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2021 John Giannotti
Watercolor Simplified - August 2021

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" WEEKLY CLASS - (It's a NEW 4 week series and recordings will be available for 3 months.)

In this weekly class you will refresh your skills in a fun environment and learn ways to simplify your painting techniques.  You will revisit basic principles of design and composition through simple lessons and be encouraged to relax and not worry about “mistakes” to promote your growth as an artist.  The instructor’s goal is help you achieve success in painting in your own voice and style. Each week, the instructor will send out an email with two files attached. One is a photo of the image that will be painted as a class and the other is a line drawing that the student can use to trace or draw and have ready for class. 

  • View a 1 hour Demo? View 
  • ONLINE Class Dates: August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2021
  • Weekly Class Time: Thursdays 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (pdt)
  • Fee for 4 Weeks: Members $156, Non-members $206
  • Skill Level: Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Email: jcgiannotti48@gmail.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Watercolor Unleashed!

"Galena Creek"
Julie Gilbert Pollard

2021 Julie Gilbert Pollard - LIVE stream format
Watercolor Unleashed!

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" STREAM WORKSHOP 

Through demos, instruction, one-on-one critique and lots of painting time, students will learn the techniques that will help them to make water look wet and splashy as it cascades over rocks and boulders. We will focus on the “anatomy” of a waterfall, negative painting and the creative use of color. Techniques will be demonstrated to address the various puzzles with which the artist is faced when painting this stunning, fascinating and challenging subject! Additionally, you will learn to use "acrylic underpinnings" to set the stage for vibrant colors in your paintings. he benefits of this method are numerous and is a unique approach to both watercolor and oil that will add considerably to your repertoire of painting techniques.

  • ONLINE Demo: August 15 @ 1:30 pm (pdt)
  • ONLINE Workshop Dates: August 16-18, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (pdt)
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $300
  • Skill Level: Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.juliegilbertpollard.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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12 Bookings.

Coast to Coast Sunsets, CA Vibe Style

""Floridian Sunset" by David Lobenberg"

2021 David Lobenberg
Coast to Coast Sunsets, CA Vibe Style

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" STREAM WORKSHOP 

Shake it up with David Lobenberg in this California Vibe inspired Coastal to Coast workshop. 

Students will paint two striking ocean sunset scenes from reference photos taken by Lobenberg. The west coast photo was taken off the beach at Asilomar, California between Carmel and Monterey. The east coast photo was taken at a boat landing at Duneden on the west coast of Florida. With both landscapes, you will learn the art of watercoloring wet-on-wet sunsets with distant clouds. Moving forward within the picture frame, you’ll paint a breaking wave, ocean rock formations, sand texture, warm light reflecting off ocean wavelets, and a silhouetted pier filled with people observing the setting sun. You will be provided with both the photo images and corresponding outline drawings that will be traced onto half-sheets of watercolor paper well before the first day of the workshop. We’ll progress on both scenes from painting start to painting finish in incremental steps.  At the end of the last day of the workshop, you will have had experience painting by-coastal the Lobenberg way!

  • ONLINE Demo: September 12, 2021 @ 1:30 pm (pdt)
  • ONLINE Workshop Dates: September 20-22, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (pdt)
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $300
  • Skill Level:  All Levels welcome
  • Artist's Website: www.davidlobenberg.com

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Beyond Technique: Finding Individual Expression

"Boca Boat"
Frank Eber

2021 Frank Eber - In Person Format
Beyond Technique: Finding Individual Expression

NOTE: THIS IS A COMBINATION WORKSHOP: IN PERSON WORKSHOP (MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED), Plus a "LIVE STREAM" OPTION AVAILABLE - (ENROLL UNDER THAT OPTION BELOW)

In this workshop, Frank will teach in the tradition of the 20th Century California Barbizon movement (“intimate works, painted with a limited palette; softly expressive, suggestive rather than detailed, focusing on emotional responses to nature”) Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. The techniques you will learn in Frank’s workshop transcend the watercolor medium and encourages the individual artist’s expression while balancing the forces at play in creation of a painting.

  • "LIVE" Stream Demo only: October 17, 2021
  • Workshop Dates: October 18-20, 2021 
  • Workshop Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (pst)
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and UP
  • Artist's Website: www.frankeber.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information
  • In Person Workshop Fees: Members $350, Non-members $400 (enroll here for in person)
  • For "LIVE"Stream Workshop Fees: (See next workshop below - enroll there)

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2021 Frank Eber - Live Stream Option
Beyond Technique: Finding Individual Expression

 "LIVE STREAM" OPTION - ENROLL HERE.  Dates & workshop description are exactly the same as the in person workshop at Hoover.  This option is for students who do NOT want to attend in person and will view the workshop online.  All additional information, ie, supply list, workshop description and teacher bio is listed above under the "in person" workshop.

  • "LIVE" Stream Demo only: October 17, 2021
  • "LIVE" Stream Workshop Dates: October 18-20, 2021 
  • "LIVE" Stream Workshop Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (pst)
  • "LIVE"Stream Workshop Fees: Members $225, Non-members $275 (Enroll HERE)

Email questions to: workshops@scvws.org

2 Bookings.