Impressionism with Gouache
2 sessions
October 23, 2021, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
October 24, 2021, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
Location: WAS-H Virtual Meeting Room
Learn from the revolutionary art movement of Impressionism! In this class we will study paintings by Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet to understand their interpretation of form and use of color concentrating on their florals. As you know, the best way to study a painting is to copy it, which we will, but not with oils as the originals but with gouache. We will discuss the properties and application techniques of this versatile water medium, which is suitable for a wide variety of styles and subjects. In the second part of the class students will attempt to apply what they learned to their own original painting with the help of the instructor.
Watercolor Portraits of Children and Babies
2 sessions
October 30, 2021, 9:30 AM 3:00 PM (CDT)
October 31, 2021, 9:30 AM 3:00 PM (CDT)
Location: 1601 W. Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006

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Children and babies are one of the most popular subjects in art, but it can be difficult to convey the subtle beauty of their faces. In this class we will first practice drawing children’s faces to understand their proportions and structure. Then we will learn about color palette and application techniques most suitable for painting children with watercolor. Reference photos will be provided by the instructor for the exercise session and then students will have the option to paint from their own reference with instructor’s help.
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