area, and more in the Boise area.

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limited dates
A co-planned workshop on Orcas
It is possible to design a class for you and your group. You put together a group to come to the islands. I will help you work out lodging and other logistics.

We just had a delightful class where 5 friends rented a house and I came to Orcas. It worked so well that I want to encourage others - 5-6 minimum, 10 maximum - to put together such a class. Plan for 3, 4 or 5 days.


These have become quite popular. It is why you see no classes listed some months.

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Raggedy Ann in the Tulip Field
Raggedy Ann in the Tulip Field
ongoing -- for either non- credit or credit
at your home
You can get started in watercolor or learn the basic processes at your own pace with the Basic Watercolor course. After signing up, you receive the course of study and access to an album of teaching paintings posted on Shutterfly. You post your paintings, raise questions and in the give-and-take are guided to a better understanding of watercolor techniques and more confidence in your ability.

If taking it for credit, after satisfactory completion and roughly 15 hours of work per credit, you receive 3 semester units of professional development credit through Loyola Marymount.




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As Evening Draws Nigh
As Evening Draws Nigh
ongoing -- for either non- credit or credit
In your home
Watercolor is a complex medium – one with many aspects and elements to it. Glazing is just one aspect – and this on-line course is solely devoted to this process. Glazing is the application of a layer of color over one that has already dried. Developing skill in glazing lets you in on the secret of luminous color that is a major characteristic of watercolor.

If taking it for credit, after satisfactory completion and roughly 15 hours of work per credit, you receive 2 semester units of professional development credit through Loyola Marymount University.
See the Basic Watercolor on Line for a discussion of the on-line procedure.

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Values in block printing by Brandt
Values in block printing by Brandt
ongoing -- for either non- credit or credit
In your home
Two other on-line classes offered through Loyola Marymount University for credit which you may also take for non-credit are Watercolor Lessons for the Classroom and Inspiration of the Masters.

See the description at the start of the On Line, Basics for how the courses are organized.



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Sifnos, Greece
Sifnos, Greece
Tuesday - Friday, March 3-6, 2015
Orcas Island, WA,
Drawing is about self-discovery. It is about tuning in and tuning out. The week will be as much about learning how to shut out the world and allow yourself to tap into your artist self as it trying different ways to draw. With a β€œYes I can!” attitude, anyone can learn to draw.

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Lily in the Morning
Lily in the Morning
to be announced
Even though you have been painting in watercolor for a while, you may be looking for a review of the techniques. Too often people become stuck in one or two of the processes and forget (or never learned) the others. This class is designed for those who have been painting a watercolor for a while but want a review of the thechniques.
We had this in Anacortes in March of 2014, two Tuesdays. Although it was a good class and we covered all the material, there wasn't enough painting time. I would recommend three days next time. Contact me if you are interested.

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