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Aspens and Blackberries
Aspens and Blackberries
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, May 2, 3, 5, 6, 2016
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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June 14, Tuesday, 2016
Anacortes
Yes, you can learn to draw a boat! Once you understand how to draw them, the painting isn't that difficult.
We will start at the Cottage Hobby House, 12th and M, for introductory instructions. Just bring your sketch pad and pencil inside. Then we will go to a boatyard...

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north of Three Forks
north of Three Forks
June 20, 21, 22, 23, Monday - Thursday, 2016
Thee Forks, Montana
Montana summer, bright sunlight and rich shadows. Learn how to use the whites of the paper to say sunshine, and how to choose your pigments to create deep color-filled shadows. At the same time you will gain a better understanding of the processes you need to create successful watercolor paintings.

Three Forks is a central location at the confluence of the Madison, the Jefferson and the Gallatin Rivers, forming the headwaters of the Missouri. There is excellent fishing, canoeing, and hiking nearby for after class or for the non-painting members of the family.


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tree demonstration
tree demonstration
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:30-3:30
Knapp Farm, Buckhorn Rd, Orcas Is WA
This is a tentative posting for 2016. Learning how to see and paint greens that look like nature seems to be a challenge for many. In 2015 we had a lovely day painting firs, alders and madronas on the Knapp Farm. Why not again next year?

The class is designed to fit with busy summer schedules. Walk on the ferry or set the day aside and come paint for a special day of summer.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Orcas Island, Washington
Madronas... We all love them -- their graceful trunks, their brilliant color, their distinctive evergreen foliage. Laurie St Aubin has invited us to come and paint madronas at her lovely home overlooking President's Channel on Orcas. Come spend the day and learn the secrets of how to paint these beautiful trees of the Pacific Northwest.


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Crow Valley Summer
Crow Valley Summer
Monday and Tuesday, August 8 & 9, 2016
Olga Community Club, Orcas,Washington
Summer is sunshine and nothing captures it better than watercolor!

Learn how colors react in sunlight, how to paint them and to use your white paper to advantage in describing sunlight during two days in quiet Olga on Orcas. Consider combining this workshop with Painting Loose and Splashy.

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Orange Fling
Orange Fling
Thursday and Friday, August 11 & 12, 2016
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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Drawing at the Shaw landing
Drawing at the Shaw landing
August 15, 16, 18, 19, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 2016
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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simple daisy project
simple daisy project
ongoing
at your home
New!!!
The watercolor courses Caroline has been teaching on-line since 2008 for credit students are being revised for non-credit students only. They are being divided into shorter courses. Each has 10 clear exercises sent to you in a Word document. They are supplemented with more than 100 photos with discussion posted in a secured site on Shutterfly.
You can get started in watercolor, work on the basic processes at your own pace and still enjoy the help of an instructor. You discuss your paintings with Caroline in the comment section under the photos of your paintings you post on your own album.


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As Evening Draws Nigh
As Evening Draws Nigh
on going
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.

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Tourist Girlfriend, using lessons from the masters
Tourist Girlfriend, using lessons from the masters
ongoing
In your home
Three of the giants in watercolor in the 20th century, Rex Brandt, Millard Sheets and Ed Whitney will share with you some of their most important lessons. Caroline had the good fortune to study with all three and has been teaching their principles for the last thirty years. She has distilled some of their most important concepts for this course.


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Sifnos, Greece
Sifnos, Greece
March 2017, dates to be announced
Olga Community Club, 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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