I am gearing up for my watercolour classes at the West Vancouver Community Center. This year begins on January 13th with a new beginner's class. It's going to be a challenge to attract people to a 12:30-2:30 class on a Monday, but I think there will be enough interest going forward. In the past, other artists have been listed with this course - so there is a hurdle for the student to know who will be the new instructor. As well, Artist Elizabeth Cox has included her own booklet to go with her course at the Music Box.
No worries, I will have handouts and samples of the 8 days of the course and included will be overviews of techniques and materials and at least half of the class time in actual painting. The art room on the second floor of 2121 Marine Drive is a great studio! large Tv to view images, white board, 2 sinks, lots og]f tables and chairs, wi fi and more. I work with an art desk that includes an overhead mirror. I also encourage everyone to bring their phones and tablets to record the step by step process.
On Jan 23rd, my other two classes will begin - intermediate watercolour 12:30 to 3 and Watercolour with Sonia 9-12. Lots of instruction, pre-made templates so that the student doesn't have to worry about drawing, only tracing. For those with advance drawing skills, I welcome drawing ahead of time and even finding your own photos to paint a similar subject.
on January 18 - I will be demoing at 11 and 2pm with Opus Art Supplies on Granville Island. Happy Accidents will be all about taking the fear out of using watercolours and enjoying in this session creating a stairway and arch image I photagraphed and then developed a watercolour from. This image was originally from my trip to Cinque Terra a few years ago. The watercolour will also be in the online gallery at the Federation Gallery the following week in their 'works on Paper" exhibit.